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Production Begins on 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story!
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Production Begins on 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story!

72 Hours is a rare thing. An inspiration that became an idea that sparked project that drew on contributions from everyone at Reel Works that attracted a brilliant writer/director and launched our most successful Kickstarter and is now in production as our first ever feature film. It began with filmmaker Bilal Ndongo’s 72 Hours: A … Continue reading

Outcalt Awards Recap: Thoughts from the winner, Dexter Dugar!
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Outcalt Awards Recap: Thoughts from the winner, Dexter Dugar!

Dexter Dugar, filmmaker and director of This is Connections, recently won the John F Outcalt Award For Outstanding Filmmaking, an award that includes a $5000.00 college scholarship from NBCUniversal. Following the Reel Works 2014 Gala, here are Dexter’s thoughts: Well, honestly, I didn’t think I was going to win. It helps that I had an … Continue reading

“Jhovanny the Movie” made it to the All-American High School Film Festival!
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“Jhovanny the Movie” made it to the All-American High School Film Festival!

Man…I am lucky. I never thought that I would make a film by 17 and screen at both the HBO theater and ‪AAHSFF (the All American High School Film Festival). To be honest the me from a year ago would’ve cried and broke down if I wasn’t at least mentioned in the Finalists. Today I … Continue reading

Reel Works Students Explore The Importance of Black Photography!
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Reel Works Students Explore The Importance of Black Photography!

Last week, a group of students attended “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and The Emergence of a People.” Documented by Thomas Allen Harris, “Through a Lens Darkly” is a compilation of still image, film, and music that chronicles the legacy of Black photographers in America from slavery until present. How did Black photographers encourage … Continue reading