F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Hezekiah De La Rosa

Meet the filmmaker Tell us about yourself My name is Hezekiah. I am 18 years old and I love to draw, film, make music, dress fashionable, and act. I’ve always been into the arts. I am from the Bronx and I have always wanted to travel which is why I decided to go to college … More F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Hezekiah De La Rosa

F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Esther Romero

Dreamer By Esther Romero from reelworks on Vimeo. Tell us about yourself  I am Esther Romero.  I am Mexican, I am christian and I have a family of 11 and more. I have faith that God is using me for a reason. Throughout this journey I made amazing friends. I am confident in the work I … More F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Esther Romero

F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Amber Picon

Meet the Filmmaker Control By Amber Picon from reelworks on Vimeo. Tell us about yourself Well I am quite the what you would call “strange” person. It’s the most common term I am called when I first meet people. I take it as quite the compliment actually. I have a passion for acting, film making, … More F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Amber Picon

F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Louric Rankin

Meet the Filmmaker Tell us about yourself. My name is Louric Rankine.  I also go by “Lyrical Miracle” and I am a filmmaker. Growing up in East New York, the neighborhood with the highest incarceration rate, was both my gate to damnation but my bridge to opportunity. I was aware of my skin color, I was … More F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Louric Rankin

F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Gianna Gomez

 Meet the filmmaker The F. John Outcalt Award For Outstanding Filmmaking is an honor given each year to a Reel Works filmmaker whose work exemplifies our core values of personal, passionate storytelling, creativity and social impact.  Five nominees where selected by Reel Works students this year.  The winner will be announced at Reel Works 2016 Gala Benefit … More F. John Outcalt Award for Outstanding Filmmaking Nominee Gianna Gomez

We’ve had the pleasure to talk to our brilliant girls doing our AOL Makers editing workshop!

Check out their thoughts on the workshops and women in the film industry. The program that the girls did was funded by the AOL Foundation. It was an intensive all-girls advanced editing program with Makers.com. The girls worked in pairs editing 3 separate makers pieces on female change makers. The class focused on advanced editing techniques … More We’ve had the pleasure to talk to our brilliant girls doing our AOL Makers editing workshop!

Reel Works Backstage at BET Black Girls Rock!

On March 31st eight Reel Works students got the chance to watch the Black Girls Rock tech rehearsal just a night before the show broadcast on BET. “It was such a wonderful experience,” said Fall 2015 Lab graduate Britni Robinson, age 16. “They gave us helpful feedback and information about different types of careers we … More Reel Works Backstage at BET Black Girls Rock!