The Brownsville Film Festival on June 15th, 2017 showcased the talents of 5 Brownsville schools. The first half of the festival celebrated the works of our middle school students from our Brownsville programs. Students ate lunch sponsored by local businesses, followed a screening of a compilation of all their hard work throughout the school year. … More The Brownsville Film Festival
The 2017 Fall Narrative Lab Screening on June 29th, 2017 featured four short films from four talented young filmmakers. The audience was at awe by the extraordinary work, sophistication and technicality behind their films. The films touched on a broad range of topics such as vulnerability, entitlement, identity, and the search to belong. The program … More 2017 Fall Narrative Lab Screening
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!
“Be ambitious, stay true to your story and you will never go wrong,” HBO’s Doll & Em star Emily Mortimer told Master Lab filmmakers during her recent visit to Reel Works. “Write what you know and stay true to your experience. It will be frightening, but if you tell your story passionately and committedly, it … More Emily Mortimer: Stay True to Your Story and You will Never Go Wrong!
“If you are persistent and have the will to dream big, you have to activate it, you have to get up and do it,” said Elementary star Lucy Liu to eight Reel Works teens who were fortunate to be her guests on set at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City. Actor, director, fine artist – … More Lucy Liu: Dream Big, Take Action & Don’t Give Up!
Last weekend, young filmmakers from Reel Works, Youth FX (located in Albany, NY), and Interference Archive came together for “Filmmakers on F.L.E.E.K.”, a screening-workshop series dedicated to “film, learning, empowerment, emancipation, and (k)ommunity”. Students reflected on questions such as: what are collective, community-oriented ways of creating films? How can young filmmakers maintain their personal vision … More Event Recap: Filmmakers on F.L.E.E.K.
Last night, students from Fall Lab 2014 premiered their films to over 200 friends, family members, and supporters in HBO’s lofty screening room overlooking Bryant Park. The ten students who committed to Fall Lab 2014, Zoe Spielman, Catherine Robinson, Dylan Lester, Jakhi Sidberry, Javon Peters, Justin Casquejo, Julianna Greenidge, Mie Abouelkheir, Rondlin Florveus, and Sangeda … More Event Recap: Fall Lab 2014 Screening!