Back to School with West Preparatory Academy

School is back in session! Reel Works in Schools Staff and Teaching Artists started their first day of classes for over 100 scholars at West Preparatory Academy Middle School in Upper Manhattan this Monday, September 11th. “I’m excited to start the new year with Reel Works,” expressed 7th grader Christopher Sanchez.   Now in our … More Back to School with West Preparatory Academy

Movie of the Week: Distorted Reality

Distorted Reality by Marlon A. Francis “I was introduced to this whole new world of bias and oppression…I couldn’t cope with it.” Distorted Reality by Marlon A. Francis (Mentor: Drew Nissen) is a wildly imaginative animated documentary about a young man who is confronted with racism despite believing he was living in a post-race society. … More Movie of the Week: Distorted Reality

2017 Summer Lab – Experimental Filmmaking

Reel Works 2017 Summer Lab is a 4-week intensive experimental filmmaking class led by filmmaker-in-residence Vinay Chowdhry. The Summer Lab brought students on a journey through American avant-garde cinema. The course focused on art movements of the 20th century and how they gave birth to the genre of experimental film. Artists of focus included Stan Brakhage, … More 2017 Summer Lab – Experimental Filmmaking

National Park Diaries

Student-Directed Documentary NATIONAL PARK DIARIES Premieres, Shining a Spotlight on the National Parks and Young Public Land Stewards Narrated by Alessandro Nivola, the documentary was created by Reel Works Teen Filmmaking and Student Conservation Association in partnership with American Express. NATIONAL PARK DIARIES will premiere at the SCA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration at Olympic National Park on … More National Park Diaries