Event Recap: JAB’s “Teen Voices at Reel Works”

Teen Voices, presented by Reel Works’ Junior Advisory Board, was a chance for past and present students to share their experiences during their course of time at Reel Works, and also give feedback of what they would like to see in the future. Students from the current lab (Fall 2014) and students from the past came … More Event Recap: JAB’s “Teen Voices at Reel Works”

Girls Empowerment Group: To Be a Woman Is To Be Undefeated

Reel Works’ Girls Empowerment Group launched its first meeting last night at 7 PM. One of the girls, Cassidy Mojica, shared what being a woman means to her: “I think being a young woman means being undefeated.” The group, primarily composed of young Black women, wrote out what being Black means to them, then drew … More Girls Empowerment Group: To Be a Woman Is To Be Undefeated

How Selma Taught Us About the Power of Black Youth and Social Change

Before I could tap him on the shoulder, Enlil McRae (Summer Lab 2013) laughed and rolled his eyes, “Yeah, yeah, we know.” He knew that him and the nine other students who came out to see Selma were going to get wrangled into a post-film discussion, in true Reel Impact fashion. Ten minutes later, we … More How Selma Taught Us About the Power of Black Youth and Social Change

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

Life After Reel Works: Reel Impact panel discussion!

Will Quin ’05, Patricia Henry ’06, Roberto Beltre ’07, and Jonathan Whitehead ’06, have known each other for almost ten years. Last Friday, they sat down with recent alumni students to talk about life after creating a film at Reel Works. What happens? Is it easy to continue growing as a filmmaker? How hard is … More Life After Reel Works: Reel Impact panel discussion!

Reel Works Productions tells a Gang Life story

It’s a wrap on day 2 of production on “The Choice” a short narrative film produced by Reel Works Productions for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.  The film was commissioned by the DA’s office as part of a 3 part series including a documentary and an animated piece to explore the choices young people make … More Reel Works Productions tells a Gang Life story

Introducing the NEW Documentary Screening Series at Reel Works

The Documentary Screening Series, a free-of-charge program, to kick off on February 28th, 2013 with POV’s Girl Model, is proud to showcase the most anticipated docs of the year, chosen for their educational relevance, but also their cinematic merits.  Many of which are campaigning for the most coveted awards in filmmaking. Each screening will be … More Introducing the NEW Documentary Screening Series at Reel Works