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AFI Dallas: A Look Back at the North Texas High School Shorts


by Stephen Becker 15 May 2009

If you missed the short films made by North Texas high school students when they played at last month’s AFI Dallas International Film Festival, we’ve combed the Internet and tracked down a lot of them. And it was worth the effort. We think you, too, will be amazed by these talented young filmmakers.

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If you missed the short films made by North Texas high school students when they played at last month’s AFI Dallas International Film Festival, we’ve combed the Internet and tracked down a lot of them. And it was worth the effort.  We think you, too, will be amazed by these talented young filmmakers. If you know where we can find a student short that played at AFI Dallas this year that we’re missing, shoot us an e-mail (sbecker@kera.org) and we’ll add it here.

Found from Anne Fogerty on Vimeo.

Found
Synopsis: A friend guides Christie through an unexpected event allowing a new dimension to develop in her life.
Director: Anne Fogerty
School: Highland Park High School
Credits: Cast — Chloe Bristol, Chris Doubet, Brent Fogerty. Audio — Graham Jenkins. Music — Bruce Blay & Joel North of the band Mom.
Student advisor: Barry Preston

Reggie on Homeless Mountain from Drew Noneman on Vimeo.

Reggie on Homeless Mountain
Synopsis: A short about a man who has made his living on a mountaintop his entire life …  in downtown Dallas.
Director: Drew Noneman
School: Academy of Irving High School
Starring: Mac Jennings and Jessie Martinez
Student advisor: Brandon Jackson

Girl Scout from Team Avp on Vimeo.

Girl Scout
Synopsis: A determined Girl Scout sells cookies using some unusual tactics.
Director: Ryan Kline, Kara Duncan
School: Greenhill School
Credits: Cat Hobbs, Daniel Matyas, Eriq Robinson
Student advisor: Corbin Doyle

Broken Record from Holly Fetter on Vimeo.

Broken Record
Synopsis: A film of how to miscommunicate, how to fall in love, and how to make Slim Jim and strawberry milk go together.
Director: Holly Fetter
School: Episcopal School of Dallas
Credits: Michael T. Miller, Jay Peeps, Alex Bilodeau, Elizabeth Howland, Mathew Cunningham, Rachel Filsinger, Hannah Levite, Alyson Nall

Sarah Jaffe from Holly Fetter on Vimeo.

Sarah Jaffee
Synopsis: 5 minutes and 42 seconds of the fabulous Sarah Jaffe.
Director: Holly Fetter and Grace Vroom
School: Episcopal School of Dallas
Credits: Sarah Jaffee

Fred from Holly Fetter on Vimeo.

Fred
Synopsis: A short documentary about Fred, a kid from Deep Ellum.
Director: Holly Fetter and Grace Vroom
School: Episcopal School of Dallas
Credits: Fred Holston, Dave Hickmott, Brian Nesbitt, Erica Felicella, Andrea Roberts

Espress Your Love
Synopsis:An animated look at a difficult courtship.
Director: Teryn Loebs
School: Booker T. Washington

Cloudburst (trailer)
Director: John Gordon III
School: R.L. Turner High School

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  • Fun videos. I note that Art and Seek is discovering a lot of local talent. Surely there is enough for an hour weekly show to spotlight all types of local arts. Maybe time for a weekly arts sampler show.

  • I loved Grace and Holly’s documentary about Fred. It was fun to see him at 16, when this was made, especially this week, when he finally graduates from High School. That’s a fun film about the marvelous Sara Jaffe, too.

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    Homeless Mountain is a Legend SIR