This summer I had the pleasure of sharing 3 weeks in Leon, GTO Mexico, with a group called Akosia. Akosia's purpose is to facilitate creative projects for underprivileged youth and children. Storytelling is a primary emphasis: what story do you want to tell? here's a way to tell it, here's the gear and how you use it... now: LET'S MAKE ONE!
we talked, we danced, we ran around, we shot footage, we laughed, we blawged, and edited;
we screened 2 films, we cried and we came back having learned so much.
What a summer.
so many generous donors
our incredible translators
and of course the kids themselves (we will never forget you and your energy!)
for making this all possible.
Here's the film I had the pleasure of helping the kids create.
They wanted to make a horror film, that takes place at a party, with ghosts who seek revenge on their killer.
Their camera work and acting SHINE here in
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special shout out to one Derek Barnes who co-ordinated our awesome stunts. !!
This documentary, edited and supervised by Canadian short film director Jordan Canning and London-based Life Coach Fiona Biggins, is a look at the Colonia Los Castillos.
The kids shot it using Flip cams and a Canon HFG10.
It's a personal and intimate glimpse into the lives of these incredible kids.
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