An MHS junior this year, Dave Walker has begun working on a trailer for a film that he desires to direct about Young @ Art and the “Open Mic” poetry nights. “It’s the one place that we all can go that is safe and we can express ourselves,” explains Dave at a meeting the other night with BOD Steven Gates.
Dave had 10 minutes of Steve’s time to pitch his film idea. Dave expressed how important it is to have a place, like Y@A, and to be able to feel at home and say what you feel without the boundaries they have at school.
Dave told Steve that showing other young adults what Y@A is like with this film may reach some youths that are holding an awful lot inside not knowing that there is a place that they can let it out through spoken word.
Dave is raising money for this film project. The budget is $5,000 and covers camera equipment, lighting, editing equipment, and software. We will be updating Dave’s progress through our website and on Facebook/youngatartct.
If anyone would like to contribute, please contact us… this film will change lives and it will also encourage creative writing and poetry outside the school systems!