The culmination of FAAAF’s first Reel Kids Summer Movie Camp is the official unveiling of the final camp project, the short film, Jackie’s Journey. Inspired by The Wiz, the short shows the vision of the next generation of young filmmakers
Written by third-grader Alyssa Ball, Jackie’s Journey is a story of one young girl’s journey to get home after finding herself transported to an unknown time and place. She needs the assistance of the “Great Genie” to find her way home – along with the help of some similarly displaced peers.
The 26-member cast and crew of Reel Kids received instructions on various introductory elements of filmmaking from a group of talented presenters, including filmmaker Kirk Fraser (Without Bias, The Life of Rayful Edmond). BET Production professionals Chris Bennett, Maurice James, Troy Pinckney and Keith Burns also provided valuable tips and insight into creating not only the finished product but marketing expertise helping to create vision of the one-sheeter (movie poster) that will be used to promote the camper’s short.
The student project was shot in a single day under the direction of program founder, Tim Gordon, who was careful to balance the discipline of ensuring the projects quality, while making sure that each participant had fun.
Without any further ado, here is Jackie’s Journey: