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Nysa Acosta

Nysa Acosta was born in Brunei and moved to the Philippines at the age of 4 with a passion in art and dancing. Ten years later, she moved to Pasadena and is now a sophomore at John Muir High School. She developed an interest in film and graphic [...]

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Thai Alanis

Thai Alanis was born in Pasadena, California where at a young age became interested in music. As she expanded her studies she began to develop an interest in the film industry. She found her passion in directing and wants to study more on the subject. She is currently taking [...]

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Stephanie Aviles

Stephanie Aviles was born in downtown Los Angeles in 1996. She has been raised in a house in Pasadena with her older brother, father, mother and grandmother. When Stephanie was 7 she took an interest in music and acting. Acting at home with cousins and singing modern and [...]

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Katharine Bradley

My name is Katharine Bradley and I’ll be graduating from John Muir High School’s Art’s Entertainment and Media Academy this June. I plan to go to DePaul University to study Theatre Arts. As backwards as it might sound the possibility of a career in film is simply a back [...]

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Tiffany Clash

A resident of Altadena, Tiffany is currently a senior at John Muir High School in the Arts, Entertainment & Media Academy. Next year she will be attending the University of New Mexico to study film/cinema production. Tiffany has a passion for film and hopes to pursue a career as a film [...]

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Justin Covington (Mentor)

I was born and raised in Martinsburg WV. I discovered my passion for photography when I was 15 and later discovered my passion for film when I attended Brooks Institute for Visual Journalism. Through both mediums I love exploring new places, meeting new interesting people, and telling their [...]

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Christopher Cummings (Mentor)

Christopher Cummings began making films before he entered into the third grade. He attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and was accepted into an intensive film program at Wesleyan University. Before graduating high school, he directed the music video “A Tapestry of Memory”, which accompanied a [...]

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Stephen Derluguian (Mentor)

Originally from Krasnodar, Russia, Stephen grew up primarily in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. He is an aspiring filmmaker, amateur musician, writer and somewhat of a film buff. He earned a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Critical Studies in the Spring of 2012. [...]

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Casey Elizabeth Larson (Mentor)

Casey Elizabeth Larson was born in San Jose, California and raised a little south in Gilroy.  She graduated last year from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.  It was not until her senior year that everything finally clicked and she realized what she wanted to do when [...]

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William Litwa (Mentor)

Hailing from semi­‐rural Arkansas, William Litwa works in a wide variety of mediums, predominantly in photography and film. He received his BA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and will soon complete his MFA in Photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. [...]

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Brian Niles

Brian Niles was born in Pasadena and attends PUSD’s Marshall Fundamental School, where he is in sixth grade. Mainly teaching himself through making shorts, Brian learned videography techniques and editing tools before attending the Digital Media Academy at UCLA in summer 2011. He’s looking forward to learning more [...]

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Christopher Okula (Mentor)

Christopher Okula enlisted in the U.S. Navy in early 2003. He attained certification as Navy Journalist at the Defense Information School in Ft. Meade, Maryland, where he trained in both basic writing and broadcasting disciplines. Upon graduation, he was awarded top honors for his distinguished work as a student [...]

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Logan Patton

My name is Logan Patton and I am a 14 year old 9th grader attending John Muir High School. I will be the director in my three person crew. I’ve decided to participate in this project because I believe this will be a great experience. I feel that [...]

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Cole Smothers (Mentor)

Born and raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Cole developed a passion for short stories and poetry at a very young age. This enthusiasm for storytelling transformed and evolved into visual expression throughout high school and college with photography, fine art and music. Upon graduating from [...]

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Alexandria Stallworth

Alexandria Stallworth was born in Alabama, but moved to the Los Angeles area at age 5. At 12, she had an opportunity to tour LA Film School and from that moment she knew she was destined to pursue a career in the film industry. Now as a sophomore [...]

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Adam Washington

Adam Washington, a senior at Blair High School, is 17 years old and is the middle child. He is Andrew’s older brother. Adam is very involved at his school and its activities from ASB, Yearbook, to Interact Club and FHA-HERO club. Adam loves to dance, sing, cook, and [...]

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Andrew Washington, Cameraman

Andrew Washington, a sophomore at Blair High School, is 15 years old and is the youngest of three. He was born and raised in Pasadena and loves to sing, act, and perform. He is in his school’s student government and recently went on 10-day trip to Beijing, China. Andrew is a very [...]

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Lance Wyndon

Lance Wyndon was born in downtown Los Angeles, where at a young age developed in interest in writing and film. He currently is a sophomore at PUSD’s John Muir High School, where he is writing his first novel. Intent on pursing both his writing and film career, he [...]

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Christian Serrano

Christian Serrano is a Pasadena native. At 17 years of age, he is currently enrolled in a couple of IB courses at Blair High School and is a cadet in the Army JROTC program. His love for seeking new opportunities and historical documentaries led him to join the [...]

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Ralph Beas (Mentor)

Ralph Beas teaches Digital Imaging, Graphic Design, MultiMedia and Photography at San Fernando High School. He loves filmmaking and would like to include more Film/Video into his curriculum.