Taos area student filmmakers release short movies

– Staff report
Posted 11/5/19

Two dozen young filmmakers with the Taos-based nonprofit True Kids 1 worked with Apple and local artists in a two-day workshop Nov. 4 and 5 at Vagrant Heart. Their finished two-minute films were screened at the TCA on Nov. 5 and have now been released on YouTube.

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Taos area student filmmakers release short movies

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Two dozen young filmmakers with the Taos-based nonprofit True Kids 1 worked with Apple and local artists in a two-day workshop Nov. 4 and 5 at Vagrant Heart. Their finished two-minute films were screened at the TCA on Nov. 5 and have now been released on YouTube.

"The kids really outdid themselves," said True Kids 1 founder Andy "Rosey" Hayett.

The Smartphone Studio workshop will be led by a group called We Make Movies, sponsored by Apple. The workshop involved elementary, middle and high school students from ten schools. The students were mentored by the Apple team and six professional New Mexico filmmakers, including Tony Estrada from Wild Horse Films, Brad Stoddard from Stoddard Communications, Dustin Sweet from Rainbows and Unicorns, and Taos High School Dual Credit Media Program with University of New Mexico-Taos, and Aaron Lopez.

Hayett said the films addressed community issues such as justice and community, respect for culture and native lands, depression, the importance of art, human nature and mistrust, and the power and spirit of Taos Mountain.

Here is a highlight reel of the  project  (see all the videos in the links sidebar):

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