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SPY HOP PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF FOUR YOUTH PRODUCED SHORT FILMS SALT LAKE CITY, UT
On November 7, youth from the intensive film program, Pitchnic, will be premiering two documentaries and two fiction films. Youth filmmakers spent a year researcher and filming for their films. The Spy Hop Pitchnic World Premier will be held at the Rose Wagner Theater Thursday, November 7.
Understated, Overstepped takes a provocative look at a usually taboo subject, the "N word". Filmmakers Gabriella Huggins (19), Mary Elizabeth Morgan (20) and Ola Yungai (18) all had different opinions about the word and were interested in what others thought.
A snake oil salesman trying to make his next quick buck, arrives at a mining camp on the verge of collapse in the Old West. He sees an opportunity for his next scheme in "curing" the sick, but in the end, it is he who may need saving. Remedy is the work of Utah teens Zachary Mills, Keaton McQuarrie and Alec Lyons, all part of Spy Hop´s PitchNic film program.
Almost Magic, follows the University of Utah Quidditch team, The Crimson Fliers, on their quest for a spot at the Quidditch World Cup.
Matt Merrill (17) and Laura Delaney (16), Mickey has been working on the film for the past year as part of Spy Hop´s intensive film program, PtichNic.
Stylistic film noir, the film was shot in and around Salt Lake City.In Extremity is based on Emily Dickinson's poem "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" and shot by Nick Markham (18), Kenya Cramer (18) and Alec Lyons (19).
The PitchNic film program, (named for the "pitch" that each student must make for their film idea) is an intensive yearlong class where twelve Utah students ages 16 - 19 work on two narrative and two documentary films. Students study film styles and work on story concepts and then pitch to a panel made up of Spy Hop alumni and local film professionals. The winning ideas move into production and the students separate into teams to produce the films. PItchNic films have premiered at festivals worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival.
About Spy Hop
Spy Hop's mission is to mentor young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voice, tell their stories, and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world. For nearly 15 years, Spy Hop has mentored Utah's young people in the digital media arts as a vehicle for free expression, self-discovery, critical thinking and skilled participation. Our after school and community programs in film, audio, design, and music production