Alameda High senior’s film wins awards in S.F. competition

What kind of a film would you make if you were given these parameters? The film has to be four to seven minutes long. It has to include an avocado. It has to be filmed and edited in a 48-hour period. And it has to relate to the theme “A Fish Out of Water.”

That was the challenge that Alameda High School senior Bryce Bromberger took on when he and his “Alameda Entertainment” team took part in the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project last month. Bryce, 17, has taken Multi-Media and TV Media 1 & 2 at Alameda High School and has been experimenting with video production at home for the past year. He ended up creating a film about a young boy (played by his 12-year-old brother Micah) who is “bullied and teased at school, and goes into a dream world to escape,” Bryce says.

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“When I Live My Dream” was screened along with 32 other short films at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on Aug. 28-29 and won both Best Costume Design and Best Cinematography at the award ceremony on Sept. 2.

“It felt great to see this film that we all worked so hard on up on the big screen and viewed by a lot of people,” Bryce says.

Bryce and his team shot the film at Otis Elementary School, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Grizzly Peak and the Oakland hills. Other AHS members of the team included Max Swinderman, Daisy Copperwaite, and Tristan Wiley (actors). Adults who helped out included Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover (creative consultants) and Jeannette Copperwaite (actor).

The film is available at http://tinyurl.com/WhenILiveMyDream.

Some upcoming events: Next Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Alameda Special Education Families Support Group will be meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Elementary School. Superintendent Sean McPhetridge and Chief Student Support Officer Kirsten Zazo will be speaking at the event and childcare will be provided.

On Sept. 23, AUSD’s the Black Achievers Alliance is hosting its 2nd Annual Unity Picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crab Cove Picnic Area. The event will include games, music, drummers, performances, and bounce houses. Last year’s picnic was a huge success. This year, it’s shaping up to be even bigger and better!

And please don’t forget the Annual Citywide College Night on Oct.

Source:: East Bay – Entertainment

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