Make a Film, Tell a Story
Site: Glass Street / East Chattanooga
Artists: 29 Chattanooga teens in collaboration with professional film-maker Alli Dozet
Partners: George R. Johnson Family Foundation, Chattanooga Public Library, and Baylor School
Description: Drawing on their experiences and perspectives of issues in their local communities, Magic Marker teens created films to prompt and inspire viewers to engage in conversation and action that could impact the issues featured in the videos. The teens, all of whom had no previous film-making experience, collaborated to complete at least one short film, which included writing scripts, finding locations, casting, directing, shooting, and editing the short films. Teens were compensated with a stipend reflecting an assessment of their individual work ethic, performance, and job quality. Visit the links below to view the videos.
Make a Film, Tell a Story was funded by the George R. Johnson Family Foundation.