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NEW! Space Force Movie Trailer - Welcome To Space Force - Directed by Chris Thomas in Buffalo New York

Space Force drafts an unlikely band of crazy recruits in this original zany short film directed by Chris Thomes. Created during Sabrina Peña Young's Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp in Buffalo, New York. FIND OUT MORE: INDIE FILMMAKER BOOT CAMP: SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE AT iTunes: DIRECTED BY BY CHRIS THOMAS Written by Aaron Webb, Chris Thomas, Chris Fire, Sebastian Spurio Produced by Sabrina Peña Young CAST (In Alphabetical Order) Sargent Singer Chris Fire Margaret Norman Frazier Snead, Jr. Mike Waters Michael Leszczinski Captain Flinger Sebastian Spurio Mullitch Aaron Webb Narrator Nathan Young RECRUITS Private Awesome Aria Coldicott Outrageous Guy Christopher Fortin Private Hood Jesse Huntz Private Pine Cone Kyle Licht Private CarGoesBoom Nikita Williams Private Gravity Sabrina Peña Young WAITING ROOM Guy Draftee Mike LASTNAME??? Phebe Kyle Siste…

Buffalo New York Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp Registration OPEN!

Buffalo New York Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp Registration OPEN! The incredible Filmmaker Boot Camp that brought you The Noise Within and the upcoming Welcome to Space Force has open registration TODAY. Create an incredible short film in just SIX WEEKS! A class for both amateurs and seasoned professionals alike, Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp is growing to be a filmmaking staple in Western New York. 
Hosted by award-winning composer and filmmaker Sabrina Peña Young, the camp has brought together filmmakers, writers, actors, and cinematographers from all over the Western New York region. 

Filmmakers write, film, and edit a short film in just SIX WEEKS! It's an incredible hands-on experience like no other. 
For filmmakers interested in social media marketing skills, Young also teaches a course in Social Media Marketing, also in Kenmore. 
REGISTER TODAY! Registration will be open until September 14th…

Welcome to Space Force Movie Wraps in Buffalo New York

Welcome to Space Force Movie Wraps in Buffalo New YorkAfter six weeks of writing, pre-production, filming, and editing, "Welcome to Space Force" finally wrapped in Buffalo, New York. Space Force drafts an unlikely band of crazy recruits in this original zany short film directed by Chris Thomes for Buffalo’s Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp.

Producer Sabrina Peña Young hopes to premier "Welcome to Space Force" in the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, hosted by filmmakers Chris Scioli and Gregory Lamberson, of "Slime City" and "Killer Rack" fame.

Become a part of the Space Force team and join the "Welcome to Space Force" official Facebook page at:

Find out the latest updates on the premiere screening, actors, and other great info about Space Force. The "Welcome to Space Force Soundtrack" is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. 

Tuba Competition for Women Composers

2019 International Women’s Brass Conference Composition Competition 
Submissions will be accepted starting September 1, 2018
Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018
Winner announced by March 15, 2019

Prize: $1,500

The International Women’s Brass Conference commissions works from women composers for its biannual conference. For the 2019 conference, the committee has decided to make the solo category into a competition. Submitted works should be for solo tuba (unaccompanied or with piano and/or electronics) and be programmable for an undergraduate college-level recital.

Solo tuba  - with or without piano and/or electronics

The competition is free and open to women composers of all ages and all nationalities.

The piece should be written for solo tuba, and be either unaccompanied or have piano accompaniment and/or electronics only.

The piece should have a minimum playing time of five minutes.

The piece should be accessible to the college student, …

Buffalo Filmmakers Wrap up ROGUE Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp - Welcome to Space Force!

Buffalo Filmmakers Wrap up ROGUE Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp - Welcome to Space Force!This past Friday excited Buffalo filmmakers wrapped up the final day of shooting for Sabrina Peña Young's ROGUE Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp. The group had five weeks to write, plan, and shoot a short film. The subject - Space Force - lent itself to some hilarious antics from the diverse cast and crew that included both seasoned veterans and newbies to filmmaking.

As part of the camp, many filmmakers had a chance to try new aspects of filmmaking that they had never tried before like acting, camerawork, and sound. The result was a short comedic film full of shenanigans and fun. 

"Welcome to Space Force" will be screened locally on August 17th. 

More information about Welcome to Space Force can be found on our NEW Facebook Page! 

Let's make Space Great Again! 

NEW! Music, Film, Art, and Writing Private Studio Lessons and Group Workshops Available in Buffalo New York

NOW OFFERING PRIVATE LESSONS, GROUP LESSONS, and WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN WESTERN NEW YORK!  CONTACT ME AT to Schedule Your First Lesson! Homeschooling Families Welcome! Experienced with Special Needs and At-Risk Students. Contact for more information. PRIVATE LESSONS IN NORTH BUFFALO ($25/Half Hour; $40/Hour; $125 Monthly for 3 Months)
(Ages 10 to Adult)
Filmmaking and Video Production
Music Production GROUP LESSONS IN NORTH BUFFALO ($75/Hour Class; Includes Supplies)
(Ages 5 to 18, 2-5 Children/Teens; At least 1 Parent/Guardian must be present)
Classes can be weekly, monthly, or one-time workshops
Pop Art and Mixed Media
Music History (Middle Ages/Ancient Music, Baroque/Classical Era, Romantic Era, 20th Century, Jazz/Blues, World Music, Electronic Music)
World Art (Choice of Africa, Australia/Polynesia, Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe, Ancient Arts, Contemporary Art)