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Starting Your First Short Film | Sabrina Young

Starting Your First Short Film“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds…Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul…always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said.

‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’– Jim Jarmusch

Filmmakers, much like novelists or composers, bear their souls within their films, especially in the earliest stages of filmmaking, before the lights of Hollywood dazzle them with wealth and fame. Yet, to be successful in film/media/video production, there is a combination of inspiration and sheer grit. 

You have to know how to create something incredible within a deadline, with a tight budget, with that actress that can’t seem to remember her lines but can’t be fired because she contracted to the job. 

Once you write y…

FREE FAMILY MOVIE THIS SATURDAY - BIFF TEEN FILMS 1:30 PM SQUEAKY WHEEL

BIFF SHORTS: LOCAL YOUTH SCREENING W/ FILMMAKER Q&ASATURDAY, OCT 12 2019 - 1:30 PMSQUEAKY WHEELBIFF Shorts: Local Youth, 70 minutes
Curated by Squeaky Wheel students, this program features family friendly works from makers under age 18. Free admission.

The Happy Couple Joshua Stead-Dorval (Dir.), 1 minute, WNY Premiere, USA

A dichotomy of thoughts between a "happy" couple. Starring Ridwhan Miah and Andrina Kirst as the couple.

Noel’s Spaceship Sabrina Pena Young (Dir.), 6 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

When the apocalypse hits, it's up to washed-up Nobel Prize winner Noel to save the world. -- Directed and Written by high schooler Kathryn Grace Hillestad. Cinematography by Judah Collins. Starring Gloria Hodge, Eleanor Collins, and Nathan Tilley. Created by the students at the Rivendell Study Center, Noel's Spaceship was a collaborative work that the students wrote, filmed, and acted in during their spring 2019 semester.

Insomnia Xinyan Shen (Dir.), 4 minutes, WNY Premiere,…