The achievements of student filmmakers were honored at Oswego High School on March 2 at the school’s second film festival, sponsored by the Panther Broadcasting Club.
Two short films were shown, in two parts each, both directed by students at OHS. Junior Andrew Neal directed the film “Marley Smith & Dr. Leone,” a humorous parody of action-adventure films and buddy comedies, in the vein of the Indiana Jones films. The film stars fellow students Ryan Sendef, Mark Melton and Owen Leibrock.
The second film, “Her Name Was Emma,” was inspired by a popular short story by the same name. Directed by junior Riah Trevino and Charlotte Conkrite, the film follows a group of high schoolers and their new friend, the mysterious Emma. The film stars Conkrite, Victoria Trevino, Audrey Mikelson, Valerie Kinley, Londen Batts, Abby Jobgen and Aaliyah Conteras.
Trevino and Conkrite’s film took home both the People’s Choice Award, and the Critic’s Choice awards at the festival. Teasers for Trevino and Conkrite’s film, as well as Neal’s entire film, can be found on YouTube.