Reel Stories Premiere

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Broadway Centre Cinemas
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Spy Hop announces the world premiere of a collection of new documentary films from Utah teens.  For three weeks, these students are immersed in film, and each finish their own five minute documentary on subjects of their choice.

REEL Stories, Spy Hop Productions longest running film class, opens up the world of filmmaking to anyone who is interested and passionate about telling their story.  For almost all of the students, this was their first experience making a film, and the final results are a tribute to their months of hard work.

Join us for a free screening of these films. After each film there will be a short Q&A with the filmmaker. A reception will follow with some light refreshments. This is a free event and open to the public, but space is limited. Come hear what the next generation of filmmakers have to say, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Spy Hop’s Reel Stories Program is made possible with support from: Salt Lake Film Society, Salt Lake Community College, Zoo Arts and Parks of Salt Lake County, the National Endowment for the Arts, The George & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County, Adobe Project 1324 and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

Watch the 2016 Reel Stories Films

Hector, Steven Uribe | 15 | Cyprus High School
Follow one man’s journey to become a citizen while also becoming a successful business man and father.

Next Level, Aurelio Rodriguez | 16
The story of how Sean Beckstead became part of the emerging community of competitive gaming.

Urban Native, Isaiah Woods | 17
Urban Native explores the importance of staying connected to the Navajo culture despite living away from the reservation.

A Guitar Shop, Miles Chisolm | 14 | Eastwood Elementary
A Guitar Shop is about Intermountain Guitar and Banjo shop and its
contribution to the community.

Mock Identity, Megan Aubry | 16 | Park City High School
A local drag queen, Mona Diet, details her emotional transformation into her alternate persona.

One Defining Dot, Cameron George | 16 | Provo High School
The story of Alexandria and how gender identity is viewed.

150 Feet, Emily Billow | 17 | Park City High School
The story of Pete Anderson, a partially paralyzed hang glider, who believes in pursuing what he loves despite the challenges.

In Healing Space, Marii Fullmer | 17 | Riverton High School
Explore the world of a clinical mental health counselor, Burton Fullmer, and his clients as they practice meditation base therapy.

Olympians, Zach Koltz | 15 | Highland High School
Olympians is a film looking at athletes competing for the chance to participate in the Special Olympics.

The Business of Being You, Isabelle Berke | 16 | Innovations Early College High School
A film exploring the hardships and fear teens have regarding mental illness.

Unspoken Truth, Annelisa Kingsbury Lee | 14 | West High School
The story of Trung Tham, a gay Vietnamese man and his journey to self love and acceptance as an LGBTQ+ Asian in Utah.

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