PitchNic World Premiere
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W Broadway, SLC UT)
7:30 PM, Doors open at 7:00 PM
Spy Hop presents PitchNic, a world premiere of four short films written, directed & produced by Utah teens. A yearlong intensive film class, PitchNic is an innovative way to immerse students in the filmmaking process. Since it’s beginning in 2003, more than 100 teens have produced over 60 films that have screened at festivals around the world. If you are a film lover, you don’t want to miss this extraordinary display of local, upcoming talent.
Conceived in 2003 as an innovative way of uniting talented and passionate young filmmakers with real production resources, PitchNic allows experienced student filmmakers access to the funds, equipment and professional mentorship needed to create top-caliber films. PitchNic films have screened at over 30 festivals internationally, including Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival. On April 30, at Spy Hop’s Annual Benefit, the 2016 PitchNic students “pitched” their film to the public. They were all fully funded (BIG thanks to everyone who supported them!) and the students spent the summer shooting and editing their films. They are now ready to premiere them and you don’t want to miss it!
2017 PitchNic Films
Steven Uribe, Carson McKinnon & Ryan Leader
Ken, an isolated artist who wonders up to a lake to paint a landscape, soon gets mixed up with a murder and must recount the events to local police.
Keiki Taylor, Fate Leaver, Lauren Vernon & Casey Josephson
Dustin Roberts recounts his transition into adulthood alongside his best friend, a fuzzy 8-foot-tall monster named Hugh. As Dustin struggles to balance certain aspects of his childhood with his newfound independence, he realizes Hugh isn’t making anything easier.
Zachary Spier & Brittney Long
Living Concrete is a film that follows some of the first generations of skateboarders, now in their 40’s and 50’s. Although they have grown older and carry other responsibilities, their passion for skateboarding has never waned.
Isaiah Woods, Annelisa Kingsbury Lee & Grace Riter
Native will tell untold Native American stories to debunk misconceptions of what living on the reservation is like. This film will follow the daily lives of people living on the reservation and will follow both their hardships and prosperity. This film will follow these stories in order to give a glimpse into the life of a Native.
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