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CSHS short film selected for film festivals

CSHS short film selected for film festivals
Posted on 10/14/2021

“Panning for Gold,” a short film created by College Station High School’s Audio Video Production (AVP) program, has been selected to appear at three film festivals this fall.

The Austin Film Festival's Young Filmmaker Competition, The Lone Star Film Festival, and The Lift-Off Sessions First-Time Filmmaker Showcase each select a limited number of submissions by filmmakers around the world each year for screening at their respective event. 

Selected films are screened in front of a live audience, often including professional and independent filmmakers and celebrities.  "Panning For Gold" will be competing for the Best Student Film award at each event.

The film was produced over several weeks by a crew made up of every student in the AVP program last school year. Benjamin Roberts wrote and recorded an original score for the soundtrack, and the story was inspired by a skit that was performed in last year's Improv Theatre Class.

"Panning For Gold" will be represented by screenwriter/actor Rand Boivie at the Austin Film Festival on October 23 and by assistant director Jonah Elabd and lighting technician Brock O'Neal at the Lone Star Film Festival on November 11.

Panning for Gold can be seen at the following link: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=L5GKVELJYKE

Panning for gOld Poster“Panning for Gold” credits

  • Starring - Rand Boivie, Lee Murphy, Gracie Lawhon, Samuel Moder, and Joseph Chunga-Pizarro
  •  Screenwriter - Rand Boivie
  •  Director - Stephen Green
  •  Original Score by Benjamin Roberts
  •  Editor - Dominic Motekaitis
  •  Director of Photography - Arden Duffield
  •  Story by CSHS Improv Theatre Class 20-21
  •  Assistant Directors - Estela Riera-Vales, Jonah Elabd
  •  Script Supervisors - Andy Satterfield, Stella Tjhia
  •  Camera Assistants - Dominic Motekaitis, Shane Grant, Emily Moreno
  •  Gaffer - Jack Montgomery
  •  Lighting Technicians - Gonzalo Gomez, Brock O'Neal, Levia Herring
  •  Sound Mixer - Wyatt Galbreath
  •  Boom Operator - Ryan Lake
  •  Sound Technician - Cooper Hough
  •  Production Assistants - Bolden Scott, Ethan Ostermann
  •  Behind the Scenes Production Crew - Joseph Chunga-Pizarro, Dat Ha, Emmalee Orr


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