Several Packer upper school students recently celebrated a win at the premiere of their short film The Mirror of Her at the All American High School Teen Film Festival, a student filmmaking competition providing young filmmakers with real-world production experience. Students had ten weeks for pre-production and only three days to shoot the film, a short and heartfelt love story, and ultimately Packer’s team came in second out of thirty-five entrants from all over the United States. The project was a true community collaboration. Packer’s upper school Video Team worked with the Advanced Topics: Choreography class, while Arts Department faculty members pitched in with guidance and help on everything from lighting to tech to choreography and even acting in the film themselves. Following the weekend event, students screened the film for their peers at Packer during Chapel at school. Congratulations to all of the students, faculty and staff on making an engaging, award-winning film!
Students attend the premiere of their film at the All American High School Teen Film Festival
Directed by David ’23, the video team was made up of Luke ’24, Ike ’23, James ’25, Jacqueline ’24, Sophie ’24, Matilda ’24, Naomi ’24, Charlotte ’24, Sean ’25, and Devon ’24. The AT Choreography class, who performed in the film, included Malva ’23, Annabel ’23, Kate ’23, Emerson ’24, Amelie ’23 , Phoebe ’23, Charlotte ’24, Gianna ’23, Liv ’24, Zoe ’23, and Krislyn ’23.
Filmmakers, actors and the AT Choreography class prepare to shoot a scene in the Pratt Theater