FilmBoot24 kicked off on Friday, March 17 on the campus of Drew University in Madison NJ. This 24-hour filmmaking bootcamp was a collaboration with Drew’s Center for Civic Engagement and Theatre Department, Cinema Ed, Valley Arts, Orange School District and film industry professionals.

Orange High School students were matched in teams with Drew students and filmmaking professionals who served as mentors. On Saturday, March 18, teams had 24-hours to produce a short film, based on a pre-selected theme. The next day, Orange Preparatory Academy hosted a “Red Carpet” event, film screening and awards ceremony.

The students produced the following films:

Group 1: Solitaire

Group 2: A New Kind of Game

Group 3: All in

Group 4: My Bloody Juliet

Group 5: ARLiNE

Group 6: The Game of Life