Midwest Filmmakers

Moving Studio presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Life's Poison" a Scenarios USA film written by Angileece Williams (age 16) and directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

Shot on location in Cleveland, Ohio, this film recently premiered in New York City at the School of Visual Arts Theatre.

About Scenarios USA:
Scenarios USA (scenariosusa.org)

The films are part of Scenarios USA’s REAL DEAL program, an educational initiative that facilitates a unique partnership between teenage writers and distinguished film directors to produce short films. Nearly 7,000 students participated in the eighth installment of the REAL DEAL curriculum and national writing contest on this year’s REAL DEAL theme—gender and masculinity. Three scripts were chosen to be produced for national distribution.

The films in the REAL DEAL series, 22 in all, reach an audience of 15 million on television outlets such as Showtime, MTV and BET, at film festivals such as the Cleveland International and Miami Film Festivals, and through online streaming. The films are incorporated into lesson plans in classrooms and community centers in every state.

The behind-the-scenes was directed and edited by Miriam Bennett (Moving Studio). Interviews by Lisa Manzari, Sound by Jordan Greytak (Devil Duck Productions), Camera by Miriam Bennett, Cal James, Slaughter, and Dan Gillespie (Purple Films). Music by Thomas Rankins Jr. AKA Da Answer. Produced by Rob York, Assoc. Producers: Steph Mukenyi Wahome and Ricardo Gamboa.

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