SPARTA, NJ - Two short movies made by students in Sussex Tech's cinematography program are to debut at this weekend's Black Bear Film Festival in Milford, Pa.
Sadie Price-Elliott's "Patience" and Madison Rambowski's "Methods" are included in the lineup for the prestigious festival's student showcase on Saturday, Oct. 15.
"Patience" is billed as an autobiographical narrative which finds the strong relationship between sisters tested, while "Methods" is about a performer exploring the technique of Method acting with shocking results.
“It still blows my mind that my film, which started off as a little idea in my head, is being screened at a real film festival with real people and connections. It was the first narrative film I ever wrote and directed, and having it be accepted into the Black Bear Film Festival is just beyond exciting to me,” 15-year-old Price-Elliott said.
“It was amazing to work side by side with Sadie and Maddie and watch their ideas develop into two beautiful films,” remarked 15-year-old Jolisse Gray, who appears on-screen in "Patience."
“It is an amazing opportunity to have both of our films -- which we made as freshmen -- accepted into Black Bear. I am so proud of how far our class has come in just over one year! Congrats to Maddie and Sadie on their amazing accomplishment!” added Rebecca Matthews, also 15, who co-stars with Gray.
Alex McCully, 15, who is featured in "Methods," commented: "It's still astounding that our films made it into this high-profile event. This is the first year Black Bear has accepted student films, and to be a part of that is absolutely fantastic."
The festival is to take place Oct. 14-16, just over the Milford bridge about a 45 minute drive from Newton.