2005-05-19 / Schools

Viewpoint film class project wins at Method Fest

Viewpoint School in Calabasas has announced that "Locker Space," the film project for its Upper School’s Film IV class, recently earned two awards at Method Fest, a film festival that celebrates breakout acting in independent films.

As part of the festival’s Youth Film Program, which provides an outlet for young filmmakers, writers and actors, Method Fest screened 10 short films created by middle and high school students, including five of Viewpoint’s films. At an award ceremony several weeks ago at Calabasas Inn, "Locker Space" received Best Ensemble Acting in a youth film and Best Screenplay for a youth film. Several of the student filmmakers accepted the award and credited their success to the Viewpoint arts program and their Film IV teacher, Adam Coleite of Los Angeles.

The filmmakers for "Locker Space" included seniors Brian Tannenbaum of Agoura Hills, Philip Guidon of Westlake Village and Brent Davis and David Sheftell, both of Calabasas.

The film’s cast included senior Kourtney Carlberg of Oak Park and juniors D.J. Potts of Calabasas, Harry Kipner of Topanga and Samir Mehrotra of Thousand Oaks.

"Locker Space" was screened at Viewpoint last Friday in the school’s Rasmussen Family Pavilion.

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