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Second Annual Brea Film Festival

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Jason Perez teaches photography at Brea Olinda High School and Mount San Antonio College.  Last year he produced the Inaugural Brea Film Festival. His objective was to showcase his students work while helping them gain an understanding of production/team work.  Jason said, “I was amazed at the turnout of 200 people, given I promoted it just one week prior to the event!”

This year he has gained more support from the BOHS Departments of Art, Graphics, and Food.  With their help, there will be trophies, posters, t-shirts, brochures, logos and food for the event scheduled on Friday June 1, at 6:00 p.m. at BOHS Performing Arts Center.  In addition, he has enlisted four top-notch judges for 27 movie entries, forming teams of two to six students per film.  Jason tapped into his movie industry connections in selecting judges such as Roger Camp, retired photography instructor at Golden West College, who's known for his famous Huntington Beach photos in the 70’s and his books namely, “Butterflies in Flight” published in 2002, which was featured on the Today Show and ultimately made the New York Times' best seller list.  Also judging is Jeffrey Jones, photographer on America’s Top Model, David Barney, former disc jockey and voiceover artist known in the Hollywood area, and Brea Olinda High School English Teacher/Film Studies Mrs. Batchelor, receiving her master’s degree in film studies at Chapman University.

Due to health issues, Jason considered cancelling this year’s event, but felt strongly in continuing the festival as Orange County does not have a film festival focusing on K-12, whereas the 13th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival attracts university-level film makers. He would like to get more kids interested in film making.  Jason says, “Even if the students are not interested in making movies, learning the overall production process of how to put a package together well is so important in life.”

Already in mind are Jason’s next Brea film festival goals: Sponsorship within the industry and countywide, and invite colleges such as Chapman University and Orange Coast College.  We think he’s on a roll and will experience great success!

 

         
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