Student/Alumni Stories

Claire Offenberger ('16) was the grand prize winner of the CTIA Wireless Foundation "Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses" teen digital short video contest. She was awarded $5,000 for her work highlighting the dangers of distracted driving. Check out the LA Times article and video here!

The following students won awards at the 2015 SoCal Student Film Festival:

Achievement in Production Design
Patrick Verdeja and Bridger Hart - Wolf

Achievement in Cinematography
Patrick Verdeja - Wolf 

Achievement in Acting
Adrian Delcan (‘18) - Wolf 

Best Commercial
Soorim Lee ('17) and Erika Kroll (‘17) - Uncap What’s Inside

The following students and alumni won merit awards in cinematic arts for their YoungArts submissions:

Patrick Verdeja and Bridger Hart - Wolf
Nikki Houston (‘16) - Scrapyard Joe
Lorraine Shaller (’15) - Starlight

Dylan Shepherd (‘18) appeared in episode three of the sixth season of New Girl, which premiered in 2016.

Ryan Jachetta (‘19) earned his first camera and electrical department IMDB credit while working on a film project in Los Angeles.

Sara Martin (’11) was selected for a post production internship at DreamWorks while earning her bachelor’s degree in film at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Gillian Annis (’15) won the grand prize and $5,000 in the "Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses" teen PSA contest sponsored by the Wireless Foundation and By Kids For Kids, Co..