A broken promise takes a seventeen year-old boy down a suicidal path of self-destruction. A film shot by teens in Katy,TX
What if your child played football and practiced everyday only to learn they could not play in any games? What about a scholarship? Their future? The same thing happens in the performing arts. No way to showcase their abilities. We hope to change that.
If you were a student or you are still a student, we need all the help we can get. And you get something back. You've shown that you believe in the students.
This is a student made film. It has been a long hall and we only need to go a little more. Please help. We were told students couldn't make a feature length film but we have. Show them that it can be done. Make sure you tell all your friends and show everyone that high school students are capable of making a professional film.
The Making of Live For Today
Live For Today is a teen coming of age the deals with current issues of bullying and suicide. A broken promise takes a young boy down a suicidal path of self-destruction that we see so many times in society today. With overwhelming family tragedy a young teen must face his demons and thoughts of suicide. And we see the bully, although a flawed person, who is human none the less, with feeling like anyone else. This is a story about losing faith and regaining it. A story about love and hope, showing there is always hope. We must all stand and face our problems and this is what the story deals with. Without faith there is no hope and without hope there is no tomorrow. With faith anything is possible.
An Independent Student Film
Katy Teens in Films
Professionals told us it was impossible. Many said such a feat could not yet be accomplished and to wait until we were ready. They all said teenagers simply could not make a movie.
K-T Films and Vague Studios
filmed the movie with one camera; a camera that cost a little more than two
thousand dollars. Ricardo Casco, a local
seventeen-year-old student, filmed the movie with such a camera. The editing, thus far, has been done by Jacob
Berardi, a twenty- two years old, who has been
making films with friends since he was young, went to school for filmmaking,
and wanted to work on small independent films that
had a truly great story behind it.
All of this was put together on simple at home computers. The antagonist of our story is a quarterback,
Miguel Mora, who is only fourteen years old.
The talent is amazing, as some of the students have written and will
sing original songs for the movie. The students did the film without pay and
devoted long hours to the volunteer efforts of putting together a feature
length film. From the start of making this
film and even till now, the one common thread our cast and crew have is heart.
Regardless of how many Hollywood representatives expressed to me time and time again that locals in the town of Katy alongside students would not be able to pull off a task of such great measures, I continued to follow my gut instinct that where there is a will, there is a way. If you give someone an opportunity to shine, the result is often times captivating.
One thing gave me an advantage over the professional types stemming from Hollywood. I had no idea what I was doing. Movie making was completely new to me and I embarked on the adventure as a new born.
We initially had money in place, but it fell through. I scrounged in everyway possible to get things done, but eventually, it became seemingly impossible. Despite these draw backs, our crew did it anyway. Our number three actress quit the day before we started shooting. The number two, three, and four male actors changed just a few days before we began filming as well.
They say no movie will be successful if you have more than one director. We have had five.
As I said, give someone opportunity and wait for the captivation. Without the drive and determination of our lead actress, Kristin McKenzie, this movie would never have been accomplished.
The Katy students, each and every one of them, filmed with heart, desire, and determination. They made the impossible, possible; they made a movie.
The movie is a coming of age story about tragedy, losing faith, and regaining that faith. It deals with bullies, suicide, and showing that suicide is not the solution; there is always hope. It will be a movie that anyone from eight to eighty will be able to watch and enjoy.
I would like to give a very special and heart-felt thanks to Faith West Academy and Gary Kerr, who not only had faith in our project, but was willing to go above and beyond to accommodate our needs. This could not have been done without their tremendous help.
Help us prove that students can not only make a professional movie just as good as those coming out of Hollywood, but also that a small town can make a huge impact on the social media.
I, among many others, am incredibly proud of the Kids from Katy, and I thank God for all He let us accomplish.
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