Movies, Youtube videos, even watching your friends’ Snapchat stories, film has found its way into everyone’s daily life with everyone finding ways to enjoy the visual experiences that accompany the many forms of this art form.
Now BMHS is offering a way for those true advocates to spread their wings with their own Film club. With this club, kids who are interested in film and its many forms are now able to join and experiment with the many genres ranging from gory horror to cheesy romantic comedies.
Bushra Farook and Grace Deloe are the two girls in charge of this club. Bushra herself is a huge film lover and vastly enjoys her chance to help run this club for the students. They are both trying to tackle every aspect of being in front of the camera that they can. Whether it be filming, producing, or just plain old acting, they don’t want this club to be boring.
“Usually people like to judge it as we’re just gonna watch movies but no. That was what we did last year and people weren’t happy with that.” Says Bushra regarding what happened in the past with the club.
Watching films had quickly grown boring to those who joined as they wanted a more hands on experience. The ultimate goal for this group this year is to create two original films as a group to submit to the New Age Film Festival this upcoming spring.
The club is big on reaching the visual arts part the school is sorely lacking. There’s barely any support for the arts in general and the film portion is getting the short end of an already miniscule stick. Here Bushra believes that the film club will be a big help in helping those creative souls find an outlet to do what they’re passionate about. “That’s part of the reason why we wanted to branch out to actors in the school as well.” Bushra says. “This is more so being able to focus on both sides of the camera.”
While the club is only 2-3 years old and was originally meant for the CGS portion of BMHS, it has grown to the central school for all the students to enjoy. Currently it’s having issues finding a teacher to sponsor it, although film and media teacher Mr. Sgarlata is being considered and the two hope he can take the position. However, there’s a bright side. The previous club from last year had a mere ten people throughout the entire school year. This time around, it has tripled to thirty and that was just from the introductory meeting.
Things are looking up for this small club. They’ve started to promote themselves on both Instagram and Youtube by creating their own accounts that they plan to get going as soon as possible. Meanwhile they’re hoping for more people to come by and join their film family so that BMHS can have another element to its ever growing attributes.
Youtube Channel: BMHS Film