Metuchen Students Have Work Accepted Into NYC Film Festival

METUCHEN — The Edgar School members of the Write Stuff Writers Workshop in Metuchen have had their 90-second film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery-winning THE GIVER accepted into the Second Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at Symphony Space in New York City on Dec. 2.

Students Julia Memory, Chloe Jaques, Alanna Redwood, Molly Babos, Ada Nelson and Sophie Falkenstein chose and adapted the book as a group project. Their video presentation was shot in the Edgar Woods and the Old Franklin Schoolhouse in Metuchen and starred each of them in multiple roles. The video is available for viewing on YouTube and will be screened at the festival celebration on Dec. 2 at world-famous art house Symphony Space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The girls are the students of Jana Siciliano, instructor of the Write Stuff program. They will now work on individual screenplay projects they plan to shoot as original short films to be presented at the Junebug Arts Festival in June 2013 in Metuchen.

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