Congratulations to Torin W.’26 and Lila Z. ‘26 who completed a full year of “The Filmmaking Lab Series” at Azure Stages in Scarsdale. This program immerses students in cinematic exploration, teaching the filmmaking process and providing creative opportunities to collaborate with industry professionals. Participants are mentored by award-winning teaching artists and enjoy the opportunity to work with experienced directors.
Torin and Lila committed four hours one Saturday a month from October to May to produce their project. Click here to enjoy Torin and Lila’s film, "Layers of Estrangement.”
This film was produced as a project of the Matthew S. Hisiger Film Foundation. When Byram Hills High School sophomore Matthew Hisiger died in a car accident in February 1999, he left behind a community inspired by his passions. Intent on pursuing his dream of screenwriting, directing, and filmmaking, Matt had already been accepted to the New York Film Academy for that summer. To carry on Matt’s legacy, his family, supported by his teachers, his friends and his community, formed the Matthew S. Hisiger Film Foundation.
The mission of MSHFF is "to provide high school students with the resources, information, creative inspiration and financial support to learn about the film industry."
To learn more about MSHFF, go to www.mshff.org