Talented Theatre students receive grant for 24th annual movie project

This year marks the 24th year the Talented Theatre students at Amite and Sumner high schools have created movies that explore social issues through drama or comedy. Filming for the movies will start Saturday, October 1, and will continue on selected days through Tuesday, October 25. "The students develop the stories through screen treatment sessions," said Talented Theatre teacher Charley Vance. "The stories explore ideas or events that are important to them." Titles of this year's movies are Clue, Battle of the Classes and Stepsisters. The students will create three 20 to 30 minutes movies. The project is grant funded. Professional actors are hired for the adult roles and Louisiana musicians are contracted to create original music. Videography is done by Kirk Lee of Vivid Video and Garrett Crawford. There will be a World Premiere of the movies Thursday, February 2 in the Amite High Theatre. Shown are Sumner Talented Theatre students Bo Rhodus, Mary Mason, Gabby Lorio and Macy Chauvin. Second row: Emalee McCain, Tri'Dasia Dunn, Casie Quals of First Guaranty, Zola Billings and Emilee King. Third row: Kadyn Schenk, Izzie Jones, Janel Treadwell, Mariah Robertson, Brelynn Hughes and Kelci Solomon.