Promotional Poster (2016)
The Broadcasting students of Mr. Rodriguez's middle school class collaborated to produce a documentary highlighting an average day in the life of a Broadcasting magnet student. The film, in all of its elegant simplicity, captured the beautifully collaborative atmosphere in Room 5209.
The Broadcasting Games (2016)
Inspired by the award-winning series of The Hunger Games, this short film caricatures the stressful, deadline-ridden nature of the Broadcasting magnet. The middle-school students impressively showcased their technical camera skills in handling this simple, action satire.
Luck of the Draw (2016)
This concise morality tale centers on a lottery winner who splurges his riches. The film was beautifully shot and handled by its team. In the course of eight minutes, we are allowed to analyze the comedic (and surprisingly tragic) rise and fall of a personality consumed by excess and greed.
After 12 (2016)...look closely
The high school students dabbled in the horror genre and impressively played with atmosphere and camera angles to create a truly spine-tingling short film that left many audience members cowering in their seats.
Room 5209 has a variety of talents. Some students specialize in the intricate art of animation. Student Nikki Rivero single-handedly tackled this animated short about teenagers who are lost in the woods and need to consult their inner wild to find their way back home. Animals tackles some very interesting existential questions, and Nikki does a phenomenal job transporting us to this monochromatic, entrancing world.
Out of Tine (2016)
A very ambitious feat, Out of Tine was the pun-ridden sequel to the acclaimed Tine to Dine, which was featured in the previous year's film festival. This tine (time) around, the high school Broadcasting students involved in breathing life into this project worked very diligently to produce a stop-motion film with more characters, more effects, and more interlocking story arcs. Not only was the film very well-written, but the student filmmakers understood the concept of comedic timing and the significance of appropriate pacing.