The film, titled “Trapped” was a class project in instructor Curt Hersey’s narrative video production class and won in the college category. Produced by recent graduates Katie Keegan, David Reeves, Hannah Watwood and senior Brittany Page, the film depicts the story of two people trying to escape the life they have been given – to no avail. The script was written by Berry graduate Kat Higgins-Thomas and stars Holly Thomas, a Calhoun, senior theater major, and recent graduate Jon Gill.
“Lost Shoe Diaries,” a 30-minute film produced by Berry Middle School students, was also screened during the festival, but was not shown in its entirety because of time limit restrictions.
This is the first year the film festival has hosted a student film competition, which included categories for middle school, high school and college films. The National Creativity Society gave cash prizes of $250 to the winners in each category.
Berry College is an independent, coeducational college that is recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational experience. Located on a magnificent campus encompassing more than 26,000 acres near Rome, Ga., Berry challenges its student body, consisting of more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, to embrace a firsthand education that unites strong academic programs with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others.