After the premieres on Sunday, Tuesday, and the Red Carpet Night on Friday; the Film Festival was over. All the movies had been shown to those who had paid to see them, all the crews were (or at least should have been) proud of the accomplishments of everyone. Personally, I was very impressed with our nomination for Best Director as well as the unbelievable support from everyone who watched our movie.
But I must correct myself: I said the FIlm Festival was over, but I lied. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the idea of next year’s scripts, characters, and directions if you’re an underclassman, but this is my last hurrah. My first and last movie for the Walpole High School. However, I still do not think Film is done. I’ve met so many incredible people inside and outside of the Film classroom, before, during, and after school. Some of these people were my best friends, and some of them have just gained this status.
(Marc is still trying)
There’s a few clubs (few and far between) that have the kind of effect that film does. It’s not just about making movies (or making excuses), it’s about learning about life. How to make friends, how to step out of your comfort zone, how to work hard, and most importantly, how to have fun. It may be Film, and we may make a movie, but at the end of the day, I don’t give a damn about how great or well-received my movie was. I care about the amazing memories that I made with unforgettable people. Next year, I hope to take the Brown Film Festival by storm with Ashley and bring Walpole to Ivy League Movies.
That’s a f****** wrap.
Matt “Cuss-Mouth” Brownsword.