From the Burlington Patch
Nov 3, 2016 at 6:30pm (Free Event)
Brio Integrated Theatre, a small arts nonprofit located in Winchester, MA is leading the production of a movie entitled “The Portal”; a film written by two students Nick Stavre from the LABBB Collaborative at Burlington High School and Alex Sturm from Winchester High School. The first part of the film was made possible through a CHNA 15 grant which funded a program entitled “Lights, camera, Action!” a yearlong series of improvisational workshops that introduced students with special needs from Burlington High School LABBB to filmmaking, idea development, screenwriting, editing, and cinematography. In order to complete the film a Kickstarter campaign was launched and was successful in raising the needed funds to finish the production.
The Portal is a heart-warming comedy/fantasy film about friendship and accepting the differences in ourselves and others. This project includes 75 participants from Burlington, Winchester and Woburn (film crew, costume design, props, editing, writing, music, research) The film features 21 actors with special needs from the LABBB Collaborative at Burlington High School and interns from Winchester High School and from NUPATH in Woburn. The film also includes technical support from local cable access stations BCAT In Burlington and WINCAM in Winchester, MA.
We are so proud of our writers, actors and all the support that made this movie possible. It has been an exciting fourteen months and we are anticipating great things! When we succeed in completing a project such as “The Portal”, we know we are achieving Brio’s mission of inclusion of people of all ages and abilities in the arts.