We won! Three straight for KU Media Design.Dan Stearns, Media Design Instructor Klamath Union
The 48/48 Film Festival is a film competition involving 4A, 5A and 6A schools from Klamath County and the Rogue Valley and sponsored by Southern Oregon
It is considered a state competition for media and design. Klamath Union continued the tradition of beating such schools as Medford, Crater, Ashland, and Phoenix. KU not only took first place but also second place.
The Bus Stop (1st place) was written, filmed and edited by freshman Annie Campbell and directed/written by Junior Jezzebelle Rowley. The film featured KU teacher Tonja Pick and starred her daughter Esme from Roosevelt Elementary. The feature also starred Kainan Cook (from Ponderosa) the younger brother of KU Senior Lysetta Cook. The film included Jan Leavitt from KU and KU Sophomore Nathan Getman. It was filmed in part at Conger Elementary so a big thanks went to Principal Julie Bainbridge.
Big thanks also went to the transportation (Eugene Griffith) department for the use of a school bus.
Detective Story (2nd place) was written and edited by Sophomore Logan Patzke. Logan goes to Henley but has been a part of Dan Stearns student summer film camp for several years now and competed as a part of KU this year. Senior Lysetta Cook co-starred in the production along with the KU librarian Susan Kramer. Logan was given technical support from Jezzebelle Rowley and Annie Campbell. Junior Alec Kramer filmed many of segments along with Annie and Jezzebelle. Other stars included Annie Campbell’s brother Nick (Eagle Ridge), Sutter Johnson (KU), and Shelby Huggins who played the murder victim.
As always, special thanks went to everyone at KCC and the Media Design department. All of Dan Stearns courses are dual college credit through KCC and they have been a big part of the program at KU.
The Klamath Union Media Design will be having their annual Premier Night where all of the films will be presented. The date and time for this event will be announced soon. Until then, if you seen one of these students or staff, give them a pat on the back.