Thursday, May 9, 2013
DCS is rooted in South Philadelphia and enables children, youth and families to realize their fullest potential and achieve self-sufficiency in safe neighborhoods.
Perhaps one of these fresh faces will be the future of Philly Filmmaking and Hollywood!
Cast and crew (consisting of I.P.S. staff and students) of the short romantic film Switch Up. (*left to right* Annalee Pratt [Actress], Tamir Washington [Associate Producer], Kareem Moore [Writer/Actor], Miguel Solis [Pre-Production], Jabrea Burton [Director], Gilbert Moore [Sound], Jihad Scott [Actor], Latrell Jackson [Producer], Andrea Duren [Actress]
By Christopher “Flood the Drummer”® Norris
In its official premiere, "Switch Up," produced and supported by a diverse group of teenagers in Diversified Community Services' Intensive Prevention Program, delivered quick laughs to a packed room of staff, students and supportive community members last Thursday at Stephen Girard School, 18 & Snyder St. With a run time of approximately three minutes,"Switch Up" chronicles two male friends living in Chicago who takes a trip back home to L.A to reconnect with two ex-girlfriends. During the visit however the former couples don't rekindle their love; instead they form new relationships with old acquaintances. After the premiere the Producer, Director and actors were on hand for a panel discussion. The students discussed what new skills they learned while making the film and also commented on the creative process. The entire teenage cast also received awards and trophies for their efforts. In February of 2013, Diversified Community Services won "Viewers Choice Awards" at the first ever Philly DoGooder Awards.
Other Tinsel & Tine Posts by Christopher"Flood the Drummer" Norris - 42, Pain & Gain, Philly Latin American Film Fest coverageSource: TBO Inc®
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