The Portal Movie

Brio Integrated Theatre 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 film was made possible through a CHNA 15 grant which funded “Lights, camera, Action!” a year-long series of improvisational workshops that introduced students with special needs from Burlington High School LABBB to filmmaking, idea development, screenwriting, editing, and cinematography.

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 and from NUPATH in Woburn  The film also includes technical support from local cable access stations BCAT  and WinCAM.

The film will be debuted on June 7th at the Fogelberg Performing Arts center at Burlington High School  at 7:00 PM.

Brio Productions presents:
Film by Margo Attaya
Directed by Sahar Ahmed & Margo Attaya
Based on the screenplay Nick Stavre and Alexandra Sturm
Starring students from LABBB Collaborative

Brio Integrated Theatre organizes a wide range of arts programs that provide comprehensive support to people of all different ages and abilities. This project has taught participants critical communication skills, promoted long-lasting friendships., and created a supportive, highly rewarding environment for all involved.

The Portal

The Portal is a short fantasy film that is an exciting venture between Brio Integrated Theatre and the LABBB Collaborative at Burlington High School. Brio Integrated Theatre is a nonprofit with a mission of providing accessible arts programs to people of all ages and abilities. In 2014, Brio and the Burlington High LABBB students created a live variety show called Spectacularis; a live production that was created and performed by the students themselves. The event was a big hit! The following year, the students contacted Brio and wanted to create an original movie. Brio Integrated Theatre believed this is achievable.Through a series of workshops which were started in September of 2015 and a seed grant of $6000 from CHNA15, the project went underway. The movie is premiering at the Fogelberg Arts Center at Burlington High School on June 7th, 2016.
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The Portal07/18/2017 at 12:16am
Hello #ThePortal fans! The Microsoft store at the Burlington Mall will be showing the movie on August 4th. Stay tuned for the invitation!
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The Portal07/12/2017 at 12:10am
and....the young men involved in "The making of #ThePortal and The music video "Perfect" Shawn Donaldson Macannuco Laurie Barrett
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The Portal07/12/2017 at 12:07am
these young ladies are working on the music video for #ThePortal....our goal is to finish this in the fall.....stay tuned! Leila Ladd Rebecca Ellowitz
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The Portal05/30/2017 at 2:09pm
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The Portal05/29/2017 at 8:42am
Here you go guys! Your first nomination in a film festival.....Bravo!