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 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.