Meet Karla, an alumna of Ghetto Film School and a freshman at the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory. Here she shares her story of how at age 17, she directed a film in the town of La Coruña, Spain in 5 days on a $100,000 budget, leading a crew made up of her classmates and Spanish locals.
This short is part of our "Meet Ghetto Film School" series. Hear from students, alumni and their parents on the importance GFS and filmmaking has had on their lives.
Each of these films was produced as part of the GFS Thesis Film Project. Beginning in January of each year, GFS Fellows each write a script and vote to select one of those scripts to be produced in a foreign location. Fellows pitch to each other for the position of director and remaining crew. All crew members are selected by the students.
GFS LA is Ghetto Film School's Los Angeles branch. These short films were created during GhettoFilm 101, a 10-week summer course where all GFS LA Fellows write and direct their very first short film with no dialogue.