BILLINGS-They’ve done it again. Billings Central’s film classes have created another film.
From script and scene writing to filming and editing, they do it entirely on their own.
“The film we made is called Impromptu, it’s an original script, written by the students and myself,” Central High film teacher Shane Fairbanks said.
“It’s about second chances, so the main character gets in a car crash, and he loses his memory of his previous life but rediscovers his old friends and how to change how he wants to be and become a better person,” Impromptu actress Faith Erramouspe said.
Themes of growing up, loss, fear, regrets, and fresh starts are something most anyone can understand.
“Everyone can relate to it in some way and there’s music, there’s visual, there’s art to it, there’s animation sometimes,” Fairbanks said, “And in our class we’ve got a little mix of all of that, I’ve got musicians that want to record cello for original music for our film, and then we’ve got artists who worked on posters, and I think everybody found a job to do on this film,”.
The film involves fake blood and a real hospital. In addition to getting clearance to film in the hospital, they learned just how much work goes into creating something like this.
“I think by the time we’re done, and everything is put together and edited and on screen, people, not only students but our audience will be impressed with the level of professionalism, I mean we really made a movie,” Fairbanks said.
Months of work, finally coming together, to be shared: The journey has taught many students what they’re capable of.
“It’s exciting, we’ve put a lot of hours into this, and that was just for filming, and then we put a lot of hours into writing it, with the notes and then casting and everything,” Erramouspe said, “So seeing it all come together in a premiere at the art house, with everyone watching is going to be the coolest experience I think I‘ll have in my high school career,”.
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