Students of the Entertainment Technology video program recently visited Jackson Liberty High School to compete in the 2014 New Jersey High School Film Challenge. Three Howell High School teams created films inspired by uniform prompts given to all participating high schools. Each team had only five days to write and edit their films. Despite stiff competition from over 40 schools, all three Howell Rebel productions were selected for awards in each available category. For their hard work, Peter McGarry, Ashley Priessnitz, and Taylor Wilson took home Best Screenplay. Michael Mann, Michael Manzon, Matthew Cohen, and McLaine White were victorious in the Best Performance category for a short film on mimes. Ashley Dubbs, Alina Zimmerman, Andrew Cavallaro, and Matthew McCammon took home Best Visual Effects for their time-stopping dystopian thriller.
Mr. Scott Napolitano commends all of the participants for their creativity and dedication to the challenge. Howell High School earned the most awards of all competing high schools during this year’s competition.