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Art Animates Life's
Young Filmmaker Series Spring 2017 Workshop/Class


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filmmaking and acting workshops!


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Art Animates Life is a federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded by
artists and others looking for ways to generate revenue for needy So Cal charities.

AAL's theatrical offshoot, North County Players, produces quality live theater events with ticket prices accessible to nearly everyone. One-hundred percent of ticket sales goes to San Diego nonprofits. Art Animates Life members do not accept monetary compensation for their time and talent.

AAL's filmmaking offshoot, Art Animates Life Films, is a multiple award-winning independent studio. Works created by current and past members include Hooked (San Diego Children's Film Festival), Boy on the Moon (iVIE first place, Fallbrook Film Festival featured selection), Sins of the Father (iVIE first place, VCTV Film of the Year), Mystery High (iVIE, VCTV Storyteller of the Year, Fallbrook Film Festival featured selection), and the stage-to-movie production Auditioning Truths and Lies. It's newest production, Sky Takes a Bite Out of Crime, will begin filming March 2017 as part of AAL's Young Filmmaker Series.

Over its ten-year history, thousands of So Cal residents have attended Art Animates Life events and productions. Tens-of-thousands of dollars have been raised for San Diego area disaster relief, arts nonprofits, a municipal gallery, veterans' relief funds, a community outreach center, an historical society, and several struggling community theaters.

If you like what we're doing, please consider making a tax-deductible
donation by clicking the DONATE button at the top of this page.

More info about North County Players HERE
Learn more about Art Animates Life's Young Filmmaker Series HERE
Send us an email HERE

 

Art Animates Life benefits the greater community in a number of important ways:

►We offer financial support for essential Southern California charities. Every one of our productions has generated revenue for our beneficiary while also increasing their public profiles.

► We provide excellent live theater at greatly reduced ticket prices─thanks in large measure to generous grants, private donations, and corporate sponsorship from Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, Chipotle, Noodles & Company, and others.

Art Animates Life serves as a creative crucible, putting 'newbies' side-by-side with accomplished professionals in real world performance environments. Art Animates Life never charges a 'pay-to-play' fee of any kind, greatly benefiting younger and senior actors who wish to explore their craft but are often of limited means.

► We produce shows and events that are not only entertaining, but educative and historically significant.

Art Animates Life owns its own lights, sets, props, costumes, sound, cameras, video projection, and more. As a result we are able to stage productions at venues not otherwise purposed to do so─for example, a municipal gallery, an arts center in an industrial warehouse, a 100-year-old restored theater, etc.).

► In addition to theatrical productions, Art Animates Life also produces other SoCal events including local pageants, student performances, and provide mentoring at no cost whatsoever

Art Animates Life is also a complete movie production studio (Art Animates Life Films). We own our own cameras, lenses, lighting, and editing suite. Films have offered valuable insights into the world of handicapped artists, the angst of teenage alienation, the struggles within dysfunctional families, introductions to new community organizations, and more. Works created through Art Animates Life Films' Young Filmmaker Series have been named featured selections at So Cal film festivals, taken top honors at the Children's International Film Festival, and twice placed first at the San Diego iVIE awards.

We're always looking for writers and directors who have powerful personal visions but currently lack the means to make them a reality. Get in touch with us!

Comments from past partners:

"We have loved working with [Art Animates Life] at every step of production and
seeing the community respond so enthusiastically by selling out performances
far beyond anticipated capacity. We could have added several more!"
-TANIS BROWN, BOARD PRESIDENT, SAN MARCOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

"A fantastically talented group of professionals who really care about the community!
We love Art Animates Life!"
-ELENA LAI ETCHEVERRY, FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHARITY WINGS

"Real pros. They work hard to make their productions something special."
-KRIS MCCARRICK, FORMER PRESIDENT VCCT

"They came in and setup up a complete theater sets, props, lights, sound system...
EVERYTHING. But the amazing thing is that they broke it all down and
removed it in about an hour. We couldn't believe it."
-LYLE McCONNEHY, MUNICIPAL PROJECT MANAGER

"Everyone loves working in Art Animates Life shows. They manage to strike
the balance between being fun and completely professional."
-GWYN EVERT, PRODUCER, PATIO PLAYHOUSE

"Their productions are always excellent. Audiences love them!"
-BILL KVITLI, 2009 SAN DIEGO COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

"A fun, reliable, and utterly competent group of individuals."
-SHERRIE COLBOURNE, PAST PRESIDENT, POWPAC

"Thanks so much for all your hard work to put on All the Time in the World at the
Municipal Gallery. Please thank your cast and crew. You are most creative!"
-JAN BOURGEOIS, PAST BOARD MEMBER, ESCONDIDO ARTS PARTNERSHIP

"We are very pleased and honored to have been able to work with such a dedicated,
compassionate group of professionals. We had to pinch ourselves that we weren't dreaming!"
-KAREN WILLIAMS, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, PARK AVE. CENTER

"An utterly reliable group to work with. If they say they're going to do something, count on it!"
-MARK WEIBLEMAN

"Our foundation has been honored to have provided grants to help
produce this excellent organization's productions."
-KELLY CREWS, FOUNDER, H.O.M.E. FOUNDATION

A few past shows and events:


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