Seven stunning films created by hospitalized children were screened to an enthusiastic and admiring audience at the BayKids Studio 2014 Film Premier. Alumni stars and event emcees Lara, Brittney and Kenna won over the crowd with their charm and spunk as they introduced the filmmakers and their films. It was a powerful, inspiring, and heartwarming afternoon. Negash, the proud father of one of the filmmakers captured the spirit of the event when he said, “When there is hope for the future, there is power in the present.”
The conversation on the way home was outstanding! We couldn’t stop talking about everything we learned and got to see.
- BayKids filmmaker parent
On March 9th, we launched our new mentoring program, BayKids in Motion, to help our young stars continue to learn, be inspired, and express themselves creatively beyond the hospital.
Held at LucasFilm, the exciting day featured story artist Rej Bourdage and animator Kevin O’Hara, two industry superstars who have worked on dozens of cool animated movies with most of the big studios. They inspired fifty enthusiastic BayKids participants as they talked about story, storyboarding, and animation.
Thank you to Rej and Kevin for creating a memorable afternoon with their big hearts and passion for making movies.