Ballard filmmaker releases “tween” documentary


Last June, My Ballard featured a post about local filmmaker and Loyal Heights Elementary parent Terence Brown who was producing a documentary featuring the story of local “tweens”.

Brown has emailed in to report that the documentary, entitled Before, recently had its online premier.

Before delves into the challenges that students face during the transition between elementary and middle school. Brown interviewed about 60 5th graders from Loyal Heights Elementary’s 2014 class to gain their insights and perspectives on this particular time in their lives.

“My goal was to explore and even celebrate this awkward and thankfully fleeting phase of life,” says Brown.

Now that the final video is complete, it is live on a website that Brown and his team have created called The team have created an interactive site where people from all over the world can contribute content and stories about their tween years.

“The documentary is meant to start of conversation more than make a statement. will be a place to collect these stories and content so that experiences of tweens around the world can be heard,” says Brown.

Click here to view the film for free.

Still from film courtesy of Terence Brown.


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