BHS film student wins honors from National Youngarts Foundation

Skala Leake, a junior in Ballard High School’s Digital Filmmaking Program, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in Cinematic Arts by the National YoungArts Foundation for her short film Comeback. The award was given in recognition of the “exceptional artistic achievement” evident in her work.  Honorable Mention is the second tier of honors awarded by YoungArts, above the Merit Award and second […]

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BHS film makers screen documentary about Loyal Heights Elementary expansion

Recent Ballard High graduate Jaya Flanary will be screening her documentary entitled “Mega School” on Wednesday, August 24, at 7 p.m. in the Ballard High School Auditorium (1418 NW 65th St). Flanary, along with Ballard High School student co-producers Sophie DeGreen and Ruby Anderson, created the 30 minute documentary to inform the community about the […]

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Ballard filmmaker to make documentary about Dutch Holocaust survivor

Documentary filmmaker and Ballard resident Elke Hautala is in the process of producing a short film about the unique story of a Dutch holocaust survivor. The film is being produced by Heartstone Studios, a production company that Hautala recently started with Michael Kleven. The story centers around the experiences of Dutch holocaust survivor Ernst Van Gelderen (pictured above in […]

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