Youth FX Crew Works On Local Indie Film

 (l to r) Madison Harrison (writer) and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte (writer/director) former students of Bhawin Suchak's film program at The Free School which would become the Youth FX program.

(l to r) Madison Harrison (writer) and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte (writer/director) former students of Bhawin Suchak's film program at The Free School which would become the Youth FX program.

Exciting week for some of our Youth FX crew who for the past week have been on the set of As You Are, a indie feature film directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and co-written by Madison Harrison. Both of them made some of their first movies when they were in junior high as part of a film program taught by YFX program director Bhawin Suchak at The Free School.

As You Are is an exploration of youth identity before and after a tragic incident involving three friends. Set in Albany, NY in the early 1990's, the film stars some major up and coming actors: Owen Campbell (BOARDWALK EMPIRE), Amandla Stenberg (HUNGER GAMES, MR. ROBINSON) and Charlie Heaton (of the forthcoming Netflix series STRANGER THINGS and 2016 Luc Besson film SHUT IN) and Mary Stuart Masterson (from “The Postman,” “Benny & Joon”)

 (from l to r) The lead actors in As You Are: Charlie Heaton, Owen Campbell & Amandla Stenberg

(from l to r) The lead actors in As You Are: Charlie Heaton, Owen Campbell & Amandla Stenberg

Two of our Youth FX crew, Darian Henry and Michael Mejia, have been hired to work on set as production assistants, and others are shooting behind the scenes video, taking photos, assisting with wardrobe and playing some key extras in the film. One of our actors, Majestic Tillman, will also have a small role in the film.

The film has been on location at Albany High School, the former Bishop Maginn High School, Red Hook and at an incredible quarry. There has been an incredible amount of learning going on, and we're so hyped to be on a set of this scale and working with some incredibly talented people from the cinematography team to the style and wardrobe team.