ATV students premiere “All Right” film

ATV students premiere All Right film

Lynn Lee, staff writer

The 25-minute film, All Right, produced by ten South alumni and six seniors from the Advanced Television and Film (ATV) class, premiered on Nov. 26 for free admission at Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge, senior Sonali Lulla, casting director, said.

Many of the ATV students felt disappointed to let the school year end, so to commemorate last year’s ATV program, Noah Collins, 2022 South alum and director of the shoot, decided to create All Right as a final summer project, 2022 South alum Michael Cunningham said.   

The purpose of the production process was to enjoy a final project after the successful bonding all ATV students felt while filming and producing Free Time, a short film done earlier in the year, Lulla said.

“It was really fun to work with all my friends again before they go to college,” Lulla said. 

All Right is composed of three main characters, specifically revolving around Mark, played by Will Kasher, a 2022 alum and producer. Mark is a man who lives strictly based on his morals and has a routine he follows every day. When that peace is challenged, Mark is forced to make a decision that might not align with his morals, Lulla said. 

If anyone would like to view the film, it will be available on Youtube sometime after the premiere, Lulla said.

The film is a drama, so the intention is for viewers to feel the conflict and stress the character is going through, Lulla said. Conveying the pain of conflict is a key factor that was considered while shooting. Lulla said she used her experience in filmmaking and producing to benefit the film. 

“Whether it’s good or bad, the main goal for any movie is to get the audience to feel something,” Lulla said. 

There were several conflicts along the way such as budgeting issues, who to hire for the roles, and finding locations to shoot the scenes, Lulla said. However, the cast is thankful for all the help they received from people such as the $6,000 raised on GoFundMe, The Morning Glory Flower Shop in Glenview that allowed the crew to film there, and the actors who volunteered.

“I think the goal of the [film] is to show what work we’ve been able to do, and to celebrate the community that has supported us all, spiritually, verbally, [and] financially, Cunningham said, The goal [was] to show people what a bunch of passionate kids from Glenview can do with a dream.”