‘Monster Girl’ Wins Elementary Category Honor in Serling Film Fest
Colleen McGuinness | Artist Bio
I am 9 years old and in 4th grade in Union-Endicott. I have been in 5 shows at the Endicott Performing Arts Center and got to go to New York City this year to see Broadway shows. I play the piano in the movie. I also like playing old rock-n-roll on my recorder and this year I’m learning to play the stand-up bass.
What is your film about? Can you summarize in a few sentences?
It’s about a girl that scares her parents and then marries a boy named Joe.
How did you come up with the idea for your film?
My family went to Disney World, and I liked The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride, so I watched some Twilight Zone videos and came up with the idea.
Can you talk about your approach to the story and the technical elements you used?
It could only be 3 minutes long for our school’s contest, and I had to do all the writing, filming, and computer work to make it a movie. So I wrote down my scenes and then filmed them around my house using a tripod. Then I used iMovie to make the movie. I also figured out how to record my music and play it over scenes and re-record the audio to make changes.
Thank you for sharing your film with WSKG! How did you hear about the Festival?
I heard about the festival from my dad who saw a sign when he was at Tiger Ventures and told me about it.
Which part of this filmmaking experience did you enjoy most?
I enjoyed when we filmed it. It was fun to have my mom and dad be the actors so I could tell them what to do.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I can’t wait to see all the films and meet the people that filmed them.
The 2017 Rod Serling Film Festival will be held at the Art Mission and Theater on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3pm, in partnership with Binghamton Film Weekend.