On Sunday, December 11 the Summer Kids Camp students had their movie premier of Fearless at Playhouse NW Acting School. It was screened by a full house of friends, families, cast, and crew members. The stars of the movie walked the red carpet in stylish attire. The night included appetizers, drinks, the movie, and a Q&A session with the cast and crew. The movie was so popular that within minutes CDs were sold out. Additional CDs are being ordered just in time for Christmas.
Fearless was shot in August during the hottest days of the year. Lisa Skvarla, producer/director of the film, said:
It was particularly challenging because we had 16 kids, special effects, stunts, messy props, multiple locations, a car scene, and a large spider as a cast member. The week of movie camp included auditions, casting, table reads and rehearsals. The actual filming took place in a day and a half. So we were moving rather quickly and the kids got a good dose of how non-glamorous filmmaking can be. Kudos to all the kids for being such troopers and professionals.”
Camera work and postproduction editing was done by Kathryn Skvarla. She is a recent film and TV graduate from Central Washington University. “It was really cool to work with my daughter on a production,” Lisa said. “She does such a great job and she is very much part of the reason this camp is so successful. She is highly creative and meticulous in her work. I am very blessed to have her on my team.”
What’s next for Playhouse NW? There are plans to submit our movies into kids’ film festivals, and Lisa is highly confident they would do really well. The kids’ acting is stellar in both this year’s and last year’s films. The Fearless storyline is entertaining and the postproduction is on a professional level. We are very excited about what we offer and how well received our films have been. Thank you to all the parents for sharing their talented kids with us. It’s been fun!