Congratulations, young filmmakers! We are so proud of you and the amazing work you produced this week at the Roxy!
A CREATURE STALKS THE STREETS OF MISSOULA, FEEDING ON DOGS AND TERRORIZING THE COMMUNITY. THE MEDIA DENIES ITS EXISTENCE, DESPITE FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS FROM LOCAL ATTACK SURVIVORS. A WILDLIFE DOCUMENTARY TEAM IS DETERMINED TO CAPTURE FOOTAGE OF THE CREATURE, CANUS SPILOGASTOR AMERICANUS, WHICH ONLY COMES OUT OF HIBERNATION ONCE EVERY 30 YEARS. CAN THEY FIND THEIR SUBJECT BEFORE HYSTERIA SWEEPS AN ILL-INFORMED COMMUNITY, AND A (PERHAPS) CRITICAL SPECIES IS HUNTED INTO EXTINCTION?
For all who are out of the loop:
This summer, Montana Film Academy put into practice the art of making a MINI MONSTER MOCKUMENTARY. During the week, students devised, created, filmed and edited together short films with award-winning Documentarian Eddie Roqueta (Silencing the Thunder), special FX makeup artist Joe Sullivan, and local Missoula actors Lily Gladstone, Dan Molloy and Jeremy Sher.
20 kids, from ages 9-17, spent the week viewing and creating documentaries. With professional mentors, they put into practice the art of creating a short film. From pre to post-production, students created this entirely original film documenting (or, rather, mockumenting) a fantastical monster of their own creation: CANUS AMERIGASTOR, or, commonly know as THE MISSOULA GASTER. Part wolf, part eagle, part bear, and part mountain goat, “Canus Amerigastor” became the subject of two final mockumentaries. To set the tone of an evening newcast, other groups produced a news segment, interviews with eyewitnesses, and commercial breaks.
THE MISSOULA GASTER – LANDON HEATON
Canus Amerigastor – Max Firehammer
Pre-Show, Newcast, and Commercial Breaks – All Campers!
Origami Stop Motion Music Video – Maddie Whitright and Larae Ellenwood
Campers, we couldn’t be more proud or impressed! Keep it up, we’ll see you at another camp!