After great success with their first movie showing, “Jo Davidsmeyer Unleashed,” new club American Film Society (AFS) will be putting together a film festival to raise money for the Class of 2018, the Class of 2017, and the club itself.
AFS is a brand new club founded earlier this year that meets at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in Portable 13. They produce videos to raise funds to ultimately donate to charity. “The production of student films can be a fun and engaging activity. I plan to create an environment at AFS where students can learn to make films, publish them, and then use them as fundraisers to raise money for a good cause, such as the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If anyone in high school, would like to join please feel free talk to me and come to our next meeting,” said sophomore Josh Wolff, founder of AFS.
The most unique aspects of the movies they create are the inside jokes only Pine View students can appreciate. “I love how AFS is its own little community, and how we’re all one big family”, said sophomore Matthew Overbeck.
Earlier this year, AFS produced and showed “Jo Davidsmeyer Unleashed,” a humorous movie detailing computer teacher Jo Davidsmeyer’s secret title as undercover dictator of Pine View. The profit from ticket sales went to the Class of 2017.
The AFS Film Festival will feature the sequel of “Jo Davidsmeyer Unleashed,” “Jo Davidsmeyer Uncensored,” along with other short films. The festival will take place in the auditorium from 2:00-3:30 on April 9. “I am very optimistic about the Pine View Film Festival. We will raise money for charitable causes and classes, engage students in local film production, introduce new students to AFS, while simultaneously creating a united element of culture at Pine View. I hope that the Festival will be the first of many to come,” said Wolff.