One year ago today, Fountain of Youth Productions was born.
It all started at the movie theater. Shay and I saw Mission Impossible 4. Afterwards, we talked about movie-making. Funny thing, we discovered that we were both interested in behind-the-scenes and learning about filmmaking. Shay and I already shared an interest in acting as we were in a drama class together. The more we talked about making movies, the more excited we got. Our imaginations went into overdrive.
“I always wanted to put together a group of kids to make a movie," I told Shay. "Wouldn't it be cool to have kids directing, filming, making costumes, doing make-up, acting? ”
That night Shay called me. “Why don’t we just do it?" she said. "Make our own movies.” And here we are one year later, preparing to shoot our first short film in February.
Then came our brainstorm name: Fountain of Youth Productions. And there it was. Our vision.
In between then and now we've been meeting like crazy. We designed our website, planned a kick-off event (see the pictures here), created our Facebook page, spread the word to email groups, wrote and revised three scripts (we chose the best one to film), held two open auditions, and cast our first project.
Looking forward to new experiences and milestones in our second, fun year of FYP 2013!