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Film School Africa Exclusive Clip Follows Filmmaker Katie Taylor Bonding with Students

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Film School Africa Exclusive Clip Follows Filmmaker Katie Taylor Bonding with Students

A still from director Nathan Pfaff’s documentary, ‘Film School Africa.’

What would inspire someone who has a quickly growing career in the film industry in Hollywood to give up everything to move to Africa? The power to create an environment that allows students learn the true impact of storytelling was a lucrative enough reason for casting director Katie Taylor.

The casting director understood the importance of leaving her lucrative career in Los Angeles behind in order to instead teach filmmaking to youth in an impoverished community in South Africa. Her battle to overturn an environment that was resistant towards art and film is showcased in the upcoming documentary, ‘Film School Africa.’

In honor of Global Digital Releasing distributing ‘Film School Africa’ On Demand this Friday, January 17, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from the movie. The clip follows Taylor as she chronicles her experience interviewing the students in the new filmmaking program in the South African community. She notes that their growing bond allowed the students to share their vulnerabilities, including their feelings over losing loved ones.

Global Digital Releasing has unveiled the following synopsis for ‘Film School Africa,’ which was directed by Nathan Pfaff:

Katie Taylor leaves a quickly growing career in the film industry in LA in order to teach film to youth in an impoverished township in South Africa. Thinking it will mainly help give the students skills and knowledge towards employment, she quickly realizes the students use their films as a means of self-expression and as art-therapy. The story follow the students of FSA as they experience the joy and hardships of filming in the most unlikely of places, and learn the power of story and how film can transcend culture and color.

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ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from director Nathan Pfaff's documentary, 'Film School Africa.'

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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