Each year, 21st Century Fox partners with Ghetto Film School Fellows—young people from traditionally underrepresented communities—to provide them exposure to the film industry and an opportunity to produce their own short films. This year, the final product was screened at the Paley Center for Media and President of the Criterion Collection, Peter Becker, led a Q&A with the fellows.
The film, titled El Coche Rojo, was shot on location in Spain. During the Q&A, students were able to discuss the challenges and lessons learned from the production process. While the fellows were in high school when the movie was made, the experience was incredibly impactful and fostered personal growth. One fellow, Christopher Negron, said “I wasn't just responding to an assignment like I was in high school. I was putting myself into something and really bringing out some things in myself I didn't know were there."
Throughout the fellowship, students are given access to visit live sets on the Fox Studio’s lot, attend exclusive screenings, and meet with industry professionals to get support and advice. Ghetto Film School is one of many projects supported by 21st Century Fox Impact that supports their mission to enriching film education for youth.