Upper School - Film Production

2020 - College Admissions For A Long Time

We are happy to report that the student's short film, College Admissions For A Long Time, was nominated for Best Picture at the All-American High School Film Festival. It was a long month, but everyone involved had an amazing experience creating this film, and we appreciated your support. Check out the film by clicking on the link:

2019 - A Fishy State of Mind

A TAS film team has just returned from the All American High School Film Festival in New York City, the largest high school film festival in the world. TAS short film “Portraits,” written and produced by 41 students over a period of eight months, was screened at the festival at The AMC Theater in Times Square. One of 2500 submissions from 50 states and 50 countries, “Portraits” was nominated for Best International Film and Best Director, and was awarded the prestigious honor of Best of Festival! In just 56 hours, our students shot, edited, and submitted a film, “A Fishy State of Mind,” that was awarded Best Picture for 2019 in the “3-Day Complete Experience Competition” category! Congratulations to these students and their teachers!

Middle School - Model UN Geneva

The TAS middle school Model UN team recently attended the International Model UN tournament in Geneva where they engaged in simulations with students from around the world. The TAS team had one successful applicant for Plenary Speaker at the UN's Palais des Nations as well as two elected United Nations Officials. They also won three Position Paper Awards for excellent research and articulation of country stance on the committee issue and received three Diplomacy Awards for actively pursuing consensus throughout negotiations. As a result of the team’s hard work and dedication of upper school mentors, the TAS middle school MUN team won Best Large High School Delegation!  

Lower School - Rainbow Fish the Musical

Performing the Lower School musical, The Rainbow Fish Musical, was a rewarding but challenging experience for students this year. The cast and crew faced numerous hardships such as wearing face masks that muffled their voices and facial expressions, extending the rehearsal schedule by over a month to finish the show, re-learning music, blocking and choreography due to a month-long break, dealing with numerous schedule changes and performance dates, and finally, performing a show without the feedback of a live audience. Nevertheless, the students faced these challenges with a positive attitude and preserved to put together a performance filled with the energy and enthusiasm typically associated with the Lower School musical. The entire production team also dealt with these challenges and worked collaboratively to make the show a success.

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