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After The Storm

From: Claes Andreasson
Length: 19:32

A documentary follows the production of the musical "One on this Island" performed by New Orleans teenagers.

Afterthestorm_small After the Storm is a feature-length documentary film that follows the production of the musical Once on this Island from auditions through performances and also includes the story of each young actor's life in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Filmmaker Hilla Medalia, cast members Ashley Rose Butler and Hanna Guillary, dreictor/choreographer Gerry McIntrye and producer James Lecesne talks about working on the musical, about the documentary and about life in New Orleans during and after the storm.



Filmmaker Hilla Medalia gently explores the young actors?daily lives, how they are coping with a struggling school system, limited job opportunities and the loss of family members and friends. Through their eyes, the film? audiences can view the recent history of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina? impact through the lens of a group of talented young people.

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Piece Description

After the Storm is a feature-length documentary film that follows the production of the musical Once on this Island from auditions through performances and also includes the story of each young actor's life in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Filmmaker Hilla Medalia, cast members Ashley Rose Butler and Hanna Guillary, dreictor/choreographer Gerry McIntrye and producer James Lecesne talks about working on the musical, about the documentary and about life in New Orleans during and after the storm.



Filmmaker Hilla Medalia gently explores the young actors?daily lives, how they are coping with a struggling school system, limited job opportunities and the loss of family members and friends. Through their eyes, the film? audiences can view the recent history of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina? impact through the lens of a group of talented young people.

Broadcast History

Has not aired

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

After the storm, a group of New York theater artists went to New Orleans to set up the musical "Once on this Island" with local teenagers. The musical was performed at the North Rampart Street Community Center (formerly St. Mark's Community Center).
The production of the musical was documented by film maker Hilla Medalia. As the film premiered, Hilla Medalia met with cast members Ashley Rose Butler and Hanna Guillary, director Gerry McIntyre and producer James Lescene to talk about the musical, the film and life in New Orleans before and after the storm.

OUTRO:

Producer James Lescene together with filmmaker Hilla Medalia, cast members Ashley Rose Butler and Hanna Guillary, director Gerry McIntyre.
Producer: Claes Andreasson

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Additional Credits

The story was produced as part of a project on Hurricane Katrina, in collaboration with the University of California - Los Angeles.

Related Website

http://www.afterthestormfoundation.org/movement.cfm