This weekend at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, New York, a film made by high school age kids will screen. Titled “Single Souls, Two Bodies,” the film is “inspired by the French New Wave.” Its cast, writer, director and composer are all made up of teenagers, and it cost just $500 to make.
“‘Single Souls, Two Bodies’ is a film about wanting to love and be loved,” the film’s 16 year old writer-director Devon Narine-Singh said. “I wrote a four page outline and allowed the cast to improv the dialogue. This makes the performances very natural and also very honest. I feel the film appeals to everyone. It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s intriguing, it’s different. The power of cinema is to allow people to experience new things. I hope for some audience members the film provides insight into the experiences of being a teenager in the 21st century.”
The film screens at 11am at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY. Admission is free.