Today in Ms. Hudson's Grade 12 Writer's Craft course, the students were treated to a virtual presentation and discussion with Joseph Amenta, a queer filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. Joseph's work focuses on empowering the most marginalized in LGBTQ communities by telling their stories with empathy.
Joseph graduated from Ryerson with a degree in Image Arts Film Studies and went on to study at the Canadian Film Centre. Joseph has written, directed, and produced several short films that have been featured at international film festivals. Currently, they are preparing for their debut feature film, Tribe, which will be filming this summer.
Joseph also offered the students an exciting opportunity to be entered into a draw to be a part of a shadowing program that he is running during the filming process of their film in the summer.
Any students who are considering going into film or screenwriting should contact Ms. Hudson for more information about this exciting program.