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We’re proud to introduce you to the five winning filmmakers 
of the the first-ever Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School 
Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script 2021.

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Pitches so good, we couldn’t 
pick just 3

Out of all the film proposals received, four pitches were so original, so different we couldn’t stick to the script and pick just three. Now, five filmmakers (across four teams) are getting access to Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos during their production shoots and receiving $25,000 production grants to turn their vision into reality.

Pitches so good, we couldn’t 
pick just 3

Out of all the film proposals received, four pitches were so original, so different we couldn’t stick to the script and pick just three. Now, five filmmakers (across four teams) are getting access to Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos during their production shoots and receiving $25,000 production grants to turn their vision into reality.

Meet your Finish the Script winners

Ghetto Film School sent invitations to its network of students and graduates. Our inboxes filled with film proposals, all based on Carlos López Estrada’s opening page. Each winner has a bold vision: A family bonding over food and grief. The dark side of intimate relationships. An animated, dystopian future. And the coming-of-age of a caretaker sibling.

Eleanor Cho

DINNER IS READY

 

Eleanor is a Korean-American filmmaker who drew inspiration from her immigrant parents’ hardships to create stories of those underrepresented in film. Her Dinner is Ready mixes together the love between mother and daughter, the power of food to bring us closer together, and grief.

Alejandra Araujo

SHIPPED OUT

 

A native New Yorker with Colombian roots, Alejandra is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and works as a director and editor. Her proposal, Shipped Out, is an animated short tale that takes place in a dystopian future and touches on immigration, abuses of power, and the strength of family.

Antonio Salume & Amy B. Tiong

TAKE CARE ZORA

 

Inspired by her immigrant parents, Amy is a Dean’s Scholar graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts currently working at Vice Media Group. Also a Tisch graduate, Antonio grew up in Mexico and now works as a director, writer, and producer. Take Care Zora shows the hardships and joys of raising someone with Down syndrome while weaving in a caretaking sibling’s coming-of-age story.

Christian Osagiede

HUNTED

 

From Houston with roots in the Niger Delta, Christian (also known by the artist name “Yami”) grew up with a love of all things surreal. Graduating with honors from Stanford University, he moved to Los Angeles and currently works as a director’s assistant for internationally renowned directors. Hunted mines the horror genre, tackling the difficult emotions of fear, disgust, and envy.

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Ghetto Film School

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With locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop, and celebrate the next generation of great storytellers. For complete Finish the Script 2021 entry information and guidelines click here.

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