This post has been a long time coming.
This past Saturday, Nick and I were in attendance at the Beck Center for the Arts Fundraiser Gala. During the fundraiser, Nick introduced and premiered a documentary entitled Razzle Dazzle. This film, which was shot between January and May of this year in partnership with St. Edward High School and Beck Center for the Arts, is a heartwarming look at the cast and crew of an annual variety show performed at Beck Center for the past 16 years. Mainly, this was a project put together by Nick and his film students, but heypoletti! had a small hand in the planning and producing of the film.
I'm just proud we can tag along with this video and that we were able to a part of the process.
Nick gave a speech before the premiere, and in it he talked about the students of his all-male school. In the past, the students wrote a lot of films wherein the starring roles were characters not unlike themselves; they told stories they knew they could tell because they were stories these young men had lived. But Razzle Dazzle gave them an opportunity to step into the shoes of others, look through their perspective, and tell a fantastic story worth sharing because of its poignancy.
So without further ado, here's Razzle Dazzle: