MY DAUGHTER READS - THE RISING READS PROGRAM

The Rising Readers program prevents summer reading and learning loss for approximately 300-400 rising first through third-grade students in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) who have been identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP). International House, in partnership with CMS, implements this program each summer.

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This was one of those stories that took shape during production. We did go in with a plan and some vision, but at the end of the day, we let the elements of the story take the wheel. It's not often you get a client that allows you to do this. It's trust, and the team at International House Charlotte gave us just that. We extended our original 3-day shoot to 4, and because of that, we were able to run with a hairbrained idea and shape this piece into what it is. Thank you to the crew for being down to work in this unorthodox way. I like to think it paid off.

 

Director | Cinematographer | Producer:  Dylan Hahn

AC | Co-Director: Elizabeth Coggins

Gaffer | Swing: TJ Morrison

Photographer:  Noah Turley

Music:  Michael Goldberg