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Anna

 

Reactions to filming Stories of Us at Irving…
(10/30/07)

Exciting
Awesome
Hard
the whole production
my fingers tap excitedly
as she explains
Mr. Faull
Chris Faull
“Just call me Chris!” he says
open minded
fun-loving
“Action!”
Like in Sunset Boulevard
“Mr. Demille, I’m ready for my close up.”
I want to be like her
not crazy
 but a star
maybe not Hollywood yet
but to be a costume designer
is my dream
can’t sew though
even a machine
a dream
just a dream
His face
always smiling
happy to be here
excited
anticipation rising
rising far above the clouds
beyond the atmosphere
beyond Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto
beyond even the entire space
I want
I want to be good
no
not good
GREAT
AWESOME
maybe even
EXTRAORDINARY
Chris was awesome
he had an aura
you wanted to be near him
because he was awesome

Anticipation…
(11/01/07)
The process
Fun
Interesting
Hard Work
Sharing ideas
like flowers spreading seeds
we’re connected
connected like glue
Having to do hard work
is helpful to us
we’re learning
learning
responsibility
teamwork
listening
we have to listen
to each other
list to ideas
better the idea
congratulate the idea
because we all have
different views
of the world
of school
of life
we have different
standards
and different
personalities
that make up who we are
Chris wants us to be different
to be
who we are
I think I
bring the gift
the gift of understanding
I’ve made short movies
and scripts
It’s hard
but you need others
to help you
I think I also bring
the gift of knowing
I know what it’s like
to be bullied and teased
I know
Annoying, Mean, Sad, Hurt, Powerful,
Angry, Despicable, Awful, Sides

Bullying experiences…
(11/16/07)
I remember…
When J--- kept teasing me for no reason.
Feeling bad when I said something bad to N---.
When I kicked my X.
When I hit my X.
When my X cut up my tarot cards I got for my b-day.
When I teased H--- about his hair.
When J--- teased me about being happy all the time.
When K--- said I was too bubbly.
When J--- teased me about my blonde hair that I was dumb because of it.
When I buried a girl’s coat because my friends and I didn’t want her to hang out with us.
A--- tears when I said her teeth were too yellow.
Wanting to kill my X and instead destroyed her room.
Wanting to cry because M--- didn’t want me to hang out with my friends who were also her friend.
The emergency room when my X fell off a trash can and I made fun of her. She cried.
Telling rumors about A--- to E--- so she wouldn’t be A--- friend.
Wanting to claw A--- to pieces when she started a rumor that I slept around.

Reactions to the filming process…
(11/21/07)
This is awesome
The director is Chris Faull
He is goal-oriented
The whole class is very excited
Some of my friends are leads
It is a bully video

(12/03/07)

Up to now
it’s
been boring
in Mrs. Gehr’s room
but only because
we’re not in the other room
we didn’t get to help with
scenes
we are stuck
eternally
in her room
My expectations
of this movie
aren’t very high
At least
not the guy’s movie
because of the guys
you chose
not very responsible
at all
And I’m worried
about my part
Can I pull it off?
I seriously hope so
Otherwise
I’m letting everyone down
And that’s NOT what I want
I’ve got butterflies now

 
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