Once upon a time, there was a storefront in Hunts Point where neighborhood teens, working with a graduate school curriculum, made movies. And they were good. Real good.
Then the horizons expanded, and students eventually took their talents abroad with a paid project that launched an alumni-led production company.
A cool director took notice and jumped in, along with a new Mayor who understood art, business and education. These titans would get the creative industry and The City of New York together to help make the first film high school in the land.