a short movie to bring cheer to their remote learning students this holiday season
Not typical instructions bellowed in a classroom. But for Bob "Martin Scorsese" Horner, principal turned director, his school is anything but typical.
In the after-hours of Cranberry Elementary School last week, Horner B. DeMille turned his cathedral of learning into a movie set.
His actors: a mischievous green suited grade-five teacher, an actual Pennsylvania State trooper, a dog named Milo expected to suddenly answer to Max, a couple wee-whos and a second-grader mini-me in a smaller furry green costume.
They were all part of a sinister plot to bring a little cheer to the Cranberry Elementary School kids who have had to deal with school shut-downs, social distancing and wearing masks all day long since COVID-19 reared its grinch-like head in March.
Shiley told Horner Kubrick he had an idea for this year, so the principal decided it was worth another shot. But with the shutdown the kids wouldn't be around for the usually during school drama, so they enlisted the help of Anna Wilson, a new teacher at the school with some film and editing experience to create a scripted and fully edited short film perhaps worthy of Cannes.
His apprehension only showed before and after the scenes however, as he bought into his character fully and let fly his inner Grinch.
The film was edited by Wilson and released this morning on the school's website and social media.
It has been shared over 500 times and viewed more than 14,000 times in just 12 hours. And apparently was noticed down in the big city where they are looking for a good story after the Steelers have had a rough couple weeks. KDKA did a segment on the effort.
A little something for the Cranberry Elementary family to brighten the holiday season during a very difficult year. And something to perhaps brighten all over the world suffering from a viral contagion(bad) as this viral video(good) is shared and shared around.
Below, some more photos from the making of the cranberry Christmas film.