On Monday morning, two in five student filmmakers in the Shreveport-Bossier area met onscreen to discuss the airing of their COVID-19 PSA.
This public service announcement is in conjunction with the Film Prize Junior program and Louisiana State University Health Shreveport.
“We’re all in the same boat,” said Nick Crosby, junior filmmaker of the Film Prize.
This collaboration came in response to Dr. John Vanchiere who is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Community Outreach for Testing and Vaccination for the Center for Emerging Viral Threats at LSUHS. Dr Vanchiere asked ‘how can we pass the COVID-19 vaccines to the younger population? “
Founder and Executive Director of the Prize Foundation, Gregory Kallenberg partnered with Vanchiere to challenge the youth of northwest Louisiana.
Following: Student filmmakers to present public service announcements on COVID-19 vaccines at LSU Health Shreveport
“LSU Health Shreveport approached us with the opportunity to introduce these incredibly talented young filmmakers,” Kallenberg said. the larger community on this important issue.
Film Prize Junior is the student version of the award-winning Louisiana Film Prize.
All Junior Film Prize PSAs can be viewed at www.lsuhs.edu/covid19 and www.filmprizejr.com, as well as on the LSUHS and Film Prize Junior Facebook pages.
Makenzie Boucher is a reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can contact her at [email protected]
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