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I AM not disABLEd


Fresh Films is in the process of producing our newest producing its newest documentary, I AM not disABLEd, which will follow the stories of youth with disabilities as they perform in the Penguin Project. The documentary will raise awareness, understanding and empathy of those challenged with mental health, developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities as it showcases at film festivals, on TV and streaming platforms and in schools. As filming continues, we are excited to bring up to 5 new teens on board to add to our crew. We hope you’ll want to be part of this unique production that continues through April! Teens can apply to be film and editing apprentices for the multi-month production running November - April. No filmmaking experience is required and the program is free!

The Details:

Apprenticeship days will take place on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays throughout the months of November-April, so you need to be available one or both of these days of the week. You’ll be part of a real working film crew telling the stories of your subjects. This means some shoot days outside of the normal Wednesday and Saturday schedule will arise as well, and you’ll get on the crew for these days based on your availability.

Tech training for new apprentices starts in early January. You’ll learn how to interview, film and edit using professional gear. By mid-January, you’ll be ready to jump into filming!

We are accepting applications for the apprenticeship until January 7. Spots are limited, so apply now! Filmmaking experience is not required and the program is free


Have more questions? See our FAQS or reach out to iamable@freshfilms.org

The I AM not disABLEd documentary project is made possible thanks to Augustana College, Regional Development Authority, Rock Island Community Foundation, Doris & Victor Day Foundation, Rauch Family Foundation, Murray Foundation and Jaycees.