Films

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THE ART OF GETTING BY

Director:  Collaborative Film- 25 MVP Students and Faculty members during Spring 2020

What happens when an after school arts program is forced to move online during Covid-19 quarantine?
The gang at Milwaukee Visionaries Project (MVP), explores this through a documentary and
fantastical approach.

This film piloted experimentation in CGI animation using the 3D modeling program Blender,
projection mapping student work created in quarantine. It also utilizes video and sounds
captured by students in their homes during this uncertain time.

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CRIMSON AND LILACS

Director:  Maddie O'Connell

In a time of turmoil, one must stop to smell the roses. 

Film based on a poem by Maddie O’Connell

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GOOD VIBES ONLY

Director:  Leo Prosen-Oldani

A staff member daydreams... how do you deal with a really annoying boss? 

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COMO LA FLOR

Director:  Mirna Estrada Sanchez

A  popular song is a source of artistic inspiration.

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JUST A THOUGHT

Director:  Carson Torres

So many times, people take teenage love for granted; just another waste of breath.
This song tells the story of struggling for self-identity and self-esteem through these experiences.

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HASTE

Director:  Manny Manzanet and Leo Prosen-Oldani

HASTE is an open-ended short story intended to leave you with more questions than answers.
Viewers are asked to interpret for themselves what happened the night of the film while following
the main character through a tense situation.

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INCARNATE

Director:  Clayton Allen

A young man must deal with his inner demons.

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PAINTING WITH LIGHT

Director:  Maddie O'Connell

With the power of documentation, comes great responsibility.

CLAYTON'S CAVALCADE (OF CONFOUNDING CREATURES)

Director:  Clayton Allen

A series of short stop-motion animations featuring a rogue's gallery of quirky characters.

NIATSUS

Director:  Maddie O'Connell

The year is 2020, and the oil market has crashed. Niatsus and Unatsus must decide on a more environmentally sustainable future.

MID-DAY OF THE LIVING DEAD

Director:  Kyen Ditzenberger

This short story analyzes the modern day dependence on technology through a young
man's experience in a zombie filled world.

IN THE MIND

Director:  Bryan Mercado

This is a short story about the interior life of a middle school boy. It shows the joy and imagination underneath a veneer of indifference in his external persona.

FUTURE ME

Director:  Jair Ramirez

A young adult learns an important lesson in growing up from a most unusual stranger.

SILENT FOLDS

Directors:  Wiedman Morales and Manny Manzanet

An animated origami dance representing the call and response in Afro-Latino music.

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Director:  Marcelo Quezada

A young adult grapples with the pressures of being a teenager.

WHAT IS MILWAUKEE TO ME?

Directors:  Students from the Boys and Girls Club Summer Program; 
                   Allen Field Middle School, Milwaukee

Students attending the Allen-Field Boys and Girls Club summer program were taken out to record sounds and images of their neighborhood and assemble them in a way that expressively represents themselves. The series of interviews investigates what it's like to grow up in Milwaukee's Historic Mitchell Street neighborhood.

IERO

Directors:  Gabby Avila and Alexia Jaso

A young girl who lost her parents befriends a very special alien.

THEY NEVER CAME BACK

Director:  Alondra Mercado

Children from immigrant families tell their stories.

FLOWERS IN BLOOM

Director:  Ale Salinas

A short film about growing up, graduating, and moving on.

SPIDER DOG

Directors:  Gabby Avila and Alexia Jaso

A superhero character, named Spider Dog, intervenes to stop criminal hijinxs involving two thugs and a friendly neighborhood taco truck.

MY HANDS

Director:  Maria Ramirez

A horror story with an eccentric cast of characters.

LA DECISIONES DE TU VIDA

Director:  Alondra Mercado

This is a story about how a young girl chooses to deal with bullying and peer pressure.

BITE ME

Directors:  Gabby Avila and Alexia Jaso

A love story comes to a tragic end.

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