TEACHING YOUTH TO “MAKE MOVIES THAT MATTER”

INSPIRING YOUTH TOWARD SUCCESS THROUGH THE ART OF FILMMAKING

Filmmaker and Full Vision’s Producing Artistic Director Tony Spires, celebrates three years as an Artist-In-Residence for the Making Movies That Matter Youth Film Festival.  His group of talented, teenage filmmakers took home the Best Overall High School Film Honors and The Grand Prize for Best Film of the Festival for "Papi, Tengo Hambre."

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About The "Creative Gumbo"

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Full Vision Arts Foundation (FVAF) is committed to making a difference in our community by inspiring youth toward success through the arts. For over a decade we have trained young people and adults in theatre, film, music, comedy, spoken word poetry and New Media Arts. We have produced feature films, short films, stage plays, music concerts, full length studio albums, music videos, multi-disciplinary performing arts recitals, arts education forums, workshops and festivals with, for, about and featuring Transitional Age Youth and adults who may not otherwise have had exposure to the arts.

Full Vision’s participation and leadership in multiple aspects of the National Endowment of the Arts Creative Gumbo collaborative project has been well received in Canoga Park and has set the foundation for an emerging arts district. Meaningful engagement of residents and artists continues to make a positive impact in the community of Canoga Park, the Western San Fernando Valley and the collective community from the Bay to LA.

 

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Car Plays: A Uniquely Immersive Theatre Experience

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A uniquely immersive, audience-engaging theatre experience, Canoga Park Car Plays are more than a series of one act stage plays. They’re personal stories, life affirming, life altering slices of life, meticulously helmed by professional directors, dramatically depicted by skilled actors as told by emerging, local playwrights.

 

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Creative Gumbo CP2: Creating The Plays

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Full Vision Arts Foundation, a veteran multi-disciplinary performing, film and new media arts organization along with Cal State Northridge's Neighborhood Partners in Action, West Valley Playhouse and other community partners taught playwriting workshops throughout the community of Canoga Park at diverse locations including Alliance for Community Empowerment High School for transitional age youth, The Boys & Girls Club of the West San Fernando Valley, the VFW center, Canoga Park Senior Center and Canoga Park Improvement Association.

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Creative Gumbo: Canoga Park Car Plays Actors, Directors & Playwrights

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THE TALK by James Sweet & Maria Hamady, Directed by Tony Phruishun Spires, featuring Dushawn Moses & Pierre Conley

THE SET UP by EP McKnight, Directed by Tony Phruishun Spires, featuring Hailey Graves & Gregg Christie

BROTHERS BEFORE OTHERS by Bryan Loyola, Directed by Valentine Curiel, featuring Bryan Loyola & Terrace Tillman

DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER by Alex Wiesel, Directed by Jeff Miller, featuring Marissa Brown & Stacey Moseley

HEART TO HEART by Mary Paterson, Directed by Robert Reeves, featuring Jasmine Ibrahem & Mark Young

TWO CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF LUNCH by Ron Clary, Directed by Robert Reeves, featuring Jim Follett & Max Diaz

BROTHERS DIVIDED by Jose Anguiano, Directed by Valentine Curiel, featuring Nathaniel Culpepper & Edison Lobos

IT’S ALL A GAMBLE by Jean O’Sullivan, Directed by Jeff Miller, featuring Alexander Karavay & Ambar Kaiser

CHANGES by Valentine Curiel, Directed by Noel Britton, featuring Jordan Rosas & Leah Glouberman

LEAVING THE FAMILY REUNION by Karina Jimenez, Directed by Noel Britton, featuring Breana Connor & Fatima Said

 

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Full Vision's Creative Gumbo: Canoga Park Car Plays

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Canoga Park Creative Gumbo: CP Car Plays

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A HOT NIGHT IN THE VALLEY HEATS UP EVEN MORE

Principal photography on Full Vision's New Media Arts Academy's first youth-themed feature film, the teen thriller A Hot Night In The Valley, is nearly complete.

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MARLA B & VISIONS KIDS ALUMNI SHOW OUT IN OAKLAND

Singer/Songwriter, first-time event producer and Vision’s Kids alumni Marla Bradford aka “Marla B,” added yet another accomplishment to her growing professional show biz resume by producing the eclectic and highly entertaining music showcase Open Ears.FB_IMG_1480642680775(1).jpg

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Making Movies That Matter

Full Vision was honored to participate in LA’s first ever Making Movies That Matter program.

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! The Academy Makes Its First Full-Length Feature Film!

Full Vision's New Media Arts Academy has begun principal photography on their full-length feature film, the teen thriller, "A Hot Night In The Valley." 

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BAY2LA: KEEPING FULL VISION ARTISTS CONNECTED!

Oakland native and Vision's Kids alum Tommy Nguyen joins the Los Angeles cast of "A Hot Night In The Valley."

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CANOGA PARK YOUTH ARTS CENTER HOSTS THE ACADEMY'S MOVIE TABLE READING

FVAF'S New Media Arts Academy community partner Canoga Park Youth Arts Center, hosted the first table reading for "A Hot Night In the Valley."

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2015 WAS A VERY HOT SUMMER IN CANOGA PARK!

Full Vision's Summer Youth Arts Immersion program, our introduction to the performing arts, wrapped up another highly successful season in Canoga Park.

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It's Almost Time

It's June again.  That means our annual Summer Youth Arts Immersion program is right around the corner.  The SYAI is the basic introduction to the Vision's Kids year-round, multi-disciplinary performing arts program.

Many of our first year students have no previous performing arts experience.  Over the course of seven fun and educational weeks, young people are literally immersed in multiple disciplines of the performing arts.

The summer program helps facilitate mutual understanding among students, along with team work, mutual respect and trust.  First and foremost it's an exciting introduction to performance and an adventure in the arts.

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