Sandbox Studios

Introducing the Sandbox Studios, exclusively under the umbrella of illuminate. In this space, students will be given the opportunity to create original works, using music, film, acting, writing, graphic design – any gift they want to bring to the space. With each workshop, an original piece will be produced using all of these elements! Students will be coached by professionals in their field as they collaborate together to create an original masterpiece.

Our first experiment with this concept was in February, 2020, just a few weeks before everyone went into lockdown due to the arrival of Covid-19. Now, we are bringing the Sandbox Back!

Our next Sandbox Studio event will be over school vacations, 2024

Meet The Coaches: more to be added!

Juri Love: Music/Film

Juri Love is an award-winning TV/Film producer, journalist, musician, model, actress, and podcaster who uses her platform to bring awareness to people suffering from similar social issues she endured. She has worked for years with students, creating original pieces for film festivals regionally in the Boston area. “Go Chase Yourself,” which she produced in 2020, is now available on Amazon Prime. Students will learn the basics of filmmaking and create a short film! Learn more about Juri here.

Annaliese Curry: Acting and Film

Annaliese is an actor and filmmaker. Growing up she was involved with theatre and the arts. In 2021 she found her passion and outlet within the film industry. As an actor her experience ranges from doing things such as working background on an HBO series to principal roles in several short films and an indie feature film. In addition to acting, she has found a love for working behind the camera. Having directed, produced, written, and cast four short films. Two of those films being award winning 48 hour films. Some of her other experience includes production assistant work, and being a film festival judge for GMIFF. As an alumni of Illuminate she is excited to come back, and share her passion for acting and filmmaking with the students here.

Jennifer Keating: Acting/Directing

Click here to read more about Miss Jen! Other coaches and instructors to be introduced TBD.

Check out the 2020 Beta Test of the Sandbox Studio

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