Bromely East teacher aims to kickstart film league

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By Crystal Nelson

BRIGHTON — An art teacher at Bromley East Charter School is working to get a film league started at the school. Kelly Beach, who teaches fifth- through eighth-grade art, is currently working to raise $6,500 to purchase computers, video editing software and high definition cameras for the Brighton Youth Film League that’s planned to start during the 2013-14 school year.
    “The funding of this project is going to help us branch beyond the iPad, iPhone and computer which we’re using for everything else in my room,” he said. “This is just going to really help us step it up a notch.”
    Beach believes a video production, along with a school news program, is needed at the school. He said students are interested in film and that this program would give them another outlet to express their personal voice and expand their definition of art.
    Beach is trying to raise funds through Kickstarter.com, a fundraising website designed to get creative projects started. Fundraising on the website is all or nothing, so all $6,500 would have to be raised for the project to be funded.