FSM Students Collaborate on Feature Documentary Film
October 15, 2007
During the 2007-2008 school year, a select team of FSM students is working alongside professional filmmakers Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs on their feature-length documentary film, Louder than a Bomb. The film, which is inspired by Young Chicago Authors’ spoken word poetry competition of the same name, is following teens from across the Chicago area as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest high school team poetry slam. Students are using a brand new, state of the art camera package, which will subsequently be dedicated to advanced student documentary and dramatic narrative projects. Louder than a Bomb is intended for theatrical release and represents a remarkable opportunity for our participants to take their creative vision to a wide and diverse audience. FSM’s collaboration is being made possible thanks to a generous grant from the McCormick Tribune Foundation.