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DeKalb Elementary – Short Film

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DeKalb Elementary – Short Film

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Filmmaker Conversation with Reed Van Dyk

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about the film:

Heartwarming and unexpected, this film is a tense but poignant story of a troubled young man who enters an elementary school with a rifle in hand intent on punishing innocent bystanders. Experience the visceral fear of those who are trapped in the school office, the vulnerability of mental illness, and ultimately the compassion and heroism that helps bring the situation to its resolution. The film will keep the viewer on the edge of their seat as this tense scenario plays itself out from the narrow confines of the school office with an ending that will leave you breathless. (Inspired by an actual incident)

Nominated for an Academy Award in 2018

filmmakers

Reed Van Dyk, Writer & Director