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Review for Real Ideas Studio Inc, Murphys, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Real Ideas Studio offers an amazing hands on approach to filmmaking. They don't just talk about films, they give students the resources to go out and make them. I have been blessed to have found RIS in 2006 by enrolling as a student in their summer program in Cannes. There I met like minded people whom I collaborated with and will continue to work with throughout my professional career. Since I have been back to Cannes with RIS twice. Again, they afforded me the resources needed to make my visions a reality. It has opened my mind to the world of possibilities and allowed me to share my thoughts with the world. I have recently signed on to volunteer with Real Ideas because I want to continue to be a part of such a strong program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

filmmakers from all around the world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create more programs at more film festivals around the world.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the freedom of creative expression it affords.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so engaged and passionate about the program.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

award grants to deserving filmmakers who could communicate important and powerful messages in a world where film is primarily used as entertainment. Allow more people to have a voice and we could change the world, one film at a time.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to volunteer to this organization.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Monetary needs. More resources = more opportunities for future filmmakers

One thing I'd also say is that...

Claire Erwin has devoted her life to this program and I am in awe of her passion, compassion and openness. She is so dedicated to helping filmmakers achieve their dreams.

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Role:  Volunteer & Participated in program and then volunteered for outreach to let other students know how great of an opportunity they provide.