14 Pews Film Academy makes films on Houston artists, while teaching the art of filmmaking. This summer we will be teaching several filmmaking workshops to teens. And we are ecstatic that the documentaries created in our school will have their World Premiere at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2017. For our summer documentary workshops we are highlighting Houston artists: Jesse Lott and the Mydolls.
: Cressandra Thibodeaux is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, editor and storyteller. She started actively exploring film while being a camera-woman at Houston Public Access. She then went on to receive her MFA from Columbia University’s Film Program. At Columbia University she was part of an educational team that taught documentary to middle school students in Harlem. Cressandra is passionate about helping other filmmakers develop their skills. She balances her time as a teacher with her creative work on documentary films and running 14 Pews. Cressandra is the founder of several small film festivals and the Executive Director of 14 Pews.
This class was made possible in part from a grant received from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Houston Arts Alliance.