SPA will once again be featured in the San Luis Obispo Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcase. Congratulations to Sound of Silence, a film by Per Johnson '22, which was selected for screening in the youth subsidiary of the renowned international film festival. The Sound of Silence was one of just three middle school films selected for screening from over 300 films submitted across the United States. SPA has won awards at the San Luis Obispo festival in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The festival reported a huge spike in submissions this year, making it all the more exciting for Per and his cast/crew.
Sound of Silence was mostly made up of SPA students ranging from sixth through tenth grade and included Isabel, Gavin, Eva, Natalie, Kevin, Nora, Sevy, Rio, Eliza, and Evan. Per created the film during SPA's Film and Frolic summer workshop.