Month: October 2015

the 83 most devastating ‘harry potter’ chapters, ranked

This (enormous) list originally appeared on MTV News. Emotions are a complicated thing. Have you ever been so happy or so, so sad that you feel like you just might barf? I have, and a lot of the times that I was sitting there trying not to emo-barf, I was reading “Harry Potter.” Author J.K. […] Read more…

why i started a film festival just for teenagers

This article originally appeared on MTV News as part of coverage of the 2015 All-American High School Film Festival.  By Andrew Jenks, as told to Kase Wickman Before I started the All-American High School Film Festival, I was a young filmmaker myself. When I was a junior in high school I would make all these […] Read more…

25 inspiring teen filmmakers give advice to their freshman selves

This video originally appeared on MTV News as part of coverage of the 2015 All-American High School Film Festival. If you could go back in time and talk to yourself freshman year of high school, what would you say? Maybe a word of warning to not cut those bangs, date that guy or blow off […] Read more…

meet the teen filmmakers who will be running hollywood someday

This feature originally appeared on MTV News. White County High School in Cleveland, Ga., is 836 miles and a million years away from Washington Square Park in downtown New York City. On the sunny afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 7, eight juniors and seniors from the school gathered in the southwest corner of the park, warily […] Read more…

one person who doesn’t think ‘the martian’ was whitewashed? the author

This feature originally appeared on MTV News. It’s time to ask that age-old question once again: what’s in a name? This morning, the Media Action Network For Asian-Americans released a statement criticizing director Ridley Scott and claiming he’d whitewashed “The Martian” by casting non-Asian actors in roles for Asian characters. Namely, he singled out Mindy […] Read more…

here’s the number one quality a NASA boss says you need to survive in space

This feature originally appeared on MTV News. Imagine this: you’re stuck on Mars. Everyone — your crew mates, your parents, your government, literally everyone ever — thinks you’re dead. Your corpse, they expect, will be on Mars forever, perfectly preserved by the Martian climate. That’s the situation astronaut Mark Watney finds himself in in “The […] Read more…