Tales from the Yard
2007 - 10 minutes - 1st Grade
teacher Mathew Needleman

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Filmed using digital stills like The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, Tales from the Yard resulted from a long search with students to find the perfect story to turn into a movie.

The process of searching for appropriate material led students to become more literate in the field of media by understanding such things as costumes, settings, and special effects necessary for creating films.

Students ultimately, choose two horror stories and this led us to the only known first grade horror film that you see here.

Find out more about the making of the film and its special effects.