On Saturday, November 5th New York Film Academy South Beach was invited to the premiere of the National YoungArts Foundation “Transformations” film series on the YoungArts campus in the historic Bacardi building in Miami.
“Transformations” is a new commissioning initiative that celebrates the unique, collaborative, and interdisciplinary nature of our program by pairing YoungArts alumni across artistic disciplines to create new works documented on film. The five films that screened in the series were: “Tyler,” “Variations on Breathing,” “To and From,” “Hell You Talmbout,” and “Solitude, Darkness, Light.”
The event was the first Outside the Box of the season and featured five collaborative short films created by YoungArts alumni. The Outside the Box event series features performances by YoungArts alumni on the YoungArts Plaza. The multidisciplinary series brings original performances and new works to YoungArts’ campus.
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. Notable alumni include actors Viola Davis and Kerry Washington; Academy Award winning screenwriter and director John Ridley; Tony Award winner Billy Porter; president and chief executive officer of the Music Center in Los Angeles Rachel Moore; recording artists Josh Groban, Judith Hill and Chris Young; and many more.