Edited to add: Our film made the cut! The Ink that Screamed will be shown at the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival on December 2 in New York City. Check out what festival curator James Kennedy had to say about our film here.)
For those of you just joining us, the 90-Second Newbery is a film festival that features (very) brief adaptations of Newbery Award or Honor-winning books created by kids all over the country. The kids at Tredyffrin spent eight weeks over the summer compressing Ingrid Law's Savvy down to a 90-second film. (Or in this case, a three minute film. I couldn't cut out the birthday party sequence, now could I?)
If you've read the story, you know that it's a heartwarming coming of age tale that centers on a family with magical talents. However, it also features a character who hears voices and a person trapped in a wall..
Turning it into a thriller seemed like the obvious choice.
Thanks to everyone who came out for this project. It was such a great experience!