Limelight Reception


Youth from local high schools from Salinas to Carmel have produced a full-length feature film, WAR OF THE LIMELIGHT: “Cyber-bullying between two rival high schools escalates the shadow of the Syrian Refugee crises forcing both schools to band together to save an innocent student.” The film is set to be released in early 2017.

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Students of the HARA Motion Picture Conservatory (501c3) immersed themselves in hands-on filmmaking from April through July, mentored by film industry professionals. The original film stars 19 talented youth and all of them also served on all film crew departments.The unique program supports teen’stechnical and creative capacity, boosting positive work-ethic and self-esteem. Support from S.T.A.R. Foundation and Arts Council for Monterey County made it possible to provide equalaccess fora diversity of students representing all cultures and voices in Monterey County. The final outcome of the student’s filmmaking experience provides them with official IMDB credit sas cast and crew (the industry standard for filmmaking credentials). This is an invaluable portfolio asset to apply for college, internships or jobs; giving students a jump-start in pursing careers in any collaborative industry. HARA has produced a portfolio of films with Monterey County youth since 2010.

Their incredible dedication and hard work is to be joyfully celebrated!

Join us for a memorable evening featuring: Movie Trailer Release, Behind-the-Scenes Clips, Student Testimonials, Live Music Performances, Local Wine Favorites, Delectable Appetizers and Desserts, Silent & Live Auctions and Raffles.

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This special reception benefits the students of HARA Motion Picture Conservatory and their upcoming film release. All ticket sales and monies tendered go directly to HARA.Sponsored by Scholl & Company, Wave Street Studios and Start Enriching Communities.

FREE Parkingat Cannery Row Public Parking Garage on Foam & Prescott (with Monterey County resident ID)