EHHS Student Film Screening at Guild Hall

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Photo, Tom Magliery

Congratulations to East Hampton High School senior Brian Pucci!

His abstract film, Time won third place at the Guild Hall’s 10th Annual Student Film Project and will be screened among other winning films on Sunday. Pucci’s was the only abstract film to win an award in the high school age category.

Typically, an abstract film has no story and is a non-narrative visual and sound event which entertains through the fusion of light, motion, rhythm and other integral components in the film process. Much artistic insight propels the creation of an abstract film.

Time is a three-minute black and white arrangement of imagery and sound, which is “fantastic,” Jennifer Brondo, General Manager, John Drew Theater/Lewis B. Cullman Associate for Theater Education, raved.

Highly regarded members of the East End film and television community judged the competition, including artistic director of the Hamptons International Film Festival David Nugent, director of the East Hampton Library Dennis Fabiszak, director of LTV Seth Redlus and Marion Weiss, art writer for Dan’s Papers.

Students from 11 East End high schools were asked to participate, and they submitted more than 20 short films. “People would be surprised to see how good these films are and I am very proud of our students,” Brondo said.

East Hampton High School film teacher Jeremy Quitko submitted four films, Time earning the highest marks among them.

Attend the free Screening and Awards Ceremony at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Sunday April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Time by Brian Pucci
Film still from “Time” by Brian Pucci

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