Award Status: Honorable Mention
Category: Creative Expression
Grade Level: 9-12
Program Title: The Morning After I Killed Myself
Producer(s): Danielle Tong
School: Franklin High School
School District: Elk Grove USD
Defining 2020: Due to social distancing from school, I did not have access to very professional equipment. All I had was my iPhone and free editing software. Despite that, I wanted to convey a really important message through this visual poem and challenge myself to film shots that are visually interesting.
Educational Message: Even if people are going through a hard point in their life, their pain is only temporary and a permanent decision won’t fix everything. That pain will only transfer to other people. I created my video using Meggie Royer’s poem to reveal the pain and sorrow of a death by suicide, as well as visuals to capture how beautiful life is.