BX film school strives to create homegrown talent
A Mott Haven film school is motivated to create some homegrown talent.
The Ghetto Film School says its goal is to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers.
The school provides students with hands-on experience to encourage them to grow in a competitive business.
The students don't just learn in the Bronx -- some have been fortunate enough to have international opportunities.
Kyra Peters recently had the opportunity to direct a short film in London.
"It was rough, but I got to learn what industry I am going in and they didn't make it easy for us. They let us dive in and really learn," Peters says.
One student, Keith Burres, even got to learn from director David Russell, who directed "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle."
The school recently gained some national attention after being visited by "Passengers" stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.