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Harvey Student's Films Selected for Film Festivals
Posted 10/10/2017 08:32AM

Aspiring student filmmaker Jared Peraglia is getting recognition once again from several film festivals for two of his latest movie projects.

The Harvey School senior’s 10-minute short “Among the Pine” was selected for screenings at two recent events, the Reel Escape Film Festival in Sydney, Australia and the All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York City. The film has also been selected to be screened at the upcoming C&C Teen Hollywood Film Festival November 11 in Los Angeles. In addition, “Among the Pine” has been nominated for three C&C Teen Hollywood awards, best screenplay, best actor, and best actress.

Jared wrote, directed, and edited the film. His production crew included Harvey Class of 2017 alums Ryan Hurst and Joshua Bloom, current Harvey students Hana Cornell, Justin Tebbutt, Sam Chumsky, and Isabella Iannone, as well as New Canaan High School student Kaitlyn Piotroski. The two cast members nominated for best actor awards are Harvey Class of 2017 alums Zach Gault and Cayla Smith.

“Among the Pine,” filmed on location in Peekskill, NY, is a story about a desperate young man whose mother’s disappearance drives him to the edge of the woods and to the edge of his mind.

Jared’s second short, “Millimeter’s Away,” has been accepted for screenings at both the AAHSFF and the Rockland Youth Film Festival. The nine-minute film shot in Peekskill and in Katonah on the campus of The Harvey School is about a young man, who, upon his release from a psychiatric hospital, visits his female friend seeking help in his fight against his lingering demons.

Jared, whose short film “How I Rot” earned invitations to two festivals last year, was delighted to get the news of the selections and nominations of his most recent films. “The team and I are overly ecstatic and honored by these latest acceptances and nominations," Jared said.

Each film may be viewed by following the links below:

Link to Among the Pine:

Link to Millimeters Away:


Members of Jared Peraglia's production team shoot a scene on location in his film, "Among the Pine," featuring two cast members, Cayla Smith and Zach Gault. 

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