A team of Santa Monica College film production students won first place at a “live pitch session” held earlier this month at the Santa Monica Playhouse in front of a jury of industry executives.
Known as the Society of 6, a team of students study under the guidance of SMC professor Salvador Carrasco.
As a result of the competition, they won $5,000 for SMC’s film program and $2,500 for the students themselves.
Carrasco said it had been an “incredible opportunity” of collaborating with a professional film company, IndieEye Productions, in the filming of Society of 6’s original winning pitch for the new marketing campaign of the soft drink, Sidral Mundet Manzana Verde.
The competition was sponsored by My Production Workshop, Sidral Mundet, Final Draft, EP Software, American Cinematographer, and other film industry sponsors.