Documentary filmed at Catholic high school aims to depict teens' faith
Published: September 6, 2012
DRAPER, Utah (CNS) -- Filmmakers seeking to capture American high school students as they balance the demands of the Catholic faith with life as a teenager chose a Catholic high school in Utah for their pilot documentary. Planet Grande Pictures filmed the students at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper during the first week of school, Aug. 20-22. The project is tentatively titled "Diary of a Catholic School." Working with partners Octagon and Flying Kitty, Planet Grande Pictures began this project last spring by interviewing 90 students during a three-day period to get an idea of what was on the minds of the students. Producers wanted to present a proposal for a series to Lifetime cable network, with Juan Diego as the featured high school in eight to 10 episodes. "We have several networks that are interested in the documentary based on what we have already filmed," said John Watkin, Planet Grande Pictures director/producer and editor/cameraman. "We are going to take the material we have filmed over the last three days, cut it, show the networks and hopefully excite them to run the series."
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