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Young Filmmakers From Compton Spotlight Their Work on the Big Screen in Hollywood
[August 10, 2018]

Young Filmmakers From Compton Spotlight Their Work on the Big Screen in Hollywood

The Healthy Housing Foundation by AHF (HHF) presents the Young Moviemakers of America's Annual Youth Documentary Series Premiere at the AHF Theatre at 6500 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (News - Alert) 90028 at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Young Moviemakers of America hosted a ten-week workshop to educate youth in Compton, California, about movie editing, mixing, shooting and producing. Students were not only taught how to develop film scripts, use a camera or light a scene, but also team building and life skills. At the end of the workshop students produced their own short documentaries.

"Our students were able to enhance their overall writing, reading and vocabulary skills," said YMA Founder, Moon McMillan, a Film and Video Production Major from El Camino College. "It was amazing to see how creative and dedicated the students were to producing their documentaries. I am positive that our Compton youth will have a bright future in the entertainment industry."

Filmmakers, family and friends, and community members are invited to see the 2018 documentaries created, written, edited and produced by the Young Moviemakers of America:

  • "The Beauty In Me"
    • Centered around a young African American girl from Compton, California, that finds self-love.
  • "Laced Up"
    • Shadows the story of two shoe lovers as they travel around Los Angeles, California, to find other shoe lovers.
  • "More Than A Sport"
    • Compelling story about a young athletic baseball player.

Guests will also enjoy sounds from DJ Young 1 and food from a local food truck on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the AHF Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, during the movie premiere.

Young Moviemakers of America (YMA), is a non-profit organization that works with the youth to create cstomized digital projects. The program helps kids enhance their writing and vocabulary skills, learn to develop scripts, use camera equipment, edit, mix, direct and produce original documentaries. To learn more about Young Moviemakers of America, please visit our website:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 855,000 individuals in 39 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website:, find us on Facebook (News - Alert): and follow us @aidshealthcare.

The Healthy Housing Foundation Powered by AHF (HHF) is a new division of AHF created to immediately address the housing needs of homeless, low-income, and chronically ill individuals, with a focus on sustainable SRO and rental-to-ownership models. HHF owns and operates almost 400 units in the Los Angeles area and is currently developing two housing complexes in South Florida. HHF's motto is "Prevent, Preserve, and Produce" - prevent displacement, gentrification and loss of affordable housing; preserve neighborhoods, historic landmarks and open spaces in cities; and produce new affordable housing solutions through adaptive reuse and innovative development. To learn more about HHF, please visit our website:, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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