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JCPS students featured in opening film of Louisville International Festival

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An international film festival is shining a light on the Derby City bringing in filmmakers from all over the world. An international film festival is shining a light on the Derby City bringing in filmmakers from all over the world.
Three lucky students got the chance to go out to Los Angeles last summer and spend a week on the set of a Hollywood film. Three lucky students got the chance to go out to Los Angeles last summer and spend a week on the set of a Hollywood film.
Cassie Kelsey Cassie Kelsey

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An international film festival is shining a light on the Derby City bringing in filmmakers from all over the world. 

The Louisville International Festival of Film kicked off on Thursday, but on opening night some Jefferson County Public School students were in the spotlight.

Three lucky students got the chance to go out to Los Angeles last summer and spend a week on the set of a Hollywood film. They put together a documentary and on Thursday they were recognized for all their hard work.

"We put it all together all by ourselves all three of us, all three high school students did everything completely our way," said Lakin Pack, one of the students involved. 

Cassie Kelsey, a Ballard High School graduate was another one of the lucky students selected.

"I really discovered a passion for it while I was out there, it was something that I had maybe considered, but not really until I could get that hands on experience and see what it was really like," said Kelsey.

Now she's at the University of Louisville studying her passion. "A lot of people don't realize that Louisville itself as a really great film industry and a lot of people don't notice it maybe, but this festival for example is a great way to see that there are filmmakers in Louisville that are doing the business," said Kelsey. 

The three followed writer Matt Berman as he directed a romantic comedy call the "The Wedding Pack." The three students even got to be featured extras in the film. 

Pack says she know hopes to follow Berman's lead. "I would like to be able to write a movie and eventually be able to put it all together," said Pack. "I think it is beautiful the way that it happens and I would love to be the mastermind behind any film at all."

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