Light House Studio is excited to screen the film Stay Awake and host a Q&A with the film’s writer and director Jamie Sisley at Vinegar Hill Theatre on Friday, October 13, 2023. The following day, Jamie will lead a two-hour master class for high school students and adults.
STAY AWAKE FILM SCREENING
Friday, October 13th at 6:30pm | Recommended for ages 16+
Tickets available on Eventbrite
Brothers Ethan (Wyatt Oleff) and Derek (Fin Argus) try their best to navigate the pressures of teenage life while tending to their mother’s (Chrissy Metz) debilitating prescription drug addiction. Based on the filmmaker’s adolescence in small-town America, Stay Awake is a personal exploration of the roller coaster ride that families go on while trying to help their loved ones battle a disease that affects millions every day.
Jamie Sisley is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who recently wrote and directed Stay Awake, a narrative feature film that premiered at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival, where it won the AG Kino Gilde Auteur Award and was Honorable Mention for the Crystal Bear. His work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, SFFILM, Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent, ITVS, and The Smithsonian Institute. Prior to film, Jamie was an artist manager in the music industry at Red Light Management. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in Film Directing and Screenwriting from Columbia University. He proudly calls Charlottesville his home.
Saturday, October 14th from 12:00 – 2:00pm | For High School Students and Adults
Learn more and register today on our website
Join Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jamie Sisley for a workshop about directing actors and finding success as an independent filmmaker. Students who register for the workshop will receive a complimentary ticket to the screening of Stay Awake on Friday, October 13th here at Vinegar Hill Theatre. Refreshments will be provided at the workshop.
ABOUT LIGHT HOUSE STUDIO
For over twenty years, Light House Studio has been equipping students with the skills and confidence to tell their stories and build community through collaborative filmmaking. We seek to foster a community of flourishing students, storytellers, and citizens.
In 2022, Light House taught 82 workshops to 837 students, resulting in 285 completed films; partnered with 57 local nonprofits and schools; had 34 student films accepted to 58 different film festivals, with 14 films receiving awards; and provided more than 60% of students scholarships allowing them to attend at free or reduced cost. 96% of our students reported improved creativity and collaboration skills; 96% improved storytelling, and 93% improved planning and organization skills.