Junior Receives Grant from Johns Hopkins for Film Project
Bryn Mawr junior Sage Okolo has received a production grant from Johns Hopkins University for her film proposal entitled "Alongside the Car." The grant, provided by the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media to help create documentaries, movies, TV series and more in Baltimore, is worth $40,000 - $70,000 and will fund the creation of Okolo's film. She is one of nine Baltimore upcoming artists selected for the Fund's Bold Voices, New Paradigms Incubator program.
Okolo is an avid filmmaker who has often lent her talents to Bryn Mawr theater and arts projects. Most recently she served as the student director of Bryn Mawr's Upper School play, "Our Town," and created original multimedia to accompany Bryn Mawr's adaptation of the iconic play.
In a Baltimore Sun article, Roberto Busó-García, the director of the program at Hopkins, reflected on the innovative nature of the projects chosen to receive funding. "Innovation is about telling stories that have not been told, or telling stories that have been told by people who don’t usually tell them,” he said. “All of these projects respond to that.”