10-10-10 Teams Revealed

Young Filmmakers Involved in SBIFF's Student Challenge Get Paired Up

The 20 student finalists in this year's 10-10-10 competition gather for a group shot moments after being matched together into scriptwriter-filmmaker pairs.
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And you thought they were kidding when they said it would be random.

For the 20 student filmmakers and scriptwriters selected to compete in this year’s SBIFF 10-10-10 competition, the wait to begin work finally ended as each of the 10 filmmakers wiggled a hand around in a wineglass full of slips of paper and withdrew a screenwriter’s name. For the next 10 days, each pair will rush to produce a 10-minute film to be shown and judged at the end of the festival. While the scriptwriters have been working with a so-called “industry professional” on their scripts for the last several months, they weren’t matched with their filmmaker until today — and the clock’s already ticking.

The filmmaker-screenwriter partnerships are as follows:


Marz Miller (Santa Barbara High School) & Cameron Platt (Laguna Blanca)

Ally Shiras (San Marcos High School) & Aija Mayrock (Laguna Blanca)

Tate Larrick (Santa Barbara High School) & Wyatt Krutsch (Dunn High School)

Jorge Flores (San Marcos High School) & Jillian Fisher (San Marcos High School)

Patrick Alcerro (Anacapa School) & Leanne Sturman (San Marcos High School)


Tony Ung (UCSB) & Chris Villegas (Brooks Institute)

Brent Rumble (Brooks Institute) & Katherine Waskul (UCSB)

Keith Odett (SBCC) & Brittany Carriger (UCSB)

Matthew Oquendo (UCSB) & Mary Jane Johnson (SBCC)

Joshua Shimmin (Brooks Institute) & Kevin Torres (SBCC)

Avery Hardy will be spending one day with each of the 10-10-10 filmmakers and reporting on it for Independent.com.


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