During the final overview meeting of a session with our partner Lights!Camera!Access!, a young man commented that he felt inspired about the film industry, yet dissapointed that, as a quadraplegic, he would never really be given a chance to act. 

He thought he might have been good at it, but was firmly convinced that in reality, this goal was a very faraway dream.

Well, we didn't agree. Quite strongly, in fact.
 So in the next 10 minutes a script was written and DMed to him and he was asked if he would like to star in the film. To my delight, he agreed. 

So we asked others in the session if anyone would be willing to volunteer to be his scene partner, and 13 people said yes.

So I wrote more scripts...

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The joy and validation of creating art is a human right.  

Michaels.Adams., created to engineer and realize positive initiatives focused in education, identity, and community, introduces The Michaels.Adams. Studio Workshop, where film and audio plays, fueled by enthusiasm, humor, and determination of individuals others may not be wise enough to engage with, are written, produced, and presented.

By combining a specific script architecture with online resources for collaboration and performance capture, individuals from everywhere collaborate and create,  focusing on and celebrating their talent.

We have filmed over 30 individuals in our first two sessions: we look very forward to adding more this year as our program continues to expand!

Background Stories.

starring:
Chandra Scheschy
Jennifer “Phoenix” Robinson
Tucker Salovaara
Corin Shields
Sophia Colon Roosevelt
Aaron Silverman
Kennedy Healy
Melissa Morch
Mark Ozdoba
Katrine Chan
Oren Goodman

a michaels.adams. studio workshop production
concept & script development - Chandra Scheschy, Jennifer “Phoenix” Robinson, Tucker Salovaara, Corin Shields, Sophia Colon Roosevelt, Aaron Silverman, Kennedy Healy, Melissa Morch, Mark Ozdoba, Katrine Chan, Oren Goodman, Jd Michaels, Michele Spitz, Zoë Khaos Michaels
illustration - Kimberly Bryan
production coordination - Ushonda Wilson
promotion - Elayne Otstot
direction: Jd Michaels
This production is a partnership with Lights!Camera!Access!

The Oldest Joke

starring: Diego Medina and Hanbyul Chung

a michaels.adams. studio workshop production
direction, words, and music : Jd Michaels
This production is a partnership with Lights!Camera!Access!
Access this film with open captioning 

The Headache

starring: Dawn Grabowski and Sam Rubin

a michaels.adams. studio workshop production
direction, words, and music : Jd Michaels
This production is a partnership with Lights!Camera!Access!