Photo by Laura Whitney
Skyler Perry (from left), Jonathan Fitzgerald, Colton Herbruck and Kassidy Tenpenny from “The Noodle Trick” hang out during a reception after the Young Filmmakers awards ceremony Saturday.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
More than a few heartstrings were likely tugged when Nordhoff High School student Jefferson Beckham’s “Rain” was shown at Matilija Auditorium this weekend. Without resorting to verbal narration, the short documentary began with the sight and sound of rainfall in the streets of Ojai, building to a sensorium of the hydrologic cycle and society’s place within it — powerful stuff for an audience living in drought.
Winning an honorable mention, Beckham’s film was one of 28 entries to be screened at the auditorium Saturday before the awards ceremony for the fifth annual Young Filmmakers Competition of the Ojai Film Society (OFS).