Last year, as part of Heather Colletti-Houde’s Advanced Placement English Language and Composition class, Nick Ribolla and friends created a clever, devastatingly on-target video takedown of their hometown.
“Westport’s Got It All” featured teens-eye views of conformity, diversity and hypocrisy. Most of “06880”‘s nearly 100 commenters loved it. Some hated it. That’s exactly what Nick and his classmates wanted.
This year, Colletti-Houde gave her class a similar assignment: satirize something prevalent in students’ lives.
Director/editor/actor Ziggy Hallgarten — along with fellow juniors Sydney Malkin, Nick Roehm and Izzy Ullmann — chose something they’re intimately familiar with: the college process.
They nailed it. Essays, tutors, community service — it’s all there. (Great production values too!)
“It’s a Juvenalian form of satire,” Ziggy says.
With that depth of knowledge — and the hints he and Sydney, Nick and Izzy provide in the video — he’s sure to get into the college of his choice!