Something’s Awry works closely with all our partners regardless of how many miles (or oceans!) stand between us. And while most of our clients and artists come from other states or internationally, sometimes it’s the work we do closer to home that feels the most impactful. This month the West Chester Film Festival is featuring two of our shorts—both of which earned our Creative Director Kris Theorin nominations for Best Pennsylvania Filmmaker and best-animated film!

Knowing what it feels like to be a filmmaker attending a festival in an unknown city, Something’s Awry Productions is hosting a filmmakers’ breakfast and workshop on the Saturday during the festival, where visiting filmmakers will get to meet their local and international peers and learn about the town while also filling up on amazing local food before screenings.

But we’re not just content supporting the current generation of movie-makers, which is why Something’s Awry has donated equipment to set up a film studio in the Garage Youth Center, a local after-school and Youth Development program that serves Middle and High School Students in Kennett Square and Avondale. The kids will have green screens, backdrops, studio lights, microphones, tripods, and everything else they need to make videos for social media and beyond. Here’s hoping our generation and theirs meet at the Oscars one day!

Whether it’s hosting meet-and-greets for fellow filmmakers, donating to spaces helping kids discover their passions, or gifting the toys that appear in our commercials to local daycares we try to always have one foot planted firmly at home, with the community we’ve grown there. <3