Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00
Glen Cove High School senior Danny Casale has won another major media art show. This time, Casale took first place in the annual LIU Post Student Film/Video Festival, a show he also won last year when fellow classmate Shalyn Cabaroy took second place.
“Danny continues to help show that Glen Cove High School and GCTV is a force to reckon with in the Educational Television Production business,” said Chris Barry, media communications teacher. “Our name is consistently on top. I’m so proud of him. To my recollection, I don’t
recall any student winning this festival back-to-back and I’ve been going with our students for at least 10 years now.”
Casale won for his video entitled “How to Travel to an Alternate Dimension.” According to Barry, tutorials or “how to” videos are often assigned to high school and college video/film students. “Leave it to the mind of Danny Casale to choose ‘How to Travel to an Alternate Dimension’ and pull it off,” he added.
Casale recently won his second consecutive Best in Show award at the Long Island Media Art Show, held at Five Towns College, for his entry, A Pleasant Yardsale, a short film in which he stars alongside an animated character who haggles with him over his priceless squash.
Additionally, the theatrical premiere of Casale’s first full-length documentary The God Doc, took place on May 7 at Glen Cove Cinemas. On May 17, A Pleasant Yardsale will be shown at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington as part of the First Exposure Film Festival.
Casale was recently accepted into the extremely competitive SUNY Purchase BFA Film program, which takes in only 20-25 students out of approximately 2,000 applicants each year. He has also been accepted into Syracuse University and Emerson College, two of the finest
communications schools in the country. His videos can be viewed on YouTube.
Additionally, a public service announcement created by Glen Cove High School senior Maleesha Ebanks titled “Don’t Be Mean Behind the Screen” was also shown at the LIU Post festival and received many positive comments from the judges and attendees. The PSA deals with bullying.