Our Reality by Zenzelé Moore-Ysaguirre, United States
The unfortunate killing of a young black teen at the hands of the LAPD in the San Fernando Valley haunts a college-bound young man as he and his friends spend their last night together before going away to school.
Our Reality received the $5,000.00 Scout Film Festival Emerging Filmmakers Grant in the 18 and Under age category, in 2020, and screened during Scout Winter Fest in February of 2021. The $10,000.00 Grant, split between two age categories - 18 and Under and 19 to 24 - is sponsored by the American director and screenwriter, Colin Trevorrow, known for the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), and the blockbuster hit series, Jurassic World.
Zenzelé J. Moore-Ysaguirre is currently a second-year student at the University of Southern California in the School of Cinematic Arts with an emphasis in Cinema and Media Studies. Zenzelé recently completed high school at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Cinematic Arts. She is the 2020 Scout Film Festival Grant Winner for ages 18 and under. Zenzelé sits on the Scout Film Festival Filmmaker Advisory Board.
As a Camera PA, 1st AC, and Camera Operator, Zenzelé has worked with Christine Swanson, Sade Ndya, Quincy Lenear, Deondray Gossett, and Full Frequency Media for Revolt TV. In addition to shooting, Zenzelé has worked on over 50 short films and music videos as a Cinematographer, Assistant camera as well as Gaffer and Grip.
Her passion is cinematography and photography, she loves capturing moments in history and evoking emotion through her art.
Scout Filmmaker Spotlight: Zenzelé J. Moore-Ysaguirre, United States