High school students gain reel experience as SC film industry develops

By Maura Turcotte mturcotte@postandcourier.com

When Isaac Cinnamon created his short film for the 2023 Young Filmmakers Project, it required several weeks of long working hours, plenty of glue and approximately 7,000 playing cards.

The outcome? A stop-motion film told on the faces of cards that follows the arc of a romantic relationship in just two minutes. The recent Summerville High School graduate won the first-place prize at the statewide film competition in mid-May.