Student filmmakers honored

Two Rocky Mountain High School student filmmakers won first place honors and a $1,000 prize for their work on an original film.

CapED Student film
A scene from the film “Jolt,” which was created by Rocky Mountain High School students Zachary Slemp and Jacob Dye.

Zachary Slemp and Jacob Dye won the CapED Credit Union High School Video Contest for their superhero/action video “Jolt.” The nearly two-minute video includes a host of special effects, including scenes featuring a car crash and a smartphone suspended in mid air.

The students will keep $500 for themselves, while the remaining $500 portion of the prize will go to their Meridian school.

In it’s fourth year, the CapEd video contest rewards student filmmakers from Idaho high schools who enter movie trailers up to three minutes in length. The movies were all original, fictitious films shot in HD and set in the near future.

This year, 39 student film trailers were entered, the most in the contest’s history. In addition to Slemp and Dye’s video, two other student filmmaker groups won cash prizes and 10 other movies were honored as finalists.

Each of the winning movie trailers and finalists was screened Wednesday at Overland Park Cinemas during awardCapEd_Logo colors ceremonies featuring Tom Donahoe of the Boise marketing agency Mitchell + Palmer.

Other winners include:

  • Noah Rudin, Charlie Fuller, Jake Jorgensen, Jack Hendershott and Scott Bennett of Bishop Kelly High School, for their video “Spielburglars.” The students won $400, which they will split between themselves and their school.
  • Gary Reynolds of Borah High School, for his film “Al We Do is Ride.” Reynolds will split his $200 cash prize with his school, as well.

Watch the trailer for Slemp and Dye’s winning film, and several others from this year’s contest, below:



Clark Corbin

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