Polaris Academy Graduation


Polaris Academy is a charter school on the West Side of Chicago that was started by a group of award-winning teachers looking for more effective ways to educate.

The Polaris Academy administration wanted to create a video highlighting the school through the graduation ceremony of their first 8th grade class.

For this project, we wanted to avoid the typical school promo feel, and instead decided to focus on the emotional impact of four students graduating from Polaris and going to High School. 

Time and trust were our biggest necessities to create something that was authentic.  It also didn't hurt that our four subjects ended up being so magnetic on screen.   

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