The Story of YAAW

Young Artists at Work 2021

Led by a team of YAAW alum, Reagan Shull and Melissa Mintz, a team learned the fundamentals of filmmaking. The team scheduled interviews with YAAW alumni and former staff. The documentary is the story of YAAW for future apprentices and the public to understand the legacy of the program. The apprentices learned about interviewing, scheduling, editing, and copyrights. The final product premiered at the Imagination Station new Key Bank theatre during the Arts Commission’s Momentum Festival.


Reagan Shull - Instructor

Melissa Mintz - Assistant Instructor

Savannah Gray - Senior Apprentice

Apprentices: DeSontae Armstrong, Chautierra Bernard, Dahkeya Flunder, Jada Harris, Joe Hill, Breyana Kemp, Layanne Maolood, Damarreana McNeal, Serena Nowell, Caitlyn Scott, Beilah Wesolowski