“#Lured” features dangers of social media

Commentary by Presley Mauney
Times-News correspondent 

Presley Mauney / Times-News correspondent

There are so many different jobs — a doctor, a veterinarian, or a publisher. Or, maybe you want to be an actor. If so, Teen 2 Teen has a great summer program for aspiring performers. Even if you don’t want to act, you can learn how to work behind the camera. This lab is a great opportunity for those who want to explore their interests and a great way to just be yourself and make friends.
This summer’s two-week film lab is having a premiere of a short comedy-horror film about a young girl that discovers the dangers of strangers on social media. She learns that some people you meet on the internet may not be who you think they are. “#Lured” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at Thataways Youth Center, 1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington; admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
As someone who was in front of the camera, it was great to meet new people that will treat everyone like a close friend and help be the best that they can be. It won’t matter how much experience a person has with theater, the goal is to get better at what you know and what you want to do in the world of the performing arts. What makes this lab special is that it is firsthand experience and offers professional help to learn about filmmaking. There aren’t many other places that you have that opportunity.
For those interested in the 2017 summer film lab, the premiere would be a great way to experience what the program is all about. Whether you’re shy or extremely outgoing, Teen 2 Teen has a way to fit your personality. The lab will support your decision to either be in front of or behind the camera. The camp provides the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone.

Presley Mauney is a freshman at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & 20s writer.


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