A New Film Follows the Survivors of a School Shooting | Film | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Pin It

A New Film Follows the Survivors of a School Shooting 

click to enlarge sota_february_092315.jpg

Three years before the Columbine High School massacre, in February 1996, a Washington State teenager shot his algebra teacher and two students. Jessi Shuttleworth, a Washington native and Saint Michael’s College alumna, will never forget the incident — her then-13-year-old brother was in a nearby classroom during the shooting. “Although 18 years have passed, he, like many who were present, has not found peace,” Shuttleworth writes in an email.

Now an actor and filmmaker, Shuttleworth created a 13-minute film called “February” that focuses on the survivors of a school shooting — “the lives of those left behind,” she writes. Her short screens in Dover this weekend as part of the 10th annual ITVFest, or Independent Television and Film Festival, which brings hundreds of industry people to the rustic town to watch and judge independently produced web series, TV pilots and shorts.

“February” screens on Friday, September 25, 4:45 p.m., in the Dover Forge Screening Tent; and on Saturday, September 26, 1:40 p.m., in the Dover Forge Gala Tent. ITVFest runs Thursday through Sunday, September 24 to 27, various locations in Dover. $49 one-day pass or $129 multiday pass. itvfest.com

The original print version of this article was headlined "Shooting Film"

Did you appreciate this story?

Show us your ❤️ by becoming a Seven Days Super Reader.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It

More by Margot Harrison

About The Author

Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison is the Associate Editor at Seven Days; she coordinates literary and film coverage. In 2005, she won the John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2019 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation