It’s true. I actually made a feature-length Super 8 film in 1970. It cost $1,700 to make and took in over $6,000.
I’ve no memory
of studying my senior year in high school
(or any other year). But I graduated nevertheless.
Perhaps the faculty decided that my
Super 8 filmmaking was a viable alternative
to good grades.
Or perhaps the administration
grew tired of discovering classrooms with desks
turned upside-down. And cleaning up gooey
food fights trailing from the cafeteria
to the boy’s locker room. And the unmistakable stench of sulfur from
homemade gun powder.
Earth Science teacher, Chet Nyerick, and principal, George Perry, I cannot thank you enough.