Arkansas Arts Academy High School Students Produce a Film Short at Peel Mansion

Theatre and audio visual students from Arkansas Arts Academy High School spent the day filming at the Peel Mansion and Heritage Gardens in Bentonville.  Debra Layton, Executive Director of the Peel Mansion invited AAA to use the historic home as a set location for the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” program.  Theatre students studied the Peel family and era, developed scripts for vignettes and performed for students enrolled in the digital/ new media courses.  The film will be approximately 15 minutes and submitted for the 2018 Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize which will be announced later this year.