Compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Check out the book trailer for Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig (Katherine Tegen/Harper Collins). See also an interview with Elisa by Jen Bigheart from I Read Banned Books.
"I wrote the script; we had students act and light and style it. (In fact they edited their own versions for their video class in school....) An alum who's now studying film at NYU filmed and edited it. We got the music from a friend's brother's band and my brother-in-law, who does post-production sound work on film, did the sound edits.
So it was truly a team effort and done on a budget of sandwiches for the crew!
"Extra bonus fact: Apparently the mansion we used (which belongs to a friend of one of the students) has been used in an M. Night Shyamalan film."