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Film & Television
16th May 2017
No Film School
Quinn Shephard shares the secrets behind her self-taught journey from high school student to rising film star.
Quinn Shephard doesn’t like the classroom. She says she’s more of a hands-on learner. That’s why, at just 15, she decided to start writing her first feature film as a high school student in New Jersey. Instead of film school, she opted to spend her would-be college years producing, directing, editing and starring in Blame. Now, seven years later, the film has made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning a Best Actress award for co-star Nadia Alexander.
Blame is a dark psychological teen drama about two rivals competing for the role of Abigail in their drama class performance of The Crucible—the popular girl versus the outcast. As the drama teacher (Chris Messina) starts to take sides, and vicious rumors spread throughout the school, themes from classic text begin to seep into their lives. Though teenage deceit is a tale as old as time, Shephard brings a fresh and emotionally raw perspective to the film.
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