Stories Lived

Go For It

“Go for it.” is a documentary that delves into the life of one of the best teenage trampolinists in the nation, Alex Paredes. In the film, she talks about the beauty of the sport but also the obstacles that come along with it. This video hopes to inspire kids to always try to achieve their goals and that it’s never too late to begin doing so.


About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Anna Vernick and Kierin Rogers

Anna Vernick is a senior at Communications High School and has been both in front of the camera and behind for years now. Her other films include “Inside Thoughts” and “A Bidet in the Life.” She is currently working on a 10 minute short film, “Confessions of a Teenage Cannibal” which is to be released in February of 2017. In the fall, she will be attending the Culinary Institute of America where she hopes to continue making films.

Kierin Rogers is a senior at Communications High School and makes many films both inside of school and outside of school. In fall of 2016, she directed “Charlotte Posts a Photo” for the All American High School Film Challenge, which has won $7,500 (yes, you read that right) in award money. She also works as a freelance cinematographer and has worked with multiple professional production companies. She is also known for her films “Real-life-rom-com” and “She Entered the Void.”