…Who Even is This Kid?
Hi! My name is Elan Medoff and I’m a senior at the Berman Hebrew Academy.
If you had told me in 10th grade that as a senior I was planning to study Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, I wouldn’t have believed you. Throughout most of my second year of high school I thought I was going to become an evolutionary biologist. Don’t get me wrong, I still love evolutionary biology (guess who’s going to see Neil Shubin speak later this month!). But in the past three years I’ve been exposed to a whole new realm, the world of drama.
At the beginning of 10th grade, I was asked by my school’s Dean of Students if I would be interested in filling the position of Assistant Director for my school’s upcoming production of Les Miserables (the play that also became the inspiration for my harmonica Soundcloud page!). I agreed, not knowing exactly what I was getting myself into. Well, not knowing at all what I was getting into. Three years and five plays later, though, I knew I wanted to be a Director. But that wasn’t the only result of spending six plays with the most sporadic and creative people I’ve ever met. Over the course of the three years, my passion for drama grew into a deep appreciation for everything from the poetry of John Keats to the plays of William Shakespeare to the movies of Quentin Tarantino. And so here I am, an intern at Montgomery Community Media looking to gain experience in the latter of the three, the field of Television and Film.
Come and follow along as I explore the world of TV through the eyes of a theatrical director. I promise you won’t regret it!