Ocala Teen Selected to Attend Manhattan Film Institute

Posted on: June 19, 2015

Ocala, Florida (June 22, 2015) – A young Ocala filmmaker and entrepreneur has been selected as one of 25 students in the world to attend the Manhattan Film Institute this summer. Alex Moy, age 17, is Co-founder of ThatsHowItsDone Productions (THID), a startup film production company with innovative approaches to cinematographic-design, motion graphics, and special effects.
Alex will join 24 other students of all ages this July for the 2-week long program which immerses attendees in all aspects of the film industry. According to the Manhattan Film Institute website, MFI is a “boutique conservatory with a world-class faculty… a film school that provides passionate, individualized instruction to inspire all filmmakers in a supportive, challenging and safe environment.”
Moy took the People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film in the 2014 Silver Springs International Film Festival (SSIFF), and participated in the 2015 festival with the film “Less Than Nothing”. Less Than Nothing was produced with the collaboration of Greg Thomson, the Director of SSIFF and local high school and college students passionate film and wanting hands on experience with the film-making process.
Now, Alex is excited about the opportunity to work directly alongside film industry experts from across the globe at MFI. “This opportunity is such an honor,” said Moy. “I cannot wait to meet other students who are just as passionate about film as I am. The relationships I will form with industry experts will really help me grow in this field.”
Alex’s company, ThatsHowItsDone Productions, is a Resident of the Power Plant Business Incubator, and a Partner of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP).
“All of us at the Power Plant Business Incubator are very proud of Alex,” said Ryan Lilly, Director of Business Creation for the CEP. “Alex represents just one of a growing number of young entrepreneurs who are starting their own businesses and innovating within their fields. We’re glad he knows that Ocala/Marion County is a community where he can do that successfully.”


For more information on ThatsHowItsDoneProductions visit http://thatshowitsdoneproductions.com
Contact (352) 322-2351 or info@thatshowitsdoneproductions.com
For more information on the Power Plant Business Incubator visit www.PowerPlantIncubator.com
Contact Ryan Lilly at 352-629-8051 x 125 or Ryan@OcalaCEP.com.

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