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University of Saskatchewan students create web series

University of Saskatchewan students are reinventing the way movies are made in the 21st century.
University of Saskatchewan students are reinventing the way movies are made in the 21st century. Luke Banville / Global News

SASKATOON – A group of University of Saskatchewan (U of S) students have worked around the clock for months to produce a web series about the issues young people face.

The “Paper Airplanes” project is part of a course taught at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.

Eleven classmates co-wrote an 85-page script about four groups of university students struggling to cope with a variety of issues.

The students then directed, filmed, edited and marketed the web series.

“There’s a lot of really good stories that have nothing to do with what Hollywood is saying or making that need to be made and heard,” said series producer Paul Panko.

“A lot of it is not something we can relate to, not something that is actually for college life or students.”

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The U of S department of drama provided a core group of fourth year students to act in the series.