Volusia county homegrown TV/film assistant editor A’sia Horne is coming back home from Hollywood to give free tickets to high school students to see The Woman King, starring Viola Davis, Thuso Mbeda and John Boyega.
Forty high schoolers will have a chance to get a free ticket to screen “The Woman King” directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood for free on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Epic Theaters of West Volusia at 1 p.m. Horne, who worked on the film as a second assistant editor, is a co-founder of the Hue Collective, a non-profit organization that focuses on introducing teenagers of color to post-production.
The program teaches them how to edit in Adobe Premiere in 2-3 day bootcamps. The program was started in 2019 after Horne saw glum statistics regarding the need for diverse voices in post-production.
“I work in a field where there are often not many people of color in the editor seat,” Horne said. “It’s improving, but we need more people of color in post-production. This can be helped by introducing them to the profession earlier. I know a lot of teens want to be in front of the camera or on the field, so I wanted to find a way to help teens who look like me understand there are jobs where they can still be connected to things they love such as sports and entertainment.”
Since 2019, when the non-profit launched its first camp at DeLand High School, it has taught kids how to edit across the country and virtually. This screening is important to Horne and said she feels this could make a substantial impact.
“When teens see the magnitude of this film and learn that a small town Black girl from DeLand, Florida worked on this, I pray it inspires them to dream bigger than they’ve ever imagined,” she said.
This free movie screening is made possible by the Ms.FOUNDATION and the amazing donors who helped contribute to The Hue Collective monthly.
For parents interested in getting a free ticket for their teen follow The Hue Collective’s Instagram page: @thehuecollectivefl or The Hue Collective‘s Facebook Page, The Hue Collective, for more information.
— Courtesy A’sia Horne, the Hue Collective