The most remarkable thing about Ashley McCann’s documentary entry into C.U.F.F. isn’t the professional editing or the jarringly intimate camerawork. It’s not the raw, poignant honesty she receives from her subjects in their interviews. It’s not the fact that she uses all of these elements to build an emotional and affecting arch to her entire film. It’s not even the fact that she’s made such a mature work, even though she’s only in high school. The most remarkable thing about Ashley’s film is that it accomplishes all of the aforementioned in less than 7 minutes.
Presenting the 2011 C.U.F.F. winner for Best Film by a High School Student in the Approx. 10 min Category: Ashley McCann’s “Pain.”
Highlights: Watch for particularly emotional interviews with Ashley’s mother, Theresa McCann and John Buettler.
You can see more of Ashley McCann’s work by visiting her YouTube page, here.