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Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn Teaches Kids Filmmaking in Chicago Summer Stories

Chicago Summer Stories is a collaborative filmmaking experience for high school-aged creators. This year, Hollywood star Vince Vaughn not only instructed but became a co-teacher with program director Steve Douglass. By pairing students with professional mentors, they learned the ins and outs of filmmaking, but more importantly how to craft a personal story.

Steve Douglass is the co-founder of Summer Stories and teaches New Media at Lake Forest High School, in Lake Forest, IL. Steve first met and collaborated with Vaughn during a 50-year celebration of the program, where Vaughn is an alum. Vaughn reached out to Steve with ideas on how to expand the Summer Stories program and get involved and Steve was thrilled to have him on board.

Vaughn, the actor behind hits like Wedding Crashers, True Detective, and Brawl in Cell Block 99, wanted to take the Summer Stories program and adapt it into a new format: a camp program for students enrolled in high school or junior high.

We are so thankful and blessed to have them on board again this year. To provide the tools we need to make meaningful media that makes people think, laugh or cry.” - Steve Douglass, co-founder, Summer Stories