updated 5:04 PM EDT, Apr 1, 2015
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The Heroes at Home: The Untold Story

The Salado Film Squad won the inaugural state competition of the UIL Focus - Young Filmmakers Festival. Their documentary, “The Heroes at Home: The Untold Story,” was shown on April 16 at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Final awards were announced that evening at the premiere and The Heroes At Home: The Untold Story was the overall winner.


Members of the Salado Film Squad are:

Amy Manna, Director

Samantha Laurenson, Editor

Trey Berry, Producer

Roddy Noonan, Voice over Artist

Tim Cook, Sponsor


In the inaugural UIL Focus - Young Filmmakers Festival, 495 films were entered.  Salado competed against 59 documentaries in Division 1 (A-AAA).


Films reaching the state final round were in alphabetical order:

  1. Argyle HS (3A)      Destiny: A Game for the Ages
  2. Lampasas HS (3A)  One Act Play Documentary
  3. Lytle HS (3A)        The Story of Alamo Village
  4. Princeton HS (3A)  Divorce
  5. Salado HS (2A)      The Heroes at Home: The Untold Story
  6. Van HS (3A)          A Story of Faith