"These are people who I've grown up with and spend a lot of time with that came from different circumstances," Kyle Ransom said. "I just wanted to tell a story about how I see the American experience in all of them even though they're not your typical high school kid."
A crazy election season, friends who are immigrants and refugees, and a film hobby all came together to allow an 18-year-old from Logan to win the $10,000 grand prize at a Tribeca Film Festival youth competition this April.
Jurors picked Kyle Ransom out of five finalists from around the United States for his short film "New Frontiers" as a part of the America I Am youth film competition presented by the Tribeca Film Institute and the National Park Service.
The competition asked for films on the American experience that were five minutes or less and were directed, written and/or edited by youths ages 12-19.