American Graduate Shorts: I Really Want to Make It

October 14, 2013 by Craig Phillips in


We continue our look at the American Graduate shorts with I Really Want to Make It, a film by Ray Telles and Angela Reginato.

Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of substance abuse and other struggles. When she discovers Civicorps Academy, where she meets other young people who have gone through similar rough situations, she finally gets another shot at a high school diploma — and a future.

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En español: Realmente Quiero Tener Éxito

Sharon Montano de Oakland decide regresar a la escuela a los 20 años después de varios años de abuso de sustancias y otras batallas. Cuando descubre la Civicorps Academy (la Academia de Civicorps) por fin recibe otra oportunidad de recibir su diploma de bachillerato – y un futuro.

Craig Phillips

Craig is the digital content producer for Independent Lens, based in San Francisco. He is a film nerd, cartoonist, classic film poster collector, wannabe screenwriter, and owner of/owned by cats.