Student Story 

Christian, Age 15

Student Stories


Summer 2014


007 PosterChristian first participated in the Islands of Brilliance Summer 2014 weeklong workshop sessions. With the collaborative help of his creative mentor Neil Kloppenborg, Christian imagined a new James Bond film. He then went on to find images, meticulously editing them in Photoshop and then combining them all into what only can be described as DVD packaging that is worthy of sitting on the shelves at Target.

His mother wrote to tell us:

“Islands of Brilliance was truly a magical and life changing experience for our son. It is the only program after 14 years of his life where I’ve seen him excited, engaged and wanting to repeat. He loved it so much that literally in the car ride home on the last day, he begged me to return.”

— Shaunna Balady