A proud native of the Second City, producer Jenny Lawton joined Studio 360 in 2007. Since then, she's produced the show's American Icons specials on the Disney parks and I Love Lucy, lots of stories in the Aha Moments series, and a portrait of the Japanese tea ceremony from Kyoto. She also serves as the managing editor of studio360.org and coordinates the show's internship program. Jenny started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ as well as NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's The World, among other programs. Jenny was awarded a USC-Annenberg/NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, and lectures about radio and sound design at NYU and her alma mater, Kenyon College.
Scary Shorts Starring Shorties
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 03:20 PM
The Challenge: create a scary movie on the theme of “young genius,” no longer than 30 seconds. The filmmaker Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) will judge the submissions.
The Films: live action, animation, and horror that truly defies categorization. Watch all the entries here.
The deadline to be considered for our contest is Sunday March 2, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.
Check out these films made by or featuring some truly terrifying kids.
Egg — submitted by Matthew from Austin, TX
A boy follow his genius into the woods to unlock the secrets of the universe.
Young Genius — submitted by Dave from Las Vegas, NV
A young mastermind tests his knowledge and finds something beautiful — and gruesome.
The Monster In The Closet — submitted by Dan from London
Rory tries to warn his father about the monster in the closet but his Dad fails to believe the young genius.
Every House Has A History — submitted by Charlie from Chatham, NJ
A boy sees the horrors of the people who lived in the house before him.
Don't Talk To Strangers — submitted by William from Warner Robins, GA
A creepy man, a clever girl, a great twist.