Beverly Hills Teen Will Head To France In May To Screen Her Film At Cannes Film Festival
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 6:38 PM
By Laura Coleman
When Beverly Hills High School (Class of 2012) graduate Devi Veysey started entering films in the Campus Movie Fest while a freshman at Whittier College, she never dreamed she would be attending this year’s Cannes Film Festival in May to watch her third year entry be shown at the Cannes Short Film Corner in the South of France.
“I had no idea that was an opportunity that would come,” said the Beverly Vista alumna who created I Don’t Know for this year’s CMF competition. Veysey said: “My school brings this Campus Movie Fest film festival every year to school…We have a week to create a five-minute film…So my film was about me trying to decide what I want to create.”
The top 30 CMF movies will screen at the Short Film Corner at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, from May 13-24 in the prestigious French Riviera “Sister City” to Beverly Hills. Veysey’s short film is a clever assemblage of her response to having no idea about what to do and taking an existential stab at making a movie, hence: I Don’t Know.
Veysey, who is hearing impaired and has been wearing two hearing aids since she can recall, said her impairment also helps drive her to undertake projects often just to prove to herself that she is capable of accomplishing what she undertakes. Veysey, who sung with the Madrigals and Minnesingers at BHHS, where she performed in plays and musicals, is currently a double-major senior in Child Development and Theatre. The film is available online at http://www.gofundme.com/devicannesdoit as part of a fundraising strategy her sister, Liat (BHHS 2008), began to support her sister’s trip to Cannes.