Core Concept

Our film is about the Crucible, an industrial arts school in Oakland that offers classes on blacksmithing, glassblowing, woodworking, and other hands on crafts. We want to showcase the impact these classes have on the youth in Oakland, when they could be going off and getting into trouble with violent gangs.

First Day Presentation

We are Curious Fox Productions, bringing you our film about the Crucible in Oakland, Forging Ahead.

If possible, we’d like to take a class and have them teach us how to forge things. If not, we could fall back on being a fly on the wall using cinema verite of one of the existing classes in order to show just how the Crucible works. We could also follow Carla or Chris, the two instructors, as they work on a personal project.

We’re definitely going to show the forging process, the smithy and all of the tools they use in their craft. We want to show the classes and how the instructors teach their students how to work safely around such dangerous equipment.