Video Challenge Winners Talk "Deer" Idea

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

It's the Public Service Announcement that everyone seems to be talking about, the winning entry of the WOWT 6 News "Driven to be the Best Video Challenge." We sat down with the teens who created the masterpiece to get the behind the scene scoop.

Louisville High School students Jacob Bruce, Sam Senser, and his brother Wrenn Senser, talked about the night they found out their public service announcement won the contest.

"We had a thing at his house, watched the news, then partied for the rest of the night," said Jacob. "Everyone just roared and was screaming and high-fiving. It was a big party," said Wrenn.

It was an exciting time, but they said coming up with the original idea wasn't easy. "We had been brainstorming for two weeks and couldn't think of anything. Then my dad said, what if the deers were in the car. Then we built on it from that," said Sam. "I helped put the ideas together and kind of just get the main story line going," said Wrenn.

Then they started filming, which had its own obstacles, especially dealing with the now famous deer heads. "It's hard to get them in there. We had to open the sunroof to get them in there. Then we would lean the seats all the way back and move them from there. It was funny and difficult at the same time," said Jacob.

After a night of shooting, they edited the next day. "After it was all put together, it was like wow, I think we have a chance at this," said Wrenn. It turns out they had more than a chance. They beat out more than 70 other entries to become the winner.

On Tuesday at their high school, students cheered them on as they received iPads and a check for $5,000 for the school. The deer made an appearance behind them.

So what do these budding film stars plan to do in the future? Sam said he wants to be a director for movies in Hollywood. Jacob wants to be a game designer or actor and Wrenn is also interested in film.

It was actually the teens teachers that told them about the contest and asked them to create a PSA for it. The high school plans to use the grant money to start a video program at the school and purchase a video board for the gym. The teens that won get to help pick out the equipment for the new program.

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