Westbaum in High School

Filmmaker Jacob Appet stands next to monitor playing his film "Westbaum in High School"


Westbaum in High School is the feature film debut of JHU Senior Jacob Appet. It follows the adventures of high school senior Thomas Westbaum as he struggles to retain his optimism in a darkly absurd microcosm of the culture one might find in high schools across America. Jacob sees the project as the ultimate culmination of the artistic, educational, and social experiences that have comprised his college experience.

Jake has used the DMC as a place to access equipment, edit and develop his production.

Gazette interview with Jake :