Entries by Daniella McCormack

LGBTQQ Youth Learn to Tell Own Story Through Film

Taking the time to examine the familiar through the eye of a film lens can sometimes reveal the unexpected. Recently, BAYCAT guided the young adult interns of Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (LYRIC), through this process as the first-time filmmakers took on the challenge of telling their own story. “My experience with BAYCAT allowed […]

Warriors Sweep SF with Community Spirit

There is no denying the Warriors are HOT — and the wins keep coming as the team prepares to become BAYCAT’s neighbor to Bayview Hunters Point! The sports team is already making a full-court press to show their commitment to the community. BAYCAT was invited to tell the stories of 4 community based organizations as part […]

Adventures in Photography: Building Media Literacy

Youth Explore Media Literacy through Photography BAYCAT has just concluded a 5-week partnership with PhotoVoice, a UK-based nonprofit that believes in the power of letting marginalized voice be heard through photography. At BAYCAT we believe every story matters. So when we heard about PhotoVoice’s vision for a world in which no one is denied the […]

Giving Back is Priority for Award-Winning Teen

Many teens might think of themselves first when they win $1,000, but not Stella Gutierrez. Youth media producer Stella, 15, is the winner of the Art with Impact award for March, which comes with a cash prize. Her first thought was giving back to BAYCAT, and her film crew. After finding out she would receive […]

SFPUC and BAYCAT Team Up on Music Video

It’s not everyday that you get to rap about POO. But after today, you just might. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and BAYCAT recently unveiled “You Can’t Live a Day Without Me,” the latest part of an effort to reach out to younger San Franciscans and educate them about San Francisco’s aging sewer system […]

Diversity in Media is an Ongoing Effort

“Tonight we celebrate Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry … brightest.” – Neil Patrick Harris, host of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Diversity in media matters. That is one of the core beliefs here at BAYCAT, and it’s something that many would say they support as well. However, diversity and representation was not on display last night […]

New Zeal To Our Updated STUDIO Reel

We’ve updated our BAYCAT STUDIO reel to include some of our awesome new clients in 2014. Check out the diversity of people with whom we get the pleasure to capture, from our youth, community to notables like Mayor Willie Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi, and Orange is the New Black’s Lea […]

A Song to Inspire Success

“I love BAYCAT because it makes me feel like I am going to be somebody one day.” -Jazzeia Edwards, 15, Youth Music Producer Applause.  Affirmation.  Awe. That’s what Jazzy and the other 25 kids between 11 to 17 years old felt during BAYCAT’S world premiere Open House, where our young filmmakers and music producers premiered the […]