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Teens Create Secondhand Swagger Music Video with re:imagine ATL

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A talented group of teens worked together in July to create this music video for Secondhand Swagger. They had access to film equipment, a small studio at Atlanta Movie Tours and MASS Collective in Castleberry Hill, and a team of mentors and artists — including lead mentor Jenna Kanell, a local actress, stuntwoman and film maker. As a team they worked with the band to create an interpretation of their song and bring their vision to life.

By Jillian Gerson, 16

Something’s gotta give. It was an adventure. We followed the story of a band member’s  conflicts within her band separation — and in doing so she meets a group of people who get her help with their struggles. She helps them in the end, solving the hardship with music. The fun beat of the song gives the listener a catchy tune with a message that should stay stuck in the listener’s head.

By Ashayla Thomas, 16

A big shout out to Secondhand Swagger for allowing me to be a part of their music video, giving me one of the most greatest experience in my life!  You guys made me feel special and help build my self confidence. That big push helped my decision to continue my acting and entertainment career with confidence and stride. Thank you re-imagine:ATL Green Room for making it all possible. Woop! Woop!


The teens involved in this project at re:imagine/ATL’s Green Room summer camp were:

Gillian Johnson, 15, North Atlanta High School

Ethan Henderson, 15, Roswell High School

Jillian Gerson, 16, Atlanta Jewish Academy

Tim Mott, 17, Mays High School

Rakitah Abdullah, 16, Frederick Douglass High School


VOX is happy to partner with re:Imagine ATL to share teens’ voices through their original videos.

To share your original videos or voices with VOX, see our Atlanta Teen Voices program, or just email Atlanta Teen Voices Director Sarah Garnitz.





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