September 8, we had a Gilmore Alumni and his wife join our GNN class, Jonathan
Dayton and Valerie Faris. Jonathan was a student at Gilmore in 1968 and 69. They
directed Little Miss Sunshine which came out in theaters in 2006. Their
upcoming film stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell.
students were amazed someone like Dayton & Faris were at Gilmore!
They asked thoughtful questions and were inspired to work on their
writing skills. Dayton and Faris told them writers for Little Miss
Sunshine went on to write Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Toy Story 3
and makes $250,000 a week! The kids were blown away!
They also went to the library where we found his photos in the 1968-69 and 1969-70 yearbooks. He played in the Gilmore band! That's him in the front row with the French horn.
You can see more of what Dayton & Faris have done by going to their website.