September 17, 2012

Filmmakers seeking to capture American high school students as they balance the demands of the Catholic faith with life as a teenager chose a Catholic high school in Draper, Utah, for their pilot documentary.

Planet Grande Pictures filmed the students at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper during the first week of school, Aug. 20-22.

The project is tentatively titled Diary of a Catholic School.

Planet Grande Pictures began the project last spring by interviewing 90 students to get an idea of what was on their minds.

Producers wanted to present a proposal for a series to Lifetime cable network, with Juan Diego as the featured high school in eight to 10 episodes.

“We have several networks that are interested in the documentary based on what we have already filmed,” said John Watkin, Planet Grande Pictures director/producer and editor/cameraman.