(ISSUED FALL 2013) -- One day the movie-going public might compare Veronica ‘Roni’ Polsgrove to legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
The Canton (Mass.) ninth grader created the winning video in a contest sponsored by ARCH Orthodontics based on the theme “Beautiful smiles make the world go round.” Roni won an iPad Mini for her videographic effort.
Roni’s 90-second production follows her morning activities including brushing her teeth, where the video magically transforms from bleak black and white to Technicolor when her teeth are clean. Then she arranges pastries in the shape of a smile on a cookie sheet, and creates pancakes with smiles made of raisins. At the end, she shares her umbrella with a friend and they’re off to school smiling together – complete with braces.
Dr. Andrew Chase and Dr. Robert Chavez commended Roni for her creativity and production and directorial talents. “The message is a bullseye, the scripting, photography and music are wonderful, and the humorous touches are magnificent,” said Dr. Chavez. To watch the winning video, follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBjv1N5sQhg&feature=c4-overview&list=UUGRBh7kqEstWwgNXCocL3Eg
Roni, who “loves to make videos,” is active in Canton High’s Eye In The Sky school TV production club and “hopes to direct and produce (her) own feature length movie one day.” Asked about her braces, Roni said, “I was very excited to get them when I was in middle school, but now I just can't wait to get them off. Visiting the ARCH office is great. Dr. Chavez makes me laugh and the nice ladies at the front desk are super cool.”
Dr. Chase, who operates ARCH’s 9 offices with his father Dr. Chavez, describes how they conceived the contest: “We’re proud of our talented Orthodontists and staff and our thousands of patients whose smiles reflect their talent, and the inner glow of confidence that comes with a beautiful smile. The message of video contest entries had to tie in with ARCH’s philosophy: Life is full of things to smile about, and Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your smile which will reap benefits for a lifetime. If you feel good about yourself, you’re more confident, you’ll have a great smile – and that will make others happy.”
ARCH Orthodontics, the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts, has offices in Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Hyannis, Hyde Park, Orleans, Stoughton, Randolph and Westwood. For more information and/or to schedule a free initial consultation, call 1 (800) 28-SMILE or visit www.archorthodontics.comBy Stanley Hurwitz (508) 269-0570 / firstname.lastname@example.org video