Tuesday, March 17, 2015
SONOMA INDEX-TRIBUNE -- As parents around the Valley are finishing up visits to various campuses in preparation for registering their child for the 2015-16 school year, most have seen a new video overview of the Sonoma Valley School District’s elementary, middle and high schools. The video was produced by Sonoma Valley High graduate Mike Abela. Abela is a professional filmmaker with a soft spot for Sonoma schools, having lived in Sonoma his whole life before leaving town to study filmmaking at San Francisco State University. Abela recently finished producing and directing a commercial for a Swedish motorcycle clothing company, with ties to Harley Davidson. He is planning a trip to Jamaica to produce two videos for well-known reggae musicians, as well as producing documentary material for an organization helping to fight violence and gang activity. He has also been hired to do some cinematography for a PBS documentary to air next year.