Martaize “Tez” Smith woke up early in the morning to practice his lines before the film crew arrived at his home in north Minneapolis.
The 15-year-old high school student is an aspiring filmmaker, but that day he was going to be on the other side of the camera. “I was a little nervous,” he said. “That was something I’ve never done before, but I’m a performer. That’s me. That’s who I am.”
Tez is one of three teens who star in a series of new digital videos that highlight the youth served by Best Buy’s Teen Tech Centers, which provide teens from underserved communities around the U.S.