Cameron Lew wanted to spend the weekend in New York City.
But, alas, Saturday is the day he takes the SAT.
Early this year, the 17-year-old filmmaker created "Swung," recently short-listed as an official selection for the first-ever All-American High School Film Festival from Oct. 4 to 6. But the Huntington Beach High School senior's travel plans were stymied by dreams of college.
He's not overly disappointed, though.
If anything, he's "grateful" that his first love story — depicting two teenagers whose relationship comes to a grinding halt because of an accident — was one of 80 picked from more than 1,000 submissions from 40-plus states, as well as Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France.
"I wanted to have fun and get my film out there," Cameron said. "From here, I don't care what happens. Just the fact that I got in is super awesome."