Adam Savage Visits North Bergen High School to Film Segment on Art Department

NB Art students Alien copy

Savage is best known for hosting and producing the shows Mythbusters and Savage Builds

NORTH BERGEN, NJ– Adam Savage of the hit shows Mythbusters and Savage Builds visited North Bergen High School on Thursday, October 3 to film a segment on the school’s art department and the outstanding work they have done in the past years.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have Adam Savage feature our high school art department on his show,” said Dr. George Solter, Superintendent of Schools. “The art department has been receiving a great deal of media coverage since our Alien play production, and he is the main person to thank for this. We hope to continue celebrating our student’s achievements in future projects.”

Art teacher Steven Defendini led Savage’s tour of the school’s former projects and productions. Savage viewed the Alien play last April on social media. He posted a rave review online which single-handedly drove media attention to the school. This included Ridley Scott, the original film director praising the production and actress Sigourney Weaver, who played Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise, visiting the school to view the play in person and meet the cast.

Defendini will be accompanying Savage to New York City Comic Con Saturday, October 5. He will be joining the panel discussion “Celebrating 40 years of Alien with Adam Savage.”