Movie Makers

A Writing and Film Production after-school program for Middle School students culminating in a screening of student produced films.



Over two semesters, the Movie Makers will create a short film using the 3-2-1 exercise (3 pages, 2 actors, 1 location). Movie Makers will guide students through the production of their film by using group activities, high school mentors, professional mentors, and hands-on experience. Professional actors will perform in the films, while the students act as directors and cinematographers. The 22 week program will culminate in both a screening for family and friends, as well as the creation of a trailer for the film that the students will pitch to industry producers. The Movie Makers program incorporates the curriculum of the Script to Stage program, reinforcing grade 6, 7 and 8 language arts standards. High school students join adults and act as mentors, which teaches peer mentorship and reinforces the principles of YSF’s Script to Stage program and Movie Makers for high school alumni.

This program is currently available at Culver City Middle School, Jordan Middle School, Mark Twain Middle School, St. Anne School, USC / 32nd Street Magnet, Palms Middle School and Whaley Middle School.

Check out our slide show to see our Young Movie Makers in action!


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