Make-A-Movie Workshops

Acting for Kids & Teens Make a Movie Workshop
Acting for Kids & Teens Make a Movie Workshop

Make-A-Movie is our most popular Workshop series, held 3-4 times a year, where students make and star in a real movie!

Coach Katie invites industry professionals to team with her kids as they write, direct, shoot, edit, and act in a short film. Many local professionals step forward to make this exciting opportunity happen for this next generation of artists.

The workshop begins with a brainstorming session where students work with a professional screenwriter to develop the story line. A few weeks later, students meet for 2-3 days of film study, training, and coaching followed by 1-2 days of on-set shooting.

Once the shoot is complete, the film is edited, produced and screened in a movie theater with family, friends and industry insiders. After the screening, the actors stand up and talk about their take-aways from this Make-A-Movie experience. They are also given first opportunity to sign up for the next Make-A-Movie workshop because they’re that popular! The film is available for download on Vimeo.

Students must be willing to be filmed and promoted online. Many students use Make-A-Movie films to create their own demo reels so it is important that parents understand and sign a Photo Video Release for their child to be filmed.

To participate in Make-A-Movie, be sure to join our mailing list! This workshop always fills up fast.

Questions? Please call 503.806.0909 or email [email protected].

The Hallways

Directed by Katie O'Grady
Written by Jacbo Bean-Watson
March, 2018

H¿NT

Directed by Laki Karavias
Written by Jacob Bean-Watson
December, 2017

Street Kids

Directed by Katie O'Grady
Written by Jacob Bean-Watson
August, 2017

The Facility

Directed by Alessia Gatti
Written by Jacob Bean-Watson
August, 2017

The App

Directed by Gregg Hale
Written by Gregg Hale
March, 2017

Bad Children

Directed by Jon Meyer
Written by Jon Meyer & Rachel Meyer
December, 2016

The Age of Vanishment, Part III

Directed by Jon Meyer
Written by Jon Meyer & Rachel Meyer
August, 2016

The Age of Vanishment, Part II

Directed by Jon Meyer
Written by Jon Meyer & Rachel Meyer
March, 2016

The Age of Vanishment, Part I

Directed by Jon Meyer
Written by Jon Meyer & Rachel Meyer
December, 2015

A Vampire’s Eve

Directed by Robin Vada
Written by Robin Vada & Ian Stout
August, 2015

The Room

Directed by David Kamens
Written by Katie O' Grady
August, 2014

Fairy Movie

Directed by Steve Coker
Written by Steve Coker
August, 2013

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