Middle School Filmmaking Project Creates Films by Columbia County Students

From script idea to final edit was part of the after school filmmaking project that took place in Chatham and Germantown Schools. Starting early March, students from both schools brainstormed ideas for a script, then filmed & studied editing basics.

At the Chatham Middle School, 18 students created a short film in which books
disappear & literary characters come to life to save a group of students from losing their minds forever.

For Germantown Middle School, 11 sixth graders filmed a story where students board a mystery train they may never get off, unless they can solve a puzzle presented by a strange group of characters.

The six-week program was mentored by filmmaker Susan Lutz and culminates in a premiere screening of the films on Sunday, May 15, 12pm, at the Crandell Theater in Chatham, NY. The screening is free and the community is invited to join the students and their families. There will be a Q&A with the student filmmakers afterwards.

Chatham Middle School Filmmaking Project

The After School Filmmaking Project is sponsored by The Chatham Film Club, the Chatham Education Foundation, Germantown Central School PTSA, and The City Child Fund at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.