Filmmaking After School – An after school program to write, direct, shoot, and edit movies!

Join us for weekly adventures in filmmaking after school! Tuesday afternoons. Students will make movies and animations! Topics change every month.
Youth ages 2nd-6th grade / 3:30-5pm / Flexible dropoff & pickup 30 minutes before/after each class / Tuesdays September – November
$65/month Tuition (or the entire semester for $175) – If you’d like to sponsor a student or if your student needs sponsorship, please contact us at
Led by Charlotte Taylor & Maggie Severtson



What are we doing?

Do you love to dress in costume and act? Ever dreamed of being a Movie Director? Here’s your chance to try it out! Students will work together to script, storyboard, act in, direct and edit a movie of their own design! We will celebrate at the end of the last class with a screening for family and friends. Students will also get a DVD copy of the movie to take home.

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About the Instructor:

charlotte with projectorsCharlotte Taylor is a process. She is an experimental animator and the program coordinator/faculty of film and video production at a small college in Western North Carolina. Her research ranges from digital animation and handmade film to optical toys, and she is particularly interested in alternative forms of production and presentation. She earned an MFA from the University of Iowa and a BA from the University of Florida. Her work has screened at venues across the world, including: Ann Arbor Film Festival, MonoNoAware, Indie Grits Festival, Strange Beauty Film Festival, TIE, EFF Portland, FLEX Fest, and the Anthology Film Archives. She was the recipient of the 2012 Helen Hill Award from Indie Grits, for her film The Edge of Summer. She enjoys organizing and teaching community filmmaking workshops and is the President of Mechanical Eye Microcinema, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing equitable community access to media arts workshops, resources, and screenings. Charlotte is currently working on a direct animation music video and an animated 16mm essay film about women in Belegarth medieval combat.

Maggie Severtson is a film-appreciator-turned-teaching-assistant in her Junior year of highschool. She has teaching experience as a long-time volunteer at the Asheville Museum of Science, and as a counselor at the Baking Adventures summer camp. Maggie has attended the Fierce Flix film camp for the past two years, and there discovered the wonder and excitement of filmmaking. She has since worked on personal film and animation projects, and aspires to share her passion for learning and education with new filmmakers and the general community. She currently serves as a youth representative on the Mechanical Eye Microcinema Board, and looks forward to a future working with film and friends.