Teen Short Film Project - ACTORS

Teen Short Film with Byron Wolter, Logan Hunter, and Brandie Spencer

Age Range: 12-18

Days/Times: Friday, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Dates: October 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18

Register by October 26 to guarantee your spot!


In this BAFT Studios project, you will jump into a full-scale short film production right away with this homage to the classic teen movies of the 1980s! This immersive, experiential, project-based learning environment will give young actors and filmmakers the opportunity to work on a safe, fun, and collaborative film set.  


  • Actors will have the opportunity to prepare alongside filmmakers to originate a role that is written specifically for them by BAFT’s in-house screenwriter. Using sides extracted from the log line, actors will be on camera from day one with cold reads. Professional coaching and guidance in acting and on-camera techniques, including understanding types of shots and angles, will prepare both experienced and novice actors for their on-screen role. From the first table read to the last “cut”, actors will undergo the full industry-standard process.

    • sides: a portion of a script (pages) selected for an audition or reading that highlights a specific character.

    • log line: a brief (usually one-sentence) summary of a television program, film, or book that states the central conflict of the story, often providing both a synopsis of the story's plot, and an emotional "hook" to stimulate interest.

    • cold read: reading aloud from a script with little or no rehearsal, practice or study in advance

    • shots: the indication of subject size within the frame

    • angles: marks the specific location at which the camera is placed to take a shot


Prerequisites/Prior Experience:

Prior acting experience welcomed but not required


Materials/Resources Needed:

  • Face Mask
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Pen/Pencil, dedicated notebook

Teen Short Film Project - ACTORS