Imagine Magazine is a publication of Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and this month they did an issue on storytelling that features Dan Frantz talking about his experience working on the film Well of Dreams. In the article Dan talks about his transition from focusing on action and “cool” shots to becoming emotionally connected to the people the film was about. Upon returning to the US Dan was charged with cutting a sizzle reel for the film which became a 7 minute trailer that was sent to HBO, OWN and other networks to attempt to spark interest in the film. He went on to talk about what an incredible feeling it was to watch a live audience react to something he not only created but experienced firsthand. “Some people broke down in tears, while others came away with their spirits lifted. A few asked what they could do to help. I began to appreciate film’s power as a catalyst for change.”

Dan is now a freshman at the Savannah College of Art and Design.