Friday, November 27, 2020
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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... (Read More ...)

We couldn’t be prouder of Dan Frantz.  Last week he learned that he was one of only 20 high school students in the country named as a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts.  It is so exciting and such an amazing accomplishment.  Dan was the only cinematic arts student to win. Dan will receive his award at a ceremony at the White House in June and if President Obama is in town, he will give Dan his award personally. In addition Dan has been asked to submit some of his work to be viewed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for several months this summer and part of the submission is likely... (Read More ...)

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Nancy Legath is a first grade teacher at the Pickering Valley Elementary School.  Her son, Dan Frantz, is part of the film crew that will be traveling to Kenya next month to shoot the documentary film – Well of  Dreams.  Together, Nancy and Dan thought it would be neat to have the first graders Nancy teaches – send something for the children in Kenya.  We talked with Anne – the subject of our film – about what to send and she met with the people in her village.  They told us that they thought it would be wonderful if we could bring them a few soccer balls. Apparently... (Read More ...)