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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 ...)

On August 29, 2012 The National Press Club in Washington, DC screened the film Well of Dreams. The film was very well received. Following the film there was a moderated panel discussion with the film crew and Warren Callaway, Anne Okelo’s mentor. It was an exciting opportunity for the team. In attendance were several officers of the National Press Club along with reporters from a number of national news organizations.  (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 ...)

It’s really exciting to witness various people learning of Anne Okelo’s story and becoming inspired. Noel Izon is a veteran filmmaker with 40 years of experience and about a week ago I was referred to him by a friend. Noel has traveled the world working on documentaries for PBS and National Geographic. He has also worked on projects with several US Presidential administrations as well as The Vatican. When Noel heard Anne’s story, he found it inspiring and immediately joined the team. We are so excited to have this veteran filmmaker onboard. He brings so much to the table.... (Read More ...)

On August 8, 2011 our film crew met with DIVE Visual about collaborating on Well of Dreams. We were so wowed by their reel and some of the great work they have done. Here are a few of their recent film credits:: Fair Game with Sean Penn and Naomi Watts The Last Airbender The Lovely Bones Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon So, needless to say, we are excited to work with Dive to do our final audio mixing and color correction using their DaVinci System.  (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 ...)