StoryArk Production Company

Film training and production

Create a short film and enhance your filmmaking skills

Write, shoot, edit, and produce a short film worthy of a college reel and the film festival circuit while also participating behind the camera shooting and editing sketch comedy pieces and short films for other film groups. Cinematographer David McClellan, former ESPN editor Travis Monroe and previous LA production company associate Leah Fein will educate and mentor students in the process of creating an original film. In addition, students will have access to industry professionals to build their film network. Meetings will take place on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at StoryArk, 402 N Main Street, #350, Stillwater.

Saturday Supplements, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at StoryArk

  • September 28: Filmmaker Tahiel Jimenez, Podcaster Eli Nahkala - Envisioning the Project, Writing the Script

  • October 25: LA actress and Acting Coach Ellie Abrams - Acting On Camera

  • November 15: Filmmaker Cynthia Uhrich - The Art of Directing

  • January 24: Filmmaker Dave McClellan - Editing for Film

Sunday Meetings, 4:00 to 5:30 PM at StoryArk

  • October 20, 27

  • November 3, 10

  • December 8, 15

  • January 5, 12

  • February 2, 9,

  • March 1

StoryArk is pleased to collaborate with Cutaway, Stillwater Area High School’s student production company, to make this project possible. Bring your own camera if you have it, but equipment will be provided for those students who need it. In addition, becoming a part of StoryArk's student production company provides access to StoryArk equipment and opportunities to earn income shooting, editing and producing other student films.

Tuition: $260 per six month session paid by check made payable to StoryArk on the first class; OR, pay via PayPal $46/month (or what you can afford ~ scholarships are available, and no one is turned away for financial reasons.) Tuition includes the Production Company and all other programming opportunities offered at StoryArk including Saturday Supplements nurturing key storytelling skills.

Call Stephani at 651-417-6223 or email for more information.

About the StoryArk Production Company

Students in the StoryArk Production Company learn the fundamentals of filmmaking - storyboarding, script, talent direction, the artistry of composition, cinematography and the art of editing - while creating their own films and collaborating on other youth initiated productions. Youth begin as students mentored by professional screenwriters, directors, cinematographers and editors. As the students develop, they may move up to become paid student artists as they acquire the skills they need towards becoming independent filmmakers.

We empower student voices and equip teen artists to succeed

StoryArk provides a variety of creative programming for youth, allowing them to tell their story through their chosen medium - whether that be a novel, poetry, film, song, podcast or anything else they can dream up. Student initiated and student led, each project is imagined, designed, and developed by youth. Professional authors, screenwriters, filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors and actors share their expertise and experience, helping students gain new skills in their craft and empowering them to become their best creative selves. Find out more at

StoryArk is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization that seeks to serve the greater good.