Shush: Adventure in Short Film

Write the script and act the role - on camera!

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Be a screenwriter - Step in front of and behind the camera

Let your creativity and imagination soar while creating original, two minute short films. This semester we will film a comedy sketch, work on a short based on Art Reach St Croix's Big Read book Stations 11, and consider other film genres. Working alongside writing mentor Cassidy Hall and cinematographer David McClellan, students will construct original scripts, learn about pre-production and have a chance to act in front of the camera! This opportunity will provide students with the exciting experience of expressing themselves and their characters, all while taking creative projects from start to finish. All short films will be uploaded onto the StoryArk Youtube Channel. (Tuition is $275 for new members, $175 for current members. Scholarships are available!)

Winter 2019 Schedule:

Shush! meets on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in StoryArk's classroom space at the Zephyr Studio (421 S. Main Street, Stillwater). Schedule is as follows:


  • January 6, 13, 27 (No Shush! On 20th for MLK Day)
  • FILM: Saturday, January 26, 10 AM to 2 PM at Valley Access Channels (green screen!)
  • February 3*, 10, 24 (No Shush! On 17 for President’s Day)
  • March 3, 24, 31 (No Shush! On 10th and 17th for Spring Break)
  • FILM: Sunday, April 7, 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Zephyr Theatre
  • April 28th premier of Ghost sketch and Stations 11 short film as part of the Big Read

Professional Artists Mentor Students

Thanks to Art Reach St Croix for sponsoring Shush through the NEA Big Read

The NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book during the month of April. ArtReach is pleased to announce that in 2019 programming will include a variety of literary, visual and performing arts opportunities centered on themes found in Station Eleven. Find out more about this year's Big Read HERE.

We empower student voices and equip young 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.


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


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Shush! is a cultural project of the 501(c) 3 StoryArk