Summer Filmmaking Camp

This summer, Saco River Theatre is offering a week-long camp June 27 – July 1 for area middle and high school students.  The camp will be an intensive, hands-on day-camp in Filmmaking led by professional filmmaker Branden Maxham, aimed at providing local students with opportunities to discover and test new abilities in a fun, collaborative setting, and expand their view of possible roles and careers in performing arts. 


•  Immersion: Camps will run Monday to Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm or later, giving participants in-depth exposure to the subject matter.

•  Creativity:  Participants will work on their own and in teams to create new, original work every day of the camp.

•  Professionalism:  Camps will be led by practicing professionals in their fields, joined by directors and actors from The Originals Company at SRT and Honey Tree Films. 

Space in the 2016 Summer Filmmaking Camp is limited, and advance registration is required.  Check out the details of this summer’s opportunity below, or for more information and a registration form, click here to download the camp’s policies and registration sheet.


June 27 – July 1 •  Ages 11-16
Spend the week on a film shoot seeing every angle of how to take stories from idea and performance to the medium of film.  Participants will work together to plan, shoot and edit a short film, using the equipment and techniques of today’s independent filmmakers.  Everyone will have chances to take on each role in the process—from director to cinematographer to key grip—and build confidence in their camera work.
$150.00*  Registration Deadline: June 20

Download a copy of the camp policies & registration form.  Detach and complete the registration form and mail it in with payment by check or credit card. The address to return registration forms to is: 

Saco River Theatre|  P.O. Box 1|  Bar Mills, ME04004 


For questions about the 2016 Summer Theater-making Intensives, or to request that a flyer and registration form be mailed to you, please contact Education & Programs Manager Daniel Burson at