Release your kid's inner Film Maker this summer at Creative Stage! 

In Film Makers Workshop, kids will create  their own short film for a public premiere on the big screen at the Electric Ladybug Garden Film Night at the end of the week!  Kids will be introduced to all stages of the film making process from story-boarding, to filming, directing, producing, acting and editing, as they create and film original content.

These young Film Makers will collaborate with high level professional filmmakers Stephanie Little (an award winning writer, producer and actress, currently playing Amy on The Other F Word, an edgy dramatic comedy by Award-winning filmmaker Caytha Jentis streaming on Amazon) and Rafael Hernandez (freelance videographer for companies such as New York Cut & Sew, Stay Woke Harlem, and for the indie group, The Quantum). 

Children will spend most of their days shooting "on location" in the Electric Ladybug Garden, Riverside Park, and Central Park, starting and ending each day at "home base" at Spring Bank, 2049 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Creative Stage is proud to partner with the Electric Ladybug Community Garden, and with Spring Bank for this exciting new program!


Creative Stage is very excited to introduce our newest teaching artist collaborator, Stephanie Little.  Stephanie has written several features and her short film, stUck has screened at festivals including the New York International Film Festival, Brooklyn Short Film festival and Holly Shorts monthly screening series. The web-series she created and co-wrote, KILLING THE apologetic GIRL is circulating at festivals and recently won best pilot at the Dances With Films film festival in Los Angeles. Stephanie is currently playing Amy on The Other F Word, an edgy dramatic comedy by Award-winning filmmaker Caytha Jentis streaming on Amazon. Stephanie recently shot a supporting role in the upcoming Melissa Leo film, Furlough, and can be seen next as the wife of Christopher Stanley (Mad Men) in the Scott Adsit (30 Rock) directed digital series KICK starring James Pickens Jr. (Grey's Anatomy) and Lucy Davis (The Office UK, Wonder Woman).

  • For kids emerging from grades 3-5

  • Camp runs from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • August 13th-17th

  • Public Showing of the culminating short film will be screened at the Electric Ladybug Garden Film Night on August 18

  • Kids spend much of the day outside shooting "on location" in Central and Morningside Parks and the Electric Ladybug Garden

  • Drop off and pick up at Spring Bank's Harlem Branch 2049 Frederick Douglass Blvd.