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Ardeur — Annapolis high schoolers shoot a festival-worthy short film through Filmsters Academy Summer Camp

| August 10, 2017, 10:34 AM

The Advanced Team of students at Filmsters Academy Summer Camp has wrapped shooting on their newest short film, “Ardeur” (ardor). In this dramatic thriller, a desperate man attempts to reunite with the love of his life when an unforeseen circumstance separates them.
At Filmsters Academy, students work with supervising staff over the course of two weeks to create short films. For Ardeur, a group of fifteen students worked with a team of nineteen supervising mentors and industry professionals, including Hollywood producer Trevor White (Wind River, LBJ, Jamesy Boy). The film was shot entirely in Annapolis over a single weekend on a Red Weapon camera (provided by Bobby Burton, a member of the cinematography supervising staff).
In addition to the film’s dramatic and romantic elements, Ardeur also contains elements of social commentary on the human psyche. Ardeur is directed by Casey Baum and Will Fritz, and produced by Erik Henn, Luca Brewer, and Mason Standish. The film stars Wes Farquhar, Marlee Roberts (director of Little Miss Perfect), Dan Sadler, and Wyatt Unger (Birdman).
Baum has stated that “As a first time co-director, I was not anticipating the challenge ahead. Even still, with a fantastic team behind me, Ardeur ended up being a seamless shoot and wildly enjoyable. Will and I can’t wait to show this movie to the public and we hope that everyone enjoys this movie as much as we do.”
Fritz is just as proud of the film, stating that “Despite the limited time we had to write, shoot, and edit the project, the work we did on Ardeur exceeded my technical and cinematic expectations. We had a talented group of students and industry professionals whose dedication proved invaluable. I truly feel that we have something very unique on our hands.”
Ardeur is a Black Crew production made possible by Filmsters Academy, founded by Lee Anderson and Patti White, who serve as executive producers. The film will be screened to the public for free alongside other Filmsters Academy shorts on Friday, August 11th, 2017, at 7pm at The Key School, and will be submitted for screening at the Annapolis Film Festival in 2018.

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