Boomtown: The Western Film

We're helping East Texas kids prepare for the future in a creative and positive environment. Our kids learn filmmaking together!

My name is Matt King, and for the past three years my wife Tia and I have headed the "Let's Make a Movie!" Summer filmmaking program in East Texas. It's a three week program for kids in the 7th to 12th grades who want to learn about filmmaking and make a feature film as a class project.

Our program provides a creative outlet for our kids. We promote a positive atmosphere, critical thinking, and team work! Each year, we have a new group of kids who learn the ins and outs of filmmaking. They are the actors, stunt people, tech operators, and so much more behind each of our films.

Our 2011 class film, "Dark Planet", was a full blown sic-fi about a female bounty hunter from earth who is sent to a distant planet to stop the evil dictator who has enslaved the native alien race.

We use a green screen and lots of special effects in our films! Our kids love learning to set up and operate film equipment. We have some kids who enjoy the work behind the camera more than the work in front of the camera!

Our 2012 film, "Trapped in Time", was our first venture into the world of 3D! It was about three friends who find themselves traveling through time/space portals, trying to find their way back home. They get caught up in medieval battles, fight an evil Egyptian queen...and run from dinosaurs!

Boomtown: The Western

This year, the "Let's Make a Movie!" summer program is shooting our first Western movie! We couldn't be more excited about the project. The teaser above is a test we did in our backyard to get friends and neighbors excited about the film.

We can't wait to get started on the film building sets, making costumes, and working with motivated teens in East Texas!

We would love your encouragement and support! We'll update you regularly on the progress of the project.

Thanks so much!
Matt King
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