Our Mailing Address is:
Future Filmmaker Workshops
804 Arden Way
Petaluma, CA 94952
Adam Loften began his education in film and video in 2000 after returning home to the Bay Area after a yearlong journey around the world. During his travels, Adam realized that film was the best vehicle for changing the way people think and feel about issues and subjects he was passionate about. From 2000 to 2004 Adam worked at In the Pocket Productions where he was trained as an editor and camera operator, working on mini documentaries and music videos. In 2004 Adam combined his joy of working with young people and the love of filmmaking to create Future Filmmaker Workshops, a summer camp for 9 to 16 year olds. . The workshops have been an opportunity for Adam to explore and share his passion for fictional narratives and teaching. From 2005-2008 Adam instructed filmmaking at Redwood High School as a guest artist through the Theatre department, and continues to act as a consultant for their film class. From 2004 to the present, Adam has been working as a freelance editor, collaborating with non-profits and green businesses to help communicate their personal mission of change through documentaries, PSAs and educational films. Most recently in 2009 Adam edited and filmed two short form documentaries. The first, What Would it Look Like, is currently touring the film festival circuit and recently won The Best Indy Content Award at the Boston International Film Festival. The second documentary, A 1000 Suns, is currently airing nationally on PBS. Adam strives to manifest positive change in the world by creating conscious media, and empowering young people by sharing with them the tools necessary to communicate their own feelings and stories.
This will be Willow’s 5th year as Co-Director at Future Filmmaker Workshops. She discovered filmmaking while mixing a passion for nutrition with her love of theatre and acting. She works as a freelance producer and editor on many different projects in the Bay Area ranging from documentaries to commercials. Willow recently returned from a trip to Kenya where she volunteered as teacher in a local elementary school for underprivileged children. Her experience in Africa has motivated her to create a Future Filmmaker Workshops program there in 2010. At Future Filmmaker Workshops Willow specializes in sharing her understanding of character development and acting for the camera, allowing the student performances to shine.