Teaching the Art of Filmmaking to kids 11-18.

Co-Founders Lee Anderson & Patti White


"Film is the literature of this generation."

--- Mimi Edmunds, Guest Instructor


Since our inception in 2002, we have grown from Beginners and Intermediate to an Advanced program with a focus on specific filmmaking tasks. We have an exceptional team who specialize in writing, directing, acting, production, editing, special effects, graphic design and music. Our uniqueness lies in our experiential, hands-on process as we develop the filmmakers of tomorrow.

Another facet of the FILMSTERS Academy experience is the supportive, 100% non-competitive creative and collaborative atmosphere. At FILMSTERS Academy, we are committed to building an awareness of and appreciation for the art of filmmaking.

Participation in FILMSTERS Academy is an experience unlike any other – the energy and creativity felt here opens new doors to self-expression that will inspire your child to redefine their creative identity. Come play with us!


Patti White & Lee Anderson

Co-Founders, FILMSTERS Academy



Documentary filmmakers and Film Producers, their credits have appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Lifetime, Discovery Health, MTV, Turner, Discovery, HBO and others. They were the Executive Producers of REVOLVING DOORS, a short documentary film that was awarded Honorable Mention at the TriBeCa Film Festival in 2016. Recently, they've been working on two feature docs TO VERA WITH LOVE about legendary acting coach and professor for over 30 years at Howard University whose student roster includes notable actors: Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Debbie Allen (Fame), Lynn Whitfield (The Josephine Baker Story), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Isaiah Washington (Gray's Anatomy), Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow; Empire), Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up, Marshall, Black Panther), and Corey Hawkins (24; The Walking Dead) who was recently awarded a Tony Award on Broadway for his role in Six Degrees of Separation.  In addition, they are working on a feature documentary film about rescuing women and children from domestic violence and are EP's of the new millennial media platform, YAWYE (You Are What You Eat). They are currently in post-production on the film, GREAT BIG BABY about jazz and blues artist Baby Jane Dexter.  FILMSTERS also received a credit on the feature film JAMESY BOY. Filmed in Maryland, starring James Woods, Ving Rhames and Mary Louise Parker, released in January of 2014, the film can now be seen on Netflix. They are also the Co-Founders and Festival Directors of the Annapolis Film Festival which is becoming an anticipated annual event in Annapolis after seven years.