Pictured: cast and crew of C-FAM production of “Survival Guide.”

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Supporting young and diverse voices, C-FAM provides a filmmaking experience for developing storytellers. This is a unique opportunity for young talent to work side by side with film professionals both in front and behind the camera.  Some productions will be entirely written and directed by youth, and some will be written and directed by adults: all stories will star youth in front of the camera.

C-FAM is providing an experience that is in high demand but rarely offered.  Today, most kids who aspire to be an actor dream of being in film and television.  Often they settle for an experience in theatre because it’s the closest thing offered to what they really want.  We want to open the doorway to this growing art form, and inspire confidence that dreams are achievable.

We Need Your Support
Creating polished motion pictures requires numerous men and women with diverse skill sets, from cinematography and sound recording to music composition and graphic design, as well as all that you see on the screen – locations, actors, props, costumes, and more.

We are looking for donations to fund this inaugural C-FAM season. We seek $30,000 for six productions, averaging $5,000 per production. As C-FAM works to establish nonprofit status, Arts Wisconsin, the state’s community cultural development organization and a 501c3 organization, is acting as fiscal receiver to ensure your donations are tax deductible. Donors of over $1000 will have their company logo appear on a sponsor page before and after the film. All others will be listed in the end credits.

Thank you for supporting C-FAM’s inaugural season.  You can donate through Arts Wisconsin, which is acting as fiscal receiver for our project:

  • Check:  Payable and send to Arts Wisconsin, Box 1054, Madison, WI 53701-1054 (we can only cash checks made payable to Arts Wisconsin).
  • Credit card (Visa/MC)
  • PayPal

Please include a note with your payment indicating that your donation is for C-FAM.

To learn more, get in touch with Ben at benj.fritz@gmail.com | 310-499-6195.

More on Our Team Leaders:
Ben Fritz, a Madison native, created C-FAM out of a passion for mentoring and his years of film production experience. Having lived in Los Angles he has worked on many big and small films, TV shows, web shows, advertisements, music videos, and more. Ben has worked extensively with youth including his latest feature, “Survival Guide,” a Best Wisconsin Feature winner at the Beloit International Film Festival. As a yoga instructor for 10 years, Ben developed a joy in assisting in people’s growth and personal discovery.

Jordan Biagomala was born in Chad, Africa, and was adopted and traveled the world, ending up in Madison. Jordan studied film production at Madison Media Institute and has worked on many independent films. As cinematographer for the feature “Survival Guide,” he gained experience working with youth. Together, Jordan and Ben know how to create a fun learning set and keep the project on schedule.