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For more than a decade, Fresh Films has been the largest national platform for teen filmmaking, putting teens behind the camera for films, TV shows and documentaries. The teen-created films have showcased in Regal theatres, on TV, on DVD, VOD and digital platforms, and internationally in 12 countries including China, Australia, South Africa and more! 


Acting talent in our projects Rainn Wilson, Mario Lopez, Usher, John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Kelly Rutherford, Alexa Vega, Maria Menounos, Christopher Gorham, Steve Guttenberg, Harry Lennix, Tim Kazurinsky and many others.  Films and projects include family comedy “The Stream”, Emmy-Nominated kids show “Detectives Club”, science adventure film “Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission”, music documentary “All Access” featuring Blink 182 and Weezer and “Got Noise” an original production of Usher’s music videos by youth.


Fresh Films is now located @ Augustana College:


Fresh Films is now located on-campus of Augustana College, a top-tier liberal arts college located on the beautiful Mississippi River in Rock Island, IL. Fresh Films and the college have launched a new Entertainment & Media program that allows college students to learn both technical and industry relevant skills for careers in entertainment – and Augustana students get to work with Fresh Films all-year long in production, editing, marketing and business.  (Hint, hint – check us out when you’re looking at colleges!)


Fresh Films and Augustana College also collaborate with educators to bring the program into schools as part of interactive assemblies, workshops and grants that expose teens to the many art and STEM careers in the $771 billion dollar entertainment industry.


Year round programming includes:



  • Teen-created films release on TV, Theatres and more
  • Interactive assemblies at schools
  • 1-3 day workshops in editing and film for teens


  • Our annual filmmaking program for teens at Augustana College and other cities


Contact Us:

Fresh Films is the non-profit arm of Dreaming Tree Films 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL 61201



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