Charlie Ehrman isn’t only a celebrity around Huntington High School. The senior’s reputation is growing as word spreads about just how talented a young filmmaker he really is.
Mr. Ehrman recently had three of his films selected for screening at the Scout Film Festival in Stowe, Vermont on June 9-11.
“Charlie’s films are three of 130 films chosen out of 987 total submissions from 67 countries,” said teacher Heather Swan, who leads Huntington’s video arts program. “That’s impressive.”
Mr. Ehrman’s Journey from El Salvador: An Edgar Rivas Story, The Grappler and Carpé Diem were all selected for screening at the festival.
“Every year, over the course of three days, this unique Vermont event celebrates emerging filmmakers worldwide,” according to the festival website. “Scout honors the passions, talents and accomplishments of youth by showcasing the efforts teens have made in original filmmaking. Scout is an event to enjoy the art of film and storytelling through the lens of our energetic next generation.”
Huntington senior Charlie Ehrman.
Mr. Ehrman has already captured many awards for his films. He produced a short film that was played for a crowd of 300 at the Huntington Foundation’s recent gala at OHEKA Castle. The teenager was honored last year by C-SPAN, which sent its legendary bus to Huntington High School to recognize the talented senior.
Mrs. Swan is “thrilled” that Mr. Ehrman will have three of his films showcased during the June festival. He hasn’t announced where he intends to attend college next fall, but he’s considering some premier film schools.
“I am unbelievably proud of Charlie and his achievements,” Mrs. Swan said. “His hard work and dedication is shown in all his videos. Charlie reminds me every day why I am proud to be a video teacher.”
“During Scout Film Festival budding filmmakers will come together with their peers and industry professionals to share, appreciate and hone their craft,” according to the festival’s website. “Through Scout, they will find a place where their creativity, curiosity, viewpoints, diversity and belief in self are championed. They will meet people and discover resources to help them envision and achieve their goals within the film industry and other endeavors.”
Visit www.scoutfilmfestival.org for more information about the Scout Film Festival.