We are students, parents, certified teachers, industry pros, recent film program graduates and business leaders who believe everyone has something important to say and unique stories to share.
We are dedicated to helping young people create stories that entertain, inform, inspire and WOW!
K.G. Elliott / [S]3 Student Story Space, Inc. Writer, connector, wife, mother of two and now unexpected startup founder. Elliott is the driving force behind [S]3 Digital Storytelling Film Camps and its parent Student Story Space, Inc.—a public benefit corporation created for the important social mission of growing tomorrow’s influential storytellers across genre and platform. An award-winning former journalist for The Associated Press and PBS’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Elliott’s words and stories have traveled the globe. She has studied screenwriting with Yale University’s Marc Lapadula and online with Pilar Alessandra, whose students have sold works to Disney, DreamWorks and others. Elliott believes courageous storytellers are vital to our world and feels hopeful that [S]3 will help young people develop passion, skills and confidence to be their best brave selves in whatever creative endeavors they pursue.
Joshua Baluh / Visual Arts & Applied Design Instructor. Baluh is a multi-faceted art educator with a passionate enthusiasm for architecture, design and construction. Born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Baluh is the visual arts and applied design instructor at The STEM Academy @ Bartlett. He earned a BFA and BSAE from Edinburg University of Pennsylvania, where he met his wife, Brenna, who is an art educator. The youngest of four siblings, Baluh is excited to help develop [S]3 Film Camp curriculum and shape the program to include many elements of design thinking. Both he and Brenna will be teaching camp this summer, when not spending time with their son Rocco!
Jonathan Coker / Latin, Acting, Playwriting instructor. Coker is a seasoned director, actor, and playwright. After studying and working in theater in New York, including Off-Broadway houses, Coker relocated to the Southeast where he has continued his work in both regional and community theater. He currently teaches theater at The STEM Academy @ Bartlett, and finds it very rewarding to help middle school students find their artistic voices.
John Grace / Director of Photography & Film Instructor. Grace brings 30+ years of experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked on scores of theatrical features and shot award-winning projects for ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, ESPN, TNN, PBS, The History Channel, Discovery, The Learning Channel, Lifetime and Walt Disney Studios. Grace created a “Digital Bootcamp” to teach digital filmmaking basics to volunteers at the Duke City Shootout—the Nation’s first filmmaking festival and the inspiration for the 48 Hour Film Project. Before joining the Georgia Film Academy faculty, Grace taught film and video production at the Digital Arts and Technology Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a popular summer film program for teens.
Mary Ann Rogers Lamberth / Film Instructor and Educator Extraordinaire. Lamberth’s background integrates education, digital and print communications, technology integration, and public relations. Currently the Film@STEM instructor at The STEM Academy @ Bartlett—FETC’s STEM 2016 middle school of the year and GASSP’s Distinguished Breakout School—Lamberth works with middle school students to create digital media specializing in iPad films and the art of digital storytelling. Both an Apple Teacher and Google Certified Educator, Lamberth is committed to the integration of technology to empower learners in real-world problem-based, student-centered flexible education environments.
Corey Powell, Ed.S. / Instructional Designer. Powell is an Instructional Designer and Content Developer specializing in educational technology. His experiences include university course development, video game design instruction, and freelance programming. As an Apple Teacher and author of award-winning STEM curriculum, Powell is dedicated to enhancing student achievement through an engaging learning environment.
Katie Schuck / Savannah Area Film Office Location Specialist. Katie Schuck is a freelance filmmaker and producer with more than ten years’ experience in feature films, commercials, studio television productions and nationally syndicated talk shows. As the location specialist for the Savannah Area Film Office, Katie promotes Savannah’s best locations to prospective productions. Although Katie is new to the film office, she is not new to Savannah, graduating in 2012 from SCAD with her MFA in Film and Television Production.
[S]TEM + [S]TORY = [S]UCCESS.
[S]3 Student Story Space, Inc. — Growing the Future, One Story at a Time. 1-888.278.0128