Sunday, September 11, 2016


Who’s Afraid of the Dark?, a short film by Cameron Miller, Bergen Johnson & Sierra Santoro, won 2nd Prize in Dramatic Narrative at the Dominique Dunne FilmCompetition in Colorado Springs.  The competition was one of the first events in the nation to showcase the work of young filmmakers.  Only schools with outstanding film programs are invited to participate.  This is the fourth year in a row that students from the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program have entered the competition, and the fourth year in a row that they have been among the winners.   
The students will receive a cash prize, as well as written critiques from a prestigious jury and advisory board that includes producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. (of The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Films), actor/director Griffin Dunne (An American Werewolf in London, After Hours) and producer/director/actor Ed Sherin (Law & Order).     

Bergen Johnson based the story for Who's Afraid of the Dark on his own childhood fears.  Johnson is now studying film at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, where he won an Achievement Scholarship for his films.  Who’s Afraid of the Dark? can be seen on the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program’s vimeo page at .