Oaks Christian Online High School Sophomore Writes and Directs Short Film to Shoot in December

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Coleman Beltrami focuses on his passion for film while going to high school online.

Oaks Christian Online High School Sophomore - Coleman Beltrami

Coleman Beltrami

Oaks Christian Online High School is not a run-of-the-mill or easy school. The teachers pursue you as a student. That’s what I’m interested in - not just finishing the school year.

Oaks Christian Online School Sophomore Coleman Beltrami, son of Academy Award-nominated film composer Marco Beltrami, has written a short-length film that will cast in the next few weeks and that he will direct in December. The film is set in the near future and features the main character’s journey through a world where medicines have the potential to cure all known psychological disorders. Once completed, Coleman plans to submit the short film to festivals and have it serve as an example of his work. He has also written a feature-length script that he hopes to shoot next that involves a 22 year-old, American college student finding elusive happiness in the midst of a hijacking to South Africa. Coleman finds the inspiration for his scripts while writing at his dad’s Pianella Studio in Malibu, CA. Coleman says, “I’ve had a chance to listen and talk to directors who have worked with my dad and given me inspiration. I don’t think I would have this interest for film, if it weren’t for my dad.”

Coleman works his online homeschool schedule around his passion for film. He often wakes early to write and will work on that until he can’t write any more. He also has days that are filled with meetings or casting. “Each day is different, but I have the flexibility to create my own schedule.” Coleman has traveled the world with his parents, but he sees himself going to a University in the United States and studying a topic that will inspire his movie scripts. “Every time I travel, I miss the U.S. I also don’t think I will study film, because I think you learn that best by doing it.” Coleman enjoys math and is sure that his best grades are in the subjects he enjoys. “Oaks Christian Online High School is not a run-of-the-mill or easy school. The teachers pursue you as a student. That’s what I’m interested in - not just finishing the school year.”

The main campus of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA opened in the fall of 2000 and Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) opened for full-time, online students in the fall of 2011. The accredited online high school provides a rigorous and challenging college preparatory education for high school students all around the world in a Christian environment. Oaks Christian Online School continues to enroll part-time and full-time students throughout the school year and regularly hosts information sessions on its main campus – 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362, as well as virtual information sessions for prospective student families. Interested students can visit the website http://online.oakschristian.org to R.S.V.P.

For additional information about Oaks Christian Online School, its courses, curriculum, admissions or application process, please visit http://online.oakschristian.org, call 855.462.6257, or contact a school representative at online(at)oakschristian(dot)org.

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