Director's Message

Welcome to FTV's new conservatory page! Visit here often to brush up on info about upcoming events, workshops, and opportunities, as well as news about film festivals, contests, and student accomplishments.

For the most up-to-date alerts on opportunities, follow us on our conservatory Facebook Page and enjoy an impressive sampling of our students' films by visiting our OCSA FTV YouTube Channel (links coming soon!).

For information about current classes and for commonly used FTV forms and flyers (filming permits, etc.), please visit our FTV Conservatory Group folder on School Loop.

If you have any questions, would like to share a success or opportunity, please email me at

Upcoming Events

OCSA FTV Showcase at the Newport Beach Film Festival – April 22nd

Come see a selection of some of FTV’s best student work at the 4th Annual OCSA Film & Television Conservatory Showcase at the Newport Beach Film Festival. This year’s showcase will take place this Saturday, April 22nd at 12PM at Triangle Square Cinemas in Costa Mesa. We’re pleased to partner again with NBFF to bring some of the best student work to the OC film festival audience!

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00-2PM
Triangle Square Cinemas
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Ruby’s Diner FTV “New Student Mixer” – May 10th

On Wednesday, May 10th we’ll have our new FTV student and parent mixer at Ruby’s Diner & Streamliner Lounge in Orange. All current FTV families are also invited to attend. It’s a great opportunity to chat with friends and get to know incoming FTV students and parents. (The restaurant also donates back 20% of each family’s receipts to FTV.) Flyer coming soon. If you can come, please RSVP to me with your numbers by Friday, May 5th.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:30-9PM
Ruby’s Diner & Streamliner Lounge - Orange Depot
186 North Atchison
Orange, CA

“We had found more wanderers to save from the outside world. People once lost, became found…”

Dreaded Rose (2016)

Director: Braden Swope
Producer: Rachel Simurda
Writers: Gavin Conlon & Ethan Hammock
Director of Photography: Isabel Mansour
1st AD: Cooper Lichacz
Editor: Kendall Huff, Braden Swope

Starring: Harvey Sutton, Maddie Moore, Kevin Connolly, Alyssa Kardos, Max Gecowets

As part of their TV Production II class, FTV juniors developed, wrote, and produced the 3-episodic drama Dreaded Rose. Principal roles were filled by actors from the Acting Conservatory and students were mentored by instructor and Executive Producer Jim Stevens. Featuring an original score by Michael Acevado, Dreaded Rose was premiered at Winter Cineplex at Chapman’s Folino Theatre on January 22, 2017. Shot in November and December 2016 in south Orange County using RED Epics, Dreaded Rose is now featured on YouTube in full 4K resolution.


Episode 1 - “The Empty Shoe” (9:48)

Set in a remote rural community after a devastating war, Dreaded Rose follows the story of Abraham, a young man of marrying age. As he begins to question the story of this parents’ disappearance, a young woman and her family emerge from the forest seeking refuge. As the young couple’s relationship deepens, Abraham begins to question his place in the community.

Watch the rest of the Dreaded Rose saga here:

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Soorim Lee (FTV '17)

2017 OC Register Top Ten Artist of the Year - Film

Jaxon Schriever (FTV '17)

2017 OC Register Top Ten Artist of the Year - Film

Joaquin Sosa (FTV '17)

2017 Cinematic Arts Merit Winner - NFAA

Congratulations to Our Students

Erika Kroll for screening her documentary Confessions of a Teenage Drag Queen at the 2017 LA Film Festival.

Isabel Mansour for screening her Advanced Directing film The Kill Jar at the 2017 Archer Film Festival in Beverly Hills.

Isabel Mansour for screening her documentary Jason Feddy at the 2017 Southbay Student Video Festival in Manhattan Beach.

Braden Swope for screening his documentary Keith Giles at the 2017 Southbay Student Video Festival in Manhattan Beach.

Spencer Riley - 5th Place for his documentary Maggie at the 2017 TVT Southern California High School Film Festival in Irvine.

Ryan Jachetta & Brett Kim - 3rd Place for their comedy Cream Cheese at the 2017 TVT Southern California High School Film Festival in Irvine.

Jamie Ostmann - Honorable Mention for her documentary Coach at the 2017 TVT Southern California High School Film Festival in Irvine.

Joaquin Sosa -  Honorable Mention for Cinematic Arts in the 2017 NFAA YoungArts Competition. Joaquin was selected for his cinematography work and will attend a workshop week in L.A. this semester.

Soorim Lee - Student of the Week in the Varsity Arts section of the O.C. Register.


Upcoming Film Festivals & Contests

Q: Why is the Parent Funding Agreement so important for FTV?

A: The PFA is the donation* each family pledges to the Conservatory. Your pledges help support all aspects of the FTV Conservatory program. It pays for new equipment, maintenance of current equipment and facilities, software licenses, field trips, instructor salaries, and extracurricular activities and workshops. While we've gotten grants over the years from various benefactors, the PFA is the core of the FTV budget and vital to its success.

The 2016-2017 Budget Overview:

  • Our Goal: $369,600 to support 84 students in the program ($4,400 per student)
  • Total PFA Pledged: $268,960, or 73% of the budget
  • Expected Fallout (Unfulfilled Pledges): $48,413, or 18% of the budget
  • Current PFA budget: $220,547, or 55% of total budget

Your PFA and other donations are greatly appreciated!

*Donations are tax deductible. 

Q: Why is the Parent Funding Agreement so important for FTV?

Support Donations

Would you like to donate to support the Film & Television Conservatory by underwriting a lab, exhibit, project, or needed materials?  Please note that support donations are not part of the Parent Funding Agreement (PFA).

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding support donations, feel free to contact Aaron Orullian at 714-560-0900, ext. 6879 or by email at:

The Orange County School of the Arts is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3) our Tax ID is 33-0891574.
All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.

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