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I've had the privilege of observing Carter here at Souderton,  He demonstrates excellent positive leadership skills in class, exerts considerable effort into his education, and he should be commended for it.  Nice Job Carter!
Samuel A. Verano
Souderton High School Principal


Carter's hard work, many achievements, responsible choices, and consistent display of exemplary character traits, combined with his advanced skills in directing and film editing earned him a student spotlight award.
Administrative Leadership Team
High School


Carter has shown me he is capable of thinking in unique and bold ways other students would never be able to match. I can say without hesitation, this is a very special and rare student.  I am lucky enough to see very high-level students every semester, but Carter separates himself with his high levels of energy and perseverance. He has known film would be his calling from a very young age and his attitude towards getting better has only gotten better.
Mr. Brian Ruth
TV/Video Production Teacher
Souderton Area High School


  • I received two Prestigious Gold SCAD Summer Seminar Scholarships to study in Savannah, Georgia, at the Savannah College of Art and Design for TV/Film Production and Visual Effects/3-D Assets (2022 and 2023).

  • I attended the New York Film Academy Summer Camp in NYC to study filmmaking (Summer of 2023) as an on-campus/live-in student.

  • Eleven of my short films were selected into over 120 national/international film festivals. I've been fortunate to have been an award winner at over 50 of them and was nominated or a finalist at over 25.

  • Take Three (Screenplay) Officially Selected into the Blue Eye Screenplay Festival

  • Winner of the 2021 Pennsylvania State Award given to the best project or documentary for National History Day that exhibits exemplary research related to the State of Pennsylvania for my documentary The Liberty Bell and The Assembly of Freedom.

  • I edited a video for Envision HealthCare (An American healthcare company with a 17-billion dollar annual revenue).

  • Featured Spotlight Student of the Month for filmmaking achievements with a featured article on the Souderton Area School District Website (Fall 2023).

  • My documentary The Liberty Bell and The Assembly of Freedom was used at The Liberty Bell Museum (Allentown, PA) for their educators’ program. I volunteered for over 30 hours, producing and developing a trailer/commercial for the museum’s website, which debuted in the summer of 2022.

  • Volunteer cinematographer/Paid Intern (2021-Present), editor, and media specialist at Free Fall Action Sports Park: Responsibilities include filming and editing media used on their website and other media outlets and teaching filming and editing techniques to area youth.

  • Recipient of the Souderton High School Student Spotlight Award in recognition of excellence in technology (Digital Media and Video Production) and consistently showing exemplary character.

  • Temple University Film Mentorship (2023).  Seminar/Clinic on filmmaker and short film production in Central Philadelphia.

  • Charter member of the Souderton High School Film/Video Production Club.

  • I've volunteered dozens of hours producing/editing retirement videos for primary and secondary educators/retirees.

  • Attended Temple University Film Camp (2020).  Sessions focused on: staging/blocking, acting, and screenwriting.

  • Attended Greenfield Youth Filmmaking Seminars: Sessions included screenwriting, production design, crafting/pacing for short films, and cinematography.

  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, iMovie, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Audition, Blender, Maya, and Photopea.

  • Solid understanding of cinematic procedures, editing software,  visual effects editing, drone operation/drone filming, and cameras.

  • Member: National Society of High School Scholars

  • Memberships: National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Student), Film Independent

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