Skip to main content

This experience has inspired me to go to school for film and audio production

Fourthwall showed me that my dreams were achievable.

I have a confidence in my ability to actually succeed at something and school this fall was much better because of it. I am now looking at colleges with film majors

I love the the idea of furthering their writing skills, collaboration skills, interpersonal skills, at the same time they have fun making a movie. This program builds creativity and innovation.

My son will never forget this experience. It provided a multi layer approach to expose him to the entire filmmaking process, improve and offer new skills, collaborate as part of a team, allow creative freedom and, importantly, help boost his confidence.

Flip The Script

We believe intelligence comes in many forms. Grades are not the only barometer of success. Fourthwall's cast of creative artists, expert dreamers, legendary storytellers and tech wizards will ensure you keep making it, until you make it.

Whether you come to ignite your creative genius to meet a few new friends, we will have an excellent journey together. Before you know it, you will be on our way to realizing a dream and developing the skills necessary to achieve it.

Fourthwall Spotlight

10.10.97 - 1.31.23

Aidan O'Farrell

It is with a heavy heart we share the news that Aidan O'Farrell, son of Fourthwall founder Frank O'Farrell, has passed away. Aidan was the inspiration behind Fourthwall as together we looked for ways to help him, and kids like him, find purpose, success and hope. Fourthwall was a vessel for Aidan's love and compassion. We were his stewards. We miss you Aidan. We love you. Click on the arrow below to listen to one of Aidan's most popular songs.

Not only was Aidan the inspiration behind Fourthwall he was also a talented artist in his own right. A singer songwriter, pianist, fine artist, comedian, philosopher and so talented at so many things.  Click on the YouTube icon below for a video of one of Aidan’s most popular songs.

CAPA & Fourthwall

Summer Film Camp

Fourthwall is teaming up with Cincinnati Academy for Performing Arts (CAPA) again is '24 to provide a 2-week summer film camp experience to area youth. The camp will be held at Indian Hill High School on July 29th - August 9th.

Summer Film Camp
Dates: July 29th – August 9th
Time: 9 am – 3 pm, M-F
Location: Indian Hill High School 6865 Drake Rd. Cincinnati OH 45243

Participating students will be coached and mentored through the filmmaking process including;

  • Storytelling
  • Scriptwriting
  • Production Planning
  • Location Scouting
  • Camera Operation
  • Audio Production
  • Principal Photography
  • Editing and Finishing

Register on CAPA’s website.

Amplifying Youth Voice

Film Series

Mental Health is an urgent problem, and in Greater Cincinnati, leaders from the medical, social services, education, and philanthropic communities are collaborating to work on the issue. Parents, medical providers, care givers, mental health professionals, and youths themselves will be part of the solution. The Amplifying Youth Voices series, in collaboration with Soapbox Cincinnati, is made possible with support from Interact for Health. Fourthwall is proud to be part of this project and looking forward to becoming part of the solution.

This “Junior Journalist” student crew, peer-to-peer film series will include interviews with local organizations on their current youth mental health initiatives.

The film series will cover;

  • Access To Care
  • School Based Environment
  • Peer To Peer Initiatives
  • Community Connection…and more

To see the lead in article on Soapbox Cincinnati, click here.

Just the production of one short film, from end to end, introduces the student to a dozen different creative career possibilities. But the production process the student goes through in making that film is unmatched in empowering that same student to develop collaborative, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication skills...21st century skills...that every employer requires but students do not yet possess.

Frank O'FarrellDirector, Fourthwall Youth Studios

Now Showing

A selection of films we think you might like

Aiken ESL 8:30

Produced during the 2022 spring semester, this collaboration with Film and Media Studies students at the University of Cincinnati, illustrates some of the extraordinary resources available to ESL and refugee students at Aiken. The program is run by Aaron Parker and is a hidden gem at Cincinnati Public Schools.

Democracy & Me 3:30

Democracy & Me is a podcast offered by Cincinnati Public Radio to area youth. Students learn about the importance of civics, voting and other social issues. In this video they visit the radio station on their first day of their internship.

When The Smoke Clears 5:30

Commissioned by St. Elizabeth Medical Center and administered by Artswave, Fourthwall was asked to facilitate the production of an anti vaping PSA, to be written and produced by high schoolers and targeted to middle schools. The final film is a 3-part vignette style, illustrating the damage this risky habit can cause.