Meet the Bridgebuilders
Our founder, Hollis Meminger, is an award winning filmmaker with credits on shows such as Sopranos, Younger, Tom Swift, Gossip Girl, and countless movies commercials and music videos. He is also involved in many restorative justice projects and community involvement. Once a Bridgebuilder always a Bridgebuilder is a phrase we use in the organization because our students go through a rigorous 2-4 week program and upon graduating from high school, they become mentors while in college until entry into the film industry.
Bridgebuilder Cinematic Arts Program (BCAP) is a nonprofit founded in 2016 to introduce young women and men of color to careers in film and television.
With locations in New York City, Baltimore, St. Louis, Dorchester Mass., and Montgomery Alabama, BCAP has managed to secure itself as a fully immersive summer program that teaches both hard and soft skills while providing a holistic approach to individual development. We are using real work experiences to create jobs for our youth through mentorship and active particiapation. Our projects include work for the Vera Institute, United Way of Central Maryland, Panasonic North America, the Clinton and Bush Intitutes, City Living, and currently CapEQ, and Common App. While working on such high level projects, our students get a glimpse into how to work on a production starting with planning, pre-production, filming, and post production and music scoring. Having these skills taught to your student by our team of experts with over 100 years of work experience, creates an invaluable experience that nurtures their creativity as well as their understanding of the film and tv industry.
PANASONIC "KWN" COMPETITION TEAM
Current BBCAP mentee
CURRENT high school student and Bridgebuilder mentor
Proud graduate of Bridgebuilder ~ current Syracuse U.student
Proud graduate of Bridgebuilder~ current Northwestern U. student
Proud graduate of Bridgebuilder- current Tufts U. student and Golden Key Award winner
Film Festival winner
Proud graduate of Bridgebuilder- current John Jay College of Criminal Justice student
Proud graduate of Bridgebuilder- current Umass student
Current high school student and Bridgebuilder mentor
100% of the funds donated go directly to the education and support of our youth.
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"Bridgebuilder is exactly that, a bridge that allows you to take a crash course in film making and I am honored to have been a part of it."
- Righteous D. (college student)
"the program makes sure no-one is left out, unity is not only the key to a successful film, but a successful future..."
- Saul T. (high school senior)
"A life changing experience that helped me connect with people who had similar passions and obstacles to overcome."
- Maddie (high school student)
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