Outlast Film Camp

Our Mission


Outlast, a synonym for survive, persevere and continue, is meant to provoke the idea and confidence in overcoming and continuing to grow from circumstances that are out of our control. When the students enroll in our camp, we want to give them additional tools to combat the issues they’re faced with on a daily basis. Outlast acts as a reminder that together, we can outlast anything and everything that is thrown our way. 


At Outlast...

The goal of the camp is to give the students the tools to tell the stories that they want to tell. Every activity is centered on fostering the creativity and the confidence needed to produce the films they want to make. Our aim is to lay the foundation for the next generation of minority filmmakers, while teaching valuable skills, such as collaboration, organization and attention to detail.


Our Team

Meet the team behind Outlast Film Camp


LaTerrian Officer-McIntosh - director/founder

LaTerrian is a graduate of The University of Southern California's Film and Television Production program. Since graduating, LaTerrian  has worked in the camera department on various film productions, including Spiderman: Homecoming, Black Panther, Transformers: Bumblebee and HBO's True Detective. She's pursuing a career in cinematography / documentary filmmaking but also has a passion for non-profit management and community service. 


Shelby treichler - co-director

Shelby grew up in Lexington, NC with a big family, lots of pets and lots of land to roam. In 2007, she moved to Wilmington, NC to study film at UNC-Wilmington where she graduated with an honors degree in film and theatre. She's been working in narrative film and tv since then, first in Wilmington and then in Atlanta. Shelby started in Art Department and then moved to Props Department. 



mato standing soldier - assistant director

Mato Standing Soldier is an Oglala Lakota filmmaker from South Dakota. He’s currently in his sophomore year at the University of Southern California, where he’s studying Cinema and Media Studies. 


carol antoinette - counselor

Carol recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Acting. Through interning for various companies such as Lifetime Original Movies, Viola Davis' JuVee Productions, and Francine Maisler Casting Carol has acquired a deep knowledge and love for the development process. This came in handy while founding her independent production company "Downbeat Entertainment"



mykaila williams - counselor

Mykaila Williams attended The University of Southern California where she gained a degree in Film and Television Production. Now a freelancing producer, Mykaila focuses on stories of diversity, equity and inclusion. 


drew billman - counselor

Drew is an actress and writer currently working and living in Chicago, IL. She completed her undergraduate degree in theatre from the University of Florida. She is a life-long story teller and published author,  as well as an award winning playwright who has had her work produced.



laura rostad - camp documentarian

Since graduating from Tulane University's Digital Media Production program in 2017, Laura Rostad has been living and working in New Orleans. She is a filmmaker, documentarian, and visual artist with a passion for mixed media and new media projects. She also works with local group Electric Girls to teach young girls basic skills in circuitry, robotics, and programming.