Times recognizes film writer Cameron Martin, award-winning Magnet alum

Cameron Martin

“Shreveport native Cameron Martin is well on the way to achieving his dreams in independent film production and acting,” writes Times reporter Lex Talamo. “His screenplay “Possessing Eden” recently took Best Unproduced Screenplay at the Hoboken International Film Festival.

Talamo wrote, “The 25 year-old radiated both humility and confidence as he spoke to The Times about the screenplay, which he described as a ‘sci-fi thriller with a futuristic adolescent wrestling with conflicts of spirituality and political motivations in a dystopic, post-apocalyptic world.’”

His life changed when he got into drama, he told The Times. “Also while at Caddo Parish Magnet, Cameron came under the instruction of drama teacher Patti Reeves, a woman who would change his life. Cameron started in theater by doing technical theater tasks, such as constructing props for the stage productions. Reeves quickly noticed and praised his extreme focus and work ethic, which Bonnie (his mother) said made Cameron want to work even harder for her.” Continued Talamo, “Reeves also gave Cameron his first role in acting, as a Jewish father in the play “Enter Laughing.” The next year, Cameron played the part of a doctor in “The Outsiders.”

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Martin was a Class of 2009 grad.