The Johns Hopkins M.A. in Film and Media partnered with Baltimore magazine to make three short documentaries—each film is about an extraordinary Baltimorean, a hidden gem, someone living an exceptional life while also contributing in a meaningful way to the culture and community of Baltimore. The films were conceived, produced, directed, and edited by students in the M.A. program. These three distinctive films are a strong representation of the interests and kind of work being made as part of this program. The students focus on one or two key areas of concentration: Writing, Business of Film and Media, Sound, and Immersive Storytelling/Emerging Technology—all of which are organized around a guiding principle of making Stories That Matter.