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Your Louisville Film School Alternative

Having a successful career in the film industry is pretty simple. You have to know people. You have to have connections.

The Louisville Film Connection Film School was established precisely to help you get connections in the industry. There’s no sitting in a lecture hall here. You’re going to be on-location filming. You’re going to be getting valuable real world experience.

The Film Connection isn’t like normal film schools. The Film Connection wants to help you make the movies YOU want to make. Do you have the best Slasher Film ever made jumping around in your head? We want to help you make it.

The Film Connection will pair you up with a Hollywood screenplay writer, an editor, and two mentors. This troop of people will assist you in making your idea come to life.

By the end of the program you’ll have a finished screenplay, a trailer for your film, and two fully produced scenes from your proposed film.

And the best part? We’ll get you in the room to pitch it to a real studio executive.

Yeah, thought you’d like that part.

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Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, anchoring a metropolitan area of over 1.2 million people. Home to the Kentucky Derby, it is perhaps best known for its thoroughbred horse racing, which gets plenty of media coverage. Louisville is a river city, set along the Ohio River, and its proximity to rolling countryside and other major cities like Cincinnati and Indianapolis make it a great place to find good locations for filmmaking. Numerous entertainment industry pros hail from this area, including TV anchorwoman Diane Sawyer, musicians Joan Osborne and Wilson Pickett, and actors Sean Young, Victor Mature, Maggie Lawson, William Conrad, Ned Beatty and Irene Dunn. 

Louisville sees a lot of film and television production activity. Some of the well known movies that have been filmed in and around Louisville include Elizabethtown, Stripes, Demolition Man, Eight Men Out, Goldfinger, The Insider, Secretariat and The Return of the Living Dead, just to name a few. Some of the television series that have shot episodes here include High Chaparall, The Girls Next Door and Trading Spouses, among others. If you are considering a career as a film producer, film director, film editor or cameraperson, there are plenty of opportunities in Louisville to get connected and educated, as opposed to relocating to New York or Los Angeles–and FILM CONNECTION can help you make those connections.

FILM CONNECTION Film School of Louisville offers an inexpensive, six month course that will hook you up with a working film or television professional who will serve as your personal instructor and mentor. Not only will you gain hands-on experience, but you will also make valuable connections with industry professionals–connections that can lead to permanent employment. In fact, over 70% of FILM CONNECTION graduates get hired before or shortly after graduation. Come and see what we can do for your career!

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Learning By Doing: Keith Huff Shoots His Debut Short Film in Louisville, KY

Learning By Doing: Keith Huff Shoots His Debut Short Film in Louisville, KY

Keith Huff enrolled in the Film Connection to learn by doing. When he was placed with mentor Herschel Zahnd of American Recording Co. in Louisville, KY, little could he have known how much he would learn in a short time.

Of course, Herschel got him on the set as an apprentice right away, and it wasn’t long before Keith was playing a key part of several of Herschel’s projects. But the real lessons came when it was time for Keith to start work on his own film—a short titled For Sale By Owner.

At the time, it felt a lot like Murphy’s Law. Keith relates that during the several-day film shoot, he lost locations, had to fire actors, and had to grab shots in between daily thunderstorms that plagued his shoot.

“It was mid-July, 100-degree weather,” Keith recalls. “Thunderstorms every single day would just come in right at the end. We would finish a scene and then dark clouds…We actually lost our set on the third day…But we just kind of rolled with it and made it work.”

It was truly life experience. “Herschel told me, ‘I can’t believe this. You’re probably getting 10 years’ worth of experience just in three days!’ Just because of all the crazy stuff we had.”

Perseverance paid off, however. Not only did Keith finish the shoot successfully (his debut will be released soon), but he’s more determined than ever to make a go of it as a filmmaker. When we caught up with him recently, Keith told us that not only does he have several projects of his own in the queue, but he plans to continue working with his mentor—proof that the relationships you make as an apprentice often last well beyond school.

“You couldn’t ask for a better mentor,” says Keith. “He really knows his stuff…We’ve already forged a friendship, and I’ve already got plans to be working with him on future projects. So it’s not just like, ‘Hey, your program is over. Goodbye.’ I feel like we are going to be working together for a while.”

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