Film Genres

The box office may not embrace movies of every genre, but we do.

You’re a filmmaker. You have divergent tastes from the mainstream. We get it. And we want you. We want to foster a creative community of filmmakers from extremely different backgrounds. That’s what makes movies awesome, right?

Good. I’m glad we can all agree on that. This could have been awkward if you just wanted to just remake old movies.

We want the world to hear what you have to say. We want you to stand up and say what’s on you mind.

Our primary goal is to help you, plain and simple. We want you to succeed because then we’ve succeeded at helping you succeed. Got it?

No? It’s simple. Succeed. There. You get it now.


Part of your success is working in the genre where you feel most comfortable. This is why we have connections in every corner of the industry. If you want to make thought provoking documentaries about the nature of existence, or if you want to make a flick about a time-traveling unicorn that battles an axe murderer and an anthropomorphic tape deck, we can help.

We support the production of shorts, pilots, features, and documentaries. We want you to make stories that you’re passionate about. We want you to tell great stories in the genre that interests you. We want you to buck trends and tap into a zeitgeist. We want you to make the film you want to make.

Click on one of the Film Genres Below for More Information

Action Film Careers
Comedy Film Careers
Documentary Film Careers
Drama Film Careers
Horror Film Careers
Science Fiction Film Careers
Suspense Film Careers

The world is a diverse place. Film should be, too.

1) Documentary

It’s a rare day when the box office embraces a documentary, but that shouldn’t stop you from creating one. Science fiction didn’t really make money until Star Wars and Planet of the Apes came along, right? There’s always going to be a first time, for someone who is willing to stick their neck out and go where no one’s gone before. We have the connections to assist you in making the documentary that you’ve always wanted to make.

2) Horror

The horror genre is alive and kicking these days. If you’ve got an idea for the next great slasher franchise, we wanna help you make it. We understand how hard it is to make movies. We understand that it’s difficult to find people that are as pumped about your idea as you are. Well, look no further. We can’t wait to help you make The Bloody Papercut Massacre a household name.

3) Action

Every big action star needs their big break, right? Every Jean-Claude Van Damme needs a Breakin’ to get their career going. Why couldn’t it be your movie? You’ve got the next blockbuster action franchise on paper. Your script is tigh,t and your ideas are brilliant. We’ve got the connections to help you track down your star and bring your idea to life.

4) Suspense

Foreign intrigue. Secret meetings. Envelopes with the words ‘Top Secret’ stamped across them. Great suspense movies have these elements and more. But you’ll need help since you can only get so far by yourself. Filmmaking is a collaborative medium. We understand that you need help, and we want to help you. Let us be your ‘Top Secret’ envelope. Let us make things easier for you.

5) Romantic Comedy

Every great love story starts somewhere, usually in the most ordinary of places. But what about the love affair that the public is going to have once they’ve seen your film? Well, that’s going to be one for the ages. It’s important to have your love story rooted in reality. And what better reality is there than the American Dream—you becoming America’s sweetheart because of your amazing film? That sounds like a good match to us.

6) Drama

Whether it’s in a courtroom, an empty warehouse or a classroom, the best dramatic films always have somebody beating their fist on a table and yelling. You kinda can’t have a dramatic movie without the swelling violins and the beating of the fists. Does your movie have that? Good. Then we can totally help you make it. Let’s get to work on creating the next great drama since A Few Good Men.

7) Shorts

The movie business isn’t an easy one to break into, or to try new and interesting things in. But that’s what we’re here for. We understand how hard it can be to get people to believe in what you’re doing. We’re on your side. Theatrical shorts have been dead for a long time. Nobody makes them. Nobody shows them. But wait! Pixar does. Boom! There you have it. Trend bucked. Door open. If you want to re-invent the short film, we can help you.


Discovering What You’re Passionate About With The Film Connection

by Brian Kraft
Consultant for Recording, Radio, Film Connection and CASA Schools

During your time with the Film Connection you’ll be put through numerous trials. You’ll be responsible for writing a screenplay, creating short films, and working on-set with other professionals. You’ll be working towards the end goal of going to Hollywood and pitching your idea to a real Hollywood agent.

Before you embark on your amazing journey to success, fame, and glory you’ll need to take some baby steps. Choosing the genre that you’re going to be working in is the preliminary step. Are you a horror buff? Are you looking to set yourself apart from the other horror hounds? Well, then maybe you should write a romance movie.

Our curriculum has an exhaustive list of movies that you’ll need to watch and write about. You’ll need to dissect every film and figure out why it works or doesn’t work. This will help you get to the bottom of what will make your film work. This will enable you to really write the best screenplay that you’ve ever written.

You’ll also be working with one of our staffed writers who will assist you in creating your masterpiece. You’ll working towards creating the ultimate expression of who you are under the guiding tutelage of one of our writers. They’ll help you sculpt and massage any weak spots out of your screenplay. You’ll be working towards having a finished final draft that you can both shoot scenes from and show to agents.

The Film Connection is the ultimate school for the independently minded cinephile who wants to transition from consumer to creator. The Film Connection takes your existing knowledge base and turns it into experience.

The Film Connection is the best way to really get in the entertainment industry. We pair you with working pros who will help you hone your skills, we introduce you to agents, and we help you create a body of work. They rest is on you. It’s really up to you to succeed. Do you have the ability and talent to overcome whatever is placed in front of you. That’s the real question.

With the Film Connection’s help you’ll be ready for anything.

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