Film Connection student, Mariannjely Marval, with the help of her mentor, Richard Brandes sold her script and they wrapped production on the film! Check out the trailer:
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“Another highlight of this past week was that I met two fellow film students. It is great to meet peers in the field. I hope to meet more talented filmmakers throughout the weeks and months of this program. And I...
“I don’t think I’ve talked about the second film shoot I went on. That film shoot, was my mentor and someone else filming a lot of athletes working out basically. It was really cool. I got to help set up...
“So lately I’ve been so busy. Work is literally piling up on my computer and in my head as well. I am stressing out, but hey this isn’t an industry for those who are looking for a relaxing career. There’s...
“I had my session with my screenwriting mentor the other day. This time my treatment looked much better. I’ve learned I need to have someone else read my stuff before I turn it in, to get an outsiders perspective. I...
“Over the past five weeks I’ve been very busy, working my summer job, keeping up with my film business, and meeting with my mentor at Backseat any chance I get. My summer job is full time so I am only...
Sophie Rose Bellin
“It’s a very basic framework involving an overall story and order of events. I also decided how I want to begin my story and I will be writing the first 2 scenes this week. I had already written a first...
“For this week I’ve finished editing the wedding video my mentor gave me to edit, and I went on my first film shoot! That was amazing! I got to film the entire thing! This is the first film shoot I’ve...
Los Angeles, California
“Alex in student services was really great!”
“I was paired up with my screenwriting mentor, who happens to be Ron Peterson, which is totally awesome, because Ron taught screenwriting at the school David Lynch founded. Alex, my advisor, thought this would be a good mentor for me...
Las Vegas, Nevada
“I was able to learn the general scope of what I will learn here at Film connection along with what will be expected of me down the road. I learned that there is more than just directing or producing. I...
“My mentor wants me to look at more scripts that he wrote. I can’t wait to read them because his choices of stories are really interesting. They’re all really unique. He also told me how he’s soon going to start...
“They are so helpful & topping that with Ron’s teachings, I understand why knowing the base of the story and all the little parts of the story that connect to the bigger ones are so important in the structure of...
Sophie Rose Bellin
“I started working with my screenplay mentor last week, and after our second meeting I have some real structure (or “scaffolding” as he referred to it) to build my story on. I feel like I have found a wonderful guiding...
“I’ll be closing out this program with a new job, happier life, and new friends made along the way. I know I still have a third of the program still to go, but I’m talking as if I’ll be leaving...
“Polished more of my script today having shaved off a page of work. I have strong confidence that I’m getting closer and closer to finishing it. Going to start storyboarding soon and speak with my screenwriting mentor John Raffo as...