TheFilmSchool’s mission is to elevate the art of cinematic storytelling through intensive training in screenwriting and directing.
The school was conceived in 2004 following a conversation among Seattle film veterans–all of whom wanted to help improve the quality of scripts being written. Rather than waging an often losing campaign to lure Hollywood to Seattle for shoots, we thought a unique, visionary school could develop Seattle’s great wealth of young, creative filmmakers and ultimately help lower-budget films get made here.
We are very proud of our over 500 graduates. Two just signed a $20 million deal to direct a feature in England, while many others have made award-winning features, shorts, documentaries, gotten agents, and written film and television scripts that have been optioned or sold.