20-week semester

 

25 hours/week

 
 

4 semesters

In-depth film production, project management, marketing, graphic design, advertising, and sales. Each session will develop and build upon the creative and practical skills of interested filmmakers who have a developmental disability, with the ultimate goal for them to become employed, independent and well-rounded individuals. Partnership with Inclusion Films & Joey Travolta, providing hands-on, skill-building learning opportunities for participants.

More than 100 individuals are actively participating in this program.

Program Goals:

The program will dedicate 10 weeks to a first film and 10 weeks to a second film. Each individual will receive instruction on directing, producing, cinematography, and art. When filming is complete, the individual will learn post-production. Finally, the individual will explore the sales, marketing, and film distribution aspects of the business.

The program is designed to combine classroom style teaching with hands-on experience in order to combine the theoretical with the practical. The program approaches learning from the perspective that the material is best internalized when applied directly in the classroom, on the set and live productions!

Who Participates:

  • Adults, 18 and over, with a developmental disability.

  • The individual must express an interest in film and media production.

  • The individual does not present a danger to themselves or others.

  • Funding must come from the Regional Center or by private payment.

  • The individual understands that this is a work/vocational program and the hours and times may vary to meet production needs.

  • The individual understands that to get the full benefit of the program, they need to complete the full program.

  • The individual has to be willing to work on independent mobility skills to get to and from the program, as can be done safely.

Individuals must go through an intake process to be accepted into the program. Contact your Regional Center service coordinator to request funding for Vendor #PY0815.

For more information or to sign up now please contact our Program Manager, Vincenzo Tarantino, at vtarantino@optionsforall.org.


Reviews

Action at a moment’s notice!

“I learned how a set works.  And cope with the amount of movement and action that happens at a moments notice.”

It’s been really fun!

“There were moments where I had to learn things on the fly.  There’s a big special effect scene.  I was able to help set it up.  It was actually quite fun!”

I love helping.

“For me, I love to be on set helping with craft services.”


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