Up In the Air. Winter's Bone. Escape From New York. The Lucky Ones. What do these noteworthy films share in common? All of them were shot in whole or in part on location in Missouri. While not a place many people think of as a film industry hub, Missouri's diversity of scenery and generous tax incentives make it an active spot for film and television production, with local, independent and major productions coming to the state to shoot. TV production is also popular here; Kansas City, MO, for example, provides the backdrop for the recent ABC Family series "Switched At Birth."

The people you find featured here are all highly qualified film professionals who have earned a reputation for excellence as students of the Film Connection of Missouri. Each of these talented individuals was trained on-site, on-the-set, and one-on-one by some of the top filmmakers in the business today. If you have professional film and production needs, you can't go wrong by visiting the websites of these film professionals to see what services they offer. If you'd like more information about the benefits of on-the-job learning with the Film Connection Film Institute, please click here.

Latest Blog Entries from Missouri Film Connection Students

Daniel Yarbrough

third lessonPosted by Daniel Yarbrough on 2017-10-11

This chapter on Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces was an interesting read. Heroes and their stores are what I lean towards both as a fan and a creator so I find the subject of breaking them down, noting the similarities of myth and their importance very interesting... Read More >>

Daniel Yarbrough

second lessonPosted by Daniel Yarbrough on 2017-09-28

It has been a few days since I read the chapter but I found the second chapter of the course to be more interesting. While the topics in film history were only briefly touched on I thought there were all informative and interesting... Read More >>