The Dark Knight Rises. Independence Day. Blue Valentine. The Sixth Sense. The Wrestler. Twelve Monkeys. The Silence of the Lambs.

What do these famous films all share in common? All of them did location filming in the state of Pennsylvania. Thanks in part to beautiful scenery and generous tax incentives provided by the state, Pennsylvania has a busy and thriving film industry, with both local and national production companies taking advantage of all the Pennsylvania landscape has to offer.

The people profiled on this page are all highly qualified professional filmmakers, all of whom have shown their dedication to excellence as students of the Film Connection Film Institute of Pennsylvania. Each of these talented individuals was personally mentored and trained in real Pennsylvania production companies and on the set by some of the finest film professionals in the industry today. We encourage you to visit the professional websites of these filmmakers, especially if you have need of their expertise.

For more information about the benefits of attending the Film Connection Film Institute, click here.

Latest Blog Entries from Pennsylvania Film Connection Students

Taylor Smith

05/30/17Posted by Taylor Smith on 2017-09-11

Today there was not much to do in class. Partially because my casting call has been a big fat failure. So Sebastian and I just looked at a project within the studio... Read More >>

Taylor Smith

05/23/2017Posted by Taylor Smith on 2017-09-11

So coming to class today, I was thinking I was miserably behind on my work, but Sebastian was fairly impressed. It makes me feel pretty good because I am so majorly overwhelmed 24/7 with 40hrs a week at work, and school, and now casting... Read More >>

Taylor Smith

05/09/2017Posted by Taylor Smith on 2017-09-11

Today was my last class for the next two weeks. Which is honestly a relief because I feel a million miles behind. On the bright side, I think I'm getting to the part I like... Read More >>

Taylor Smith

04/25/2017Posted by Taylor Smith on 2017-09-11

Today at Sebastians was a giant sigh of relief.  We focused on setting up my lighting for Saturday. We are doing a cameo of me and mom explaining the events in the reality that they happened... Read More >>