What do films like A Beautiful Mind, Goodfellas, The Godfather, and The Wrestler--and television shows like The Sopranos and Law and Order--all have in common?

They have all done location filming in New Jersey.

While "The Garden State" might not be the first place people think of with regard to the film industry, New Jersey is a film-friendly state with a diversity of shooting locations. Additionally, New Jersey is in close proximity to New York City, the second largest film industry hub in the world (next to Los Angeles), providing local, regional and major filmmakers a best-of-both-worlds situation.

Here on this page, you'll find a number of talented filmmakers and film professionals, all of whom have received a top-shelf education as students/graduates of the Film Connection Film Institute of New Jersey, being trained on-the-job and one-on-one by some of the best filmmakers in the industry today. If you have professional filming needs of any kind, you can't go wrong by checking out the individual websites of these highly qualified professionals.

For more information about the benefits of a one-on-one film apprenticeship with the Film Connection, please click here.

Latest Blog Entries from New Jersey Film Connection Students

Jon Dula

End Act I: First Draft CompletePosted by Jon Dula on 2016-12-07

Finally, after running into multiple obstacles, my first draft of my screenplay is complete. I am very satisfied with my outcome, of course it needs some work but for my first time ever completing a feature-length screenplay I must say I am very excited with the way my story unraveled... Read More >>

Jon Dula

Writer's BlockPosted by Jon Dula on 2016-10-10

At the climactic speech from my protagonist, my progress of my screenplay had been stagnant. It is such an important part of the film in my opinion and I wanted it to be perfect even though it was the very first draft and I know I will be writing more drafts in the future... Read More >>