Parents of Aspiring Filmmakers

Parents of Aspiring Filmmakers

If you have a child who is an aspiring filmmaker, this page is for you! The video below discusses details about the school. Additionally you can schedule a free call with the school’s founder and lead instructor to discuss further.

Can this replace traditional education?

Absolutely. The Write & Direct film school is designed to not just replace a brick and mortar school, but teach your child the craft in a better way. All of this while dodging the high expense of traditional film schools.

Will my child have a degree?

No. The entertainment industry doesn't care about your child's degree or choice of school. Yes, this is contrary to our normal thinking as parents, but how the industry works. Hollywood does care about what your child can actually do, what your child has done and the size of child's following or audience.

How can an online film school work?

Excellent question — How does an online school compete with an institution where you have hands on access to gear? The answer is two-fold: 1) At traditional schools there is A LOT of classroom time. Just like anything, many details of the craft are best relayed this way. For the hands on components, Write & Direct teaches in a granular easy-to-follow style that is similar to on set training. 2) Part of the Write & Direct training requires your child to purchase gear. And this is so much better. Why? Because students of traditional schools graduate and have access to nothing afterwards. Your child will have all the gear they need to make their own films. And the gear plus the cost of Write & Direct costs thousands upon thousands less than the typical film school.

What about film school connections?

Networking is paramount in the film industry. But a teacher with industry credentials or connections can't do much for your child. They see hundreds of students and it's a saturated industry. Networking often happens outside of school. Film festivals, contests and the act of actually making movies. This is where it's at.

What will my child learn?

Everything. This school is designed for aspiring directors. But it's 2024. In our modern era of filmmaking the only way forward for a new director is the ability to do it all. Your child has to gain experience and credits while building an audience. Unless they have the funding to pay crew they must be liberated from a reliance on others.

What if my child needs assistance?

The Write & Direct film school has an attached private community where they can ask as many questions as needed. The community is also a stellar place to begin networking with other film school students.

Is the training self paced?

Yes. The film school is structured in a way that maximizes learning the craft of filmmaking, but can be done at any pace.

Will my child actually do this?

Let's face it: Some kids struggle to show up and do the work outside of a structured classroom. But there is no way to sugar coat this: Anyone who lacks the drive to do this training will never make it in the film industry. Regardless of where your child learns the craft, they are stepping into one of the most competitive and saturated industries in the world. Success requires an endless endurance and unquenchable drive.

What is the ideal age?

Your child should be at least 15. Not to say a younger child can't participate in the school, but it's not designed for this.

What about inappropriate content?

The training itself is 100% safe for any age. There are studio films referenced during the training that have an R-rating, but clips from the movies are not played. Viewing them is discretionary and not required.

What will my child need?

Your child will need a computer along with certain equipment. This is where the expense of the training comes into play. But the good news? This is the same equipment they will need regardless of where they attend school. Write & Direct is designed to free your child from the weight of traditional education costs so they can invest in gear and begin making movies. If you would like a recommended equipment list, simply request this via the site's contact form.

Who are the instructors?

Kyler Boudreau is the founder and primary instructor for the Write & Direct training. After attending film school in Hollywood, Kyler worked on both studio and independent films in various positions including actor, editor, producer, sound designer, writer and director. You can view more at IMDb.

What if this just doesn't work?

You have a full 30 days to try out the film school. If the training isn't the best path forward for your aspiring director, you can request a full refund.

Schedule a call.

If you have questions about Write & Direct simply schedule a time to discuss.

Do you want to make movies?

If your answer is yes, Write & Direct is your inciting incident. It's your catalyst in the journey to becoming a filmmaker. There's nothing else quite like it. Enroll today or find out more below:

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