The Filmmaking Central Mission

To inspire, inform, and ignite future of the independent filmmaking community!

In the past, finding information on filmmaking was challenging. We used to have to dig through dusty books at the library that were sometimes decades old.

Now, there’s an overabundance of information, from all different sources and in various different mediums. 

Filmmaking Central hopes to be a beacon for young filmmakers – a light to follow through the sometimes dark and windy roads of the Hollywood film industry.

The Filmmaking Central Network

We have created a network of content ranging from podcasts, courses, and resources for filmmakers – all under the Filmmaking Central umbrella. Take a look!

Alex Darke


Dear Fellow Fearless Filmmakers,

I came to be a filmmaker in a roundabout way. I wasn’t one of those kids who made elaborate movies in his back yard with his dad’s super 8 camera. Instead, growing up in Las Vegas, I was fascinated by magic.

One day, I saw a television show on the Discovery Channel called Movie Magic that went behind the scenes of big Hollywood movies and TV series to show how they were made. I was hooked instantly. After seeing those characters come to life and learning the secrets behind the magic of movies, I was determined to go out to LA and become a filmmaker.

I have now been in the industry for 15 years, been nominated for an Emmy or two, produced multiple films, shot and lit thousands of episodes of television, and have worked with numerous legends in the industry.

I consider myself to be very lucky. This is a really tough industry with loads of competition. I’ve had many opportunities and experiences that most don’t get. With Filmmaking Central, I aim to share those experiences and help other filmmakers break through and earn their moment in the spotlight.

To your continued success,

Trevor L. Nelson


Dear Fearless Filmmakers,

My story is typical and boring. I grew up in a creative household; my dad owned a movie theater when he was younger, my parents ran a community theater for awhile, and my brother went to college for theater. I, of course, thought I should act because I was “amazing” at it, but those dreams were quickly put to bed. 
Instead, I picked up my parents video camera at a young age and made movies. Claymation, live action, comedy, horror, anything and everything I could shoot, I did. It was when a producer of “Purple Rain” came out to my high school for career day that I saw I could make my passion a career.
Fast forward 4 years of college, and I am beyond fortunate to have worked in the industry for most of my adult life. I have directed and edited shorts, music videos, feature films, commercials, countless hours of television, and even have been nominated for an Emmy.
With every project, my passion for filmmaking only grows. And I hope that through that shared passion you are able to learn a thing or two here, but more importantly, fuel your creative fire to go out and create. 
Stay fearless,