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Web Series: The Ghosts of El Draque - The Ghosts of El Draque marks the launch of the CFSSB's new pilot Web Series Program. Ensemble members will develop pilot programs, test them, and go to season on shows that can prove a local audience. https://www.cfssb.org/courses/

Films of Our Lives: Victory! Commemorating the end of WWII - This documentary series preserves our valuable history. Participate on this crew as we capture the memories of veterans, survivors, and more. https://www.cfssb.org/courses/10194

In Post Production

Moving Music & Pictures: So Alive - An music video to an original song by local songwriter Barbara Moseley

Films of Our Lives: When I Met You - Couples of Santa Barbara reminisce about their love stories...inspired by the romantic comedy ''When Harry Met Sally...''

In Development

Films of Our Lives: Victory! Commemorating the end of World War II (2015)

Feature Film: Outbreak-The Goleta Strain (2016)

Former Projects

The Bet - "The Bet" is our fist all-volunteer motion picture! It even has it's own website. Have a look: http://www.thebetmovie.com

Fade In...

Welcome to your Community Film Studio Santa Barbara. We are the world's first not-for-profit, community-operated, feature motion picture production studio. Imagine the traditional community theater...neighbors getting together, volunteering their time to put on a show to entertain the community. Now, take that same idea and instead of putting on plays we're shooting an original feature motion picture. And there IS a role for you to play no matter your background or level of past experience. If you think this will be fun and want to be a part of movie-making history, then join us!

Going Back...to the Future?

In searching for other potential organizations that might also be functioning as community film studios, I came across an editorial written on the website Microfilmmaker.com (a great resource site, by the way). The writer laments how the rise of the machine generically called "Hollywood" destroyed the communal nature of the early pioneers of movie making created. 

Give this 'history of Hollywood' editorial a read and see if you agree that what we're creating is what the writer calls "...the lynchpins of the new network of alternative studio communities which could finally offer the alternative we’ve been looking for!"

The Filmmaking Commune as Studio