I came to Pull Focus with some experience in filmmaking, but from a decade ago. After writing, directing and acting in mostly theatre, I wanted two things from Pull Focus: 1. to kick-start myself back into shooting and telling stories for the screen, and 2. I wanted to find a community of like-minded filmmakers; Pull Focus gave me both and more. The class is simple and effective. The instruction, encouragement and support are invaluable. If you’ve read the course outlines and have any hesitation– just do it! Take the course that speaks to you, jump in, and you will find yourself swimming with new friends and collaborators. In the end, I co-directed a short PSA of which I’m very proud, but moreover, I made new friends, willing to embark on new filmmaking adventures.