The Sandbox

The Sandbox is a Filmshop's community for film directors to practice and refine their craft.
Musicians and athletes practice every single day, and so should directors!
We run in tandem with Filmshop's workshop calendar, with 16 weekly meetings in Spring (February to June) and Fall (August to December) and meet on Thursdays nights.

What do we do in our meetings?
Before every meeting, we handpick a two-page scene and cast two or three actors to "play."
Four directors each take 25-30 minutes to work on their vision of the scene with the actors, followed by a round of constructive feedback by the directors. 
The Sandbox is a safe place for directors to experiment, fail and succeed, and learn from other directors.
It is a rigorous process that has led to tremendous growth in our members.

We're a community
We'er here to help and support each other reach our own individual goals, and for that to happen every member takes an active part in the community .
Some help maintaining our social media presence,  promoting events and members, organizing fun events for the community and so on. 

So, how do I apply? 
The Sandbox is open to any director that has directed a short, web-series, or feature film
Please see our application below. 

Join us for an open house on Monday January  22, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
at Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John St., Brooklyn). RSVP here.

Director Dasha S at work

Director Dasha S at work

Click to watch us play

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City, recently did a short piece about director Gregorio Sassoli and The Sandbox. Check it out!

The Sandbox's Labs, 2016

The Sandbox's Labs, 2016

Apply to The Sandbox

Wanna join our community? 
Please click here to fill out the application

Applications are due by Jan 26th, 2018
Answers will be given by the second week of February.

Director Justin F at work

Director Justin F at work

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Directors at work

Please check out our Instagram account and our Facebook page.