FILM CONNECTIONS is the monthly social gathering for filmmakers and film lovers. Typically hosted on the 3rd Wed of the month, Film Connections offers tips and hints to strengthen skills, critical perspectives on film genres, screenings of films connected to local filmmakers or networking among aspiring and professional filmmakers.

It is FREE for Film Dayton members and only $5 for non-members.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

7 PM – 9 PM


Wiley’s Comedy Club

101 Pine Street

Dayton, OH 45402


Award-winning filmmaker with over 30 years experience in Film and Television production. Writer, Director, DP, Editor and Producer of national and international network broadcast programming and documentary films accepted in both national and international festivals on five continents. Expertise in Digital Cinematography, Lighting, and Postproduction with skills in Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Avid Media Composer. Recipient of national and regional grants, awards and recognition by the Broadcast Education Association, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Academy of Cable Excellence (ACE), University Film and Video Association, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

And yes, in case you’re wondering- the bar is open!


April 17- Andrew White from Indigo Life Media

Mar 20 – Andy Nick from Real Art

Feb 20 – Chase Crawford – The Constant Crossover between Acting and Producing Jobs

Jan 22 – Toasting Julia Reichert & Steve Bognar off to Sundance

Nov 27-  Karri O’Reilly –  Basics of Film Financials

Oct 30 – Special FX Artist Todd Reed

Sept 25 – Director John Whitney, Producer Phil Garrett, & Producer-Actor Dino Tripodis

Aug 28 – Kathy Byrne of SAG-AFTRA Chicago

July  31 – Marisha Mukerjee – An insiders look at the Industry

June  26 –  ALLYSON WEST . Filmmaker / Founder & Creative Director, Cindependent Film Festival

May 29 – Shaunn Baker – WorldStage Media

April 24 – Mike McGraner  – Director,  Writer, Co-Creator of Nite Owl Theatre

March – no meeting

February 27 – Warped Wing meet and mingle

January 30 – DATV Tour

December 26 – Show and Tell

November 28 – Laura Von Holle (Heyman Talent Artists Agency)

October 24 – Film Composers & Sound Designers: Cut Time Music

September 26 – Meeting held in community room in new downtown Dayton Metro Library

September 12 – Bernard Dalichau, Executive Producer of the documentary “John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

August 29 – Shaunn Baker 

July 25 – Michael Potter of Plum Street Productions

June 27 – Scott Spears

May  30 – Lana Read and the team that made “Western World

April 25 – Rhoda Cronebach MUA

March 28 – SkyDeck Studios

Feb 28 –  Chase Crawford – Social Media and the Movies

Jan 31 – Johanna McGinley– actress from WGN series Outsiders

Dec 27 – Member Show & Tell

Nov 29 – Karri O’Rielly–  State of the Industry Update

Oct  25 – Ray Zimmerman, 30+ year veteran of Hollywood

Sept 27 – Liz Cambronfilmmaker and punk musician based in Chicago, IL.

Aug 30 – Joel Levinson & Physis Films– Preproduction on Boy Band Film

July 26 – Peter John Ross

June 28 – Aymie Majerski. Producer / Owner at Barking Fish Entertainment

May 31 – Adam Rabinowitz, Production specialist at Sound for Film & Video

April 26 –  The Relationship between a DP & a Gaffer  at Nucleus Co-Share

March 29 – Jaclyn Laravie – make up artist/costumer

Feb 23 –  Location Scouting with Jane Streeter

Jan 26 – All About Casting with D. Lynn Meyers

Dec 29 –  FilmDayton Members Show & Tell

Nov 24 –  Selling Your Screenplay

Oct 27 – It’s all about the Fest- FilmDayton FilmFest

Sept 29 – Drones – on location at Sinclair

Aug 25 – Extra! Extra! How To Land a Spot in Film

June 30 – Boonshoft Museum of Discovery – Cartoon Network special exhibit on animation.

May 26 –  Matt Hayden – constructing film scores and soundtracks.