The 5 Month Filmmaking School Online
Make your Movie This Year and Get it Seen

This is your chance to enrol on the amazing 5 Month Film School form anywhere in Australia. 

We have the face to face in Sydney and Melbourne twice per year in Wattle Street  Sydney. and in Flinders Street Melbourne 

Yes this version of the 5 Month Film School  will be Online and Yes you will talk to our amazing Film Instructors via Zoom. 

We have filmed every session from the 5 Month Film School and added much more, with our 177 Video Tutorials. where you will 

  1. Learn to Direct  and Produce and Edit Your Film
  2. Make Your Film Now as the Flagship Film Course is Project Based with a laser sharp “Action To do List” each week.
  3. Learn Casting & How to Direct Actors on Set
  4. Learn  how to write a professional screenplay
  5. Learn to produce and prepare your shoot 
  6. Learn to Edit & Colour on Adobe Premiere Pro
  7. Film Directors Certificate when you make your film.. 
  8. Catapult your Film Career with our Business of Filmmaking
  9. Learn how to Make a Career in the Film Industry and make money from filmmaking
  10. Great for Beginners and Emerging Filmmakers and Indie  Filmmakers .

Our Location – 330 Wattle Street Ultimo Sydney NSW 2007 

Phone 1800131166

From Screenplay to Finished Film + You Make a Film

  1. Screenwriting – How to Write a Screenplay.

  2. Casting – How to Cast a Movie

  3. Technical Training  Camera Lights and Sound Training

  4. Preproduction and Producing
  5. Shooting a 10 minute Movie ( Actual Real Shoot)

  6. Postproduction Editing the film  Colour Grading –
    Sound & Music – Finished Film

  7. Getting Work in the Film industry

  8. Planning your Film Career

  9. Plus Make a Film while you do the Flagship Program

The Five Month Filmmaking School Online
6 Modules + One on One Filmmakerts Coaching Session


You learn Screenwriting Step by Step

Take Action List at the end of each Tutorial

  • Write your Feature 80 – 90 Minute Screenplay in 3 Months 
  • Or Write your 10 – 15 Page Screenplay in 21 Days 
  • You will learn how to Brainstorm Your Story 
  • You will learn all the Storytelling Tools that works in movies.
  • Your will learn about the 3 & 4 Act Film Structures that
  • You will learn how to keep your reader and audience engaged and loving your film.
  • You will Write Your Screenplay effectively using our tools. 
  • We will show you how to save $250 and use the best Free Screenwriting software. You will save $250
  • You will learn who is the  best organisation to get three assessments. 
  • These assessments are from experienced screenwriters and will tell you exactly how good your screenplay is  how to make it even better. 

Main Achievement: You will have a completed A 10 Minute Short Screenplay or a 90 Minute Screenplay 

Save $200 on Screenwriting Software. Get it Free

Module 2 - Film Directing
and The Film Directors Vision


Learn To Cast, Rehearse and Direct Actors

How to Shot List and Create a Vision for your Film

How to Direct Like a Pro

Learn Film Directing Step by Step

  • Your Overall Film Directors Vision. 
  • How to find the best Actors in your City for your Casting
  • How to run a Casting and make it happen. 
  • How to Audition Actors for your Casting
  • Creating your Short List and Call backs 
  • Your Final Choices and offering the roles 
  • Table Reads and Rehearsals with your Actors
  • How a Director Breaks Down a Scene
  • The Film Director Tools for Directing Actors 
  • Directing Actors on Set and helping them hit their very best. 
  • Screen Acting that brings screen presence. How? 
  • How to Pick the Best actor performances from your rushes. 
  • Directing Actors in the ADR and Looping Post Sessions 
  • How music enhances your Actors performance and how to make it happen. 
  • Your Vision for Production Design, Makeup and Wardrobe.
  • Pragmatic Production Design. 
  • Shot Lists and How to do them. Why they are so important.
  • How to Create your Shot List and Blocking Plan. 
  • The Look of the Film Understanding Film Looks via Lighting Production Design and Colouring
  • Now it’s time to Direct on your Film Set. How to do it. 
  • Getting the best out of your Actors and Crew   

Module 3 - Cameras Lights & Sound

Learn how to use Cameras Light a Set
and get Amazing Location Sound

"Take Action List" at the end of each Tutorial

Learn which Film Equipment to Buy or Rent

Main Achievement: You will learn all about 
Professional Cameras
Lighting and Location Sound Equipment

  • Learn how to use Film Equipment 
  • You will learn which Film Equipment you will need 
  • Whether to rent or buy Equipment and the Number One Film Equipment Shop in the world.
  • You learn how to Record Location Sound
  • You learn how to Light your Film Set with 3 Point Lighting and background lighting. 
  • You learn to level a Camera . finding correct exposure and focus and white balance. 
  • Frame Rate Slow Motion and ISO & The 180 Line
  • Why you have to have a ND Filter on your lens outside. 
  • Which Audio Equipment you need and How to use it.
  • How to boom operate and effectively do it and Shotgun Mics
  • How to place on Lapel mics
  • All the Main  Filmmaking Shots 
  • The Lighting Equipment and How to Light 
  • 3 Point Lighting and How to do it. 
  • Spectacular composition and The Rule of Thirds 


Make and Greenlight your Film

LOCATIONS Finding and Scouting and Locking Down Locations

Hiring the Best Crew in your City

"Take Action List" at the end of each Tutorial


  • How to work out Locales Locations Sets & Scenes
  • Breaking down a script and Scheduling Shoot Days 
  • How to Find Locations for Free or a very low fee. 
  • How to Make a Film with out a budget up front.
  • Micro Budget Filmmaking – How to do it 
  • How to Greenlight your film when you want. 
  • All the Crew Roles clearly explained
  • Working with a Small Crew to Save $
  • The Ideal 10 Person Crew and the  5 Person Crew
  • How to Find Crew 
  • Final Week Preproduction 
  • Sourcing Art Department , Props and Set Dressing 
  • Seven Day out from the Shoot – The Checklist 
  • Final Crew and Cast Co-ordination Meeting 
  • Preparing Call Sheets and when you hand them out. 
  • Get Ready to Shoot and the Shoot
  • The Take Protocol 
  • Catering and making sure the Film Set runs smoothly 

Module 5 -Post Production 
You will learn how to Edit, Colour and Finish your Film

20 Video Tutorials that teach you 
Step by Step to Edit your film 
using Adobe Premier Pro

Sample Scene supplied to practice with

Education Rate for Adobe Premiere Pro.

From Now on Edit your own Films

  • Post Production Overview 
  • Editing on Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Video Clips and Audio Supplied to you. Download
  • Importing Labelling & Organising  Video and Audion in bins
  • Syncing your Video to your Audio 
  • Watching Rushes and Dailies 
  • Editing the Rough Cut and the Fine Cut 
  • Colouring and Grading your Film 
  • Dialogue Clean up and 
  • ADR Looping 
  • Music and Sound Post 
  • Sound Mixing and Final Mix 
  • Making your Film Widescreen
  • Exporting out your Final Film for Screening 
  • Test Screenings
  • Final Formats for your Film. 

Main Achievement: You will learn to Edit using our scene supplied with Video and Audio. 

Film Distribution & Festivals & Maximising the Audience with Streamers and Distribution Deals

Learn How to Enter Film Festivals
and Get Selected

How to Find an Honest Film Distributor that pays you

Making Filmmaking your Business

How to Maximise your Audience

  • Major Strategy for Entering Film Festivals 
  • Using Film Freeway and our ninja tricks to attract Film Festivals Selection and Awards.
  • The Top 10 Film Festivals and how to pick the Film Festivals to Enter. 
  • The Top 3 Short Film Websites where it is amazing to get screened. One has most of the Oscar Short Films
  • Feature Film distributors and Sales Agents 
  • Streamers and How to get on Prime Video, Stan, Apple and on other streamers 
  • The Film Distributors we recommend that pay. 
  • Top WorldFilm Markets and why they are worth attending now.
  • Finding Work in the Film Business and how to approach
  • Networking in the Film Industry (Easy to Do)
  • The Champion and why top Filmmakers always have one. 
  • Top End Film Finance and the 2 Project Strategy 
  • Return on Investment

    You Will know how to Find your Audience Get Selected in Film Festivals and Find a Distributor who makes you money.

Trailer from Tabernacle 101 - Multi Award Winning Film we made

The Filmmaker Coaches and Film Instructors

Colm O'Murchu

Colm O’Murchu is a successful Indie Filmmaker and Director of three world-wide successfully released feature films and one documentary. He created and has run Australian Film Base since 1997 and helped filmmakers produce hundreds of short films. His mission is to help up and coming and emerging Filmmakers make their films successful and loves to help up and coming filmmakers make it in the film business.


Eddie Arya Top Film Director

Eddie Arya is now one of our two Main Film Instructors at the Sydney 5 Month Film School.   He started Filmmaking with no previous experience in 2011. He enrolled on the 5 Month Film School in Sydney and the 5 Month Film School catapulted him into the world of filmmaking. He immediately started making films writing directing and producing “The Navigator”,  “The System” and “Risen.” He is now swiftly becoming one of the worlds top Film Directors.  


One Coaching Session 45 Minutes with one of our Indie Filmmaking Coaches.

You will get your Film Made 
once you Enrol

  • One on One Coaching on your filmmaking Goals or Film Production
  • Usually taken via Zoom but can be taken on the phone. 
  • Coaching is with Indie Filmmakers who have made films before. See Details below
  • Details at the One On One Meeting.  

Why this is an Opportunity.  We like to hear about your Film Projects.  

We are a production company and we’re always on the lookout for a great projects. If we see a good feature film project, we may get involved directly and help you get your film produced.  

Details at the One On One Coachin Session 

The door to this process is to enrol on this course and do the one on one coaching session.

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Phone 1800131166

Email Questions

Australia 1800131166
International +61488086104