Great place to start, great place to learn, great place to develop your visibility, great place to find local talent.
Leticia Lex Elias
Was a wonderful experience! I will be back!
Attending the Directors and Actors Challenge was hands-down one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve always dreamed of being an actor, and MMTB has made that dream come true. Who would’ve thought that an actual legit film studio would be here in little old Rodeo? Thank you MMTB for this amazing experience, and you best believe I’ll be there at the next event! More...
LOVE this place!
I jjust participated in my first MMTB production. It was a delightful group of people to work with and even though I only had a small role since I was only there for one day, everyone treated me well. Elena is a wonderful director who works with a great balance of structure and improvising off the script. Now that I've checked out the website, I love the generosity of this organization, giving so many people a chance to contribute their skills and learn on the job. More...
Nadeep M El
Great place to meet people and grow as an actor
Destiny Groove Davis
Elena is the best! I am a film school student at the Academy of Art University studying for my bachelors in motion pictures and television. I am amazed by her.
I've made two "movies in a day". It was great fun. Can't wait to see the results at the Short Film Festivals :)
MMTB tries its best to offer every service that a person could ask for. There are always short film challenges, feature length films, writer's challenges and now there's even a music video challenge being launched. MMTB also goes out of its way to make itself as accessible to everybody as possible. If someone doesn't have a way to get to a location (of which there are many) then a carpool can be set up. There are fees involved but nobody would consider them unfair so in any case it shouldn't be too much of a barrier for somebody. And then there's the films themselves. I always get a friendly environment whenever I go there and there's undeniable talent and passion from everybody who participates. The films I have been involved with thus far have had an incredible amount of variety and originality. A lot of these filmmakers know what they're doing. And then these films are shown in a theater so everybody can see what kind of worthwhile talent can be found all over the bay area. A friend told me about MMTB and I'm glad she did because I was looking for a way to keep my passion for acting consistent. Whenever I have the time I don't mind participating with these fine folks. MMTB is for everybody. More...
Darnell M. Johnson
Gone 2x so forth. 1 Rodeo, and 1 in SF. Its nice to see how films can be made WITHOUT traveling to hollywood or waiting on a role as an extra.
Attention to detail, professional and a lot of fun! It was an honor and privilege to be a small part of a project here!
MMTB is a great way to network and create with other Bay Area film makers! ������
If you are looking to have fun with some good people while working on your craft, this is the place to be. I started with MMTB a few years ago and have made multiple short films every opportunity I have had. No experience is the same, which I find to be a good thing. More...
I have been involved in many of the events, from the film challenges, to the mixers, award ceremonies, and film festivals since 2010. Elena and everybody involved are great people, and that is the number one thing for me. MMTB has become a place where professionals and striving artists, veterans who are savvy in the field or begginners, students attending to learn and master a craft, to band together, collaborate, and create art. It is a judgment free, extremely supportive environment. If you are, or know someone who enjoys to have fun, yearns to learn all the aspects of a craft, earn an extensive networking base, and most importantly, meet and make lifelong friends, then MMTB is the place for you. I've been a member since 2010, the rest is history... More...
Mo Lynch Vashel
I brought my daughter Chase to the last make a movie in a day challenge. I really wasn't sure what I had signed her up for and I found this organization through meet up. We are very new to the acting world. This was the BEST experience and a really cool way to spend a day. Everyone was professional, kind, supportive and funny!. I can't say enough good about MMTB and we look forward to being apart many more events. More...
I'm very happy I got film with this company! As well, as have an amazing cast and crew!
Dennis von Hagen
Mmtb is a fantastic place to connect with all sorts of people in the movie making business.
Keila Lugo Rañal
Even though I was already making movies in my country before I moved to the Bay Area, #MMTB has allowed me to practice my craft on a continuous basis and in a friendly environment. I have already made over 10 movies with them. Every experience is unique: you get to work with different actors, directors, writer and crews. Sometimes the director already has a storyline, sometimes the whole team pitches in to create a story. In all cases, you get to practice and complete a project in one day and you can see your film within a few months (I have waited years to be able to see some of the movies I made before MMTB... I am still waiting for at least one of them), while adding experience and credits to your resume. You also get to network with many talented film professionals and enthusiasts who have projects of their own. I am much more comfortable now in front of a camera due to the possibility of confronting it so often. I am so happy that I found MMTB!!! More...
I have been on Elena's email list for a couple of years now but haven't done a shoot. I went to their screening last year and really enjoyed the films and how MMTB has evolved through out the years. The Saturday shoot was my first time. I had a great experience. I did pitch in $10 for food and brought some tea stuff as well. They give a real feel of what doing an all day shoot is like. How to go with the flow, be in the moment, it's all the real life skills an actor needs to build their craft on how to behave on set. You'd be surprised that some people just don't know what to do. Definitely will plan to attend more. More...
Love it, love it, love it! Great place to unleash your creativity and meet great people. Highly recommend!
I recommend this group whether you're new to the craft or want to supplement your reel footage. The folks attracted here are great!
Had SO much fun last Saturday at the MMTB Make A Film In A Day Challenge! It was wonderful seeing & working with the ones I already new and also meeting the plethora of amazing artists who attended that I did not know. What an eclectic and talented group of folks :) UPDATE: Since then I've participated in two "6 Day feature film Challenges", and will do a third one later this year. It doesn't matter if you are an advanced or a beginner in filmmaking and/or acting, MMTB is a great organization to join, wether your looking to build your reel, hone your skills, or you just want to have fun making a film and want to meet and network with others in the industry of all levels. I've enjoyed working with Elena and meeting so many awesome folks. Thank you Elena Altman once again for making all of this possible :) More...
I have participated in many events since August of 2016. In that time I have had an opportunity to be part of five completed film shorts as DP. One is playing at the Oakland International Film Festival. I have had fun each time, met people who have similar interests and developed new skills along with contacts and friends. MMTB offers a unique opportunity to work in collaboration with others who bring their talent, ideas and experience to share with others. If you show up and give your best, you will gain much. More...
I'm start in' to get the hang of this! Thanks MMTB!
I had wonderful time making a short film with MMTB, on Saturday June 11, 2016. This experience was GREAT!! If you get an opportunity to participate in this film making process, take advantage of it-:)-:).. You will thoroughly enjoy it. Thank You Elena for everything-:)-:) Todd More...
Had a great time with the Movie in a Day challenge! Met some cool people and had a lot of fun. Can't wait to do it again
MMTB is an amazing organization filled with great people that are passionate about filmmaking. It doesn't matter what kind of experience you have, whether you are a pro or a beginner you will learn so much and gain valuable experience by attending any of their events. Elena is a very hardworking and inspiring woman who is committed to make MMTB the best Bay Area film organization there is. If you are thinking about attending one of their events don't hesitate, you will not regret it. More...
Vanessa Blanche Lee
MMTB is a great resource and opportunity to stay tuned in (to) the bay area and indie film industry. Can't wait to see what talent blooms from here!
Deanna Jaxine Stinson
If you are looking to have a good experience, I recommend working with Elena and MMTB.
A great place to meet Bay Area talent. Elena is a real driver and is very dedicated to film making in the Bay Area.
I love MMTB. MMTB is a great place to network and meet other film makers who really love to make films! Elena is so awesome & a very hard working person. She does all she can to help film makers in the Bay by making these events happen! Thanks so much Elena & MMTB! You guys rock! More...
a great place to practice your craft. good peeps and good times.
This is a great place to build both your skills and on screen film credits. Opportunities for acting, directing, cinematography, crew, set makeup and so much more. The non- profit goup has been active for over 5 years. More...
MMTB is an actor and directors' dream organization. With a full production studio including a gorgeous back lot of stunning scenery, an amazing 35' green screen area, instant access to professional actors, writers, production assistants, lighting techs, sound and Make up artists, MMTB provides the means and resources to create the best films possible. As a director, you just bring the idea, MMTB brings the rest. As an actor be ready for the most unique, professional and creative experience of your life. New actors are warmly welcomed by veteran . A simply great place to begin, extend or perfect your movie career. More...
A great team and ideas are grown in this film lab. I an impressed by its team approach. There are many people who with great potential. Just go to a meeting and see why I am proud of this group and I regularly promote it. More...
MMTB is a Godsend I was going nowhere in my aspiring career after I finished my no-budget short movie in 2013 until I found out about MMTB and finally decided to join in early 2014 Over the course of that year I had a blast meeting people, talented actors and most importantly learning the grueling process of filmmaking, regardless of the project's length I heard a few times that MMTB's founder Elena Altman had a tough time running MMTB for the last five years and as a entrepreneur I understand that but I'm so glad she didn't give up Elena deserves more credit that I know she gets I owe a mountain of gratitude to Elena and what MMTB has done for me I learned so much and I recommend MMTB to anyone who needs hands on experience so they can take their craft to the next level
A really great organization whether you're new to the craft or an industry professional. Personally, I've made connections with really wonderful folks that will last a lifetime. Professionally, I have really great material to build my reels with. More...
MMTB is such a great place to learn and practice your craft in filmmaking. You can be a beginner or a seasoned professional. All are welcome, you just have to take that first step and come to an event. More...
I had such a great time !!! my first experience was such a success I'm going every month !!
My corporate video crew was recording a Film Finance Forum at AAU SF when I first heard of Elena Altman & was her captivated by her share for MMTB, with over 200 independent films her clout in Fog city cinema is a valuable resource that deserves our support!
Jasmine Charmaine Robinson
Awesome place. :) the events are amazing.
Such an amazing place to become a filmmaker both in front of and behind the camera. If you're already a filmmaker, it's a wonderful place to hone your skills, meet new people and grow as an artist. The members become your family to whom you can't wait to see every month. After 5 whole years of going to the events, I still enjoy them as much today as I did my first day. More...
This place rocks!