Donald Eggert III, Director of Photography and Lance Eliot Adams, Director; Harold in the Zone on set Credit: Eugene Sun Park

Founded by Lance Eliot Adams in 2012, the Bridgeport Film Club is a group of independent producers, directors, editors, and screenwriters who help create and finance each other’s movies. Through its Filmmaker Work Exchange program the club offers both established and aspiring artists access to its stable of screenwriters, storyboard artists, and crew members, provided they’re willing to get their hands dirty on a fellow member’s project in return. This process ensures that multiple films are in various stages of production at once, and members float between sets, pitching in wherever needed. Membership is completely open to anyone who’s interested in learning filmmaking by committee.