Film Director Resume Sample

Film Directors are responsible for directing and coordinating the production of a film or television program. They oversee all aspects of the production, such as hiring staff, developing plots, adjusting filming schedules in accordance with weather or other circumstances, and communicating with producers. This position is extremely competitive in the industry, so most Film Directors have an advanced degree in theater arts, fine arts, or a related field.

The Best Film Director Resume Samples

These are some examples of accomplishments we have handpicked from real Film Director resumes for your reference.

Film Director

  • Director scene from “The Diary of Anne Frank” along with a team of film students.
  • Conducted Interviews of Lawndale High School Faculty for on-campus use.
  • Directed documentary discussing drug use among teens and the harmful impacts of struggling with addiction.
  • Directed, wrote and edited a popular film that grossed over $250,000 at the box office and garnered favorable ratings from critics.
  • Developed creative concepts for a sequel to the creative film mentioned previously that are expected to contribute significantly to future advances in film technology.

Film Director

  • Well-versed in coordinating pre and post-production activities, with comprehensive skills in talent coordination as well as visual effect manipulation.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects from concept development through execution and delivery while meeting all budget and schedule requirements.
  • Working knowledge of PC and Apple platforms, Final Cut Studio, Final Draft, Adobe Creative Suite, Sony Vegas, and IMovie.
  • Demonstrated creativity in concept development for a comedy Western that was used as raw material for a mainstream Hollywood feature film.
  • Produced an educational short about children’s rights; directed critically acclaimed stage performances of “The Odd Couple”, “Lysistrata” and “Don Juan”.

Film Director

  • Organized and coordinated business functions in a high-paced environment.
  • Managed business relationships while maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Script coverage, research films, story /character analysis.
  • Collaborated with other artistic directors on promotional events related to charitable organizations.
  • Developed and oversaw the visual expression of over 100 individual talent, setting up lighting and sound, performing “stand-up” acting in front of a green screen.

Film Director

  • Scheduled filming days and weekends, from the pre-production meetings to the final edit.
  • Collaborated with producers and screenwriters to make a collective vision for the film.
  • Won “Best Cinematography” and “Best Editing” awards for the freshman class film.
  • Created, arranged, and directed music videos for new artists including lead guitar player Chris Bacon.
  • Directed and produced the first educational prime-time television program dedicated to visual arts for adults.

Film Director

  • Corresponded with agents, producers, directors, talent, and studio executives on a feature film, television, music video, and commercial projects.
  • Conducted, organized, and cataloged research for film projects.
  • Managed installation and maintenance of communication and computer networking of a thirty-suite office building.
  • Filmed, edited, and co-wrote the script for a documentary film about art, artists’ lives in the west.
  • Helped moved a prodigious 15’x15′ bronze sculpture into place at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater house.

Film Director

  • Choose locations at which films are to be shot, the setting of individual scenes, the angles of the cameras, and the gestures used by the actors.
  • Read the scripts or screenplays and consults with the producer.
  • Advised and coached actors and gave instructions to the camera operators and other members of the crew.
  • Produced, directed, and executive produced over 50 documentary films about varied subjects to the satisfaction of thousands of viewers online.
  • A directed cable television show about the history of an Italian American family’s homeland; first Episode ranked #3 on iTunes Surfing Documentary charts.

Film Director

  • Coordinate staff on set, project managing the shooting timetable, and ensuring that deadlines are met.
  • Oversee office operations such as budget, call sheets, travel, and timelines.
  • Presented product to networks, stations, and private clients for tv production use.
  • Prepared marketing packages for client brands for tv/online promotions and usage.
  • Directed award-winning film about a trainer who has rehabilitated dozens of injured racehorses to compete again; the film was featured on PBS network and nominated for Best Short Film by the Oscars.

Film Director

  • Well-versed in coordinating pre and post-production activities, with comprehensive skills in talent coordination as well as visual effect manipulation.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects from concept development through execution and delivery while meeting all budget and schedule requirements.
  • Working knowledge of PC and Apple platforms, Final Cut Studio, Final Draft, Adobe Creative Suite, Sony Vegas, and IMovie.
  • Taught art at local community college as an adjunct instructor.
  • Designed and developed characters, storyboards, storyboards, and scripts for 5 feature films; made-for-television movies; 8 pilots; and numerous shorts.

Film Director

  • Systemized crew assignments, responsibilities, and shoot schedules.
  • Prearranged all collected footage and photographs for post-production tasks.
  • Operated industry-standard camera, lighting, and photography equipment, as well as computer programs.
  • Proactively and objectively directed film projects from concept to completion; developed, cast, directed, produced, and edited 7 feature films.
  • Captured original movie still photography for three feature films per year.

Film Director

  • Collaborated and worked under Film Industry professionals Tony Spiridakis, Shannon Goldman, Tony Goldwyn, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, Wendy Makkena, and Bob Krakower.
  • Directed a professional short film worth over $5,000 in two weeks called DUE with help from my crew and famous actor Martin Henderson as my assistant director.
  • Gained knowledge on how to direct a feature film with talented actors and how to work with professional cinematographers.
  • Ordered and maintained film stock for film development.
  • Engaged in the adaptation of two award-winning screenplays and one stage play into three feature films per year.

Film Director

  • Founded a film/video production team complete with an in-house volunteer team.
  • Produced compelling and inspirational non-fiction video content shown in-house and on social media.
  • Effectively managed on-staff filmmakers and photographers.
  • Negotiated contracts for filming locations with governmental authorities.
  • Directed a music video that was nominated for an award from local state-wide film festivals.

Film Director

  • Direct recruitment/scheduling/supervision of up to 25 staff members (Site Leaders, teachers, social service facilitators, speakers, performers, volunteers), in up to 15 independent-living facilities, across 3 counties (Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino County).
  • Creation of customized curriculum/programing; Supervision of existing programs: Classes, workshops, multiple food donation programs, culminating events, and recognition ceremonies.
  • Teach/facilitate weekly classes in wellness, creativity, life-long learning: “The Kitchen Sink Sessions”, “Cooking Down Memory Lane”, Living History Projects, “Seize the Day” emotional wellness seminars.
  • Research potential programs available in region/community; as well as seeking out leadership potential within the community; Maintain regular communication/cooperation with property management staff.
  • Directed three cinematic productions through the collegiate community theater program.

How to Become a Successful Film Director?

  • Though there are no official educational requirements for this career and the educational levels and paths of directors vary greatly, generally, you will want to pursue a degree in theater or film with an emphasis on directing to give you the basic industry knowledge required to succeed in the field.
  • Typically you will begin on small projects like independent films that you fund and manage yourself, and it is here that you prove your talents and really hone your leadership skills, as you will be in charge of much of the production and need to ensure everyone is working on what they need to be.
  • Getting big projects will require that you prove yourself, which means taking on whatever you can and finishing it to the best of your ability. Being a good director is also about multitasking, as there are many things and many people you must coordinate to get everything done on time.

Once you are entrusted with larger projects that have bigger budgets, you will need to also keep track of finances, as movies are already big projects that require a great deal of money and poor scheduling can both delay the film and cause it to go way over budget, while good directing can do just the opposite.

Wrap Up

Movies are a massive and very profitable industry that inspire people every year, and making these movies is a long and complicated process that requires many people working together to make everything happen. A director is at the head of everything and is usually the person guiding the film to a final vision or goal.

Hope these samples gave you an idea of what your resume should look like and some tips on how to make sure that your resume stands out from the rest.

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