Welcome to Rekola Studios’ Film Incubator:

We are independent filmmakers with a simple goal — build D.C.’s independent film scene. Even if that means brick by brick. Our mission is successful because we work with DC based actors, directors, crew, and creators who are hungry— to learn, create, share, and support each other.

In 2017, to support the exhibition of local filmmakers we created the Capitol Hill Film Festival. And in under two years we’ve shown seven local short films to near sold out local audiences including reps with ties to the MPAA, Amazon Prime Studios, Netflix, and Showtime.

“Our mission is to build DC’s film economy, brick by brick.”

In 2019, we invested in our first feature film, The Beta Test (2020) directed by Sundance and SXSW winning director Jim Cummings. We also opened our first studio, Rekola Studios, in Capitol Hill East, Washington, DC and launched our initiative — The Playground.

The Playground is a workshop for film actors, directors of photography, and film directors to practice and refine their craft. Musicians and athletes practice every single day, and so should actors, DOPs, and film directors! 

Anyways that’s our mission, and how were building on it.

LINK TO THE FALL 2019 “THE PLAYGROUND” APPLICATION

LINK TO 2020 CAPITOL HILL FILM FESTIVAL