Who We Are

Our mission and passion has always been to inspire and promote the work of passionate storytellers and artists around the world through cinema, and by providing a platform to celebrate their contributions to the world of film.

It all started when Rent-A-Studio opened back in 2008 as a place to facilitate mentorship and hands-on experience to film students and aspiring filmmakers alike, while also providing film equipment and production services in the process. With approximately 40 students who have completed their mentorship with Rent-A-Studio, we decided to start our first film festival in 2018 to showcase short films produced in-house by the students in the program. And, with the success of our first year, we’ve decided to showcase films produced by filmmakers from around the world for our second annual film festival this year!

Here at PressPlay, we like to approach both our work along with our challenges with the following core values in mind:

PASSION:  Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

CONFIDENCE:  Limitations live only in our minds. The minute you choose to believe in yourself, the sooner you inspire others to believe in you.

HUMILITY:  Ask yourself “Is this decision in the best interest of our team or the individual making it? Does it reflect our core values or does it only serve to advance an individual? If the answer is the latter, then it is not the right decision.

COMMUNICATION: “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes

SUPPORT: “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Isaac Newton

INTEGRITY:  “Managers are people who do things right. Leaders are people who do the right thing.” – Warren G. Bennis

TEAMWORK:  “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

DILIGENCE:  Hard work pays off, hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to beat.” – Robert Griffin III