Many years ago David Heavener made his way to Hollywood with absolutely no experience or connections in the film industry. However, within three years David was proclaimed as one of Hollywood’s most successful indie filmmakers. Now David shares his “secrets of Hollywood success” with you, including how he became an award-winning filmmaker and actor producing and distributing hundreds of features for HBO, Showtime, USA and others worldwide.


David has starred with legends such as Tony Curtis and Martin Landau and many others. Landau says, “David’s film Eye of the Stranger is one of the best-directed indie films I’ve starred in.”  In this intense and intimate academy, David shares with you the principles and techniques you will never learn in traditional film school. To access the online video courses or learn from David in person click here.  Whether you are a seasoned professional wanting to sharpen your skills, a film school graduate, or new to filmmaking, this online Academy is your home to success.


David is also available for one-on-one consulting and to speak to your group. For more info regarding Coaching, Consulting and Mentoring click here. David can be accessed via email

“David is a one-man, movie-making machine,” Entertainment Weekly.

“David is living the dream that most in Hollywood wish they could live,” Los Angeles Times.

Here are some of David’s movie posters and the link to his acting reel on youtube.

David Heavener Filmography (Wrote, Directed, Produced, Starred In)




Dracula: The Legend Lives 2016
Bloody Mary by Drac von Stoller 2016
The Zombie Bride 2016
The Clown Statue 2016
The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs 2016
The Vanishing Hitchhiker 2016
The Doll 2016
No More Mr. Nice Guy 2016
The Haunted Mirror 2016
Legion: The Final Exorcism 2011
Dawn of the Living Dead 2009
Fake I.D. 2007
Pyscho Weene 2006
Angel Blade 2002
Outlaw Prophet 2001
Kiss the Girls Goodbye 1997
Dragon Fury II 1996
Vendetta 1996
Fugitive X: Innocent Target 1996
Dragon Fury 1995
Eye of the Stranger 1993
Kill or Be Killed 1993
Prime Target 1991
Twisted Justice 1990
The Fighter 1989
Outlaw Force 1988




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Once you graduate from the Academy, you are certified and verified as a Academy alumnus and you will receive a certificate of congratulations from David Heavener. Perception and credibility is important to advancing your career.


The Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the education, inspiration and motivation of filmmaking and entrepreneurship. David Heavener has committed his life to helping filmmakers and entrepreneurs worldwide discover and develop their thriving endeavors. The Academy offers its valuable service for less than the cost of "a cup of coffee a day" so that everyone and anyone can enjoy a successful career.
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