The Instructors

We are Zander Cowen and Jacob Sussman. We fell in love with filmmaking because we had teachers who loved what they did. These mentors gave us the skills we needed to become filmmakers and found Pelham Island Pictures. We want to replicate this nurturing experience for our students.

Our film school was inspired by the filmmaking programs that we attended at Boston University, Brandeis University, Philips Academy, Wesleyan University, and Bard College. We want to offer our students the best parts of these programs while also providing a fresh perspective on narrative filmmaking. 

Pelham Island Pictures

Pelham Island Pictures is a local film production company, founded in the spring of 2013 by Zander Cowen and Jacob Sussman, which specializes in documentary and narrative films. Our most notable projects include a 20-minute documentary about the history of Wayland and a series of promotional videos for Wesleyan University. We are passionate about our craft and are excited to share our knowledge with others.


The film school has limited space, so register your child now by clicking on the "Register Online" button.

After completing the registration form, pay online by clicking on the "Pay Now" button and then enter your credit card or bank account information. We accept all major credit cards. Full tuition is due with application. Please note that a service fee will be charged for payments made with a credit card.


If you are mailing the payment, please send it to: Pelham Island Pictures, 19 Green Way, Wayland MA 01778.

All withdrawals or cancellations must be made in writing. There are no refunds after May 31st, 2017.