The country's first and only educational film program composed entirely of blind and visually impaired acting students

Created for those who want to experience the world of film and television, Film by the Blind (FBTB) helps participants expand their horizons, fulfill long-standing dreams, or just try something new and fun.


A Chance to Learn

Participants learn the fundamentals of on-camera acting including techniques in relaxation, concentration, sense memory, emotional recall and improvisation. In a supportive environment, students perform in front of the camera and practice the technical, physical and emotional strategies needed for film acting.

More than Just Acting

In addition to acting, classes include all aspects of work within the world of film and television. Students will not only participate as actors in their projects, but they will also have the chance to serve as producers, directors, writers, and designers. 

This course provides opportunities for students to take on leadership roles in the creation and full execution of projects.  

Real-World Experiences

Because the program is in the heart of Hollywood, industry professionals, including working screenwriters, directors, producers and designers, are invited into the classroom to share their real-world experiences, creating a meaningful dialogue between the students and guest speakers. 

A New Part of CRE Outreach

The syllabus and curriculum were developed by FBTB Director, Lindsay Nyman, a graduate of UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television, who began her work with Theatre by the Blind over 5 years ago and is a member of Actor's Equity and SAG.

Serving as Theater by the Blind's assistant director, Lindsay learned strategies, insights and techniques for working with blind and visually impaired actors from CRE Outreach founder and Artistic Director, Greg Shane.

A New Film: The Blind Center

Film By the Blind, CRE Outreach's newest division, grew out of Lindsay's recent experience writing and producing The Blind Center, a mockumentary short film in which she cast 11 blind actors along with sighted actors. 

The Blind Center premiered at Film Invasion L.A. in July 2017 and won the Grand Prize for Narrative Short Film. Since release, it's already generated excitement about creating more opportunities for blind individuals in film.

Film by the Blind is part of CRE Outreach, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, California.

We accept donations:

CRE Outreach Film by the Blind

11777 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 502

Los Angeles, CA 90049

501(c)(3) Tax ID #: 26-1127320