About Us

We’re Movie People

The Movie Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers young people with career development and positive character growth. We mentor and train kids for success by producing professional-level films and videos for businesses, charities, individuals… and sometimes just for fun.

Art With Purpose

There’s a serious method behind all this madness. We’re a launchpad for anyone curious about, or seriously interested in a career in video and film production. We build teamwork and leadership skills that help people find successful and rewarding careers. We mentor those who are interested and talented in motion media careers for success in the industry. And we create professional content as a training tool for both adults and kids.

Our Mission

The Movie Institute is dedicated to the training of life and leadership skills in young people and adults through the creativity and discipline of the motion media arts and sciences.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a community filled with people leading productive and successful lives.


The Movie Institute was founded  by Keith Randal Duncan with co-founder Martha Duncan in the year 2000. Our flagship program, Kamp Hollywood moviemaking summer camp has produced graduates who used their experience and training to get into acclaimed post-secondary schools such as NYU, SMU, UCLA, Cal-Arts, Columbia University, and USC Film Schools. Based in Collin County Texas, we are expanding our program offerings and scope to better serve the community in North Texas. 



Keith Randal Duncan
Founder & Chairman

George Elam

Martha Duncan
Board Secretary & Co-Founder

Johan Gerdts


Natasha Cooks

Kim Francis

Charles Haley Jr.


Keith Randal Duncan
Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Anderson
Chief Operating Officer | CFO


I love this program and the people who run it! As a kid, it was one of the most looked-forward-to weeks of the year for me. I still have lasting friendships with people I met there. Without the program’s instruction and ability to see young people as potential creatives with valuable opinions and not just children, I likely wouldn’t get to make films and commercials for a living today. Signing up for the program was one of the best investments I ever made in my future.

Matt Morgan

Co-Founder, Yacht Club Productions, Brooklyn, New York Kamp Hollywood Alum, 2005 – 2008

Kamp Hollywood gave me the opportunity to find my passion in producing. Every camper gets hands-on experience and ultimately decides what their role will be. I learned all the film lingo and experienced the process of making a movie from writing out the ideas to screening the projects for our families, but most importantly I learned how to collaborate as a member of a team. I looked forward to going to Kamp Hollywood every summer and frequently reference my experience in job interviews. I cannot recommend this program enough. If you are a parent considering signing your child up, know you are giving your child a worthwhile experience, full of valuable information and fun times!

Shannon Cloud

UT Austin student, Radio/TV/Film Dept Kamp Hollywood Alum 2010-2013

Please never stop doing this camp. It was the reason I discovered my life’s work. Its makes a real difference.

​(Andrew directed and wrote the screenplay for “Searching for Sonny” which won Best Ensemble Acting and Best Screenwriting at the Phoenix Film Festival!)

Andrew Disney

Feature Film Director signed with CAA Kamp Hollywood Alum, 2005 – 2008

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