Film & Theatre Production

Yes, we are really THAT good.

Our productions are award-winning. There is also a relationship between our Theatre program and our RTVF program in terms of production, technology, acting directing, performance, scenery design, costume design, etc. Our faculty are award-winning producers and directors and cinematographers. Plus, Spartan Film Studios offers students a truly unique opportunity to participate in one of San José State University’s most adventurous programs. Under the guidance of studio directors Barnaby Dallas and Nick Martinez, along with expert instructors and industry professionals, students are given a full range of film production experience that has resulted in multiple feature-length and short subject films.

Some "best of" student reels will be posted soon.

Student Films


Cheer Up, Sam                                                Youtube   IMDb

Super Hero Party Clown

Youtube IMDb
Liquor Stor Cactus Youtube IMDb
All About Dad Youtube IMDb
College Radio Sucks Youtube IMDb
Glory Boy Days Youtube IMDb
Fox in the Snow   IMDb


Faculty Productions


Seducing Charlie Barker Youtube IMDb
Bye Bye Bin Laden Youtube IMDb
Generic Thriller Youtube IMDb
Making it Right: The Reality Show with a Conscience  Youtube IMDb
Drifting Elegant Youtube IMDb
Seizing Youtube IMDb
Ball Lightening   IMDb
Intentions (2003)    IMDb
Pizza Wars (2002)    IMDb


American Muscle (Nick Martinez' IMDb

Our latest success! Congratulations, Nick Martinez on your production AMERICAN MUSCLE (preview). Nick was written up in CONTENT MAGAZINE. Nick won BEST SHORT FILMS DIRECTOR for the Los Angeles Indie Film Festival. American Muscle also played at Cinequest 2019.

American Muscle - Nick Martinez

The Green Ninja (Professor Babak Sarrafan)

SJSU ESPN Commercial (Spartan Films Studio / Barnaby Dallas and Nick Martinez)