The Film Co-op has been enriching the Huntsville film scene for over thirty years, providing a space to screen films, critique with other film buffs, and learn new techniques and technologies. The Flying Monkey Arts has been home to the Co-op since the days of Putman Drive, creating constant collaboration between these two entities. Don Tingle has been taking the lead in providing a place for the Film Co-op to flourish for a number of years. His interest in filming sparked with the birth of his daughter, and a desire to learn new skills and editing techniques to create video montage moments of her childhood to share with family members. This journey led him to the door of the Film Co-op, and over time Don was able to take over the workshops and meetings and now runs the Studio location. Events like the monthly workshops and the Annual Rocket City Short Film Festival bring many film enthusiasts up to the Flying Monkey to celebrate all things film.

Don also showcases his own personal artistic talents in the studio. A self-taught painter, Don explores the ability to capture the beauty of the world around him through oil paint and watercolor. His landscapes offer beautiful sights and scenery both locally and from his travels. Stop by and learn more about the Film Co-op and view some of Don’s artwork in studio 251 of the Flying Monkey Arts, and be sure to join The Alabama Filmmakers Co-op on Facebook to stay up to date with their events.