Sneak On The Lot is created to provide young people with a safe and effective way to express themselves through film and the arts while providing an unmatched leadership training environment.
On April 20th, 1999, the first major school shooting at Columbine high school took place in Colorado. This event shook the nation and caused Chet and Fletch to ask the question, “what can we do?”
Three days later they approached a local high school and asked if the students there wouldn’t mind writing an essay about the event. Several of the student’s responses stated that they were thinking about doing something violent as well. This sent chills down the spines of Chet and Fletch. They knew they had to do something… but what?
They decided to start an educational program for students based on the only thing they knew how to do… making movies.
30,000+ students later and we decided it was time to accelerate. In 2016, we brought on Timber Barker as our CTO, a long-time curriculum designer, and tech entrepreneur. He quickly realized the potential and helped get us ready for scale and open new markets.
Meet Our Advisors
A team is only so good as the coaches that help guide them. We've assembled some of the very best in Hollywood to do just that.
Gerald R. MolenChet Thomas
Oscar Winning Producer
Why The Name
Sneak On The Lot?
When Steven Spielberg was a young man, he snuck onto the lot at Universal and made an impression. That marked the beginning of his entry into the film industry and we wanted to remind students that even the best were once just like them, and they too could sneak on the lot.