Hey, I'm Celeste!

New York, New York

Celeste Holben has always known she wanted a job in a creative field. After cycling through architect, chef, actress, and writer, she landed on filmmaking as the career for her. Leaving California behind for greener pastures (despite the inevitable, “Why would you leave California if you want to make movies?”), she attended the University of Michigan and received her degree in Screen Arts and Cultures. Not satisfied with the distance she’d put between herself and Los Angeles, she made the move to Brooklyn in June of 2017. She has been working (and wearing many hats) for Spacestation, a full-service production company, since graduation. Please note that she would love to have coffee with Greta Gerwig… and JK Rowling.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Solus

Memphis Short
Fantasy, Thriller

Enslaved to a gothic, Victorian house of the underworld, an orphan plots her escape but is haunted by the secrets lurking within.

103%

This project got the green light!

Playing with Fire

Dover Short
Drama

After a barn fire kills their parents, siblings Henry and Hattie’s bond is tested by Hattie's fiancé, as they war over control of the farm.

117%

This project got the green light!

Chasing Fletcher Allen (Formerly Stalking LeVar)

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

One woman's story in finding a balance between the external things that she believes she needs with the internal answers that she's been avo

89%

This project got the green light!

Wolf

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A girl who lost the love of her life to schizophrenia goes on a journey to win him back in this haunting, funny, sensual tale

107%

This project got the green light!

Reflection

Los Angeles Short
Drama

When the murders of unarmed African American men seem never-ending, the women in their community must search for strength.

100%

This project got the green light!

PURE

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A warrior and her unlikely ally journey to the Annex, escape the Dissension and face sacrifice in a genetically divided future.

101%

This project got the green light!

CUDDLE

New York Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

In a society bound to our devices, where does our need for human connection get fed?

85%

This project got the green light!

End of Summer

Los Angeles Short
Family, LGBTQ

En route to their daughter’s College Move-In Day, a family’s car ride takes an unexpected turn when the father is struck by a heart attack.

114%

This project got the green light!

Broken Symphony

New York Short
Drama, Crime

Following individual tragedies, the lives of a queen-pin millionaire, her pop star niece, and a jazz musician are dangerously intertwined.

105%

This project got the green light!

AIRMEN

Santa Clarita Series
Comedy, Drama

A dramedy about a group of eclectic Air Force troops navigating life and career during peacetime operations.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Countries We Love

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Foreign Film

Brazilian immigrants failing and succeeding on their American Dream journey

90%

This project got the green light!

Consent

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Musical

A short comedy about a serious subject.

177%

This project got the green light!

History

New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

An LGBTQIA drama about love, loneliness and the family you choose.

80%

This project got the green light!

Dad Man Walking

Chicago Series
Comedy, Drama

A single Dad navigates the PTA, his freelance career and money troubles after he gets full custody of his young daughter

111%

This project got the green light!

The Society™

Los Angeles Short
Thriller, Satire

THE SOCIETY™ is a dark comedy about being depressed, betrayed and seduced via ultra exclusive dating app... into a surreal pink nightmare.

91%

This project got the green light!

The Over Easy Courthouse Cafe Web Series Season 2

Stoughton Series
Comedy

Three women create a sanctuary to leave the out there, out there.

86%

This project got the green light!

The New Frontier

Seattle Short
Western, Experimental

This isn't your classic TLC Western. A Western Film reclaiming People of Color's Forgotten History and Contributions to the United States

102%

This project got the green light!

People Will Not Believe

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Drama

Following a terrible and violent assault, a young woman works to make sense of her trauma in a modern reassessment of the vampire myth.

84%

This project got the green light!

I Know You Are

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Gracie has already come out of the closet once, she's not about to do it again.

92%

This project got the green light!

No More Comics in L.A.

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

STRUGGLE. SISTERHOOD. STAND-UP

104%

This project got the green light!

Magic Hour

New York Feature
Comedy

A suburban housewife decides to finally live her dream of going to film school without telling her philandering husband and bratty daughter.

82%

This project got the green light!

Human Telegraphs (Post-Production!)

New York Series
Comedy

Three women form a human-messenger business in NYC and get tangled in the intimate, unexpected and hilarious lives of strangers in the city.

96%

This project got the green light!

The Seed - A Motion Picture Inspired By Actual Events

Austin Short
Drama, Family

A Texas corn farmer must suddenly make a stand against a powerful multi-national GMO seed and chemical corporation.

80%

This project got the green light!

Mira: Seeking A Presidential Pardon

Milwaukee Feature
Documentary

A Korean Adoptee seeks a presidential pardon for his biological mother, who committed crimes in pursuit of the American Dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

I am Sophie.

Los Angeles Company
Experimental, Other

An identity adventure with a French twist. With humor & an aching heart, Sophie has us all wondering, "Who am I?" and "Who do I want to be?"

105%

This project got the green light!

No Man's Land

New York Series
Documentary

The series will tell the stories of women-led communities around the world, supporting and empowering women in front of and behind the lens.

107%

This project got the green light!

Bar Flies

Bozeman Short
Comedy, Drama

A grad student who studies the alcohol consumption habits of sexually deprived fruit flies finds parallels between her study and love life.

94%

This project got the green light!

Cherry Picking

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A bride questions if waiting until marriage to have sex was the right choice, voicing concern to her very sexually active female cousins.

107%

This project got the green light!

Messy The Web Series

New York Series
Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!

100%

This project got the green light!

Spot: A True Period Piece

New York Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

Spot is a short film about a group of women who are fed up with being shamed for their periods and fight back for change in their law firm!

103%

This project got the green light!

Butch Pal For The Straight Gal

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Reality-TV

The lesbian Queer Eye, aka Butch Pal For The Straight Gal, pokes fun at stereotypes while gifting self-love and empowerment to women in need

102%

This project got the green light!

What's in the Woods?

New York Short
Horror, Thriller

The night three best friends move to the woods a boy comes to them for help. Soon they are surrounded by forces coming for what's theirs.

101%

This project got the green light!

Sergey's Fortune feat. DGAF Bros

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Thriller

A hitman for the Little Odessa mafia gets in trouble with the boss after his mission gets thwarted by a pair of obnoxious YouTube stars.

101%

This project got the green light!

OBJECTS

New York Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young actress seizes the opportunity (and the spotlight) to break the vicious circle of an abusive acting teacher.

105%

This project got the green light!

As One

New York Short
Drama, Romance

Jill must put one foot in front of the other to move through her grief, and with connection she discovers that every mile has a story.

87%

This project got the green light!

Deserters

New York Short
Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.

118%

This project got the green light!

Urban Meals - featuring Donnie's Kitchen

Wilmington Series
Family

A cooking show for the hungry - each meal serving the homeless & hungry in our community.

82%

This project got the green light!

Tell No Tales

Los Angeles Short
Thriller, Western

A train robber, a mercenary, and a Korean cowboy rendezvous in the desert to claim their last score.

117%

This project got the green light!

The Getaway

Los Angeles Short
Adventure, Comedy

Five strangers, one car, and one bank heist. What could possibly go wrong?

84%

This project got the green light!

BendFilm's Women Filmmaker Production Fund

Bend Short
Filmmaker Resource

Help an emerging Central Oregon-based female filmmaker shoot a short locally with a matched $2,500 production grant

93%

This project got the green light!

Blind Truth

Duluth Feature
Crime, Drama

When a serial killer resurfaces after over 20 years of dormancy, two FBI agents must track down the killer of their childhood best friend.

90%

This project got the green light!

Sandcastles

Boston Short
Drama, Comedy

A traumatic event forces a young woman to rethink her current living situation while all odds are against her.

80%

This project got the green light!

Ipi

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

A filmmaker travels to South Africa, the birth-place of a musical her late father filmed decades ago in Jerusalem.

82%

This project got the green light!

Cheer Up, Charlie

New York Series
Comedy

Charlie is your all-pep, piano playing, ponytail rocking white girl-next-door... but she's also your dealer.

101%

This project got the green light!

Sam and Pat Are Depressed... season 2!

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Depressed roommates Sam and Pat navigate living with mental illness through dark humor, profanity, and takeout.

253%

This project got the green light!

Mr. Greenfield

New York Feature
Documentary

Martin Greenfield survived the Holocaust to become America’s most-celebrated tailor. Now the presidential tailor is fighting for his legacy.

101%

This project got the green light!

Forget Me Nots

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Thriller

In the wake of their parents' untimely death, twin brother & sister must reevaluate their relationship, or risk losing one another forever.

121%

This project got the green light!

Waking Life

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A grieving dad seeks to repair a broken relationship with his teenage daughter after a family crisis rips them apart.

100%

This project got the green light!

Tell My Family I Love Them

Kansas City Short
Drama, Comedy

A high school athlete must confront his immature ways and tense relationships in the midst of an untimely family tragedy.

166%

This project got the green light!

Greater Fools - A Television Pilot

San Antonio Series
Drama, Comedy

After her mother dies, a zealous filmmaker discovers catharsis in her art and inadvertently fosters a creative community in San Antonio, TX.

100%

This project got the green light!

Trapped in the Booth

New York Short
Comedy, Music

On the eve of his 30th birthday, a struggling gay DJ faces a life-altering crisis as he attempts to navigate bros & hoes New York Nightlife

103%

This project got the green light!

Fight Forward

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Fight Forward follows multiple student activists across California advocating for a return to free tuition in public universities.

83%

This project got the green light!

Bridges: Solstice

Oakland Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A triptych of stories invite us into the interweaving worlds of Yara, Ilhan, Quina and Luciana, who embody water, air, earth, and fire.

87%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

S'mores

New York Short
Drama

After the loss of her childhood best friend and a mysterious absence, a young woman tries to find her way back to her old life.

100%

This project got the green light!

Litchfield Court

Vallejo Short
Drama

A young man helps his estranged cousin reconnect with their Filipino-American family in Vallejo, CA

96%

This project got the green light!

The Giving Box

Fairhope Short
Drama, Fantasy

A stranger’s mysterious box brings joy to a small town, until an orphan steals the box and learns a lesson about true happiness.

103%

This project got the green light!

OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS

Portland Feature
Documentary

Abortion providers and the fight for the heart and soul of American medicine.

102%

This project got the green light!

MOTHERSHIP, the documentary

Sacramento Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A time capsule of millennial feminism taken from MOTHERSHIP, one of the few remaining women's festivals.

80%

This project got the green light!

Don't Move

Austin Short
Horror

A woman sets out to pack up the home that has belonged to her family for generations--until the house decides it doesn’t want her to leave.

111%

This project got the green light!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.

102%

This project got the green light!

I Would Have Kissed You

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

After college, Olivia and Mattie find the real world isn't all that it's cracked up to be. But maybe friendship can keep them afloat? Maybe?

100%

This project got the green light!

DRIVER 113

Los Angeles Feature
Film-Noir, Thriller

While mapping America’s forgotten roads, a lonely StreetView driver fears he may have witnessed a murder on his cameras.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh Series
Mystery, Drama

An autistic museum technician stumbles onto a mystery and we learn that sometimes finding the answer takes a different way of thinking.

100%

This project got the green light!

In the Blue Hour

New York Company
Drama, Experimental

What are we supposed to make of a life? A perfect hostess invites her friends to attend one last party - and you are invited!

101%

This project got the green light!

Hello World: The Film

Atlanta Feature
Documentary, Other

Software is everywhere. But who makes it? This film will uncover this hidden army of coders who make our lives work.

115%

This project got the green light!

Bye, Alicia

Los Angeles Feature
Romantic Comedy, Comedy

Two quirky loners begin a romance off a dating app before it quickly descends into chaos thanks to a crazy ex-girlfriend named Alicia.

80%

This project got the green light!

Smoked

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

A Postmates courrier's world is turned upside when she has to deliver bagels and lox to her old high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

Multiverse

New York Short
Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Joanne gets a new perspective on a big life decision when she falls for Trudy, a vampire for whom all possible universes are reality.

122%

This project got the green light!

KNIGHT WATCH - Sci-Fi/Horror Proof of Concept Short

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Sci-Fi

An ambitious and reckless astronomer becomes obsessed with her husband’s secretive research of an ancient UFO.

102%

This project got the green light!

A Crazy Thought

Cottonwood Series
Documentary

A groundbreaking docuseries that reimagines youth mental health for the sake of our children and our world.

100%

This project got the green light!

Patient

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Adrian Irons can recreate the symptoms of any disease, which he uses to train med students. But things get messy when the symptoms stick.

88%

This project got the green light!

Dawn of Hearts

Ashland Feature
Documentary

A pulsing journey through human life, from before birth to beyond death, revealing our heart is not a pump, but the biggest mystery of life.

124%

This project got the green light!

CEIBA, memories of a cuban family

Paris Feature
Documentary

A poetic documentary about a Cuban family.

107%

This project got the green light!

Idaho Boys

Reno Series
Comedy, Family

Idaho Boys is a comedy about three dysfunctional brothers rallying together to save the family farm.

103%

This project got the green light!

The Water is My Sky

St. Louis Feature
Documentary, Sport

Two dedicated swimmers must temporarily sacrifice their professional lives to pursue their dreams of earning a world number 1 ranking

132%

This project got the green light!

Talk to the Hands

Riverside Feature
Comedy, Romance

When a couple is in love, different languages and cultures just fall on deaf ears, for real!

82%

This project got the green light!

Final Refrain

Baltimore Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian world where art and music are forbidden, a passionate piano player must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for her music.

105%

This project got the green light!

America Rise

Seattle Feature
Documentary

Together, we can create the world we want to live in.

80%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

A struggling actor finally gets her big break only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens.

85%

This project got the green light!

Failure is an Option

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

Katrina is adult-ing and trying to find success through depression, even if that means showering once a day.

81%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

Roughing It

Ellensburg Short
Comedy, Mystery

In this dark comedy, a teen son gets a little more family bonding than he bargained for with his estranged father.

229%

This project got the green light!

Ponyboi

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Ponyboi follows an intersex runaway, living in the dumps of New Jersey, as he searches for love in all the wrong places

114%

This project got the green light!

Michael And Michael Are Gay

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A satirical look at gay marriage through the eyes of two neurotic married misfits named Michael.

100%

This project got the green light!

Brace Face

Orange Short
Comedy

Determined to have a perfect first kiss, 16-year-old April's braces get locked with her unexpected crush in front of the entire school.

107%

This project got the green light!

Junie & Frank

New York Short
Comedy, Family

Frank's granddaughter, Junie, won't answer his calls. So he fibs a little.

81%

This project got the green light!

"Looming Dread" - A Student Film

Dix Hills Short
Comedy, Drama

A man attempts to get past his depression that has manifested into a monster only he can see.

100%

This project got the green light!

Tales From the Dancing Maenads

Austin Series
Thriller, Drama

An anthology series of short films exploring female archetypes in vintage style.

100%

This project got the green light!

Backup Plan

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Fired for being trans, a devoted grade school teacher decides the only solution is suicide, but an unexpected visit complicates her plan.

105%

This project got the green light!

Feral - A post-apocalyptic feature film

Denver Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

"Boyhood meets The Road" - A post-apocalyptic tale of a boy trying to survive after the collapse of society.

82%

This project got the green light!

Sugar

Santa Ana Short
Drama

Tania is a six-year-old, Hispanic, chubby, and eccentric girl that finds happiness in sugar and in the simplicity of life.

104%

This project got the green light!

Rose is a Rose is a Rose - Post Production

Culver City Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Old school technophobe grapples with social media, pea soup and millennials in hopes of reclaiming his long lost love.

90%

This project got the green light!

TOPLESS

Seattle Short
Drama, LGBTQ

TOPLESS is a narrative short film that follows two strangers as they undergo breast removal operations for very different reasons.

80%

This project got the green light!

Dirt Pilot

Los Angeles Series
Crime, Drama

When a Native girl is found, another goes missing. While police are caught up in jurisdicition, it falls to her older sister to find her.

90%

This project got the green light!

Keep Oxford Film Festival Going!

Oxford Festival
Filmmaker Resource, Global Celebration

Help us celebrate our 15th anniversary in style!

111%

This project got the green light!

Wolves Inside

Austin Short
Western, Drama

A female-led western that explores the duality of good and evil that struggles within us all and the unexpected path it leads us.

118%

This project got the green light!

The Adulterer

New Orleans Series
Drama, Film-Noir

A one night affair and the ensuing relationships that last a lifetime...

87%

This project got the green light!

Rest Stop

Yucaipa Short
Drama, Thriller

An author has to decide on whether to help a stranger in need or go on with his life at a rest stop in the middle of the night.

80%

This project got the green light!

Fate Has No Plan - A Short Film

San Marcos Short
Drama

A young woman finds a pair of antique baby shoes with a mysterious name written on the soles and embarks on a journey to find out more.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul Feature
Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.

83%

This project got the green light!

Full Moon

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Horror

Amy, a self-proclaimed witch, invites her friends over for a full moon ritual to bring more magic into their lives.

86%

This project got the green light!

Mirrors

San Francisco Short
Drama

A distressed dancer must turn inward towards the haunting memories of her past in order to quiet her harshest critic yet - herself.

80%

This project got the green light!

Out

Middletown Short
Drama

Out is the story of a new hospice nurse struggling to hold on to her humanity when faced with a challenging patient.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Morning After

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

That Section 8 Seinfeld: a band of aging and unskilled, ambitious, yet unmotivated underdog's heroic journey to make ends meet.

100%

This project got the green light!

Hyphen

Boston Short
Drama, Fantasy

A poetic journey of memory and fantasy told through the eyes of four versions of an artist as she creates her own self-identity.

110%

This project got the green light!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

Billie #hatesherjob and quits to launch a new tech start-up company called Freelancers Anonymous while simultaneously planning her wedding.

80%

This project got the green light!

Gun To The Heart

Orange Short
Drama, Thriller

What would you do if there was a gun staring you right in the face?

83%

This project got the green light!

The Mother Lode

Hoboken Series
Comedy

A positive parenting mother faces the underbelly of motherhood with the help of her dead father, an old friend, and a TV producer.

81%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Resistance

New York Short
Action, LGBTQ

In 2020, the USA is now The Regime Republic. Galvanized by the increasing lack of freedoms, two friends start a resistance movement.

84%

This project got the green light!

Latter-Day Glory Documentary

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Two gay ex-Mormons explore their past and discuss the growing number of LGBT Mormon suicides.

87%

This project got the green light!

Ben & Lucy

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A lonely vampire gets a human roommate only to be confronted by his past.

81%

This project got the green light!

Believe Her

New York Short
Drama

Why can't we just Believe Her?

102%

This project got the green light!

Curl Up & Dye

Atlanta Short
Animation, Comedy

With wildly supernatural hair, an awkward and clumsy teen girl is on a mission to save her clueless best friend from an evil hairdresser.

106%

This project got the green light!

High

Tabernash Short
Drama, Experimental

An unnerved young mother and a footloose ski bum unearth suppressed desires in a hazardous twist of encounters.

86%

This project got the green light!

A Stray Ember

Lancaster Feature
Drama, Thriller

The agoraphobic victim of a home invasion takes to the road in a motor home, but a figure from her past threatens her new found freedom.

80%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Contemporary Mating Rituals

Los Angeles Series
Romantic Comedy

After a brutal break up, Maya signs up for online dating and is thrown into a whole new world of dating rules and rituals.

80%

This project got the green light!

The American Mistake

Nashville Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A woman wakes up after a night of heavy drinking and, well, you know the rest. Or do you?

129%

This project got the green light!

Bloody Maria

Los Angeles Series
Horror, Comedy

Rival catholic school cholas must join together with supernatural powers in order to stop Lupe Velez, an evil chola spirit released in East

86%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston Feature
Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York Short
Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.

278%

This project got the green light!

Seymour the Unfortunate Vampire

New York Series
Comedy, Horror

A recently turned vampire struggles to put the pieces of his life back together with the help of his friends & trouble at every turn.

87%

This project got the green light!

Sideways Gravity

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Five best friends must confront their uncertain futures the night before their college graduation.

80%

This project got the green light!

A Day With Dad

Los Angeles Short
Drama

After years of incarceration as a teen, an ill-fated day surfaces as a young father is united with his 10 year old son for the first time.

94%

This project got the green light!

Road To Bob

Portland Feature
Comedy, Drama

Two life-long friends go on a road trip to see Bob Dylan in concert, and end up picking up a mysterious hitchhiker along the way.

81%

This project got the green light!

Leia's Army

Silver Spring Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A family comes apart at the seams when a teenage girl attends the Women’s March without telling her Born Again Christian mom.

101%

This project got the green light!

Female Friendly

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

A female-driven, buddy comedy about two women and their pursuit in female friendly porn production!

82%

This project got the green light!

Paper Birds, Film Production Fund

Oakland Short
Action, Drama

A desperate TV starlet with a rocky career makes an attempt at getting back in the spotlight by joining the circus

135%

This project got the green light!

FLYBY

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

When a passing asteroid changes the way people experience time, one couple discovers that their life together is quickly slipping away.

100%

This project got the green light!

Corporately Challenged

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

A (somewhat) recent college graduate lands her first real job working with an eccentric group in corporate America.

104%

This project got the green light!

Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

At her bridal shower, a bride-to-be acknowledges her doubts, begs for help and takes action—with catastrophic consequences.

145%

This project got the green light!

Mandated

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

No one thinks they need therapy... until they're in it.

105%

This project got the green light!

Wed-Locked

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

Robert and Denise, a recently married couple, do their best to put differences aside and navigate the beautiful minefield called marriage.

103%

This project got the green light!

Swine Country: A Community Polluted Fighting For Change

Raleigh Feature
Documentary

In eastern North Carolina, animals are sick, fish are dying, and people are fighting to make sure they aren't next.

111%

This project got the green light!

More Than Only

Portland Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

Because EVEYRONE deserves their happy after everything. LGBT romantic comedy that celebrates finding love and learning to love yourself

220%

This project got the green light!

Catnip Nation

Valley Cottage Feature
Documentary

Meet the unseen and unsung heroes caring for feral cats while fighting angry neighbors, animal control officers, politicians, developers.

207%

This project got the green light!

Mama Drama

Fairfield Short
Comedy, Drama

A suburban mom has a falling out with her friends via text messages. It takes her 10-year-old daughter to remind of what really matters.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Boston Short
Drama, Family

After the death of her baby sister, a 7-year-old girl, with the help of an imaginary friend, creates an extraordinary world to save her fami

100%

This project got the green light!

Presley Dent

Los Angeles Short
Animation, Comedy

When Betty lands a job campaigning for populist Presley Dent, she discovers her favorite candidate isn't as honest as she hoped.

80%

This project got the green light!

Sylphvania Grove

New York Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.

210%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.

87%

This project got the green light!

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Jersey City Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Following the ending of a relationship, a girl slips into a parallel reality where her heart and soul slowly disappear before her eyes.

103%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York Feature
Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Beetle in the Box

Orange Short
Drama, Mystery

When an unexpected guest compromises his task, family-man Bruce Kendricks must continue to save lives, even if it means destroying his own.

104%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.

82%

This project got the green light!

You Look Great

New York Short
Comedy, Drama

After secretly struggling with his weight for years, Peter's body shame pushes him further than ever before in pursuit of complete control.

83%

This project got the green light!

A Rugby Story

Benghazi Feature
Documentary, Sport

A group of rugby players from Benghazi cope with the politics of a civil war as they come together to form Libya’s first national team.

104%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

11/9: The Short Film

Orange Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A beat-by-beat depiction of a college party during the night of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

125%

This project got the green light!

Uprooting Addiction (previously titled Recovering Community)

Cornwall Feature
Documentary

Personal Stories of Addiction and the Transformative Power of Recovery.

85%

This project got the green light!

Again

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A man watches Groundhog Day again, and again, and again, as a strange woman fixes him lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?

107%

This project got the green light!

Cowboy Poetry

Elko Short
Documentary, Western

A short film about the 2017 National Cowboy Poetry gathering that observes cowboy musicians and poets both on and off the stage

114%

This project got the green light!

EUTHANASIA

Washington Short
Drama, Thriller

A short film about a woman who euthanizes those who want to die while struggling with her own will to live.

86%

This project got the green light!

SOBER OCTAVES

Providence Short
Music, Experimental

An extended visual album following the journey of three young black men as they battle with societal conformity.

99%

This project got the green light!

Annabelle Crane

Orange Short
Drama, Mystery

The story of a novelist who searches for inspiration at a writer's retreat, only to run into the workings of her own mind.

102%

This project got the green light!

Lapsed

Los Angeles Series
Thriller, Drama

A politician who suffers from blackouts unravels the mystery behind her mother’s murder by dealing with fragmented memories & dark secrets.

100%

This project got the green light!

Futureboy

New York Short
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Billy comes from the future to stop himself from inventing time travel. Nope. Now to convince a judge, his wife, and himself he's not crazy.

94%

This project got the green light!

Half the Picture

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Nyogon: together

Dissan Feature
Documentary

Sometimes global change starts with local action.

102%

This project got the green light!

Furthest From the Wild The Series

Los Angeles Series
Documentary

Everyday an animal needs rescue. Every one of them has a story.

88%

This project got the green light!

Pearl Rain

Ashland Short
Fantasy, Romance

A fantasy/romance short film blending West African myth and European fairytale.

103%

This project got the green light!

Groupers

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Drama

A female grad student captures 2 homophobic males to be a part of a controversial experiment at the bottom of an empty pool.

112%

This project got the green light!

Thirsty Girl

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A young woman is consumed with her obsession over LA's drought as a means to avoid the fact her mother is dying of cancer.

115%

This project got the green light!

The Fob and I: Season Two

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

A webseries about 2 Indians that are different.

113%

This project got the green light!

Pieces Season 3 Web Series

New York Series
Action, Drama

Pieces is about a group of girls from Brooklyn NY who discovers this secret world of Credit card scamming.

89%

This project got the green light!

HH

New York Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Trapped in a strange facility, prisoners must solve puzzles and learn to trust each other while dealing with the virtual warden, a talking c

105%

This project got the green light!

Eudaemonia

New York Short
Comedy, Drama

A serendipitous mistake leads to a fleeting encounter between a traveller and a reclusive New Yorker. A film about the power of connection.

100%

This project got the green light!

Of A Grateful Nation

Raleigh Short
Drama, War

PTSD is an endeavor that is often dismissed by the masses because it is often a path walked alone.

88%

This project got the green light!

Ollie and Molly Can't Get Arrested

New York Series
Comedy

Ollie and Molly can't get arrested. Or so they think! Follow the misadventures of two unemployed actors in this comedic romp through NYC.

89%

This project got the green light!

THIS IS MEG

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Drama

The "true" story that shows a raw look at a professional Comedienne’s life in relationships, career and self-journey all within a week.

104%

This project got the green light!

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Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

A scripted ensemble dramedy based on nine real abortion stories

92%

This project got the green light!

Pin Up! The Movie

Boulder Feature
Documentary, Transmedia

Dangerous. Sexy. All American Girl.

101%

This project got the green light!

Shadows of the Valley

El Paso Feature
Documentary

When cartel wars erupt in the Valley of Juarez, a man must risk his life to rescue orphans hiding in the shadows of the Valley of Death.

145%

This project got the green light!

A punk Daydream

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

Indonesia has one of the biggest punk scenes in the world, amidst poverty, pollution and oppression.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Construct: Female Laborers and the Fight for Equality

Yangon Feature
Documentary

The Construct gives a voice to the women physically constructing development in what has been one of the most isolated nations in the world.

85%

This project got the green light!

Eulogilia

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A young woman obsessed with writing unconventional eulogies fights to prove her sanity in order to survive group therapy.

100%

This project got the green light!

Fallback

Bellevue Short
Sci-Fi, Romantic Comedy

An awkward young woman uses her time traveling oven to practice wooing her crush. But will she get burned in the process?

105%

This project got the green light!

Please Be Love

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Nelly, a washed up dancer, falls head over heels in love and gets caught in the middle of a sticky family feud and a national disaster.

84%

This project got the green light!

The Meeting

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Fantasy

A troubled potential high school shooter meets with her Principal one final time.

113%

This project got the green light!

House of Dreams

Boston Short
Drama, Other

A man's mind can become a house of dreams...

84%

This project got the green light!

The Long Haul

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in a documentary featuring six "Average Joes"

113%

This project got the green light!

Things I Hate

New York Series
Comedy

A nice gal endures the indignities and humiliations of life in the big city, one episode at a time.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Camel's Back

Nairobi Short
Drama, Fantasy

A beautiful short film exploring what healing and letting go can mean for a 13 year old teenage girl struggling with growing pains.

123%

This project got the green light!

Magic Pills

Toronto Feature
Documentary, Science

Homeopathy - the medicine they don't want you to know about. We need finishing funds! US contributions are tax deductible!

133%

This project got the green light!

Z-Burbs

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Horror

Zombie attacks, cannibalistic infidelity, government conspiracy – you never know what’s happening in the house down the street.

82%

This project got the green light!

Step Motion Step

Orange Short
Comedy, Drama

A divorced father reconsiders his profession as a children's birthday party entertainer when his mother unexpectedly passes away.

100%

This project got the green light!

Overland: A Documentary Experience

Durham Feature
Adventure, Documentary

Enter the wild with our cast of falconers as they partner with their birds of prey to hunt in some of the world's most majestic landscapes.

102%

This project got the green light!

Learning to Drive

Willcox Short
Comedy, Drama

Inspired by the true story of a feisty young man with Down syndrome determined to convince his scatterbrained brother to teach him to drive.

96%

This project got the green light!

Luz Marina - A short Film by Inga Moren

New York Short
Sci-Fi, Thriller

A reality show star leaves her family's TV show fame and unknowingly joins a supernatural cult.

80%

This project got the green light!

Four Bottles - Feature Film

New York Feature
Comedy, Drama

After finding out she didn't get her dream job, a woman asks friends for advice on whether she should stay in NYC, or move back home.

93%

This project got the green light!

DUST: A Fairy Tale

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

What would you give up, to grow up? A group of fallen fairies trade in their wings and pixie dust to become "real women" in New York City.

80%

This project got the green light!

Dime Short (formerly Spare Change)

Denver Short
Comedy, Drama

Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper...

83%

This project got the green light!

PERFECTION

Feature
Drama

PERFECTION is an independent feature film about an unlikely love story that proves we are more than our scars...

89%

This project got the green light!

Shooting The Prodigal

Richmond Feature
Comedy

Together a community of strangers faces a series of complications and become believers in more than just themselves.

101%

This project got the green light!

M. Virgin

Brooklyn Short
Comedy

During a date in which she hopes to lose her virginity, Muchun Zhang learns that her white partner is an Asian fetishist.

101%

This project got the green light!

Normal Valid Lives

Minneapolis Feature
Documentary

One community's fight to accept and protect all kids.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Openers

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

3 aspiring stand up comediennes are chronicled by an inexperienced film student as they try to pull off the biggest show of their lives.

100%

This project got the green light!

El Migrante

Chula Vista Short
Drama, Foreign Film

A young boy is forced to migrate out of the Mexican countryside into the city to work.

187%

This project got the green light!

Hey Yun - the Web Series SEASON 2

Brooklyn Series
Comedy

a comedy about an angry whimsical Korean woman

108%

This project got the green light!

That's Not Us

New York Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

An intimate portrait of 3 couples on a beach weekend that tests the strength of their relationships

105%

This project got the green light!

Hysterical Historical Hillary

Brooklyn Series
Comedy, Drama

Hillary in another breakup...breakdown to have a breakthrough

100%

This project got the green light!

Between Colors

Fullerton Short
Drama

A young artist unexpectedly falls in love, losing sight of her dreams of becoming a painter.

116%

This project got the green light!

Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

A son seeks to elevate his father's musical legacy while discovering the man behind the music.

86%

This project got the green light!

72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?

Brooklyn Feature
Drama, Teen

A teenager from BK has a ticket out of the projects and 72 hrs to decide if he’s up to the challenge

81%

This project got the green light!

Assassin

Los Angeles Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The story of an assassin, a job gone wrong and the woman she never expected to fall in love with.

84%

This project got the green light!

Blackwell Summers Mysteries

New York Series
Action, Mystery

Ladies of Blackwell Summers Detective Agency puts suckas to shame and take them lames out the game!!

100%

This project got the green light!

Three Fingers

Nashville-Davidson Short
Drama, War

The battle continues long after the war...

101%

This project got the green light!

Brazilian Wood

Phoenix Feature
Drama, Thriller

One man's relentless pursuit of justice collides with another man's bizarre course of revenge.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Canary

Short
History, Thriller

One gold miner. One mine. One nightmare.

82%

This project got the green light!

Pushing Out Daisy

Short
Comedy, Drama

84%

This project got the green light!

Dead Saturday

Huntsville Short
Drama, Thriller

A misled band of youths believes they found a religious loophole for releasing their inner demons.

84%

This project got the green light!

CongestedCat Shorts

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Character-driven, stereotype breaking short films about loss from the creators of 'Kelsey.'

120%

This project got the green light!

Before the Spring

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, History

A man loses everything he holds dear before finding the strength to rise against a corrupt regime.

86%

This project got the green light!

I Am Thalente: In Theatres and on iTunes Now!

Durban Feature
Documentary

A homeless skateboarder travels from South Africa to the US and into the heart of skateboarding.

86%

This project got the green light!

Not Abel

Short
Drama

You can never have both.

4%

This project got the green light!

The Only First Time

Winston-Salem Short
Drama

High school sweethearts confront personal anxieties on the night planned to lose their virginity.

85%

This project got the green light!

Consideration

Ann Arbor Feature
Drama

Would you date a Sugar Daddy to pay off your student loans?

83%

This project got the green light!

Eveningstar Cinema

Brunswick
Film-related Business

Save The Eveningstar Cinema

80%

This project got the green light!

The Dog

New York Feature
Documentary

THE DOG is the story of John Wojtowicz, the real-life bank robber behind DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

80%

This project got the green light!

Rez

Short
Drama

An Ojibwe boy searches for a safe place for he and his young sister on the Leech Lake reservation.

118%

This project got the green light!

The Master Cleanse

Brooklyn Short
Comedy

Enter Park Slope's most transformative commune...

69%

This project got the green light!

Color Thief

New York Short
Drama, Other

A true story about achieving your goals even if it is at the end of your life.

100%

This project got the green light!

She Lights Up Well

Detroit Feature
Comedy

A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.

96%

This project got the green light!

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