Hey, I'm Chanel!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chanel is a writer, director and producer from Smyrna, GA.

My Projects

My Films

A crestfallen punk fan travels home to seek salvation in a rare performance by her favorite band.

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The Things We Do When We're Alone

2017

 • Film Feature

by Chanel Monet James

Projects I'm Supporting

Lunch Break

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

Before she can go on her lunch break, office receptionist Mel is pushed to the limits by her boss's sexist demands.

109%

This project got the green light!

"That Thing I Had That One Time"

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Sadie makes a hard decision regarding her unborn child.

100%

This project got the green light!

SF89: San Francisco Before The Internet

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Documentary

The last generation to come of age in a pre-tech San Francisco share stories of that time and discuss change at this point in their lives.

108%

This project got the green light!

Impact

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A young scientist's struggle with impending survivor's guilt

108%

This project got the green light!

BRINDISI

Brindisi, Italy Film Feature
Comedy, Romance

Brindisi is an Italian-American comedy about three young couples in the south of Italy whose varied lives intersect on a boat to Greece, as

94%

This project got the green light!

Love Happens

New York City, New York Film Feature
Horror, Romantic Comedy

A journalist battles unknown forces that have taken over her town.

85%

This project got the green light!

Alpha Female Films - A New Brand of Content

New York City, New York Company
Comedy, Drama

An Intersectional Queer Film Production Company presents its inaugural two short films and feature-length film.

82%

This project got the green light!

Consent

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Musical

A short comedy about a serious subject.

177%

This project got the green light!

Magic Hour

New York City, New York Film 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!

Messy The Web Series

New York City, 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!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.

106%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York City, New York Film Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles, California Series
Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.

90%

This project got the green light!

Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.

83%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

Split

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

An early decision in a young girl’s life creates a split in her world, sending her off on two parallel paths into alternate futures.

126%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Film Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Things We Do When We're Alone (feature)

Brooklyn, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

what happens when you don't just love music, but live by it.

83%

This project got the green light!

Picked

Allentown, Pennsylvania Film Short
Drama, Family

A girl's quest for the perfect pumpkin ostracizes her from her peers.

87%

This project got the green light!

Greatest Hits

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Celebrating 30 years of shooting music, photographer Chris Cuffaro shares stories behind the images of this exciting 2015 exhibition.

80%

This project got the green light!

Bottle Fed

Saint Louis, Missouri Film Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Post break-up, a young mother chases after her "pre-baby" dreams by forming a stand-up comedy mom band with her best friend.

87%

This project got the green light!

Settling Up

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A comedic web series about female finances, fertility, and friendship. It's time to Settle Up.

101%

This project got the green light!

Across The Tracks

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Family

In 1960s GA, a young mixed girl decides to pass for white, a choice that follows her for many years.

102%

This project got the green light!

Live a Little

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

An ambitious 9yr old must complete her bucket list since she expects to die by the end of the day.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Only First Time

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Film Short
Drama

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

85%

This project got the green light!

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