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New York, New York

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Projects I'm Supporting

Mama Gloria

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Before Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, there was Gloria Allen.

102%

This project got the green light!

Nice Tan

San Francisco, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Nice Tan is a WOC / QPOC-led sketch comedy series that tackles life and identity in a world that's not as woke as it wants to be.

107%

This project got the green light!

Seven Fishes

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

When Dom brings his estranged sister, Gia, to the Bonfiglio’s Feast of Seven Fishes, Christmas Eve becomes a matter of life or death.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Edge

New York City, New York Film Short
Thriller

Amidst a bout of recent disappearances, a man’s paranoia is triggered and he struggles with staying connected to reality.

80%

This project got the green light!

Fruit Fly

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

At an off-kilter performing arts school, a young woman with a penchant for falling for gay men finds herself in a love triangle.

133%

This project got the green light!

Allegiance

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

After an attempted terrorist attack, a journalist must choose between his family and standing up for what he believes in.

100%

This project got the green light!

BEFORE THE STORM

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A young woman and her estranged father arrive in New York City on the eve a hurricane threatens to make landfall.

96%

This project got the green light!

Mel and Ruby

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Mel and Ruby is a heartfelt and witty examination of how two best friends navigate shame and loss.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Bra Mitzvah

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A young teen's journey into adulthood happens in the most mortifying experience: getting fitted for a bra.

100%

This project got the green light!

Interrobang

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Romance

Love, sex, and anxiety collide in 6 stories that explore awkward, irreverent, emotionally raw, and relationship defining moments after sex.

84%

This project got the green light!

Nobody Loves a Genius Child

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Thriller

The darling of the art world is confronted by a figure from his past who threatens to derail his highly-anticipated sophomore exhibition.

100%

This project got the green light!

standby

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A disheartened, but dedicated middle-aged actor, working as standby, has his love for his art reawakened in this Valentine to the Theater.

93%

This project got the green light!

InQueeri

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

InQueeri is a meditation on queerness, friendship, identity politics, and just being a young person who’s confused about the world.

103%

This project got the green light!

Alex's Biggest Race

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Documentary

A brain cancer diagnosis gives Alex Klose 18 months to live. He brings his old swim relay back together to prepare for his biggest race yet.

188%

This project got the green light!

Utopia Planitia Season 1

Minneapolis, Minnesota Series
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Three Martian colonist independently investigate a mysterious death that will unravel the fiction of their utopia.

101%

This project got the green light!

Alien Guy Tim

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Documentary

An outcast, Alien Guy Tim, wants to prove that he has been abducted by aliens, but faces many obstacles along the way.

140%

This project got the green light!

"The Book of Ruth"

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

A visit to grandmother’s during the Seder brings to light a significant family secret.

100%

This project got the green light!

Bombs Bursting in Air

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

On July 4th, 1949, a battered black woman running for her life, finds an unlikely ally in a Russian-American WWII vet in a Coney Island bar.

114%

This project got the green light!

Kill For Coco

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Crime, Film-Noir

A hitman decides to redeem his morality after an encounter with his next target: a pregnant woman.

101%

This project got the green light!

Born Still

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Western

For the women of the Civil War, the battle to maintain a home can be just as bloody, and even life-threatening.

104%

This project got the green light!

Adulting Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Adulting is a comedic web series about an unlikely duo, Katie and Charlie, who take their first stab at the real world together and attempt

102%

This project got the green light!

Ripley Improvised Feature

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Experimental

Ripley Improv presents Improvised Movie - a completely improvised film based on a single suggestion.

104%

This project got the green light!

Cherry Picking

Los Angeles, California Film 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 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!

2 WEEKS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

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