Hey, I'm Faryl!

Los Angeles, California

Hi!

 

My name is Faryl Amadeus and I'm the writer and director of Mary, Meet Grace, a short thriller about a troubled young woman who accompanies a mysterious stranger to spread the ashes of the birth mother she so desperately wanted to meet. 

I'm a native New Yorker, who now happily calls LA "home". I'm prone to early morning bursts of energy and drawn to beauty and emotion, which is how I was seduced into this kind of storytelling. 

I love films about families, reunions, rigid structures and rules (such as religious restraints), and I love a pinch of sexual tension anywhere I can get it.

Community means everything to me and I'm so glad to be a part of this one. I can't wait to see and support all of you. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

You're Family Now

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror

After her husband tells her a haunting family story, a woman discovers she has married into more than just family.

147%

This project got the green light!

MARY MEET GRACE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Drama

When a troubled adoptee gets the opportunity to learn more about her recently deceased birth mother, she ends up in a dangerous situation.

101%

This project got the green light!

LAURA

Lenoir, North Carolina Film Short
Drama

A historical romance based on the true story of Tom Dooley and the mystery surrounding the murder of Laura Foster.

123%

This project got the green light!

ALPHA

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Crime, Thriller

A failed reporter tries to find the source of a substance that gives people weird and random disabilities.

80%

This project got the green light!

Something Real

Pasadena, California Series
Drama, Romance

Three Black millennial women embark on a journey of love, trust, and friendship in search of something real; all the while, resisting the ur

85%

This project got the green light!

CHIP

Little Rock, Arkansas Film Short
Drama

Growing up without a father, an eight-year old girl takes matters into her own hands by finding the missing link in her life.

80%

This project got the green light!

The West Virginian Starfish

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Nature

After the mysterious exit of her father, Carly is stuck with his old mission-- picking up defeated thru-hikers from The Appalachian Trail. O

110%

This project got the green light!

HEY BOY

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Other

When a young immigrant boy realizes that his life in his uncle's restaurant has been built on a lie, he decides to escape, however he can.

125%

This project got the green light!

Bryar County

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Torn between coming out as gay or keeping his status with his family and the town he loves, a young man must make a decision.

80%

This project got the green light!

LINEAGE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

1930s-era short film examining intergenerational trauma, the denial of women's rights, and the power of a 10-yo girl to change everything.

108%

This project got the green light!

Don't Die

Huntsville, Alabama Film Feature
Crime, Thriller

Driven to steal life-saving medicine, a desperate man ends up on the run and at the mercy of a black market pharmacy.

107%

This project got the green light!

Remission

Altadena, California Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

As Sam awaits the results of his latest biopsy at a secluded cabin, his dread amplifies when he suspects that he may not be alone.

141%

This project got the green light!

THE COMFORT ZONE: A SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION ADVENTURE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Drama

A mundane cis-male tax attorney is reawakened from his static existence when an aspiring black trans rockstar comes crashing into his world.

80%

This project got the green light!

Manufactured Luck

Knoxville, Tennessee Film Short
Drama, Family

A young Appalachian girl bonds with her grandfather as the two attempt to win a bike in a local grocery store sweepstakes.

101%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Ugly

Washington, District of Columbia Film Feature
Documentary, Science

A face-off between toxic chemicals in cosmetics and one conscientious consumer on a quest for answers in an unregulated world.

113%

This project got the green light!

Developmental

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A hapless gay actor in New York creates a show from his own life and learns what it truly means to "make it."

83%

This project got the green light!

Skater

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A 13 year old competitive figure skater who suffers from severe anxiety is possessed by the spirit of her skating idol.

116%

This project got the green light!

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