Hey, I'm Fish Suitcase!

Toronto, Ontario

We're a Toronto comedy collective with a hefty satchel of foul-smelling comedy.

 

Thank you to everyone at Seed and Spark who helped us fund our first webseries: HEADSHOTS, about a long suffering photographer and his crazy subjects. Watch season 1 now!:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZKYHUX5HA4asGlf6Yu7Lnxf_D_MmG2YL

 

We're also in the process of developing the even more ambitious comedy series GANGSTER $HIT about a dim-witted mafiaoso and his brilliant sidekick planning a rare book heist. Here's a sample: https://youtu.be/IFJQOX_87Jo

 

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

TÊTE À TÊTE: The Short Film

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Two successful women meet for a casual one night stand and end up forcing each other to face the guilt and truths about their sexualities

110%

This project got the green light!

The Weight of Perfection

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Other

Young Olympic gymnast Ellen finds herself entangled in Coach Amanda’s unresolved web of psychological damage and a dangerous game with fire

112%

This project got the green light!

Cafard

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Drama, Horror

A man who is unfaithful to his relationship gets the shock of his life when his lies are manifested in a horrible way.

105%

This project got the green light!

The LatinXpert

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, News

The LatinXpert is a web series focused on uplifting and empowering the Latinx community in the U.S. through laughter, information & a little

103%

This project got the green light!

Crowned: Season 2

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Macie and the rest of the Party Princesses survive batty bosses, pushy parents and crazy co-workers in this semi-scripted comedy series.

73%

This project got the green light!

"The Happy Side" Comedy Movie

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

When her boss gives her an ultimatum to come in to work, a burned-out Retail employee must decide whether or not to give up her epic day off

81%

This project got the green light!

Nobody's Home

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

The child of a broken household escapes to the darkest corners of his imagination. A 1960s family drama gets surreal.

80%

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!

Stranger Hearts

Nashville, Tennessee Series
Drama, LGBTQ

6 LGBTQ people's lives cross in a profound way

81%

This project got the green light!

The Bricks

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Documentary

As one of millions displaced by the South Sudanese civil war, Shamira (14) recounts her escape from violence...and her hope to return home.

81%

This project got the green light!

Sins Unveiled

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller

Sins Unveiled documents the primal fear that small towns and small minds often resort to hate and violence when confronted with the unknown…

81%

This project got the green light!

Ageusia

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Romance

A depressed lunch lady finds new meaning in her mundane life when she falls for a troubled janitor.

114%

This project got the green light!

Gap Year

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy

A coming-of-age story about a girl who is forced to take a year off after getting rejected from NYU.

88%

This project got the green light!

A Day in My Life

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Drama

In the wake of his mom's death, a disabled musician struggles with the decision to please his traditionalist father or to follow his heart.

105%

This project got the green light!

I Am A Banana

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Documentary, Family

After uprooting their lives and emigrating from their home country, these families struggle to keep touch with each other as they are expose

107%

This project got the green light!

Murdersville USA

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Thriller

People are missing. Media is rife. Young ambition and plots gone awry. Dry comedy, meets thriller, meets the weird within us all.

84%

This project got the green light!

The Big Ask

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Family

Wild child Callen agrees to donate her eggs to her perfect big sis in this dark comedy of embryonic proportions.

101%

This project got the green light!

Smoke, Lilies and Jade

Oakland, California Film Short
History, LGBTQ

A young artist of the Harlem Renaissance struggles with his growing passion for another man.

100%

This project got the green light!

Amendment

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

When a young, homeless boy upends her tightly controlled world, a waitress is forced to face her own traumatic past.

101%

This project got the green light!

Eagle and the Albatross

Montrose, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An orphaned Korean girl seeks a mentor in a small-town golf club full of misfits.

102%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

When a high-risk cancer patient chooses preventative surgery, her removed organs move into her house and start talking to her.

107%

This project got the green light!

Happyness: A Comedy About Misery

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

When an unknown actor is thrust into sudden fame, the people closest to him must face their own insecurities & issues of mental health.

82%

This project got the green light!

RAMSEY

Lambertville, New Jersey Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A whimsical and surreal short comedy about a young woman whose perceptions of the world are at odds with those around her.

103%

This project got the green light!

Self Servers

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

A loving couple host a dinner for their friends with hopes of sharing exciting news, but the event takes an unexpected turn when egos clash.

104%

This project got the green light!

Woman And The Woods

Fairfield, Connecticut Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

When a pregnant woman, determined to save her husband's life, seeks help from the mysterious Mistress, she faces unexpected consequences.

85%

This project got the green light!

Wherefore Art Thou

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

"Wherefore Art Thou" is a short film adaptation of Romeo + Juliet's balcony scene as seen through the eyes of an 80 year old Juliet.

105%

This project got the green light!

Girls Like Magic

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

An LGBTQ Comedy about Magic, a naive Brit who moves to Hollywood where she meets Jamie, a lesbian musician that turns her world upside down.

85%

This project got the green light!

Cuddle Buddies

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

Follows Lucy, a single mother that cuddles professionally with clients not only to alleviate their loneliness; but also to alleviate hers.

100%

This project got the green light!

Oh, Baby!

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romantic Comedy

Jane is single, very pregnant, and horny AF.

108%

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!

Still Here, a short film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

You may be thru with life, but life may not be thru with you. Sometimes, you just need to be reminded.

132%

This project got the green light!

The Long Way Home: 25 years and 6,800 Miles

Okinawa, Japan Film Feature
Biography, Documentary

After 25 years, group of friends travel halfway around the world to return to the one place they all call home.

150%

This project got the green light!

What We Meant At Dinner

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A couple in NYC struggles with the misery of their marriage and the seemingly unbreakable cycle of stagnation and toxicity within that.

100%

This project got the green light!

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Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

Harley is clueless about modern motherhood. She daydreams away Mommy & Me absurdity while anxiety twists real life into nightmarish moments.

80%

This project got the green light!

Vecinos. The movie.

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

It's never too late to fall in love

95%

This project got the green light!

ACADEMY

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Sci-Fi, Thriller

When a classroom exercise goes wrong at a futuristic training facility, a group of students must band to together to decide what is real.

84%

This project got the green light!

SIMMER: A Documentary Series

New York City, New York Series
Documentary

SIMMER tackles the toxic gender discrimination in the food industry by highlighting women's experiences and the power in their strength.

90%

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!

RED: A Short Film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romance, LGBTQ

A story about growing up in the closet in what we now call Trump Country.

81%

This project got the green light!

All Roads Lead To Kill

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Romance

An Army Ranger comes home to find his girlfriend has left him for another man, which leads him down a dark and tormented path.

103%

This project got the green light!

Earth Day 2030

New York, United States Film Short
Comedy, Satire

In 2030, small-town residents fight about taking in more climate refugees. It doesn’t go well, and the children must clean up the mess.

81%

This project got the green light!

Trashy Booty

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Drama, Comedy

Two trans women find a hitchhiking robot outside Philly, and they join in a lesson of human kindness, until they face an unkind world.

89%

This project got the green light!

AMONG US

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama

Anna, a young pianist, needs to fight for her passion and future as a musician when she begins to go deaf.

82%

This project got the green light!

Idle Hands

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Action, Drama

A amateur fighter with a troubled past must grapple with buried memories prompted by a brutal attack and a desire for revenge.

90%

This project got the green light!

Kendall's Dream

Rolla, Missouri Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A girl stumbles upon an enchanted world only to discover its harmful secret.

113%

This project got the green light!

A Bleeding

Denton, Texas Film Short
LGBTQ, Experimental

A young queer man relives one night’s traumatic events three times over, piecing back together scattered memories and coming to terms with h

106%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Toronto, Canada Series
Comedy, Satire

Headshots is a comedy series set in a photo studio. Each episode features a new character getting their picture taken for a bizarre reason.

100%

This project got the green light!

Dyed in the Wool

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

During Ev’s endless job search, Freddie winds up in awkward social situations, where he can’t seem to bite his tongue.

126%

This project got the green light!

Mongrel

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, Thriller

A Realtor must find the strength to defend herself against a man and his dog when they visit her open house with sadistic occult intentions.

113%

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!

INVENTED Before You Were Born

San Anselmo, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

A white man's genealogy reveals a surprising twist - several communities founded by people his family once enslaved - he sets off to find ou

110%

This project got the green light!

Proximity

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A coming of age story of a young woman discovering her masculinity.

92%

This project got the green light!

Demons

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Horror

A young woman shocked by a toxic relationship develops a strange quality: menstrual blood that's corrosive to everything but her own body.

100%

This project got the green light!

COOKING SHOW

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

A cooking show where no one cooks.

130%

This project got the green light!

Ma Belle, My Beauty

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

When the third of a previously polyamorous romance visits, will confronting the past lead to a sensual re-awakening, or a painful whiplash?

85%

This project got the green light!

Older Brothers

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A stressed grad student wants to help find a job for his autistic older brother, Max, but all Max wants to do is throw a raging house party.

129%

This project got the green light!

Fantasy Pony

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Documentary

A mockumentary that chronicles the activities of three horse girls as they prepare for Calypso Township’s annual model horse competition.

101%

This project got the green light!

Under Fire

Tempe, Arizona Film Short
Action, Drama

An undercover CIA agent must choose between saving a kid, resulting in blowing her cover, or staying under to stop a larger threat.

80%

This project got the green light!

Teddy

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Teddy is a parallel story between a screenwriter and the characters he creates in order to win back his lost love.

84%

This project got the green light!

Imaginary Friend

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Helen’s isolated life is halted when she's given the opportunity to connect with people from her past using a new augmented reality device.

85%

This project got the green light!

Mapping Love

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Documentary, Family

Mary Alice weighs life-altering decisions about her health as she and her family explore the probable roots of their shared genetic mutation

112%

This project got the green light!

Ride in Progress

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A female-driven, R-rated comedy about the daunting task of finding your way back to yourself and to your friends after a breakup

100%

This project got the green light!

Circuit

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A young black teen's extraordinary fight to escape her captor who has forced her into sex slavery.

363%

This project got the green light!

HAMMURABI

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Horror

A deaf woman is inspired to kidnap a man she believes is her abusive birth father.

105%

This project got the green light!

Inside the Notebook

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

After 12 years, Istar, the most wanted girl in Egypt, returns to finally reunite with her mother. Ready to fight the Pharaoh and his army.

100%

This project got the green light!

PEW! PEW! PEW!

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Sci-Fi

When a jilted cosplayer confronts his romantic rival in the hotel bar at comic-con, the conflict is resolved the only way possible: a preten

101%

This project got the green light!

I Put the Bi in Bitter

Denver, Colorado Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

After coming to terms with her bisexuality, Sam attempts to now BE OUT in high school, but still struggles with constant heteronormativity.

113%

This project got the green light!

Halfhaus

Ellensburg, Washington Film Short
Horror, Thriller

A recovering addict must survive the haunting of her new residence - a halfway house - and lay the vengeful spirit to rest.

100%

This project got the green light!

DOCUMENT DAD

Peru, Vermont Film Feature
Documentary

A daughter takes a long road trip to reconnect with her father and untangle the web of his life.

124%

This project got the green light!

The TWO

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Romance

On the eve of their last day on earth, a man professes his love to a woman who cannot love him back.

86%

This project got the green light!

Luminary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Action, Fantasy

Rose and her fellow Luminaries travel into the forest to defend their village from the darkness encasing their world.

100%

This project got the green light!

RESTORED: Stories of Encounter

St. Charles, Illinois Series
Documentary, Shorts Program

In a time where people are struggling to see beauty, goodness & truth in the world, hope & renewal is found in the lives of everyday heroes.

102%

This project got the green light!

Little Messages

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Family, Teen

Siblings Daniel and Kara use notes as a way to stay connected through all of life's trials and tribulations.

160%

This project got the green light!

"Honeymoon" Horror Short Film

Bellingham, Washington Film Short
Horror, Thriller

Sleep while you still can

109%

This project got the green light!

Naked

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A restless mother seeks to rediscover herself by modeling nude for an art class, and ends up baring more than she planned.

188%

This project got the green light!

Runner

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A woman goes for a jog and witnesses something she can't run away from.

364%

This project got the green light!

By Night

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Crime

An office worker/graffiti artist clashes with a hooded figure who keeps painting butts on his neighborhood street art.

102%

This project got the green light!

P's in a Pod

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Best friends, Pete and Polly, attempt to navigate identity, sex, the MTA & more in this comedy web series.

82%

This project got the green light!

Joyriders

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Adventure, Sci-Fi

3 kids from the hood find an alien spaceship and take it on a joyride. They must decide to help the their world, or escape into the unknown.

103%

This project got the green light!

In Autumn They Fly Away

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Crime, Horror

In Autumn They Fly Away is a crime drama set in the 1950's. A single Mother will stop at nothing for the love and safety of her child.

80%

This project got the green light!

He Was Asking for It

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Four female friends entertain fantasies of violent revenge to console their friend after finding out her rapist won’t be serving time.

104%

This project got the green light!

Miracle Baby

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A congressman’s wife sets the stage on her cheating husband for a night of revenge, rage, revelations, and one unspeakable act.

122%

This project got the green light!

VR Food

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Horror

Unstable inventors stalk a filmmaker, after mistaking an art film, 'VR Food,' as a deadly rival.

103%

This project got the green light!

Red: A College of DuPage Short Film

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Comedy, Drama

An alcoholic clown struggles to get his life back on track after the loss of his son.

82%

This project got the green light!

Lolita Express (by Octavia Chavez-Richmond)

Dana Point, California Film Short
Drama

6 girls from different walks of life await their abuser on his private island. Only the youngest dares to escape.

86%

This project got the green light!

"410 Stamped"

Baltimore, Maryland Film Short
Action, Drama

An unlikely pair of Baltimore teens find themselves together on one wild night against a backdrop of curfews & over-policing.

88%

This project got the green light!

BEAM

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Sci-Fi

A hapless thief, gifted with a teleportation device, must fulfill one final job in order to save her family.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Lost Comet

Mexico City, Mexico Film Short
Drama, Music

Joining narrative film and dance, this story sheds light on a voiceless tragedy while racing through the iconic landmarks of Mexico City.

86%

This project got the green light!

Los Angeless

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

Los Angeless is an anthology series made up of 9 short films by 15 female filmmakers, set in an authentic, unromanticized version of L.A.

83%

This project got the green light!

CHAR'ACTORS

New York City, New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

The Char'Actors is a company of artists dedicated to the craft of acting and filmmaking. Our mission is to build each member individually &

119%

This project got the green light!

ADULTIN'

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Satire

ADULTIN’ explores the success or complete failures of mundane, but necessary, tasks adults face as we grow, learn & figure out our 20s.

100%

This project got the green light!

Otherwise a Woman

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama

After years of being sexually harassed and assaulted in the workplace, a woman fights to regain control of her life

95%

This project got the green light!

Chompy & The Girls

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A depressed woman meets her father for first time & their encounter goes from awkward to alarming when they witness a man swallow a girl.

80%

This project got the green light!

fishing

Los Angeles, California Series
Crime, Romantic Comedy

In an effort to find love and justice in an internet world, a group of friends end up knee-deep in a catfish scam ring.

82%

This project got the green light!

Parent/Teacher

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

A man discovers his daughter is bullying another student while attending her parent/teacher conference.

81%

This project got the green light!

Assisted Living

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Satire

Bridget and Jo are two high-powered personal assistants/failing feminists who test the boundaries of human decency to excel at their jobs.

108%

This project got the green light!

Black Lady Goddess

Newark, New Jersey Series
Drama, Fantasy

Set 50 years in the future where the world has found out that God is a black woman and reparations have been given to all aborginators...

125%

This project got the green light!

Three Men Named Mantas

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Romantic Comedy

A pregnant American makes a last ditch effort to find the elusive father of her child. His name: Mantas. His location: Lithuania.

107%

This project got the green light!

Crazy in Love web series - season two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two people. Four personalities. Too many issues to count. Can true love survive mental illness?

81%

This project got the green light!

From Russia With Motive Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two sisters leave their small village in Russia to find rich American husbands in Los Angeles.

100%

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!

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!

What Was Her Name?

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A recently dumped guy seeks out solace at a local bar with its quirky regulars

108%

This project got the green light!

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