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Hey, I'm Jake!

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Storyteller. Filmmaker. Screenwriter. Warrior-Monk of DIY. Former paratrooper. Devoted husband and father of four. Wrote and directed the feature film, No Sanctuary (2013). Graduated with a Certificate in Feature Film Writing from UCLA. Works at Harrisburg Area Community College as a Media Specialist.

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Pozole

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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Feral - A post-apocalyptic feature film

Denver • Sci-Fi, Thriller

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


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The Shift

Boston • Drama, Thriller

A lingering encounter with a troubled stranger causes a confident young woman to wrestle with power, agency, and violation.


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Wolves Inside

Austin • 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.


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Wise Gals

Boston • Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.


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The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles • Adventure, Comedy

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


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Marisol

New York • Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.


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Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

Kearney • Drama, Experimental

A paranoid late night phone call becomes a reflection on nature and death, in the calm expanse of a crane sanctuary.


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The Gift

San Francisco • Fantasy, Drama

In a parallel universe, an isolated girl who is bullied for her uncommonly large ears finds solace in an unusual friendship with a crow.


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The Alluring Frontier

Phoenix • Sci-Fi, Western

A small town in the old west gets consumed by a dark force that uses the power of temptation to try and turn everyone into demonic minions.


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The Cold Days of Summer

Utica • Crime, Drama

A boxer battles injury, criminals, and an authoritarian school board to save his scholarship and learn the true cost of the American dream


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Emma Was Here

Medford • Drama

A terminally-ill woman goes on a trip with friends before deciding whether she will go through with her choice of physician-assisted dying.


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Miles Underwater

San Antonio • Drama, Family

A coming of age story about a thirteen year old who is pathologically afraid of water and must confront the mysteries of his past.


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Give And Take

Asheville • Comedy, Documentary

In this sincere comedy about parenting, a father who's lost custody of his rebellious daughter kidnaps her in a plan to save her future.


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LION KILLER

Houston • Drama

Fighting Solves Everything


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Parallel Chords

St. Louis • Drama, Music

A young violinist struggles to break free from her pianist father to find her own voice.


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The Way It Goes

Shawnee • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Sometimes life just doesn't go as planned.


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The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township • Drama, Fantasy

A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.


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Between Heaven and Hell

Riverside • Drama, Fantasy

On 11/22/63, John F. Kennedy, CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley all died within moments of each other and meet in a place “somewhere beyond death”


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Drought

Wilmington • Comedy, Drama

The summer after high school, Sam searches for a better life for herself and younger brother with Autism.


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Project Gaslight

Rochester • Horror, Thriller

New tenants harbor a secret that jeopardizes a young family as the pregnant wife descends into paranoia and delusion.


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The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis • Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.


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Lost Bayou

Lafayette • Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.


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Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle • Comedy, Satire

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


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Stormie

Santa Maria • Biography, Drama

An adopted Hispanic teenager looks for his birth family in an attempt to find his place of belonging.


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Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco • Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.


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Mow

Boston • Comedy, Drama

The film is a grounded comedy that follows a struggling mother and son in the wake of a questionable job termination as they try to pay thei


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A Room Full of Nothing

Austin • Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.


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nēar

Stockton • Crime, Drama

"nēar" follows 17-year-old Julian upon his escape from the hospital on Christmas Eve, the day which is literally the last day of his life.


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The Place in Between

Austin • Comedy, Drama

What could possibly go wrong when a mom and her teenage daughter meet for the first time on a road trip across TX? . . . Everything.


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I'll Be Around

Los Angeles • Drama, Comedy

Against the backdrop of a post-punk music festival, a handful of 30-somethings deal with a wide variety of social and philosophical issues


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ACID TEST (feature film)

Houston • Comedy, Drama

The absurdly dramatic coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who launches a rebellion when she drops acid and goes home to her parents.


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This Is Our Home

Media • Drama, Thriller

A struggling couple's weekend getaway goes awry when a child arrives in the middle of the night claiming he's their son.


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High Note

Friday Harbor • Crime, Musical

Just your everyday druggie, dramedy, indie musical filled to the brim with Germans, Jesus, banjos, bongos, and backstabbings.


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Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids

New Philadelphia • Sport, LGBTQ

A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse


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The Atavist

Pittsfield • Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.


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D.I.Y.

Philadelphia • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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Big Dog City

San Francisco • Drama, Other

Set within Bay Area art/slacker culture, we follow two characters as they weave across a place and identity which doesn't fit them anymore.


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What Lies West

Santa Rosa • Adventure, Drama

Two girls desperate to create their own adventure set out into the wilderness of California on a daring hike to the coast.


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"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York • Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.


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Palace

Upland • Drama, Family

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.


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Bedsheet Man

Bradenton • Comedy, Drama

A middle aged man looses his son to suicide only to find a strange way to cope with his grief. He becomes the superhero that his son always


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White Death

Needham • Drama

A construction worker tries to leave the family business to pursue his life long dream of making a documentary about great white sharks.


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Epiphany

Tarpon Springs • Drama, Family

A young girl struggles to create a relationship with her father after the death of her aunt who raised her.


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Mini Lights

Saint Petersburg • Horror

A group of skaters roams the haunted nooks of St. Petersburg Fl. where an unquenchable tragedy watches from the darkness waiting for a host.


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Xerxes

Jersey City • Sci-Fi, Thriller

While recovering at his estranged childhood home from cochlear implant surgery, Xerxes spirals down the rabbit hole and may never climb out.


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High

Tabernash • Drama, Experimental

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


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worst.christmas.ever.

Youngstown • Comedy, Teen

A dark comedy about a 15-year-old girl whose entire world falls apart after she discovers that she's pregnant on Christmas Eve.


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A Stray Ember

Lancaster • 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.


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Just Like The Men

Bellingham • Comedy, History

Two failing artists find a lost screenplay and decide to give history the middle finger.


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Minneapolis (the movie)

Minneapolis • Comedy, Family

A cocky news anchor team gets stuck "mentoring" an at-risk teen. Shenanigans and dastardly weather conditions ensue…


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WILLIE, JAMALEY & THE CACACOON

Phoenixville • Adventure, Comedy

Two misfits adventure out to prove the existence of a local mythological creature.


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The Blue Whale

Catoosa • Teen, Drama

In 1980's rural Oklahoma a teenage boy meets a girl from California who helps him break out of his shell and learn the truth of his heritage


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Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles • Drama, Satire

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


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Rainmaker

Missoula • Drama, Thriller

A young mother struggles with the demon of her eating disorder and the implication that it holds for her six-year-old daughter.


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TIJUANA

Los Angeles • Drama, Crime

In 1920's Tijuana, a French-born woman helps her husband become the Chief of Police to guarantee her monopoly of smuggling tequila up north.


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Bitter Taste

New York • Drama

A dark drama about a Scottish Michelin-star Chef who relives memories of his childhood through cooking.


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Interference

New York • Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.


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Exposure

Pepin • Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?


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Soiled Doves

Los Angeles • 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.


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Bertoia

Philadelphia • Documentary

Enter the metal forest and journey through the soundscape left behind by iconic artist Harry Bertoia.


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Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles • Comedy

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


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F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles • Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)


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Girl Clown the Feature Film

New York • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A quirky romantic comedy about a mousy woman who attempts to overcome her shyness by becoming a clown. Based on the award-winning short.


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THIS IS MEG

Los Angeles • 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.


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BRIDES TO BE

Seattle • LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.


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Kinesthesia

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.


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See You On the Other Side

Seattle • Romance, Sci-Fi

Love is a superpower.


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Across The Tracks

Atlanta • Drama, Family

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


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ROAM

Lexington-Fayette • Action

A young boy must defend his right to live on a desolate and destroyed Earth.


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2012

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