Hey, I'm WATTS!
Los Angeles, California
WATTS is the directing duo of Tripp Watt and Jenna Watt. One comes from the South, and the other... South Africa.
The two met in high school in TN where they skipped class to make stop motion animations together. Tripp received a scholarship to film school and attended for a year before dropping out, selling everything, and moving with Jenna to a tiny apartment in New York City. In NYC Tripp and Jenna took on any production position they could land. Learning the craft and getting the shit kicked out of them.
Finally, they directed their first project - a stop motion / live action music video "Expanding Anyway" which was created on a $50 budget but became a viral smash - catapulting the duo into the music video and commercial world.
WATTS, now in Los Angeles have carried their signature quirky and colorful style into all of their projects.
In 2015, WATTS created their first short film in VR. The film screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and established the duo as pioneers in VR storytelling. WATTS has since directed numerous music videos and shorts in VR, and their most recent 10 part VR travel series was picked up by Discovery China.
Projects I'm Supporting
Gleahan and the Knaves of Industry
An opportunistic asshole joins the quest of a delusional man who thinks he’s in a fantasy world.
The Inner Edge
A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.
The summer after high school, Sam searches for a better life for herself and younger brother with Autism.
A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.
Bring Me an Avocado
When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.
Struggling mother loses her job & faces eviction until her 18 y.o. son starts a lawn mowing business that pays off w/ some “risky business.”
A Room Full of Nothing
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.
Just your everyday druggie, dramedy, indie musical filled to the brim with Germans, Jesus, banjos, bongos, and backstabbings.
Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids
A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse
A construction worker tries to leave the family business to pursue his life long dream of making a documentary about great white sharks.
A young girl struggles to create a relationship with her father after the death of her aunt who raised her.
A dark comedy about a 15-year-old girl whose entire world falls apart after she discovers that she's pregnant on Christmas Eve.
WILLIE, JAMALEY & THE CACACOON
Two misfits adventure out to prove the existence of a local mythological creature.
The Wonderful World of Hunter Wood
An eccentric young man goes to outrageous lengths to woo the new girl in the neighborhood.
A young mother struggles with the demon of her eating disorder and the implication that it holds for her six-year-old daughter.
A couple journeys up the California coastline, exploring their history and undeniable connection.
A former kids' TV star attempts to establish a real music career, but must face opposition from a music producer with ulterior motives.
Mann & Quinn
A Middle Eastern woman, separated from her husband, spends a romantic New Year's evening with a mannequin.
The Business of Being a Dog
Two doggy inventors fight the clock on an impossible deadline to get their latest dog toy to market. Balls, Bones, Business meetings.
Finishing "Rich Kids" the movie
A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.
A group of transgender male friends live, love and bind in Brooklyn.
A family is tested by issues ranging from homelessness to infertility. Moving from one generation to the next, can Love conquer all?
A girl's dream to be a dancer is cut short when the Nazis invade Paris. Her daughters carry on her legacy, honoring their unbreakable bond.
With time running out for the wild salmon of Bristol Bay, Alaska, one filmmaker asks the question, "How do you save what you love?"
Maya is devastated, lost, and doesn't know who she is... Can she let go of the past and her ego to find healing and inner peace?
A two hander about a platonic best-friendship that culminates in a city wide search for $7,000 to pay off gambling debt and save their lives