Hey, I'm Jessica!

Los Angeles, California

Actor//Director//Writer//Producer

My Projects

My Films

Abby and Tabby are both on the run. When their paths cross, they form an unlikely friendship.

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Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

2018

 • Series

by Jessica Erin Martin

Projects I'm Supporting

"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!

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!

The Bachelorette Party

Orcas, Washington Film Feature
Comedy, Horror

Six girlfriends go to a remote island for a bachelorette party, where they go from fighting off bad hangovers to fighting for their lives.

127%

This project got the green light!

Matt and Dan Season 2

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

"Matt and Dan Season 2" is the hilarious and absurd continuation of the gay sketch comedy YouTube series "Matt and Dan".

101%

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!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Comedy, Satire

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

83%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
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.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Film Feature
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.

292%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

125%

This project got the green light!

Virtually

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

A woman struggling in a post-apocalyptic wasteland discovers a VR machine and finds love while repeating the same VR sunset over and over.

112%

This project got the green light!

Bitter Taste

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

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

101%

This project got the green light!

Invisible

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

Driven by his mother’s fight against Fibromyalgia, filmmaker Nick meets an athlete, an advocate, & a migrant, while worried about his health

127%

This project got the green light!

Control

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A woman suffering from OCD tries to write a suicide note that takes into consideration every single loose end in her life.

181%

This project got the green light!

The Black Cowboy

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Documentary, History

History You Cannot Hide

81%

This project got the green light!

Female Friendly

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

A female-driven, buddy comedy about two women and their pursuit in female friendly porn production!

82%

This project got the green light!

Paper Birds, Film Production Fund

Oakland, California Film Short
Action, Drama

A desperate TV starlet with a rocky career makes an attempt at getting back in the spotlight by joining the circus

135%

This project got the green light!

All American Kids

New York City, New York Series
Documentary, Family

Celebrating the many ways WE ARE ALL AMERICAN, this documentary/animated kids series transports young audiences across the country.

115%

This project got the green light!

Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

At her bridal shower, a bride-to-be acknowledges her doubts, begs for help and takes action—with catastrophic consequences.

145%

This project got the green light!

Hutterite

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Film Short
Drama

Marigold, a young girl living in a Hutterite Colony must choose between her life in the commune and the freedom of the outside world.

90%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.

115%

This project got the green light!

Tomorrow Never Knows Film

Boulder, Colorado Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A documentary film about love and choice, accompanying a couple on their journey toward a conscious death.

95%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Film Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Drama, Family

After the death of her baby sister, a 7-year-old girl, with the help of an imaginary friend, creates an extraordinary world to save her fami

100%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Sylphvania Grove

New York City, New York Film Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.

210%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin, Wisconsin Film Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Technophobe Davy Ludd is dragged online by a hipster co-worker in the meandering quest to find his long lost sweetheart Rose.

106%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles, California Series
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.

87%

This project got the green light!

UnCorked - A Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

Six women changing their lives one glass at a time...

112%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.

102%

This project got the green light!

Hide and Seek

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

An indie rock musician turned stay-at-home dad makes an impulsive wish, propelling him into an alternate reality.

130%

This project got the green light!

The Secret Nobody Knows

New York City, New York Film Short
Romance, War

A woman’s parting gift to a solider reveals the secret to their uncertain future.

105%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

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

82%

This project got the green light!

Women's March - a documentary by TrimTab Media

San Francisco, California Film Short
Action, Documentary

On January 21, 2017, millions of women came together in solidarity to march in cities across America.

108%

This project got the green light!

Grab This

Jacksonville, Florida Film Short
Drama

Set against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential Campaign, a woman is sexually assaulted by a co-worker, and tries to regain her sanity.

110%

This project got the green light!

A Rugby Story

Benghazi, Libya Film Feature
Documentary, Sport

A group of rugby players from Benghazi cope with the politics of a civil war as they come together to form Libya’s first national team.

104%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles, California Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches

Durham, North Carolina Film Feature
Documentary

Racial tensions rise in Myrtle Beach, SC, with 2 competing motorcycle festivals - one black, one white - in a historically segregated town.

92%

This project got the green light!

Distance

Los Angeles, California Series
Romantic Comedy

a long distance love story told from two perspectives - HIS (directed by a fella) and HERS (directed by a lady)

100%

This project got the green light!

Uprooting Addiction (previously titled Recovering Community)

Cornwall, Litchfield County Film Feature
Documentary

Personal Stories of Addiction and the Transformative Power of Recovery.

85%

This project got the green light!

Again

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A man watches Groundhog Day again, and again, and again, as a strange woman fixes him lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?

107%

This project got the green light!

Seekers of the Lost Worlds

Wesley Chapel, Florida Film Feature
Adventure, Fantasy

After receiving a mysterious ancient tablet, two unlikely adventurers are set on quest to find the lost continent of Atlantis.

106%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

The After Party

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Mystery, Thriller

A well-known party girl stops in a dive bar for a nightcap and discovers she shares a horrific secret with four mysterious women.

110%

This project got the green light!

Hard-ish Bodies

Austin, Texas Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

An ensemble comedy featuring the men and women of Stoney’s Rock Hard Palace - a male strip club with dancers of all shapes and sizes.

150%

This project got the green light!

Cowboy Poetry

Elko, Nevada Film Short
Documentary, Western

A short film about the 2017 National Cowboy Poetry gathering that observes cowboy musicians and poets both on and off the stage

114%

This project got the green light!

Royally: An Original Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A millennial burnout runs a private princess party company as a front for small-time cons, petty theft, and drug peddling.

102%

This project got the green light!

SOBER OCTAVES

Providence, Rhode Island Film Short
Music, Experimental

An extended visual album following the journey of three young black men as they battle with societal conformity.

99%

This project got the green light!

EN MACHINA

Los Angeles, California VR Experience
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two inventors, Steve and Steve, create the world's first true artificial intelligence in their garage.

102%

This project got the green light!

Lapsed

Los Angeles, California Series
Thriller, Drama

A politician who suffers from blackouts unravels the mystery behind her mother’s murder by dealing with fragmented memories & dark secrets.

100%

This project got the green light!

Library Hours: A New Film by Jim Vendiola

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Romance

A provocative, sex-positive, long-distance love story about books and bondage.

121%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Love in the Last Five Days

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Thriller

A dark comedy set at the outset of zombie apocalypse. How do you find a reason to live on when everything you love is slowly slipping away?

93%

This project got the green light!

Avowed

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young nun to be struggles to understand why her patient lacks sentience. A film about disability, feminism, and tested faith.

116%

This project got the green light!

Half the Picture

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

All Güt Things

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Documentary

Texas German, once the primary language of over 100,000 Texans, is about to go extinct as a group of researchers attempt to preserve it.

80%

This project got the green light!

Twelfth Night

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Romance

A girl washes up on the shore in the coastal town of Illyria. What follows is a story of love, loss, and a little harmless revenge.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Big Heist

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Documentary, Satire

An Inconvenient Truth + The Big Short for our broken healthcare system.

150%

This project got the green light!

Real Artists

San Francisco, California Film Short
Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job; but then discovers the truth of the modern "creative" process.

112%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Romance, Comedy

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

133%

This project got the green light!

Root For The Villain

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world where 1% of the population has superpowers, Lana is a young parole officer who works with nonviolent super-villains.

90%

This project got the green light!

TableTalk - Season One

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Fantasy

A group a friends deal with the changing rules of life seen through the lens of their weekly board-game night.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Karate Tortoise Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Damsel goes on a quest to protect the clumsy superhero, Karate Tortoise, from becoming the lunch of the evil chef, Fatty Bonati.

103%

This project got the green light!

10 Days in December - Proof of Concept

San Francisco, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

One day you'll fall in love.

124%

This project got the green light!

Iron

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Drama, History

During the First World War, an unflinching young woman is determined to defy traditional roles by becoming a night watchman on the railroad.

114%

This project got the green light!

Soulmates

Burlington, Vermont Film Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Samantha and Jessamine's small-town "married" way of life is suddenly jeopordized by two out-of-staters: Jess's new fiancé and a corporation

83%

This project got the green light!

The Chebo

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Horror

An irreverent send-up to family creature features from the 80's and 90’s.

113%

This project got the green light!

Third Candidates

Washington, District of Columbia Series
Documentary

Why is it rare, and not the norm, to have more than two major candidates? We interview experts and follow candidates learn why.

83%

This project got the green light!

Ollie and Molly Can't Get Arrested

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Ollie and Molly can't get arrested. Or so they think! Follow the misadventures of two unemployed actors in this comedic romp through NYC.

89%

This project got the green light!

Custodian

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Animation, Fantasy

The macabre account of a man whose inner demons drive him to seek redemption in the aftermath of bloodshed.

101%

This project got the green light!

Pin Up! The Movie

Boulder, Colorado Film Feature
Documentary, Transmedia

Dangerous. Sexy. All American Girl.

101%

This project got the green light!

A punk Daydream

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Indonesia has one of the biggest punk scenes in the world, amidst poverty, pollution and oppression.

101%

This project got the green light!

A Horse of a Different Color

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Feature
Documentary

The journey I took into the world of a physically disabled blind man struggling to be normal in an able bodied abnormal world.

101%

This project got the green light!

Time Well Spent

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii County Film Feature
Documentary, Sport

A story of four boys who go on the surf trip of a lifetime to discover their worth, and that your past does not define your future.

101%

This project got the green light!

Thich Nhat Hanh 2016 Movie Distribution Tour

West Orange, New Jersey Series
Documentary, Animation

June Film Festival & Aug 2016 Theatrical Launch of (2) Thich Nhat Hanh Movies “Planting Seeds of Mindfulness” & ”The 5 Powers”

100%

This project got the green light!

The Great Flip-Off

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Documentary, History

Facing extinction, the last extreme circus bareback riders unite for one final, death-defying performance.

128%

This project got the green light!

Risking Light

Saint Paul, Minnesota Film Feature
Documentary

A mother embraces her child’s killer. A torture survivor ponders revenge. What is harder, or more crucial, than forgiving the unforgivable?

100%

This project got the green light!

Don't Talk About the Baby

Washington, District of Columbia Film Feature
Documentary

There shouldn't be a stigma surrounding miscarriage, stillbirth or infertility. This has happened to someone you know--Let's talk about it.

95%

This project got the green light!

Signing Out

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ

Sarah & Amy unknowingly visit the same therapist years after their romantic relationship ends, forcing them to face what actually happened.

91%

This project got the green light!

Garbage

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Jean and Jacob want to get their shit together, but Jean and Jacob need to get drunk first.

94%

This project got the green light!

The Hard Way

Missoula, Montana Film Short
Documentary

An inspiring story about an 89-year-old trail runner who does things the hard way to maintain purpose, momentum and vitality.

103%

This project got the green light!

Eulogilia

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A young woman obsessed with writing unconventional eulogies fights to prove her sanity in order to survive group therapy.

100%

This project got the green light!

Hearts of Glass

Jackson, Wyoming Film Feature
Documentary

The first year in the life of an innovative vertical greenhouse in Jackson, Wyoming that employs community members with disabilities.

111%

This project got the green light!

Behind Closed Doors: Dana's Story

Dallas, Texas Film Short
Drama

Based on a true story, a 12 year old is thrust into the world of domestic human trafficking. Incredibly, her mother brokers the deal.

94%

This project got the green light!

ANTI-POACHING: Coastal Mozambique

Mozambique, Mozambique Film Feature
Documentary

Anti-Poaching: Successful Tactics and Strategies.

100%

This project got the green light!

Rideout: One Last Summit

Chiang Mai, Roi Et Film Feature
Documentary

The story of a man leaving home to go home.

100%

This project got the green light!

A Queen For The People

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Bob the Drag Queen's career is on the rise. Where the hell she off to next?

104%

This project got the green light!

Helen

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Horror

An office all-nighter becomes a living nightmare as a FURY haunts Helen, until she faces her demons both within and without.

200%

This project got the green light!

Saving For The Day

Missoula, Montana Film Feature
Adventure

A hermit accountant reluctantly goes on a journey through 15 different genres to find treasure, love, and to become a hero.

89%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (short film)

Houston, Texas Film Short
Drama, Family

A short film about dropping acid and going home to your parents! Trip alongside Jenny as her concert night turns into family absurdity.

89%

This project got the green light!

Colton

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

A young man, influenced by an insidious online entity, is coerced towards extremism and is driven to consider a desperate act of violence.

102%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary Women

San Francisco, California Series
Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.

103%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Janie, ventures to LA where she finds freedom inspired by a friendship with the fantastical Pixie.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Long Haul

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in a documentary featuring six "Average Joes"

113%

This project got the green light!

Things I Hate

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A nice gal endures the indignities and humiliations of life in the big city, one episode at a time.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Camel's Back

Nairobi, Kenya Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A beautiful short film exploring what healing and letting go can mean for a 13 year old teenage girl struggling with growing pains.

123%

This project got the green light!

Magic Pills

Toronto, Canada Film Feature
Documentary, Science

Homeopathy - the medicine they don't want you to know about. We need finishing funds! US contributions are tax deductible!

133%

This project got the green light!

Hijabi

Austin, Texas Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Alia, a Muslim-American teenager, has a secret night out with her friends that ends in an unexpected confrontation with her father.

112%

This project got the green light!

L'Appetito Venduto - Sale of An Appetite

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Film Short
Foreign Film, Fantasy

A tramp sells his appetite to a wealthy gentleman. He is offered a very favorable pay, but he's unaware of the burden he's taking on.

126%

This project got the green light!

Electric Bleau

Atlanta, Georgia Film Feature
Thriller

In 1980’s New Orleans, a biracial punk rocker must destroy a cursed heirloom before she repeats the same deadly cycle as her ancestors.

101%

This project got the green light!

37 Problems

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A single 37 year-old screenwriter is totally focused on her career until she finds out she has one egg left.

100%

This project got the green light!

BRIDES TO BE

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

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

112%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles, California Film Short
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.

141%

This project got the green light!

See You On the Other Side

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Love is a superpower.

111%

This project got the green light!

She Lights Up Well

Detroit, Michigan Film Feature
Comedy

A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.

96%

This project got the green light!

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