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Hey, I'm Jim!

Brooksville, Maine

I'm a screenwriter/filmmaker (who acts in his own stuff, so I suppose I'm an actor too) living in Downeast Maine with my wife and two daughters.

 

My first short, This Time It's Shopping, has been selected in 14 film festival and won awards from 5.

You can view it here (4-min long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kjo-creLVk 

 

My romantic comedy screenplay, The Cult of Us, about two people falling in love as they try to rescure each other from their respective cult, was a Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinal script.

 

I am currently in pre-production for my dark-comedy, short film, Passive Aggressive Dads.

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Endless Light

Fairbanks • Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.


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White Crow

Los Angeles • Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.


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Brown With Blue

Atlanta • Drama, Romance

A handyman & his girlfriend struggle with substance abuse to cope with their problems.


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Passion & Progress

Lakeland • Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.


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Sinked Up

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.


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Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles • Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.


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Deforming Stillness

Austin • Drama, Transmedia

Web series focused around people subjected to sexual harassment/assault and what forms in the silences.


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CA Shorts

San Francisco • Other, Shorts Program

The strongest magnet of all is the possibility of reinvention.


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Desolation Center

Los Angeles • Documentary, Music

The untold story of influential Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture.


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Interiors

Middletown • Drama, Thriller

In 1954, two mixed-race sisters must navigate their chances for survival in a rigid black-and-white world.


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PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley • Documentary, History

PRESENT TIME will be the first and last film about life inside the Abbey.


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FOR GINA

Los Angeles • Drama

When 3 year old Sofia is diagnosed with cancer, the people who's lives she's touched must come to terms with love and loss.


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The Apple Tree

Portland • Drama, LGBTQ

A closeted high school football player is forced to volunteer at a retirement community after getting in trouble with the law, where he form


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The Talk

New York • Drama

When is it too soon to tell a child the truth?


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I Would Have Kissed You

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

After college, Olivia and Mattie find the real world isn't all that it's cracked up to be. But maybe friendship can keep them afloat? Maybe?


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Meeting My Mom: The CrossFit Priest

Los Angeles • Documentary

My formerly Jewish mom takes a road trip across the West meeting priests & visiting CrossFit gyms after being ordained a priest at age 60.


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King Ester

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.


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Echoes in Silence

New York • Drama, Experimental

Six women who are a manifestation of 1 woman embark on a journey of truth & self-discovery whilst formulating a sisterhood along the way.


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Chrysalis

Los Angeles • Drama, Sci-Fi

An astronaut trapped in cryo sleep on a damaged spacecraft uses a visceral childhood memory to break free from her coma and save her crew.


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You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A depressed man searches for meaning to stave off his own spontaneous combustion.


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Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend • Documentary

A documentary about Southeast Asian refugees, Latino immigrants, and rural Americans on a year-round migration to harvest wild mushrooms.


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The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston • Documentary, News

From Maine to New Mexico, citizens rise for free and fair elections but face opposition from entrenched political interests.


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ABRUPTIO

Los Angeles • Horror, Thriller

A loner must uncover a sinister race of beings before the explosive they've implanted in his neck detonates.


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Swipe Left to Live

Long Beach • Horror

A mysterious entity pits several girls against each other on Halloween night by forcing them to play a murderous game through their phones.


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DRIVER 113

Los Angeles • Film-Noir, Thriller

While mapping America’s forgotten roads, a lonely StreetView driver fears he may have witnessed a murder on his cameras.


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Seed of Doubt

Rochester • Thriller

Melissa and Scott’s dream home turns into a nightmare when they take on new tenants to make ends meet.


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The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York • Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.


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What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles • Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the future, criminals are reprogrammed into silent, unquestioning servants.


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The Yellow Wallpaper Feature Film

Stockton • Thriller

Trapped in her solitude and held captive by her husband, Jane descends into a deepening depression as the walls close in around her.


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Doors

New York • Horror, Mystery

Four stories of four women who each encounter supernatural events that shatter their personal perceptions of reality.


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Alone

Whitefish • Horror, Thriller

A woman with crippling social anxiety is cursed; she cannot be alone for more than 2 minutes and 17 seconds or "They" will come for her.


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Maiden

New York • Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.


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Displaced

New York • Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.


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The NEW FREEDOM

Denver • Horror, Thriller

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


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Locked Alone

New York • Thriller, Drama

Catherine, unwillingly locked in her new apartment, discovers hidden crimes behind an evil entity. Will she have any chances to survive?


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The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh • Mystery, Drama

An autistic museum technician stumbles onto a mystery and we learn that sometimes finding the answer takes a different way of thinking.


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Dying to Run

New York • Documentary

A documentary following the lives of three athletes diagnosed with a debilitating rare disease.


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Summer Hill

Baltimore • Drama

The teenagers of a rural town are confronted by the not-so-charming realities of their hometown on the eve of its annual beauty pageant.


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Watchdog

Seattle • Crime, Film-Noir

An investigative reporter is on the trail of corruption which leads her to cross paths with her past and an ethical dilemma.


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One Bird at a Time

Portland • Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.


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VOWS

New York • Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.


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Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken • Horror, Thriller

Or So the Story Goes brings alive a new terrifying tale- a home invasion horror story based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'.


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Agent of Change

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.


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New Recruits

Fremont • Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th


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Cohabitation

Milwaukee • Drama, Thriller

While a former paramedic lives a low-key life to cope with PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a vendetta against medical personnel.


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In the Blue Hour

New York • Drama, Experimental

What are we supposed to make of a life? A perfect hostess invites her friends to attend one last party - and you are invited!


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Speak Easy, B

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Experimental

Take a tender journey inside the desert of the mind, as B meditates on heartache, depression, and identity as a queer Asian woman.


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Wasteland

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A comedian rescues her estranged sister from being alone in LA and they fall apart together.


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Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill • Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.


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Planet Earth Symphony Film

Saugerties • Experimental, Global Celebration

Sure, the planet is in peril but don't buy into doomsday. Humans become extraordinary problem solvers when properly motivated.


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Birth of Pleasure

Atlanta • Drama, Experimental

Narrative dance-film which explores sensuality and modern issues around the female body, through a retelling of the Psyche and Cupid myth.


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People Like You

Los Angeles • Drama, Thriller

The heir to a fortune returns to his family estate to find a corpse, a beautiful woman, and the keys to an empire that hangs in the balance.


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ROTTEN

Seattle • Drama, Comedy

Forced to move from his home, an elderly widower must come to terms with his own identity, with the help of his vivacious best friend.


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Shield

New York • Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.


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Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie

Portland • Documentary

Some people sing karaoke. Others are karaoke people. This is a story about why it matters.


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Hello World: The Film

Atlanta • Documentary, Other

Software is everywhere. But who makes it? This film will uncover this hidden army of coders who make our lives work.


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The Forgotten

Los Angeles • Drama, Western

In the Old West, two women must defy the bigotry of their time to save an innocent life.


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Bye, Alicia

Los Angeles • Romantic Comedy, Comedy

Two quirky loners begin a romance off a dating app before it quickly descends into chaos thanks to a crazy ex-girlfriend named Alicia.


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Woke

New York • Comedy, Drama

A racially mixed , outspoken actress in New York City constantly being told ‘no’ and offering herself a 'yes'


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Smoked

Los Angeles • Comedy

A Postmates courrier's world is turned upside when she has to deliver bagels and lox to her old high school.


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The Mark

Atlanta • Comedy

Where we're going we don't need ropes...


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Pineapple 菠蘿

Hong Kong • Teen, Drama

In Hong Kong, a group of teenagers struggle for cultural validation while planning a fashion show at their international high school.


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YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles • Drama, War

When ISIS turns a mountain into a massacre, who can you save?


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Phosphene

New York • Drama, Fantasy

As drugs consume their lives, a homeless musician and an awkward office worker begin to experience magical symptoms.


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The Thin Green Line

Los Angeles • Documentary

The Trump administration wants to hire thousands of new Border Patrol agents, but has the agency left behind its shockingly violent past?


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39 1/2

San Francisco • Animation, Comedy

A comedy about a single female indie filmmaker who is pushing 40 and determined to have a baby before time runs out. Starring Beth Lisick.


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The Laser Effect

Baltimore • Drama, Sport

The story of Ty Laser, a high school star athlete, who struggles with the gravities of the past and the high expectations of the present.


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Are You Ok? Cause I'm OK.

New York • Other

Would you take mushrooms with your mother?


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Dom na Marse

Los Angeles • Drama, Sci-Fi

A bipolar woman must choose: follow her wife to an unfamiliar planet led by a cold-blooded regime, or endure alone on a deteriorating Earth.


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Multiverse

New York • Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Joanne gets a new perspective on a big life decision when she falls for Trudy, a vampire for whom all possible universes are reality.


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Hello Henry

Denton • Comedy, Drama

A lonely man finds the love of his life when a married woman moves in next door. Together they hire a hitman to kill the abusive husband.


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KNIGHT WATCH - Sci-Fi/Horror Proof of Concept Short

Los Angeles • Horror, Sci-Fi

An ambitious and reckless astronomer becomes obsessed with her husband’s secretive research of an ancient UFO.


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Park Slope Moms

New York • Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.


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Conversations in Apartment 3A

New York • Comedy

A comedic web series about two women in their late-20s facing the realities of living in New York City.


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Full Moon

Ellicott City • Horror, Thriller

Four high school friends nearing the end of their senior year, encounter strange horrors one fateful night.


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Romance Analyst

New York • Comedy

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.


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On Story Project

Austin • Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

On Story shares passionate discussions about the creative process of storytelling to audiences worldwide for free.


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Relations

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Two cousins have conflicting views on a secret sexual encounter from their youth.


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Period

Austin • Documentary

A documentary about the unheard needs of unheard women.


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I AM NOT ALONE

Hartford • Documentary, LGBTQ

After a diagnosis of ALS, a man determines to clarify his relationships: with his family, his community, with life itself


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Patient

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

Adrian Irons can recreate the symptoms of any disease, which he uses to train med students. But things get messy when the symptoms stick.


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SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles • Action, Drama

When a once-optimistic college color guard captain must work as a sign spinner to make ends meet, she's forced to reconsider her life plan.


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The Unknown Country

Dallas • Adventure, Experimental

The discovery of a forgotten family photograph sends Isabella on a journey through the belly of America. In her solitary quest, she navigate


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Dawn of Hearts

Ashland • Documentary

A pulsing journey through human life, from before birth to beyond death, revealing our heart is not a pump, but the biggest mystery of life.


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Roots of Fire

Lafayette • Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.


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Pozole

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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XJW | Coming Out of the Jehovah's Witness Religion

Denver • Documentary, Global Celebration

XJW | Coming Out of the Jehovah's Witness Religion Documentary Series


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F1

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

An Iranian student’s F1 visa gets revoked, forcing a family friend to babysit her for a weekend of LA adventures before being deported.


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Michael And Michael Are Gay

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

A satirical look at gay marriage through the eyes of two neurotic married misfits named Michael.


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Junie & Frank

New York • Comedy, Family

Frank's granddaughter, Junie, won't answer his calls. So he fibs a little.


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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 Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul • Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.


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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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Aperture

New York • Drama, Family

A grad student's life is turned upside down when he is named the guardian for his little cousin.


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Rich Kids

Houston • Drama

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.


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Stronger Than Pretty

New York • Drama, Romance

A young mother's "American Dream" turns into a living nightmare, until she listens to a voice she hadn't heard before; her own!


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Carbon

Metuchen • Drama, Science

Unable to accept her daughter's sudden death, Dr. Lauren Atwood, attempts to clone her deceased daughter and carry the clone to term.


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Swine Country: A Community Polluted Fighting For Change

Raleigh • Documentary

In eastern North Carolina, animals are sick, fish are dying, and people are fighting to make sure they aren't next.


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Mama Drama

Fairfield • Comedy, Drama

A suburban mom has a falling out with her friends via text messages. It takes her 10-year-old daughter to remind of what really matters.


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The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Boston • 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


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Architect Blues

Atlanta • Drama, Other

A short film that explores the side hustle every black woman has that keeps her pockets empty.


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Closure

Los Angeles • Comedy, Film-Noir

Following her mother’s funeral, Nina flies to Los Angeles and navigates a bizarre mix of Angelenos as she searches for her missing sister.


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Hide and Seek

Washington • Drama, Sci-Fi

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


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

Los Angeles • 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!


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EMIKO

Seattle • Horror, Thriller

A kind caregiver watches over a deeply ill woman only to discover not everything appears as it seems and something far sinister lies within.


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Joanne

Brussels • Horror, Thriller

Joanne thinks she's normal; the Conspiracy knows better, she’s a bellwether. They kidnap her and find she's more than even she knew.


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EN MACHINA

Los Angeles • Comedy, Sci-Fi

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


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The Benefits of Gusbandry

Portland • Comedy, LGBTQ

Love is so gay. One Woman, One Man, a lot of weed, a little crying and NO sexual attraction whatsoever. "Hilarious, irreverent.." - OUT.com


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Nyogon: together

Dissan • Documentary

Sometimes global change starts with local action.


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Groupers

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A female grad student captures 2 homophobic males to be a part of a controversial experiment at the bottom of an empty pool.


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Thirsty Girl

Los Angeles • Drama

A young woman is consumed with her obsession over LA's drought as a means to avoid the fact her mother is dying of cancer.


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Root For The Villain

New York • Comedy, Drama

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


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Pieces Season 3 Web Series

New York • Action, Drama

Pieces is about a group of girls from Brooklyn NY who discovers this secret world of Credit card scamming.


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HH

New York • Sci-Fi, Thriller

Trapped in a strange facility, prisoners must solve puzzles and learn to trust each other while dealing with the virtual warden, a talking c


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Boys on the Inside

Seattle • Documentary

Boys on the Inside is a feature documentary about ‘boy’ culture in women’s prisons in Washington State.


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The Ties That Bind

Chapel Hill • Documentary, LGBTQ

When the youngest sibling unexpectedly “gets real”, an uneasy yet courageous journey of transformation ensues for a Southern family.


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DUST: A Fairy Tale

New York • Comedy, Drama

What would you give up, to grow up? A group of fallen fairies trade in their wings and pixie dust to become "real women" in New York City.


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Docket 32357

New York • Drama

A high profile case gives Alex, a gifted lawyer, the rare opportunity to ascend to the elite in his profession and he is willing to achieve


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The Things We Do When We're Alone (feature)

Brooklyn • Comedy, Drama

what happens when you don't just love music, but live by it.


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El Migrante

Chula Vista • Drama, Foreign Film

A young boy is forced to migrate out of the Mexican countryside into the city to work.


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The Sibling Code

• Comedy

A hilarious comedy about a sister and brother who must come to consensus as they plan a funeral.


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Actress

• Documentary

A film about starring in the movie of your life.


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A New York Pair

New York • Romantic Comedy

What happens when Molly and Charles must decide between ambition and love in New York City?


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FOG CITY

San Francisco • Drama, Mystery

A solitary amateur ballplayer confronts an invisible past in plain view of a new teammate.


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