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Hey, I'm Jon!

Los Angeles, California

I teach Visual Effects to adults with autism at Exceptional Minds in Los Angeles.  I will be returning to Minnesota this summer to produce a feature length psychological thriller in my hometown.

 

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Miles Underwater

San Antonio • Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.


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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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Stallion of a Dream: California & the Camarillo White Horse

Ojai • Documentary, History

Before low-riders and hotrods, California was the birthplace of an endangered horse that became part of our California cultural identity.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scab Vendor - The Life and Times of Jonathan Shaw

Los Angeles • Biography, Documentary

A deep scrutiny into the life of one of America's last outlaws, Scab Vendor is the story of tattooist, writer, and pirate, Jonathan Shaw.


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The Water is My Sky

St. Louis • Documentary, Sport

Two dedicated swimmers must temporarily sacrifice their professional lives to pursue their dreams of earning a world number 1 ranking


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Pozole

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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Nun Habits Series

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

A weed-smoking nun befriends a gay high school senior. Together, they reconcile their personal beliefs with the teachings of the Church.


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Sirens

Los Angeles • Drama, Fantasy

A mermaid is asked to use her powers of hypnosis to help a woman forget her son who was killed by a police officer.


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Final Refrain

Baltimore • Drama, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian world where art and music are forbidden, a passionate piano player must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for her music.


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Chasing the Dragon

Salt Lake City • Thriller, LGBTQ

A transgender detective gets blocked by local transphobic PD. Never beaten, she pushes back and discovers who the real culprits are


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Failure is an Option

Los Angeles • Comedy, Shorts Program

Katrina is adult-ing and trying to find success through depression, even if that means showering once a day.


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Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.


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A Day Unto Nothing

Orange • Drama, Shorts Program

The day before the funeral of his older brother, a young skater attempts to escape his newfound existential fears by having a normal day.


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By Crook

Milwaukee • Adventure, Comedy

A trust fund kid posts bail and skips town with her accomplice as they flee the country, robbing their way towards Mexico.


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The Ascent

Los Angeles • Crime, Fantasy

A master interrogator on the Los Angeles Police Department faces his greatest opponent in a murder suspect claiming supernatural origins.


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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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Garden DayZe

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

Garden DayZe explores the "daddy issues" between the daughter of a gay man and his young lover in the face of unexpected tragedy.


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5 Faces Of Hell

Los Angeles • Horror, Thriller

In this dark comedy horror anthology, five strangers learn of their impending fates in five tales of of terror!


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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 THIRD ACT

Guilford • Comedy

Lola and Roxy, best friends and baby boomers, renegotiate their contracts with life and love.


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THORP

Danbury • Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.


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Untitled Oxnard Project

Littlerock • Documentary

Do you think you know who picks your strawberries? Think again.


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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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Hyphen

Boston • Drama, Fantasy

A poetic journey of memory and fantasy told through the eyes of four versions of an artist as she creates her own self-identity.


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Danielle's Boat

Los Angeles • Drama, Family

Lonely and missing friends after moving, 14yr old Danielle builds a boat and takes on the neighbor bully who seeks to thwart her plans.


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Monstr Web Series

Seattle • Horror, LGBTQ

Mixing horror, comedy, and LGBT themes, Monstr is about a young gay man who downloads the wrong dating app and meets literal monsters!


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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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Minnesota Mean

Saint Paul • Documentary, Sport

The quirky and powerful women of the internationally competitive MN RollerGirls, risking life and limb for a chance to be best in the world.


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42 Seconds

Atlanta • Drama

After two strangers share a connection; one of them questions the encounter after discovering the tragedy that brought them together.


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Forever Red

Baltimore • Drama, Mystery

Two former intelligence operatives from the cold war reunite 40 years later and are forced to confront a dark secret from their past.


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A Whole New World

Los Angeles • Music, Experimental

A music video for an inventive new arrangement of A Whole New World questions our use of technology.


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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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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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Gleahan and the Knaves of Industry

Duluth • Adventure, Comedy

An opportunistic asshole joins the quest of a delusional man who thinks he’s in a fantasy world.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 girls 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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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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The Wonderful World of Hunter Wood

Los Angeles • Comedy

An eccentric young man goes to outrageous lengths to woo the new girl in the neighborhood.


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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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Virtually

Los Angeles • 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.


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Bloody Maria

Los Angeles • Horror, Comedy

Rival catholic school cholas must join together with supernatural powers in order to stop Lupe Velez, an evil chola spirit released in East


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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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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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The Invaders

New York • Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.


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Petit Rat

New York • Documentary, Family

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.


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Seymour the Unfortunate Vampire

New York • Comedy, Horror

A recently turned vampire struggles to put the pieces of his life back together with the help of his friends & trouble at every turn.


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Time Can Break Your Heart

New York • Drama

When a young woman and an older man meet in a beautiful park, both must navigate the delicate mystery of how love and memory are entwined.


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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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Cinematcher - Lights.Camera.Connect.

New York • Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Hire and Get Hired for Film, TV and Digital Projects Instantly - globally


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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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Breasts

New Orleans • Drama

When a working mother mentions to her male co-worker that she has to pump her breasts, he slaps her with a sexual harassment complaint.


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Corporately Challenged

Los Angeles • Comedy

A (somewhat) recent college graduate lands her first real job working with an eccentric group in corporate America.


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Lily 'N' Rose

Denver • Drama

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


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The Very Last Day

Taipei • Thriller, Drama

A story of rape and revenge in a psychological thriller that takes a soulful approach to an important subject.


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An Act of Terror

Charlotte • Drama, History

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


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Presley Dent

Los Angeles • Animation, Comedy

When Betty lands a job campaigning for populist Presley Dent, she discovers her favorite candidate isn't as honest as she hoped.


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Sylphvania Grove

New York • Adventure, Fantasy

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


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Welcome Home

Albany • Comedy

When life handed them lemons, they moved back home with their parents.


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Friday Afternoon

Green Valley Lake • Film-Noir, Thriller

In a fit of rage on a mountain road, a CEO causes an accident that leads to a bizarre encounter that takes him where he is (really) going.


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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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How To Do Everything

New York • Comedy

A group of young actors in NYC navigate their way through survival jobs, zany acting teachers, and awkward romance.


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Quality Problems

Burbank • Comedy

Poster Family To-Do-list: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering Grandpa and deal with cancer in the left boob.


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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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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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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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Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A scripted ensemble dramedy based on nine real abortion stories


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THE NEW GREEK AMERICANS

Los Angeles • Documentary

The New Greek Americans excel and prosper yet struggle to maintain their culture by the 21st C and fulfill a promise for future generations.


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Risking Light

Saint Paul • Documentary

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


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Hearts of Glass

Jackson • Documentary

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


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Four Bottles - Feature Film

New York • Comedy, Drama

After finding out she didn't get her dream job, a woman asks friends for advice on whether she should stay in NYC, or move back home.


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Unfinished Business

Huntsville • Horror, Mystery

After the death of her grandmother, a young woman is haunted by a ghost that lurks deep in the basement of her childhood home.


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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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Cross

Los Angeles • Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.


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No Le Digas a Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone)

Brooklyn • Documentary

An undocumented youth fights for herself, her mother and her community to come out of the shadows.


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Rez

• Drama

An Ojibwe boy searches for a safe place for he and his young sister on the Leech Lake reservation.


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