Hey, I'm Jon!

Hampton Bays, New York

When the Navy took my brother-in-law overseas, I returned home to do some hardcore uncle-ing. Though there were challenges in getting to know my twin nephews, it was utter bliss compared to what Eli goes through in this story. The thing is, during that time I had to find a way to be creative. So late at night, once the boys were sleeping, I wrote. And I fell for it. I pursued a second M.F.A. in Screenwriting at the University of California, Riverside. I'm still a proud SAG-AFTRA and AEA member, but am eager to get this bad boy made and build an artistic career behind the camera.

 

I hope you find Eli, Toby, and their family inspiring and honest. Hopefully, they’ll remind you to open yourself up to the happiness surprise can bring.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Drought

Wilmington, North Carolina Feature
Comedy, Drama

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

114%

This project got the green light!

Solus

Memphis, Tennessee Short
Fantasy, Thriller

Enslaved to a gothic, Victorian house of the underworld, an orphan plots her escape but is haunted by the secrets lurking within.

103%

This project got the green light!

Stage V

New York City, New York Short
Drama

A young woman finally attends a bereavement group after losing her father to cancer.

85%

This project got the green light!

Proud

San Jose, California Short
Drama, Shorts Program

An Asian American learns to become proud of her Korean heritage while trying to discover her identity as an American.

128%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland, Oregon Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks, Alaska Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

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

101%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches, Louisiana Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

Inbetween Girl

Galveston, Texas Feature
Comedy, Teen

Angie's life becomes even more complicated when she begins an affair with a popular jock at her new private school.

115%

This project got the green light!

Ellipsis

New Orleans, Louisiana Short
Comedy, Drama

Each consumed with indecision, two women help each other find some sort of clarity in a brief chance meeting.

113%

This project got the green light!

Brown With Blue

Atlanta, Georgia Short
Drama, Romance

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Big Girl

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A plus-size woman in NYC navigates our size-obsessed culture with cynical humor and unapologetic self-love.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Sympathy Card

Boston, Massachusetts Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

When Emma’s cancer takes a turn, she presents her wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to help.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Right Swipe

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

When two best friends start a business fixing men's dating app profiles, how much will they f**k up their own love lives in the process?

100%

This project got the green light!

Artists Anonymous

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Five people trying to make it big in NYC form a friendship in a support group for artists who hate their day jobs.

90%

This project got the green light!

Viktory

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, Family

An orphaned girl struggles to find answers to the old adage, “what’s in a name”- is she one mother’s Viktory or another’s Victoria?

103%

This project got the green light!

I Hear You

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world of “no sound” how will 5 college students; 3 Deaf and 2 Hearing learn to HEAR one another?

107%

This project got the green light!

Conversations Centered Around Black Bodies

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama

An honest exploration of intersectionality and race relations in America.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles, California Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

mor-ALe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Series
Comedy

After being arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, a maladjusted comedienne must serve out her penance as a volunteer community counselor.

100%

This project got the green light!

Established

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

After losing their car and savings, two lovers fight to build a life in LA while enduring the changes of an unstable industry.

87%

This project got the green light!

CRAZY

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Frenemies in their 20s navigate life after college with mental illnesses that teach them they’re more alike than they realize.

100%

This project got the green light!

CLOCK-OUT

Dallas, Texas Series
Reality-TV, Talk-Show

The millennials that are focused on the grind before & after they clock out, sharing experiences about sex, love and being selfish AF!

103%

This project got the green light!

The-Caroline-Peatree-Gibbs-Series

Greenville, North Carolina Series
Drama, Romance

Caroline, a strong-willed, selfish, Black femalepreneur, wants it all in business, love and life.

112%

This project got the green light!

Curls For Humanity

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy, Other

After living a carefree lavish existence in Los Angeles, biracial sisters are forced to migrate to Chicago where they explore their racial i

96%

This project got the green light!

H-TOWN Series Season 1 "SHE GOT IT"

Houston, Texas Series
Romance, Drama

We follow the life of Falen, 19, high school graduate & homeless; she realizes that the family she chooses will be her only means for surviv

102%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

Bleeding Backwards

Chicago, Illinois Series
Other

A series of short films that use movement and dance to examine the effects of the US prison system on individuals and their communities.

127%

This project got the green light!

Pink

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

As narcotics hit Washington DC hard in 1987, four young girls are forced to provide and protect as their parents lose to the drug game.

125%

This project got the green light!

Vivian Moon: Little Moon Rising

Chicago, Illinois Series
Animation, Family

Moxie and a mouth full of teeth, Vivian violet must learn to brave lycathropy and her new home with her new dad, Will Awae.

118%

This project got the green light!

Black Girl Training

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Series
Comedy, Shorts Program

When a black transracial adoptee is meeting her biological family, there's only one way to prepare her; a black girl training.

106%

This project got the green light!

Saving Face

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

An Asian British, no-list, makeup artist in LA, struggles to navigate bizarre and unexpected turns in her life, while trying to save face.

87%

This project got the green light!

Rent Controlled

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

The three Torres siblings are priced out of their hometown until an opportunity to achieve the unthinkable - rent control - presents itself.

103%

This project got the green light!

Hatched

New York City, New York Short
Drama

After a recent personal loss, one woman's grief turns to obsession as she searches for clues about missing children in a national forest.

87%

This project got the green light!

TAKE ME TO THE STARS

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Carl, a ten year old boy, struggles to deal with the aftermath of losing his mother , while healing with his dad.

90%

This project got the green light!

Vice Versa — A sci-fi bodyswap comedy

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A body swap comedy for the #metoo generation.

82%

This project got the green light!

See You Next Summer

Orange, California Short
LGBTQ, Drama

When her parents divorce, a teenage girl sets sent to an all-girls sleep-away camp, where she finds wacky traditions, and her first love.

102%

This project got the green light!

Blind Date

Los Angeles, California Short
Romantic Comedy, Action

Gloria's blind date with Nick takes an unexpected turn when he begins to suspect that their lives could be in danger.

102%

This project got the green light!

King of the Road

San Francisco, California Short
Documentary

When Rick's not driving tractor trailers, he's crooning as an Elvis tribute artist and leaving folks who meet him "all shook-up".

81%

This project got the green light!

Captive

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Thriller

After a timid, young, carnival worker is kidnapped by a clown, she is rescued by an unlikely hero.

167%

This project got the green light!

Lab 99: The Sci-Fi Fantasy Feature Film

Chicago, Illinois Feature
Sci-Fi

A disenchanted gallery owner develops an infatuation w/ a mysterious man whom she helps in stopping an experiment to transcend human life.

81%

This project got the green light!

Counter Clock

Clearwater, Florida Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

What if you could guarantee to live double your current age but no longer than that?

86%

This project got the green light!

The Book Club

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy

Carol starts a book club to meet her new neighbors. Only one arrives and boy, he's a doozy!

100%

This project got the green light!

Harper

Farmington Hills, Michigan Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A stranded time traveller struggles to find the courage to move forward in her journey without causing collateral damage.

90%

This project got the green light!

Roommate Wanted

Los Angeles, California Feature
Comedy, Horror

Two students sublease their extra bedroom to a violent, escaped mental patient, with multiple personalities, who refuses to be evicted.

80%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays, New York Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

My Summer as a Goth - Final Post Production Funding

Portland, Oregon Feature
Drama, Teen

Sometimes you need to go to the dark side to see the light.

103%

This project got the green light!

Limbo

Charlotte, North Carolina Series
Drama

1600 years after his birth, Tearlach O’Rian works to save souls from hell while battling his own demons.

100%

This project got the green light!

Lunch Break

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy

Before she can go on her lunch break, office receptionist Mel is pushed to the limits by her boss's sexist demands.

109%

This project got the green light!

Questionable

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Andy had always identified as straight, but a night of same-sex flirting sends him on a comedic exploration of his sexual identity.

82%

This project got the green light!

MISGUIDED - The Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, LGBTQ

All Paul wanted to be was an actor on Guiding Light, but when the 72-year-old soap opera was canceled, his life got a little misguided.

101%

This project got the green light!

THE PEMBROOK BROTHERS

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

Fraternal twins Jack and Arthur embark on a chaotic journey to attain praise from the LA art scene.

85%

This project got the green light!

Love Happens

New York City, New York Feature
Horror, Romantic Comedy

A journalist battles unknown forces that have taken over her town.

85%

This project got the green light!

Bitten, A Tragedy

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Short
Horror, LGBTQ

Surrounded by predators, a haunted Black Queer Femme must decide how to survive present dangers and confront trauma of the past.

83%

This project got the green light!

When the Wolf Comes Home - A BFA Thesis

Manhasset, New York Short
Drama

A man in the wake of his wife’s depression diagnosis must accept motherhood to truly become a father.

81%

This project got the green light!

Ashley's Story

Watsonville, California Short
Documentary, Teen

Set in the strawberry farming community of Watsonville, CA, Ashley Solis–Mexican-American teenager, strawberry picker, and

80%

This project got the green light!

CRSHD

New York City, New York Feature
Comedy, Teen

Three college freshman best friends chase their crushes the last night of school before summer break.

117%

This project got the green light!

Eleanna

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A broke artist loses her mother and in turn their rent-controlled apartment,causing her to move into a van and pursue her dreams from there.

85%

This project got the green light!

We Be the Same

Baltimore, Maryland Short
Drama, Family

When two very different sisters clash after the death of their mother, it's a teenage couch-crasher that unknowingly brings them together.

86%

This project got the green light!

Express

Los Angeles, California Short
Horror, Thriller

A woman is forced to face the ghosts of her past when she finds herself trapped alone in a broken elevator

92%

This project got the green light!

Chasing Fletcher Allen (Formerly Stalking LeVar)

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

One woman's story in finding a balance between the external things that she believes she needs with the internal answers that she's been avo

89%

This project got the green light!

Reflection

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama

When the murders of unarmed African American men seem never-ending, the women in their community must search for strength.

100%

This project got the green light!

PURE

Los Angeles, California Series
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A warrior and her unlikely ally journey to the Annex, escape the Dissension and face sacrifice in a genetically divided future.

101%

This project got the green light!

End of Summer

Los Angeles, California Short
Family, LGBTQ

En route to their daughter’s College Move-In Day, a family’s car ride takes an unexpected turn when the father is struck by a heart attack.

114%

This project got the green light!

Al JIDAR: THE WALL

Los Angeles, California Short
Documentary, Foreign Film

Four teenage refugees hatch a crazy plan to make a film as a way to invite an aging rock star to play a concert in their camp.

101%

This project got the green light!

First Position.

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When a young dancer becomes infected with the AIDS virus, he must find a way to prove his talent to himself and the only man he loves.

80%

This project got the green light!

Triangle (previously known as The Trouple)

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

Cameron and Kellen are a young couple in an open relationship. When Kellen gets a new boyfriend, Noah, jealousies begin to surface.

100%

This project got the green light!

History

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

An LGBTQIA drama about love, loneliness and the family you choose.

80%

This project got the green light!

Dad Man Walking

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy, Drama

A single Dad navigates the PTA, his freelance career and money troubles after he gets full custody of his young daughter

111%

This project got the green light!

I Know You Are

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Gracie has already come out of the closet once, she's not about to do it again.

92%

This project got the green light!

Magic Hour

New York City, New York Feature
Comedy

A suburban housewife decides to finally live her dream of going to film school without telling her philandering husband and bratty daughter.

82%

This project got the green light!

Bar Flies

Bozeman, Montana Short
Comedy, Drama

A grad student who studies the alcohol consumption habits of sexually deprived fruit flies finds parallels between her study and love life.

94%

This project got the green light!

Cherry Picking

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

A bride questions if waiting until marriage to have sex was the right choice, voicing concern to her very sexually active female cousins.

107%

This project got the green light!

Butch Pal For The Straight Gal

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Reality-TV

The lesbian Queer Eye, aka Butch Pal For The Straight Gal, pokes fun at stereotypes while gifting self-love and empowerment to women in need

102%

This project got the green light!

Tell No Tales

Los Angeles, California Short
Thriller, Western

A train robber, a mercenary, and a Korean cowboy rendezvous in the desert to claim their last score.

117%

This project got the green light!

Sam and Pat Are Depressed... season 2!

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Depressed roommates Sam and Pat navigate living with mental illness through dark humor, profanity, and takeout.

253%

This project got the green light!

Unnatural

New York City, New York Short
Comedy

Unnatural is a comedy about a single woman struggling with infertility, and about how much we're willing to change in pursuit of our dreams.

80%

This project got the green light!

My Dinner With Schwartzey

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Drama

When a starry-eyed teen enters the NYC rock scene w/ a powerful music producer, she is tempted by the glamour, until a mystery woman arrives

102%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio, Texas Feature
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.

106%

This project got the green light!

Like Love

Boise, Idaho Feature
Romantic Comedy

An anti-rom-com about a girl who just wants a friend, and the boy who falls for her instead.

100%

This project got the green light!

Moderately Put Together

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy

A charmingly messy, thirty something comes face to face with reality when she learns that both her biological parents are looking for her.

104%

This project got the green light!

OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS

Portland, Oregon Feature
Documentary

Abortion providers and the fight for the heart and soul of American medicine.

102%

This project got the green light!

Don't Move

Austin, Texas Short
Horror

A woman sets out to pack up the home that has belonged to her family for generations--until the house decides it doesn’t want her to leave.

111%

This project got the green light!

Desolation Center

Los Angeles, California Feature
Documentary, Music

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

104%

This project got the green light!

PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley, California Feature
Documentary, History

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

139%

This project got the green light!

The Apple Tree

Portland, Oregon Feature
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

82%

This project got the green light!

Stallion of a Dream: California & the Camarillo White Horse

Ojai, California Feature
Documentary, History

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

81%

This project got the green light!

King Ester

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.

105%

This project got the green light!

Swipe Left to Live

Long Beach, Mississippi Feature
Horror

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

119%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Feature
Horror, Thriller

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

124%

This project got the green light!

What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles, California Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

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

94%

This project got the green light!

The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Series
Mystery, Drama

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

100%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

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

106%

This project got the green light!

Pineapple 菠蘿

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Series
Teen, Drama

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

81%

This project got the green light!

Hello Henry

Denton, Texas Short
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.

130%

This project got the green light!

On Story Project

Austin, Texas Series
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

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

81%

This project got the green light!

I AM NOT ALONE

Hartford, Connecticut Short
Documentary, LGBTQ

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

93%

This project got the green light!

Patient

New York City, New York Series
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.

88%

This project got the green light!

Magpie

Cary, North Carolina Feature
Comedy, Drama

Maggie is a 43-yr-old PR Exec who has it all until a chance encounter with her childhood best friend triggers a hilarious existential crisis

106%

This project got the green light!

Roots of Fire

Lafayette, Louisiana Feature
Documentary, Music

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

102%

This project got the green light!

CEIBA, memories of a cuban family

Paris, France Feature
Documentary

A poetic documentary about a Cuban family.

107%

This project got the green light!

Queen of the Capital

Washington, District of Columbia Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Daniel, a government bureaucrat in Washington D.C., dreams of becoming Queen of the Capital.

85%

This project got the green light!

Skater

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A 13 year old competitive figure skater who suffers from severe anxiety is possessed by the spirit of her skating idol.

116%

This project got the green light!

Looking for Leia

San Francisco, California Series
Documentary, Sci-Fi

A joyous gender justice project about the women of Star Wars fandom

122%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York City, New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Nun Habits Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

87%

This project got the green light!

The Book Keepers

Roanoke, Virginia Feature
Documentary, Family

A father and son crisscross the country to fulfill a dying wish, ensure a legacy and find solace after tragic personal loss.

111%

This project got the green light!

Becoming Incurable

Sacramento, California Feature
Documentary

A filmmaker captures the struggles, triumphs, and every day lives of three individuals living with severe chronic illnesses.

111%

This project got the green light!

RAG DOLL

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama

A young woman, exhausted by her daily fight to survive, embraces violence when she enters a MMA tournament.

117%

This project got the green light!

Choke

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Action

A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.

159%

This project got the green light!

Final Refrain

Baltimore, Maryland Short
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.

105%

This project got the green light!

America Rise

Seattle, Washington Feature
Documentary

Together, we can create the world we want to live in.

80%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy

A struggling actor finally gets her big break only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens.

85%

This project got the green light!

Deviant

Boulder, Colorado Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

What's so great about being normal? In the"Perfect Society" all imperfect "deviants" are shot into space for the rest of their lives.

83%

This project got the green light!

Chasing the Dragon

Salt Lake City, Utah Short
Thriller, LGBTQ

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

81%

This project got the green light!

This World Alone

Atlanta, Georgia Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

An independent feature film about three women living in seclusion following a cataclysmic event that left the Earth without technology.

112%

This project got the green light!

Adapting

New York City, New York Short
Comedy

The (mostly) true story of a couple who begin the emotional, difficult and surprisingly ridiculous journey of adopting a baby.

103%

This project got the green light!

Good Girl

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Teen

A Latina teenager faces harsh realities and smashed hopes when she attends a party under false pretenses.

105%

This project got the green light!

WBCN and The American Revolution

Cambridge, Massachusetts Feature
Documentary

The incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything.

101%

This project got the green light!

Roughing It

Ellensburg, Washington Short
Comedy, Mystery

In this dark comedy, a teen son gets a little more family bonding than he bargained for with his estranged father.

229%

This project got the green light!

MR. TALENTED

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama

Mr. Talented follows a space-obsessed photographer whose life and sanity unravel as he tries to make a name for himself in the art world.

136%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.

88%

This project got the green light!

In Her Wake

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

An honest comedy about real tragedy. A brother and sister try to navigate through their mother's wake with high spirits.

85%

This project got the green light!

Ponyboi

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Ponyboi follows an intersex runaway, living in the dumps of New Jersey, as he searches for love in all the wrong places

114%

This project got the green light!

Loreen's Gotta Boogie

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Music

Cultural misfit and aspiring dancer, Loreen, embarks on a journey of self discovery after stumbling upon an audition of a lifetime.

106%

This project got the green light!

Nature of the Beasts

Estes Park, Colorado Feature
Documentary, Nature

Nature of the Beasts is a journey through the crossroads of wildlife, wilderness and the human experience in Rocky Mountain National Park.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Grind

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Series
Comedy, Drama

A journey to success for three friends becomes their downfall, when their environment manifests their voids and sins.

100%

This project got the green light!

Michael And Michael Are Gay

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

100%

This project got the green light!

American Times

Lone Tree, Colorado Feature
Documentary

A Journey From Madness to Forgiveness

80%

This project got the green light!

Made Public

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A fast-paced, poignant comedy about a groom whose reservations about marriage go viral on the eve of his wedding. *2017 Emergence Winner*

87%

This project got the green light!

Junie & Frank

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Family

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

81%

This project got the green light!

"Looming Dread" - A Student Film

Dix Hills, New York Short
Comedy, Drama

A man attempts to get past his depression that has manifested into a monster only he can see.

100%

This project got the green light!

2BR02B

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Short
Sci-Fi

Everything was perfectly swell...

86%

This project got the green light!

This Is Hard

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

Pressure rises as a high school senior prepares for his "first time" and he and his best friend grapple with the realities of growing up.

87%

This project got the green light!

Tales From the Dancing Maenads

Austin, Texas Series
Thriller, Drama

An anthology series of short films exploring female archetypes in vintage style.

100%

This project got the green light!

How We Eat

Orange, California Short
Documentary, Science

A cattle rancher, hunter gatherer, and vegan athlete testify for their choices amidst environmental, nutritional, and economic pressures.

80%

This project got the green light!

Sugar

Santa Ana, California Short
Drama

Tania is a six-year-old, Hispanic, chubby, and eccentric girl that finds happiness in sugar and in the simplicity of life.

104%

This project got the green light!

TOPLESS

Seattle, Washington Short
Drama, LGBTQ

TOPLESS is a narrative short film that follows two strangers as they undergo breast removal operations for very different reasons.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Vigilante Chronicles (Campaign)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Series
Action, Drama

A teenage girl is faced to crime, police brutality, sexual identity, after she gains enhanced human abilities.

92%

This project got the green light!

Dirt Pilot

Los Angeles, California Series
Crime, Drama

When a Native girl is found, another goes missing. While police are caught up in jurisdicition, it falls to her older sister to find her.

90%

This project got the green light!

The Long Goodbye

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Family

Troubled by his Grandfather's sudden surgery, Matt's last minute visit accidentally exposes a truth no one is prepared to face.

91%

This project got the green light!

Zen is Now: The Kwan Um School of Zen Today

Portland, Oregon Feature
Documentary

Where the Kwan Um School of Zen is today

101%

This project got the green light!

Before Homosexuals - Educational Outreach Campaign

Guilford, Windham County Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes

129%

This project got the green light!

Brujos

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Brujos is a queer-of-color web series that follows four gay Latino grad students... who are also witches!

81%

This project got the green light!

Backsiders

New York City, New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When Andy, a transman, is visited by his ex, he must decide whether he can let go of the last relic that ties them together.

138%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul, Minnesota Feature
Documentary

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

83%

This project got the green light!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago, Illinois Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

Billie #hatesherjob and quits to launch a new tech start-up company called Freelancers Anonymous while simultaneously planning her wedding.

80%

This project got the green light!

Rachel's Pitch

Val Verde, California Short
Comedy

In this satirical portrayal of the entertainment industry, Rachel Jensen, a quirky but ambitious young filmmaker attempts to pitch her idea

100%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.

81%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

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

101%

This project got the green light!

The Alluring Frontier

Phoenix, Arizona Short
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Mile Ground

Morgantown, West Virginia Feature
Drama, Mystery

The contents of a strange safety deposit box send an opioid addict down a risky road that will lead to her redemption or final destruction

100%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette, Louisiana Feature
Drama, Family

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

118%

This project got the green light!

Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle, Washington 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!

Stormie

Santa Maria, California Feature
Biography, Drama

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

151%

This project got the green light!

High Note

Friday Harbor, Washington Feature
Crime, Musical

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

82%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

125%

This project got the green light!

Girl Talk

New York City, New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Girl Talk follows Mia, as she explores the complications of intimacy, coming to a head when she meets an intriguing lesbian couple.

104%

This project got the green light!

A Stray Ember

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Feature
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.

80%

This project got the green light!

Aperture

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Family

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

80%

This project got the green light!

Virtually

Los Angeles, California 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!

Coast

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Romance

A couple journeys up the California coastline, exploring their history and undeniable connection.

89%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston, Texas Feature
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.

101%

This project got the green light!

BROTHERS

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

A group of transgender male friends live, love and bind in Brooklyn.

108%

This project got the green light!

"Know" LGBT+ Film

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, LGBTQ

An estranged aunt must suppress her true feelings to survive family dinner with her nephew’s new boyfriend.

85%

This project got the green light!

Petals & Stems

Austin, Texas Short
Romantic Comedy, Shorts Program

The idea that nothing lasts forever rings especially true for a modern florist.

81%

This project got the green light!

Human Telegraphs

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Three women form a ‘human messaging’ business in NYC and get tangled in the intimate, unexpected, and hilarious lives of strangers.

91%

This project got the green light!

A Day With Dad

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama

After years of incarceration as a teen, an ill-fated day surfaces as a young father is united with his 10 year old son for the first time.

94%

This project got the green light!

Split

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

An early decision in a young girl’s life creates a split in her world, sending her off on two parallel paths into alternate futures.

126%

This project got the green light!

The Black Cowboy

Portland, Oregon Feature
Documentary, History

History You Cannot Hide

81%

This project got the green light!

Breasts

New Orleans, Louisiana Short
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.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Will

Chicago, Illinois Short
Drama

After the passing of their mother, two estranged sisters reconnect and reflect on the lives they have lived.

83%

This project got the green light!

Ghost Girl

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Musical

Ghost Girl, Jess, navigates the afterlife and helps BFFL, Emma Leigh, through the 5 Stages of Grief with songs, snacks, sleepovers & more.

126%

This project got the green light!

Swine Country: A Community Polluted Fighting For Change

Raleigh, North Carolina Feature
Documentary

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

111%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver, Colorado 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!

Letting go

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Nature

In the face of loss, Eloisa remembers that love will give her the strength she needs to let go.

195%

This project got the green light!

Nia On Vacation

Patras, Greece Feature
Drama, Comedy

Escape is relative.

100%

This project got the green light!

Mama Drama

Fairfield, New Jersey Short
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.

102%

This project got the green light!

Tomorrow Never Knows Film

Boulder, Colorado 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!

Tough Love

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

When Nikki breaks up with her cheating fiancé, she must learn to navigate the world of dating as a bisexual women.

82%

This project got the green light!

THOSE PEOPLE: A Love Story

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama, Romance

Taylor and Mehran meet, and fall in love despite their cultural differences, but their bliss is threatened when family tensions escalate.

105%

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!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Suburbia

Dallas, Texas Short
Comedy, Teen

Because why hire a limo for prom when you can risk your life for a free ride?

146%

This project got the green light!

Hide and Seek

Washington, District of Columbia 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!

Welcome to Jackshire County

Davie, Florida Short
Romantic Comedy, Horror

The daughters of the coven leader, are pinned against each other to convince the must powerful warlock in town to use his magic again.

100%

This project got the green light!

Golden Sands

Los Angeles, California Short
Film-Noir, Music

Set in 1946, a young Mexican American musician, must establish herself in a male dominated world to earn equality and achieve her dreams.

106%

This project got the green light!

Uprooting Addiction (previously titled Recovering Community)

Cornwall, Litchfield County Feature
Documentary

Personal Stories of Addiction and the Transformative Power of Recovery.

85%

This project got the green light!

RIVER

Orange, California Short
Drama, LGBTQ

River is a film about how gender defines our world . Our main character River must choose between conforming to society or co

92%

This project got the green light!

At The End Of The Day

Lakeland, Florida Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A conservative Christian professor finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless teen shelter.

96%

This project got the green light!

Biophilia

Petaluma, California Short
Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.

103%

This project got the green light!

Quality Problems

Burbank, California Feature
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.

102%

This project got the green light!

Library Hours: A New Film by Jim Vendiola

Chicago, Illinois 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!

སྙིང་གཏམ་ : “The heart's tale”

Seattle, Washington Short
LGBTQ, Foreign Film

The first work of its kind, Nïngtam (སྙིང་གཏམ་) is dedicated to the Tibetan spirit.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Hunt

Los Angeles, California Feature
Comedy

In this odd couple, road movie, Darcy and Jack discover that you can lose and find yourself, all without leaving the valley.

84%

This project got the green light!

Thirsty Girl

Los Angeles, California Short
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.

115%

This project got the green light!

The Fob and I: Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

A webseries about 2 Indians that are different.

113%

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!

Eudaemonia

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Drama

A serendipitous mistake leads to a fleeting encounter between a traveller and a reclusive New Yorker. A film about the power of connection.

100%

This project got the green light!

A punk Daydream

Los Angeles, California 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!

The Music of Erich Zann

Cambridge, Massachusetts Short
Fantasy, Horror

A modernized adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story about a musical savant holding off horrors from another realm.

80%

This project got the green light!

Love, Hate, Church & State

Nashville, Tennessee Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Evangelicals rise against LGBT in TN, where politics are preached from the pulpit & both sides fight to define "liberty & justice for all."

133%

This project got the green light!

A Queen For The People

New York City, New York 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!

Saving For The Day

Missoula, Montana 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!

Please Be Love

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

Nelly, a washed up dancer, falls head over heels in love and gets caught in the middle of a sticky family feud and a national disaster.

84%

This project got the green light!

The Meeting

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Fantasy

A troubled potential high school shooter meets with her Principal one final time.

113%

This project got the green light!

Halftime

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Sport

A comedy following the highs & lows of professional football's newest team. Each ep takes place during the league mandated 12-min halftime.

80%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary

Los Angeles, California 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!

Watchers

Austin, Texas Short
Drama, Mystery

Actress Anne Tate juggles celebrity spotlight and public scrutiny, amidst a looming paranoia - a feeling that someone is always watching.

83%

This project got the green light!

Over Dinner

New Haven, Connecticut Short
Comedy, Drama

Frustrated by her eccentric mother's care-free role as grandmother, her adult daughter unravels their complicated past over dinner.

87%

This project got the green light!

Z-Burbs

Los Angeles, California Feature
Comedy, Horror

Zombie attacks, cannibalistic infidelity, government conspiracy – you never know what’s happening in the house down the street.

82%

This project got the green light!

Overland: A Documentary Experience

Durham, North Carolina Feature
Adventure, Documentary

Enter the wild with our cast of falconers as they partner with their birds of prey to hunt in some of the world's most majestic landscapes.

102%

This project got the green light!

"Chambers"

New York City, New York Short
Horror, Thriller

A group of "Strangers" locked into a deadly game of Russian Roulette play the game of their lives. 6 chambers, 5 people, 1 bullet.

104%

This project got the green light!

Docket 32357

New York City, New York Series
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

80%

This project got the green light!

3000 Cups of Tea

Utah, United States Feature
Documentary

Investigating the Rise and Ruin of Greg Mortenson

80%

This project got the green light!

Supporting Roles

Texas, United States Series
Comedy

Being a struggling actress is the worst but having a friend failing spectacularly along with you makes it one hell of a ride.

83%

This project got the green light!

Film Festival Secrets 2.0

Atlanta, Georgia
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Join the community that will shape the next edition of this practical guide to film festivals.

119%

This project got the green light!

Keep the Change

New York, United States Feature
Romantic Comedy

A young man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with a young woman who challenges his desire to appear ‘normal’.

106%

This project got the green light!

The New Orleans Sazerac

Atlanta, Georgia Short
Documentary

To make the perfect Sazerac combine one part technique, one part interpretation, and a dash of folklore.

102%

This project got the green light!

ONE DAY AS A PROSTITUTE

Los Angeles, California Short
Documentary

A slice of life documentary exploring sex work in 2015.

101%

This project got the green light!

See You On the Other Side

Seattle, Washington Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Love is a superpower.

111%

This project got the green light!

First Girl I Loved

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A lesbian high-schooler in Los Angeles falls in love with a young woman even more conflicted about her sexuality than she is.

80%

This project got the green light!

Downward Hiro

California, United States Short
Drama

LIFE IS TORTURE

184%

This project got the green light!

Auld Lang Syne

Los Angeles, California Feature
Comedy, Drama

An annual New Year’s Eve party becomes occasion for disaster as three couples' lives unravel spectacularly over the course of the evening.

80%

This project got the green light!

That's Not Us

New York City, New York Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

An intimate portrait of 3 couples on a beach weekend that tests the strength of their relationships

105%

This project got the green light!

Hysterical Historical Hillary

Brooklyn, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Hillary in another breakup...breakdown to have a breakthrough

100%

This project got the green light!

Between Colors

Fullerton, California Short
Drama

A young artist unexpectedly falls in love, losing sight of her dreams of becoming a painter.

116%

This project got the green light!

Faye's Redemption

Arizona, United States Feature
Drama

When the end comes, who will be waiting for you?

82%

This project got the green light!

the Harlem Independent Theater!

New York City, New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

A cinema and event space with a cafe-bar coming to West Harlem summer 2015.

89%

This project got the green light!

Across The Tracks

Atlanta, Georgia Short
Drama, Family

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Dead Saturday

Huntsville, Alabama Short
Drama, Thriller

A misled band of youths believes they found a religious loophole for releasing their inner demons.

84%

This project got the green light!

Live a Little

New York City, New York Short
Comedy

An ambitious 9yr old must complete her bucket list since she expects to die by the end of the day.

80%

This project got the green light!

Kibuki: Spirits in Zanzibar

San Francisco, California Short
Documentary, Experimental

An cross-cultural experiment in possession, trance, and the meaning of healing. A poem film.

100%

This project got the green light!

Moving Day

Texas, United States Short
Drama, Romance

When a terminal illness strikes, one couple calls it quits... and for all the right reasons.

100%

This project got the green light!

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