Hey, I'm Lauren!

New York, New York

Actor/Filmmaker/Photographer in New York. Lauren recently produced and directed Midsummer 3.2, an exploration of Shakespeare on screen. She and Tim Eliot founded Form & Pressure Films to tell stories that inspire and provoke thought, while encouraging diversity and equality on set and on screen. As an actor, Lauren has been featured in the films 42 Seconds of Happiness, Café Artist, The Rainbow Experiment, and The Devil’s Well. Upcoming: Paris is in Harlem. She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA. laurensowa.com // formandpressurefilms.com

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Assisted Living

New York Series
Comedy, Satire

Bridget and Jo are two high-powered personal assistants/failing feminists who test the boundaries of human decency to excel at their jobs.

101%

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InQueeri

New York Series
Comedy

InQueeri is a meditation on queerness, friendship, identity politics, and just being a young person who’s confused about the world.

103%

This project got the green light!

Paris is in Harlem

New York Feature
Drama, Musical

A multi-character mosaic set in 2017, on the day the infamous Cabaret or No Dancing Law was repealed in NYC.

111%

This project got the green light!

Blackout Cake

New York Short
Comedy

Aly and Nicole are best friends. It's Aly's fourth 26th birthday ;-). And there's a f*cking heatwave.

104%

This project got the green light!

Captive

Los Angeles 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!

Gaining & Losing

New York Short
Drama

On the road to eating disorder recovery, Nina’s past threatens her success. Will the pressure be too much?

109%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio 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!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Stupid Love... Stupid Stupid Love

San Diego Short
Drama, Romance

In This romantic drama, a poet seeks to create a safe space for him and his love to fully explore their relationship.

88%

This project got the green light!

Deforming Stillness

Austin Series
Drama, Transmedia

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

80%

This project got the green light!

CA Shorts

San Francisco Feature
Other, Shorts Program

The strongest magnet of all is the possibility of reinvention.

84%

This project got the green light!

Desolation Center

Los Angeles 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!

Interiors

Middletown Short
Drama, Thriller

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

111%

This project got the green light!

PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley Feature
Documentary, History

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

139%

This project got the green light!

FOR GINA

Los Angeles Short
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.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Apple Tree

Portland 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 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!

The Talk

New York Short
Drama

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

123%

This project got the green light!

I Would Have Kissed You

Los Angeles Series
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?

100%

This project got the green light!

King Ester

New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.

105%

This project got the green light!

Echoes in Silence

New York Short
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.

90%

This project got the green light!

Chrysalis

Los Angeles Short
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.

105%

This project got the green light!

You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

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

91%

This project got the green light!

Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend Feature
Documentary

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

104%

This project got the green light!

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston Short
Documentary, News

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

86%

This project got the green light!

ABRUPTIO

Los Angeles Feature
Horror, Thriller

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

81%

This project got the green light!

The Yellow Wallpaper Feature Film

Stockton Feature
Thriller

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

131%

This project got the green light!

What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

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

94%

This project got the green light!

Swipe Left to Live

Long Beach 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!

Locked Alone

New York Feature
Thriller, Drama

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

83%

This project got the green light!

Seed of Doubt

Rochester Feature
Thriller

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

80%

This project got the green light!

Alone

Whitefish Feature
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.

81%

This project got the green light!

DRIVER 113

Los Angeles Feature
Film-Noir, Thriller

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

80%

This project got the green light!

Doors

New York Feature
Horror, Mystery

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

110%

This project got the green light!

The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York Feature
Horror, Other

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

83%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York Feature
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver Feature
Horror, Thriller

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

124%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York Feature
Horror

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

103%

This project got the green light!

The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh 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!

Dying to Run

New York Feature
Documentary

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

111%

This project got the green light!

Summer Hill

Baltimore Short
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.

82%

This project got the green light!

Watchdog

Seattle Short
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

One Bird at a Time

Portland Series
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.

105%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

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!

Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken Series
Horror, Thriller

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

94%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles Series
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont Short
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

88%

This project got the green light!

Cohabitation

Milwaukee Feature
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.

103%

This project got the green light!

In the Blue Hour

New York Company
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!

101%

This project got the green light!

Speak Easy, B

Los Angeles Short
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.

114%

This project got the green light!

Wasteland

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

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

84%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill Short
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.

137%

This project got the green light!

Planet Earth Symphony Film

Saugerties Feature
Experimental, Global Celebration

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

200%

This project got the green light!

Birth of Pleasure

Atlanta Short
Drama, Experimental

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

106%

This project got the green light!

People Like You

Los Angeles Short
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.

102%

This project got the green light!

ROTTEN

Seattle Short
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.

101%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York Short
Drama, Family

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

104%

This project got the green light!

Karaoke People - A Documentary (Formerly: Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie)

Portland Short
Documentary

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

81%

This project got the green light!

Hello World: The Film

Atlanta Feature
Documentary, Other

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

115%

This project got the green light!

The Forgotten

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Western

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

114%

This project got the green light!

Bye, Alicia

Los Angeles Feature
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.

80%

This project got the green light!

Woke

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

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

101%

This project got the green light!

Smoked

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Pineapple 菠蘿

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!

YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, War

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

97%

This project got the green light!

The Thin Green Line

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

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

92%

This project got the green light!

39 1/2

San Francisco Feature
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.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Laser Effect

Baltimore Festival
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.

107%

This project got the green light!

Are You Ok? Cause I'm OK.

New York Short
Other

Would you take mushrooms with your mother?

104%

This project got the green light!

Dom na Marse

Los Angeles Short
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.

107%

This project got the green light!

Park Slope Moms

New York Series
Comedy

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

111%

This project got the green light!

Conversations in Apartment 3A

New York Series
Comedy

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

125%

This project got the green light!

Turn Out

San Francisco Feature
Crime, Drama

A homeless teen will stop at nothing to escape a criminal sex slavery ring, even if it means becoming the criminal herself.

84%

This project got the green light!

Introvert's Guide to Activism

New York Short
Comedy, Satire

A short comedy centered on the dilemma between caring about human rights and hating other people.

102%

This project got the green light!

Romance Analyst

New York Feature
Comedy

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

102%

This project got the green light!

On Story Project

Austin 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!

Relations

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

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

101%

This project got the green light!

Period

Austin Short
Documentary

A documentary about the unheard needs of unheard women.

86%

This project got the green light!

SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles Short
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.

116%

This project got the green light!

The Unknown Country

Dallas Feature
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

100%

This project got the green light!

Millie

New York Short
Drama, Thriller

On a journey to an old beach house, two women get lost in each other and explore the mysterious mirroring that occurs between them.

104%

This project got the green light!

"Too Many Bodies: Place Called Us" A Music Video about Gun Reform

Los Angeles Music Video
Drama, Experimental

A girl walks through a high school magically resurrecting those hurt by gunfire in a dance.

85%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

Nun Habits Series

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!

Anna's Documentary

New York Feature
Documentary

What happens when you receive a diagnosis that changes your life in a heartbeat? Anna embarks on a journey to find out and begin to heal.

101%

This project got the green light!

GRIT

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Frankie, a single woman in her late 30’s, discovers that due to an infertility issue, motherhood is suddenly a matter of now or never.

105%

This project got the green light!

F1

Los Angeles Feature
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.

80%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

Made Public

Los Angeles 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 Short
Comedy, Family

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

81%

This project got the green light!

The Last Earth Girl

Memphis Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

With the world ending in 7 years, a young woman must decide what is important to her in life and what she'll sacrifice to achieve her goals.

94%

This project got the green light!

Fizzle

New York Short
Drama, Comedy

Fizzle, a play by Gilbert Girion, is now being adapted into a short film! It's a cocktail party with a twist! Won’t you join us?!

88%

This project got the green light!

Retch

Seattle Short
Horror, Sci-Fi

An unseen force kills travelers stranded on a broken-down bus. Biases ratchet up the tension when they suspect the murders aren’t random.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Shift

Boston Short
Drama, Thriller

A lingering encounter with a troubled stranger causes a confident young woman to wrestle with power, agency, and violation.

94%

This project got the green light!

Sugar

Santa Ana 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!

Moonwalk With Me

Los Angeles Short
Family, Fantasy

Ben has a strange trait--he floats. When Juno realizes her father is ready to let go, she does everything in her power to keep him grounded.

110%

This project got the green light!

TOPLESS

Seattle 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!

Bad Ally

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Mix, a white trans person, and Harriet, a black cis woman, navigate NYC as artists, allies, activists, and fierce, femmillenial friends.

88%

This project got the green light!

The Vigilante Chronicles (Campaign)

Philadelphia 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 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!

PRofessionals

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

An underdog PR company's last chance comes as they are hired by an entitled State Senator's daughter to win her class election.

83%

This project got the green light!

Brujos

Chicago 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!

THORP

Danbury Feature
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.

115%

This project got the green light!

Season of Passage

New York Short
Drama

A long abandoned dream is on the line when Cate finds herself pregnant again after years of infertility only to face a nightmare of loss.

144%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

Backsiders

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!

Untitled Oxnard Project

Littlerock Feature
Documentary

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

84%

This project got the green light!

Juana Doe

El Paso Short
Drama, Fantasy

A forensic anthropologist discovers her supernatural abilities when working with unidentifiable remains of migrants.

94%

This project got the green light!

Operation Wolf Patrol: The Rod Coronado Story

Milwaukee Feature
Documentary, Nature

Operation Wolf Patrol tells the story of convicted “eco-terrorist”– Rod Coronado, and his campaign to end wolf hunting in the United States.

100%

This project got the green light!

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland Series
Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

109%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul 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!

Full Moon

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Horror

Amy, a self-proclaimed witch, invites her friends over for a full moon ritual to bring more magic into their lives.

86%

This project got the green light!

STRAY Season 2

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A bromantic comedy about a brash gay dude and a nerdy straight guy navigating sexuality, friendship, and relationships in New York City.

81%

This project got the green light!

Lucy in the Sky

New York Short
Drama, Teen

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Katz living with autism while adjusting to mainstream high school, is suddenly faced with cataclysmic change, when sh

134%

This project got the green light!

Always A Thorn

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Crime

Two teenagers, Two police officers, stereotypes and tensions collide, who will survive?

88%

This project got the green light!

Montana

New York Short
Drama, Mystery

Two psychologists with unconventional methods open a therapeutic school for troubled teens while struggling with their own traumatic past.

104%

This project got the green light!

Am I Out There?

Austin Short
Drama, Documentary

Before getting abducted by aliens for the last time, Josh makes a documentary to prove his story to the world...and say goodbye.

100%

This project got the green light!

Self i.e. (a short film by Tony Gapastione)

Redwood City Short
Drama, Experimental

A selfie addicted young girl must confront her personal demons after her online dating wreaks havoc in her life.

105%

This project got the green light!

Hyphen

Boston Short
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.

110%

This project got the green light!

RAT PARK

Burlington Series
Drama, Crime

After his brother overdoses, skyler seeks out the dealer that sold him the fatal bag, and along the way discovers some surprising truths.

82%

This project got the green light!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago 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!

The Boy and the Balloon (Short Film)

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A young man's insecurity with his open relationship causes his mind to unravel, blurring the lines of reality and fantasy.

100%

This project got the green light!

Poster Boy

San Francisco Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

In this silent comedy film, Stuart sees himself on a poster and has no idea how he got there.

116%

This project got the green light!

Gun To The Heart

Orange Short
Drama, Thriller

What would you do if there was a gun staring you right in the face?

83%

This project got the green light!

The Mother Lode

Hoboken Series
Comedy

A positive parenting mother faces the underbelly of motherhood with the help of her dead father, an old friend, and a TV producer.

81%

This project got the green light!

You're The Pest

New York Series
Comedy, Family

Two estranged childhood friends, Alex and Marissa, unexpectedly inherit their families' extermination company in Queens.

110%

This project got the green light!

Avalon

Baltimore Short
Drama

A weathered farmer sequestered by his mistakes is presented with an opportunity to save a young man’s life and atone for his past.

153%

This project got the green light!

Malabar

Miami Short
Drama, Thriller

An undocumented mother risks everything to save her child from a human trafficking White Nationalist.

107%

This project got the green light!

We'll Never Make It

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A young woman gets stuck on the side of the road with her autistic brother and zany Jewish grandma on the way to her mom's second wedding.

124%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles Short
Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.

81%

This project got the green light!

Rooster and The Queen

Woodstock Short
Drama, Film-Noir

When Rooster’s seductive ex-wife, the Queen, makes a play to get him back, he can see a future that reminds him of their past.

105%

This project got the green light!

Second Assault

Los Angeles Short
Documentary

Twelve years after being sexually assaulted on her college campus, Jillian embarks on a journey to confront the past.

113%

This project got the green light!

Millennial Renaissance Media

New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Join us in illuminating the voices of millennial women and people of color through high-quality multi-media production services.

99%

This project got the green light!

FRUIT.

Orange Short
Horror, Thriller

In a desperate attempt to revitalize her dying vineyard, an elderly widow sets out to sacrifice a young couple in a pagan blood ritual.

112%

This project got the green light!

Danielle's Boat

Los Angeles Short
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.

113%

This project got the green light!

Mama's Boy

Downingtown Short
Drama, Horror

A young man's life spirals into depravity and madness when he confronts the trauma of his childhood.

100%

This project got the green light!

Rachel's Pitch

Val Verde 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!

Amazing Grace

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A daughter and her alcoholic father are forced to confront their demons as the pain of the past threatens to destroy what little they have l

100%

This project got the green light!

Monstr Web Series

Seattle Series
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!

90%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York Feature
Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her

101%

This project got the green light!

The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.

90%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles 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!

BLUE

Houston Short
Thriller

BLUE is a psychological thriller centered on an unstable young woman who struggles to cope when she enters a new relationship

101%

This project got the green light!

Higher Methods

Providence Feature
Mystery, Thriller

Searching for his missing sister, an actor enters a nightmare world he can't escape and confronts how far he will go to pursue his passion.

80%

This project got the green light!

CUDDLE

Seattle Series
Comedy

Dina wants to change the world with the power of touch, but the hardest person to hug is herself.

100%

This project got the green light!

Little Cousin

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Family

Isaac, a young boy obsessed with superheroes and adventure, learns the important consequences and responsibility of being a role model.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Resistance

New York Short
Action, LGBTQ

In 2020, the USA is now The Regime Republic. Galvanized by the increasing lack of freedoms, two friends start a resistance movement.

84%

This project got the green light!

Minnesota Mean

Saint Paul Short
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.

105%

This project got the green light!

Latter-Day Glory Documentary

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Two gay ex-Mormons explore their past and discuss the growing number of LGBT Mormon suicides.

87%

This project got the green light!

Escaping Freedom

Portland Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A doubting pastor must question everything he believes when his free-spirited sister challenges his view of what being free truly means.

101%

This project got the green light!

Ben & Lucy

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A lonely vampire gets a human roommate only to be confronted by his past.

81%

This project got the green light!

42 Seconds

Atlanta Short
Drama

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

103%

This project got the green light!

Forever Red

Baltimore Short
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.

80%

This project got the green light!

SHORT FILM: Blacktop Road "LULU"

Los Angeles Short
Crime, Thriller

Two fugitive siblings with a philosophical bent find themselves in a complex love triangle after the brutal slaying of their father.

100%

This project got the green light!

A Whole New World

Los Angeles Music Video
Music, Experimental

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

81%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

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!

Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

Kearney Short
Drama, Experimental

A paranoid late night phone call becomes a reflection on nature and death, in the calm expanse of a crane sanctuary.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Gift

San Francisco Short
Fantasy, Drama

In a parallel universe, an isolated girl who is bullied for her uncommonly large ears finds solace in an unusual friendship with a crow.

105%

This project got the green light!

Believe Her

New York Short
Drama

Why can't we just Believe Her?

102%

This project got the green light!

The Alluring Frontier

Phoenix 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 Paradox

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A life of solace is suddenly subverted by a mysterious stranger in a story of relationships and redemption

91%

This project got the green light!

The Mile Ground

Morgantown 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!

The Cold Days of Summer

Utica Feature
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

92%

This project got the green light!

Emma Was Here

Medford Feature
Drama

A terminally-ill woman goes on a trip with friends before deciding whether she will go through with her choice of physician-assisted dying.

96%

This project got the green light!

Nanay Ko 2

Silver Spring Feature
Comedy, Musical

An Asian-American Musical. After her father's sudden passing, Christine must save her parents' restaurant from eviction.

101%

This project got the green light!

AUGGIE

Fairfield Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Forced into early retirement, a man falls in love with his new augmented reality companion, driving away his wife and daughter.

103%

This project got the green light!

LION KILLER

Houston Feature
Drama

Fighting Solves Everything

109%

This project got the green light!

Parallel Chords

St. Louis Feature
Drama, Music

A young violinist struggles to break free from her pianist father to find her own voice.

115%

This project got the green light!

The Way It Goes

Shawnee Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Sometimes life just doesn't go as planned.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.

122%

This project got the green light!

Between Heaven and Hell

Riverside Feature
Drama, Fantasy

On 11/22/63, John F. Kennedy, CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley all died within moments of each other and meet in a place “somewhere beyond death”

91%

This project got the green light!

Drought

Wilmington Feature
Comedy, Drama

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

101%

This project got the green light!

Project Gaslight

Rochester Feature
Horror, Thriller

New tenants harbor a secret that jeopardizes a young family as the pregnant wife descends into paranoia and delusion.

100%

This project got the green light!

The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis Feature
Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette 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 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!

Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco Feature
Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.

113%

This project got the green light!

Mow

Boston Feature
Comedy, Drama

The film is a grounded comedy that follows a struggling mother and son in the wake of a questionable job termination as they try to pay thei

100%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

nēar

Stockton Feature
Crime, Drama

"nēar" follows 17-year-old Julian upon his escape from the hospital on Christmas Eve, the day which is literally the last day of his life.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Place in Between

Austin Feature
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.

101%

This project got the green light!

I'll Be Around

Los Angeles Feature
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

82%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (feature film)

Houston Feature
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.

94%

This project got the green light!

This Is Our Home

Media Feature
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.

120%

This project got the green light!

Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids

New Philadelphia Feature
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

376%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

125%

This project got the green light!

Big Dog City

San Francisco Feature
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.

81%

This project got the green light!

What Lies West

Santa Rosa Feature
Adventure, Drama

Two girls desperate to create their own adventure set out into the wilderness of California on a daring hike to the coast.

142%

This project got the green light!

Palace

Upland Feature
Drama

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.

104%

This project got the green light!

Bedsheet Man

Bradenton Feature
Comedy, Drama

A middle aged man looses his son to suicide only to find a strange way to cope with his grief. He becomes the superhero that his son always

103%

This project got the green light!

White Death

Needham Feature
Drama

A construction worker tries to leave the family business to pursue his life long dream of making a documentary about great white sharks.

160%

This project got the green light!

Epiphany

Tarpon Springs Feature
Drama, Family

A young girl struggles to create a relationship with her father after the death of her aunt who raised her.

103%

This project got the green light!

Mini Lights

Saint Petersburg Feature
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.

155%

This project got the green light!

High

Tabernash Short
Drama, Experimental

An unnerved young mother and a footloose ski bum unearth suppressed desires in a hazardous twist of encounters.

86%

This project got the green light!

Girl Talk

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!

worst.christmas.ever.

Youngstown Feature
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.

106%

This project got the green light!

A Stray Ember

Lancaster 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!

Just Like The Men

Bellingham Feature
Comedy, History

Two girls find a lost screenplay and decide to give history the middle finger.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Blue Whale

Catoosa Feature
Teen, Drama

In 1980's rural Oklahoma a teenage boy meets a girl from California who helps him break out of his shell and learn the truth of his heritage

93%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Start Breaking My Heart

Los Angeles Short
Romantic Comedy, Shorts Program

A Columbia University's School of the Arts Thesis Project

83%

This project got the green light!

Aperture

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!

The Business of Being a Dog

New York Series
Comedy

Two doggy inventors fight the clock on an impossible deadline to get their latest dog toy to market. Balls, Bones, Business meetings.

83%

This project got the green light!

Bitter Taste

New York Short
Drama

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

101%

This project got the green light!

The Naturals

Boston Series
Crime, LGBTQ

The daughter of a Boston hitman is drawn into the family business after he dies.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York Short
Horror, Thriller

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

278%

This project got the green light!

Her First Kill

New York Short
Drama, Thriller

A religious young mother abducts her best friend to find out the truth about her missing sister.

102%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York Short
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.

85%

This project got the green light!

MOMTRESS (The Series)

Montclair Series
Comedy, Drama

Libby Sandler, a frazzled suburban Mom, is on a mission to be a good parent AND get the part.

104%

This project got the green light!

Clementine

Portland Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A heartbroken woman stows away to her estranged lover's lake house where she becomes entangled with a teenage girl.

111%

This project got the green light!

CASHED

New York Short
Comedy, Drama

Suddenly unemployed on her 25th birthday, Jess struggles to find peace (and pot) amidst the unique obstacles of life as a Millennial in NYC.

117%

This project got the green light!

Split

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!

Control

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

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

181%

This project got the green light!

The Ring Thing

New York Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

Saying yes to the future means letting go of the past.

129%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

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

150%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

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

Los Angeles Series
Action, Other

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

88%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

108%

This project got the green light!

Royally: An Original Series

New York Series
Comedy

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Eudaemonia

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!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

Neither Shadow of Turning

New York Short
Drama

Trapped in snowy isolation, husband and wife descend into torment as their lives are threatened by illness.

105%

This project got the green light!

Movement + Location

Brooklyn Feature
Sci-Fi

A woman in Brooklyn learns the hard way that you can't always leave the past behind you.

80%

This project got the green light!

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