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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

Miles Underwater

San Antonio • Drama, Family

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


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Sinked Up

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles • Drama, Fantasy

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


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Stupid Love... Stupid Stupid Love

San Diego • Drama, Romance

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


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I Podcast Too: Small Podcasts teh Voice of the Internet

Boston • Biography, Comedy

A documentary about small podcasts


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Deforming Stillness

Austin • Drama, Transmedia

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


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CA Shorts

San Francisco • Other, Shorts Program

The strongest magnet of all is the possibility of reinvention.


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Desolation Center

Los Angeles • Documentary, Music

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


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Interiors

Middletown • Drama, Thriller

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


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PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley • Documentary, History

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


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FOR GINA

Los Angeles • Drama

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


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The Apple Tree

Portland • Drama, LGBTQ

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


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Stallion of a Dream: California & the Camarillo White Horse

Ojai • Documentary, History

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


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The Talk

New York • Drama

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


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I Would Have Kissed You

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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


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Meeting My Mom: The CrossFit Priest

Los Angeles • Documentary

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


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King Ester

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.


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Echoes in Silence

New York • Drama, Experimental

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


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Chrysalis

Los Angeles • Drama, Sci-Fi

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


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You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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


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Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend • Documentary

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


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The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston • Documentary, News

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


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ABRUPTIO

Los Angeles • Horror, Thriller

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


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The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York • Horror, Other

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


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What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles • Sci-Fi, Thriller

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


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The Yellow Wallpaper Feature Film

Stockton • Thriller

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


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DRIVER 113

Los Angeles • Film-Noir, Thriller

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


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Locked Alone

New York • Thriller, Drama

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


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Doors

New York • Horror, Mystery

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


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Alone

Whitefish • Horror, Thriller

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


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Maiden

New York • Horror, Thriller

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


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Swipe Left to Live

Long Beach • Horror

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


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Seed of Doubt

Rochester • Thriller

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


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Displaced

New York • Horror

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


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The NEW FREEDOM

Denver • Horror, Thriller

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


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The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh • Mystery, Drama

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


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Dying to Run

New York • Documentary

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


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Summer Hill

Baltimore • Drama

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


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Watchdog

Seattle • Crime, Film-Noir

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


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One Bird at a Time

Portland • Comedy, Drama

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


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VOWS

New York • Comedy, Drama

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


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Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken • Horror, Thriller

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


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Agent of Change

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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New Recruits

Fremont • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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Cohabitation

Milwaukee • Drama, Thriller

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


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In the Blue Hour

New York • Drama, Experimental

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


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Speak Easy, B

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Experimental

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


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Wasteland

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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


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Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill • Comedy

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


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Planet Earth Symphony Film

Saugerties • Experimental, Global Celebration

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


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Birth of Pleasure

Atlanta • Drama, Experimental

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


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People Like You

Los Angeles • Drama, Thriller

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


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ROTTEN

Seattle • Drama, Comedy

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


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Shield

New York • Drama, Family

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


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Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie

Portland • Documentary

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


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Hello World: The Film

Atlanta • Documentary, Other

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


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The Forgotten

Los Angeles • Drama, Western

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


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Bye, Alicia

Los Angeles • Romantic Comedy, Comedy

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


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Woke

New York • Comedy, Drama

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


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Smoked

Los Angeles • Comedy

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


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Pineapple 菠蘿

Hong Kong • Teen, Drama

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


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YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles • Drama, War

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


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The Thin Green Line

Los Angeles • Documentary

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


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39 1/2

San Francisco • Animation, Comedy

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


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The Laser Effect

Baltimore • Drama, Sport

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


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Are You Ok? Cause I'm OK.

New York • Other

Would you take mushrooms with your mother?


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Dom na Marse

Los Angeles • Drama, Sci-Fi

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


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Park Slope Moms

New York • Comedy

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


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Conversations in Apartment 3A

New York • Comedy

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


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Turn Out

San Francisco • Crime, Drama

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


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Introvert's Guide to Activism

New York • Comedy, Satire

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


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Romance Analyst

New York • Comedy

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


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On Story Project

Austin • Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

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


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Relations

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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


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Period

Austin • Documentary

A documentary about the unheard needs of unheard women.


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SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles • Action, Drama

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


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The Unknown Country

Dallas • Adventure, Experimental

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


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Millie

New York • 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.


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

Los Angeles • Drama, Experimental

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


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Pozole

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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Nun Habits Series

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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Anna's Documentary

New York • 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.


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GRIT

Los Angeles • 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.


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F1

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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


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2 WEEKS

New York • 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.


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Made Public

Los Angeles • 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*


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Junie & Frank

New York • Comedy, Family

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


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The Last Earth Girl

Memphis • 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.


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Fizzle

New York • 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?!


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Retch

Seattle • 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.


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The Shift

Boston • Drama, Thriller

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


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Sugar

Santa Ana • Drama

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


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Moonwalk With Me

Los Angeles • 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.


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TOPLESS

Seattle • Drama, LGBTQ

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


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Bad Ally

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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The Vigilante Chronicles (Campaign)

Philadelphia • Action, Drama

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


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Dirt Pilot

Los Angeles • 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.


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PRofessionals

Los Angeles • 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.


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Brujos

Chicago • Drama, LGBTQ

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


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THORP

Danbury • Comedy, Sci-Fi

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


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Season of Passage

New York • 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.


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Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City • 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


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Backsiders

New York • 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.


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Untitled Oxnard Project

Littlerock • Documentary

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


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Juana Doe

El Paso • Drama, Fantasy

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


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Operation Wolf Patrol: The Rod Coronado Story

Milwaukee • 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.


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The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland • Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story


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The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul • Documentary

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


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Full Moon

Los Angeles • Drama, Horror

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


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STRAY Season 2

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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Blackout Cake

New York • Comedy

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


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Lucy in the Sky

New York • Drama, Teen

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


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Always A Thorn

Los Angeles • Drama, Crime

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


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Montana

New York • Drama, Mystery

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


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Am I Out There?

Austin • 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.


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

Redwood City • Drama, Experimental

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


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Hyphen

Boston • Drama, Fantasy

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


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RAT PARK

Burlington • 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.


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Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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The Boy and the Balloon (Short Film)

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

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


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Poster Boy

San Francisco • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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Gun To The Heart

Orange • Drama, Thriller

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


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The Mother Lode

Hoboken • Comedy

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


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You're The Pest

New York • Comedy, Family

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


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Avalon

Baltimore • 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.


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Malabar

Miami • Drama, Thriller

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


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We'll Never Make It

Los Angeles • 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.


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Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles • 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.


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Rooster and The Queen

Woodstock • 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.


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Second Assault

Los Angeles • Documentary

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


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Millennial Renaissance Media

New York • 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.


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FRUIT.

Orange • 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.


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Danielle's Boat

Los Angeles • Drama, Family

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


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Mama's Boy

Downingtown • Drama, Horror

He'll do anything for family.


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Rachel's Pitch

Val Verde • Comedy

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


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Amazing Grace

Los Angeles • 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


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Monstr Web Series

Seattle • Horror, LGBTQ

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


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Bite Me

New York • Comedy, Romance

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


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The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles • Adventure, Comedy

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


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Aloha

Los Angeles • 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.


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BLUE

Houston • Thriller

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


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Higher Methods

Providence • 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.


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CUDDLE

Seattle • Comedy

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


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Little Cousin

Los Angeles • Comedy, Family

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


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The Resistance

New York • Action, LGBTQ

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


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Minnesota Mean

Saint Paul • Documentary, Sport

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


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Latter-Day Glory Documentary

Los Angeles • Documentary, LGBTQ

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


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Escaping Freedom

Portland • Drama, LGBTQ

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


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Ben & Lucy

New York • Comedy, Drama

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


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42 Seconds

Atlanta • Drama

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


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Forever Red

Baltimore • Drama, Mystery

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


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SHORT FILM: Blacktop Road "LULU"

Los Angeles • Crime, Thriller

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


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A Whole New World

Los Angeles • Music, Experimental

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


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Marisol

New York • Drama, Foreign Film

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


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Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

Kearney • Drama, Experimental

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


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The Gift

San Francisco • 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.


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Believe Her

New York • Drama

Why can't we just Believe Her?


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The Alluring Frontier

Phoenix • 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.


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The Paradox

Los Angeles • Drama

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


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The Mile Ground

Morgantown • 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


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The Cold Days of Summer

Utica • Crime, Drama

A boxer battles injury, criminals, and an authoritarian school board to save his scholarship and learn the true cost of the American dream


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Emma Was Here

Medford • 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.


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Nanay Ko 2

Silver Spring • Comedy, Musical

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


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AUGGIE

Fairfield • Drama, Sci-Fi

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


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LION KILLER

Houston • Drama

Fighting Solves Everything


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Parallel Chords

St. Louis • Drama, Music

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


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The Way It Goes

Shawnee • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Sometimes life just doesn't go as planned.


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The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township • Drama, Fantasy

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


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Between Heaven and Hell

Riverside • 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”


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Drought

Wilmington • Comedy, Drama

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


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Project Gaslight

Rochester • Horror, Thriller

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


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The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis • 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.


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Lost Bayou

Lafayette • Drama, Family

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


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Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle • Comedy, Satire

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


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Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco • Drama

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


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Mow

Boston • 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


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A Room Full of Nothing

Austin • Adventure, Romance

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


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nēar

Stockton • 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.


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The Place in Between

Austin • Comedy, Drama

What could possibly go wrong when a mom and her teenage daughter meet for the first time on a road trip across TX? . . . Everything.


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I'll Be Around

Los Angeles • Drama, Comedy

Against the backdrop of a post-punk music festival, a handful of 30-somethings deal with a wide variety of social and philosophical issues


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ACID TEST (feature film)

Houston • Comedy, Drama

The absurdly dramatic coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who launches a rebellion when she drops acid and goes home to her parents.


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This Is Our Home

Media • Drama, Thriller

A struggling couple's weekend getaway goes awry when a child arrives in the middle of the night claiming he's their son.


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

New Philadelphia • Sport, LGBTQ

A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse


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The Atavist

Pittsfield • Adventure, Sci-Fi

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


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D.I.Y.

Philadelphia • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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Big Dog City

San Francisco • Drama, Other

Set within Bay Area art/slacker culture, we follow two characters as they weave across a place and identity which doesn't fit them anymore.


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What Lies West

Santa Rosa • Adventure, Drama

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


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Palace

Upland • Drama, Family

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


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Bedsheet Man

Bradenton • 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


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White Death

Needham • Drama

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


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Epiphany

Tarpon Springs • Drama, Family

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


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Mini Lights

Saint Petersburg • Horror

A group of skaters roams the haunted nooks of St. Petersburg Fl. where an unquenchable tragedy watches from the darkness waiting for a host.


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High

Tabernash • Drama, Experimental

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


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Girl Talk

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

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


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worst.christmas.ever.

Youngstown • Comedy, Teen

A dark comedy about a 15-year-old girl whose entire world falls apart after she discovers that she's pregnant on Christmas Eve.


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A Stray Ember

Lancaster • Drama, Thriller

The agoraphobic victim of a home invasion takes to the road in a motor home, but a figure from her past threatens her new found freedom.


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Just Like The Men

Bellingham • Comedy, History

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


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The Blue Whale

Catoosa • 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


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Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles • Drama, Satire

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


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Start Breaking My Heart

Los Angeles • Romantic Comedy, Shorts Program

A Columbia University's School of the Arts Thesis Project


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Aperture

New York • Drama, Family

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


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The Business of Being a Dog

New York • Comedy

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


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Bitter Taste

New York • Drama

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


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The Naturals

Boston • Crime, LGBTQ

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


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The Invaders

New York • Horror, Thriller

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


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Her First Kill

New York • Drama, Thriller

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


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Interference

New York • Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.


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MOMTRESS (The Series)

Montclair • Comedy, Drama

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


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Clementine

Portland • Drama, LGBTQ

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


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Stronger Than Pretty

New York • Drama, Romance

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


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CASHED

New York • 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.


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Split

New York • 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.


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Control

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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


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The Ring Thing

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

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


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An Act of Terror

Charlotte • Drama, History

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


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Butterflies

New York • Drama

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


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

Los Angeles • Action, Other

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


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About a Donkey

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

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


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Royally: An Original Series

New York • Comedy

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


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Eudaemonia

New York • 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.


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Kinesthesia

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

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


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Neither Shadow of Turning

New York • Drama

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


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Movement + Location

Brooklyn • Sci-Fi

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


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