Hey, I'm Lindsey!
Let's work together! And if in the USA or Australia, submit to the film festival and creative hub I run, Connect Film Festival.
www.lindseyloon.com (90 seconds, says more than the rest of this yadda yadda :) )
Here's the festival / filmmaker's job hub and creative hive I founded --
Connect Film Festival, now a "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival" on Film Freeway!*
I'm an actor and film festival director, of Connect Film Festival, based in the USA and Australia.
I love both sides of the lens, started as a photographer for about a decade, then directed a few shorts, and after training at NIDA in Australia moved to the acting side. I was in 5th Humor Sketch Comedy while a student at Yale, and am always looking for collaborators, particularly in comedy. My specialty is accent work, and I spent 9 years studying Japanese and sang in a Japanese pop band in my misspent youth-- always keen on sharing culture and sound.
I make film, connect filmmakers in festival showcases that celebrate world class work, and encourage a production hub for filmmakers to make better work together. I do creative producing, have managed other artists, and constantly seek acting projects and ways to contribute to filmmaking.
While Connect Film Festival screenings are selective, our events are inclusive and intended as a filmmaker "hive mind" and pre-production hub connecting filmmakers from all facets of production. Cinematographers, Actors, Soundies, Editors celebrate their festival work as well as the traditional Director-Producer combo. Filmmakers at all stages of development are warmly welcome to attend, contribute, submit.
What started as a "connect filmmakers" project in an art-pub in Australia has now bloomed into an international film festival on our 5th official event.
We are IMDb listed, with industry recognition recognized by AFM, IFP, LA Film Festival etc. We give awards and stuff, but more than anything offer a way to connect with filmmakers and industry-- to find your next gig, your creative collaborators, your agent, your deal, your tribe. Filmmakers say:
Mention "seed and spark" in your cover letter for special consideration-- the Connect team does all we can to support other organizations that encourage prolific, collaborative and caring filmmaking.
Connect with great films. Connect with great filmmakers. Make better film together.
Viva la filmmaking fire, y'all!
* "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival" from over 4,600 listed on Film Freeway.
Projects I'm Supporting
A Whole New World
A music video for an inventive new arrangement of A Whole New World questions our use of technology.
A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.
While recovering at his estranged childhood home from cochlear implant surgery, Xerxes spirals down the rabbit hole and may never climb out.
A woman suffering from OCD tries to write a suicide note that takes into consideration every single loose end in her life.
The Black Cowboy
History You Cannot Hide
A female-driven, buddy comedy about two women and their pursuit in female friendly porn production!
A runaway 10-year-old kid meets a troubled teenager and street performer who teaches him some truths about life and survival in the streets.
Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.
Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf
In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner.
Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?
Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose
Technophobe Davy Ludd is dragged online by a hipster co-worker in the meandering quest to find his long lost sweetheart Rose.
A short film that explores the side hustle every black woman has that keeps her pockets empty.
A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.
1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.
UnCorked - A Web Series
Six women changing their lives one glass at a time...
The Secret Nobody Knows
A woman’s parting gift to a solider reveals the secret to their uncertain future.
When grief and laughter meet, the worst advice may be the best.
a long distance love story told from two perspectives - HIS (directed by a fella) and HERS (directed by a lady)
The After Party
A well-known party girl stops in a dive bar for a nightcap and discovers she shares a horrific secret with four mysterious women.
An ensemble comedy featuring the men and women of Stoney’s Rock Hard Palace - a male strip club with dancers of all shapes and sizes.
Poster Family To-Do-list: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering Grandpa and deal with cancer in the left boob.
Sell Your Body
A millennial horror story about dating apps.
10 Days (for now)
Over the holidays, estranged couple Ellie and Estlin give their relationship one last chance: 10 days to make it work, or part ways forever.
Two life coaches set out to lead a mindfulness retreat, only to have their own lives unravel over one awkward weekend.
This Is Happening
YES! WE'VE HIT OUR INITIAL TARGET. BUT EVERY DOLLAR BEYOND 100% MEANS MORE CITIES AND MORE AWARENESS FOR THIS IS HAPPENING. PLEASE CONTINUE
"Slut: A Documentary Film"
Sharing personal stories to explore how we can work toward a world that embraces female sexuality and supports victims of sexual assault.
A small town cop wishes for a little more action in her life, and action is exactly what she gets when a band of thugs come to town!
Movies & Shows I Recommend