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Hey, I'm Melissa!

Old Bridge Township, New Jersey

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Projects I'm Supporting

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!

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!

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!

The Moth and the Light

Orange Short
Romantic Comedy

A recent college graduate moves into her first apartment and brings a past relationship back into her life.

154%

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!

Found in Eagle Rock

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Experimental

In NorthEast Los Angeles, a group of young local residents deal with finding themselves and being part of the neighborhood gentrification.

81%

This project got the green light!

Only Strangers Sleep in my Bed

Middletown Short
Thriller

A young man cons a lonely woman into believing that he might be her long lost son only to find himself out of his depth.

102%

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 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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York Feature
Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.

152%

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

10 Days in December - Proof of Concept

San Francisco Short
Drama, Romance

One day you'll fall in love.

124%

This project got the green light!

SHE SINGS TO THE STARS

Bristol Feature
Drama, Mystery

The desert. A Native American grandmother. Her half-Mexican grandson. A white, aging magician. What's real? And who are the real magicians?

88%

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!

Funeral Day

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Drama

A man skips his friend’s funeral in an attempt to start living his own life to the fullest.

81%

This project got the green light!

Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

A son seeks to elevate his father's musical legacy while discovering the man behind the music.

86%

This project got the green light!

Sleeping With Earrings On

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Maggie’s marrying the woman of her dreams but will tension between her sisters ruin the day?

166%

This project got the green light!

Across The Tracks

Atlanta Short
Drama, Family

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Sheila Scorned

Los Angeles Short
Satire, Shorts Program

A grindhouse short starring a quick-witted stripper who's out to get even with the men in her way.

98%

This project got the green light!

Rez

Short
Drama

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

118%

This project got the green light!

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