Hey, I'm Sinked Up!

Los Angeles, California

Morgan Smith is an actor, comedienne, writeur and producer person. She directed the youth theater program at the LA LGBT Center. She played a lead in the comedy-action short, Fork You, which won Best Original Story at the Josiah Media Festival; and a supporting role in the feature romcom, Almost Amazing, which premiered at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. You can catch her at the Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival this year with her female-driven comedy troupe, Macho. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Finding Normal Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Ashley continues her quest to "find normal" as she navigates the treacherous waters of adulting; her first job and her first romance!

100%

This project got the green light!

Los Angeless

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

Los Angeless is an anthology series made up of 9 short films by 15 female filmmakers, set in an authentic, unromanticized version of L.A.

83%

This project got the green light!

THE PEMBROOK BROTHERS

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

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

85%

This project got the green light!

OBJECTS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young actress seizes the opportunity (and the spotlight) to break the vicious circle of an abusive acting teacher.

105%

This project got the green light!

As One

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Romance

Jill must put one foot in front of the other to move through her grief, and with connection she discovers that every mile has a story.

87%

This project got the green light!

Deserters

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.

118%

This project got the green light!

Urban Meals - featuring Donnie's Kitchen

Wilmington, New Hanover County Series
Family

A cooking show for the hungry - each meal serving the homeless & hungry in our community.

82%

This project got the green light!

Tell No Tales

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Western

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

117%

This project got the green light!

BIFL: The Series - Season 1

Los Angeles, California Series
LGBTQ, Comedy

BIFL is a series about twenty-somethings trying to live their best lives, and every single mistake they make along the way.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Getaway

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Adventure, Comedy

Five strangers, one car, and one bank heist. What could possibly go wrong?

84%

This project got the green light!

BendFilm's Women Filmmaker Production Fund

Bend, Oregon Film Short
Filmmaker Resource

Help an emerging Central Oregon-based female filmmaker shoot a short locally with a matched $2,500 production grant

93%

This project got the green light!

Blind Truth

Duluth, Minnesota Film Feature
Crime, Drama

When a serial killer resurfaces after over 20 years of dormancy, two FBI agents must track down the killer of their childhood best friend.

90%

This project got the green light!

Sandcastles

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Drama, Comedy

A traumatic event forces a young woman to rethink her current living situation while all odds are against her.

80%

This project got the green light!

Ipi

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

A filmmaker travels to South Africa, the birth-place of a musical her late father filmed decades ago in Jerusalem.

82%

This project got the green light!

My Florida Home

Lakeland, Florida Film Short
Drama, Thriller

An estranged daughter travels back to her florida hometown to confront her elderly mother's suspicious caregiver.

80%

This project got the green light!

Cheer Up, Charlie

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Charlie is your all-pep, piano playing, ponytail rocking white girl-next-door... but she's also your dealer.

101%

This project got the green light!

Sam and Pat Are Depressed... season 2!

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

253%

This project got the green light!

Mr. Greenfield

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

Martin Greenfield survived the Holocaust to become America’s most-celebrated tailor. Now the presidential tailor is fighting for his legacy.

101%

This project got the green light!

Forget Me Nots

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

In the wake of their parents' untimely death, twin brother & sister must reevaluate their relationship, or risk losing one another forever.

121%

This project got the green light!

Waking Life

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A grieving dad seeks to repair a broken relationship with his teenage daughter after a family crisis rips them apart.

100%

This project got the green light!

Tell My Family I Love Them

Kansas City, Missouri Film Short
Drama, Comedy

A high school athlete must confront his immature ways and tense relationships in the midst of an untimely family tragedy.

166%

This project got the green light!

Unbridaled

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

Right before her wedding, Catherine has cold feet. Maxie tries to stall; it's a shitshow. Can they survive the day with some dignity intact?

106%

This project got the green light!

Greater Fools - A Television Pilot

San Antonio, Texas Series
Drama, Comedy

After her mother dies, a zealous filmmaker discovers catharsis in her art and inadvertently fosters a creative community in San Antonio, TX.

100%

This project got the green light!

Trapped in the Booth

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Music

On the eve of his 30th birthday, a struggling gay DJ faces a life-altering crisis as he attempts to navigate bros & hoes New York Nightlife

103%

This project got the green light!

Fight Forward

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Fight Forward follows multiple student activists across California advocating for a return to free tuition in public universities.

83%

This project got the green light!

Penny

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

How would you feel if you couldn't have the one thing you've always wanted? Who would you become?

84%

This project got the green light!

Hooked

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Shawn finds his perfect soulmate but his autism keeps him from realizing she's actually a prostitute.

85%

This project got the green light!

Bitter Melons

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Family

Sophia, a line cook must confront her bitter past, in order to overcome self-doubt and cook a staff meal that heals broken hearts.

104%

This project got the green light!

Better Off

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When a young man runs out on his pregnant girlfriend, his best friend tries to convince him to stay.

81%

This project got the green light!

Unnatural

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

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

80%

This project got the green light!

My Dinner With Schwartzey

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio, Texas Film Feature
Drama, Family

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

106%

This project got the green light!

Like Love

Boise, Idaho Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Best Friend Fix

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A lonely introvert signs up for Best Friend Fix, a subscription service that delivers a new robot best friend monthly.

104%

This project got the green light!

Moderately Put Together

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

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

104%

This project got the green light!

S'mores

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

After the loss of her childhood best friend and a mysterious absence, a young woman tries to find her way back to her old life.

100%

This project got the green light!

Litchfield Court

Vallejo, California Film Short
Drama

A young man helps his estranged cousin reconnect with their Filipino-American family in Vallejo, CA

96%

This project got the green light!

OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Documentary

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

102%

This project got the green light!

MOTHERSHIP, the documentary

Sacramento, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A time capsule of millennial feminism taken from MOTHERSHIP, one of the few remaining women's festivals.

80%

This project got the green light!

Don't Move

Austin, Texas Film Short
Horror

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

111%

This project got the green light!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles, California Film 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, California Film 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, California Film 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, Texas 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, California Film 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, California Film 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, Connecticut Film 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, California Film 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, California Film 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, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

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

82%

This project got the green light!

Stallion of a Dream: California & the Camarillo White Horse

Ojai, California Film 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 City, New York Film 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, California 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 City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.

105%

This project got the green light!

Echoes in Silence

New York City, New York Film 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!

You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles, California Film 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, Washington Film 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, Massachusetts Film 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, California Film 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!

Alone

Whitefish, Montana Film 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!

Locked Alone

New York City, New York Film 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!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

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

124%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York City, New York Film 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!

Displaced

New York City, New York Film 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!

Seed of Doubt

Rochester, Minnesota Film 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!

What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

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

94%

This project got the green light!

The Yellow Wallpaper Feature Film

Stockton, California Film 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!

Dying to Run

New York City, New York Film 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, Maryland Film 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!

One Bird at a Time

Portland, Oregon 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 City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

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

106%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles, California 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, California Film 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, Wisconsin Film 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!

Speak Easy, B

Los Angeles, California Film 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, California Film 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, Maine Film 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!

Birth of Pleasure

Atlanta, Georgia Film 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!

Shield

New York City, New York Film 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!

Woke

New York City, 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!

39 1/2

San Francisco, California Film 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!

Are You Ok? Cause I'm OK.

New York City, New York Film Short
Other

Would you take mushrooms with your mother?

104%

This project got the green light!

Classic Punk

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Dorothy, a bad ass senior, has to overcome financial dependence when her children start threatening to move her into a nursing home.

88%

This project got the green light!

Romance Analyst

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Patient

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Adrian Irons can recreate the symptoms of any disease, which he uses to train med students. But things get messy when the symptoms stick.

88%

This project got the green light!

Millie

New York City, New York Film 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!

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Water is My Sky

St. Louis, Missouri Film Feature
Documentary, Sport

Two dedicated swimmers must temporarily sacrifice their professional lives to pursue their dreams of earning a world number 1 ranking

132%

This project got the green light!

Queen of the Capital

Washington, District of Columbia Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

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

85%

This project got the green light!

Nun Habits Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

87%

This project got the green light!

XJW | Coming Out of the Jehovah's Witness Religion

Denver, Colorado Series
Documentary, Global Celebration

XJW | Coming Out of the Jehovah's Witness Religion Documentary Series

136%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York City, New York Film 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!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

88%

This project got the green light!

Ponyboi

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

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

114%

This project got the green light!

Michael And Michael Are Gay

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

100%

This project got the green light!

TOPLESS

Seattle, Washington Film 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!

Before Homosexuals - Educational Outreach Campaign

Guilford, Windham County Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes

129%

This project got the green light!

STRAY Season 2

New York City, 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!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago, Illinois Film 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!

Latter-Day Glory Documentary

Los Angeles, California Film 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!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Film 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!

Split

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

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

126%

This project got the green light!

More Than Only

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

Because EVEYRONE deserves their happy after everything. LGBT romantic comedy that celebrates finding love and learning to love yourself

220%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

སྙིང་གཏམ་ : “The heart's tale”

Seattle, Washington Film Short
LGBTQ, Foreign Film

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

80%

This project got the green light!

First Girl I Loved

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

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

80%

This project got the green light!

That's Not Us

New York City, New York Film Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

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

105%

This project got the green light!

Assassin

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The story of an assassin, a job gone wrong and the woman she never expected to fall in love with.

84%

This project got the green light!

CongestedCat Shorts

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Character-driven, stereotype breaking short films about loss from the creators of 'Kelsey.'

120%

This project got the green light!

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