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Hey, I'm Shoshana!

Washington, District of Columbia

I'm an independent filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. I made my first short film The Goblin Baby (a supernatural thriller about the first year of motherhood) in 2014, and am shooting my second film, Hide and Seek (an alternate reality story about an indie rock musician turned stay-at-home-dad) in April 2017. I'm a big fan of all things #womeninfilm.

 

I'm also a screenwriter, educator and mom of three. You can learn more about my work here.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Sister/Brother

Portland Feature
Comedy, Drama

Nora, a broke actress, and her younger brother Scotty drive from Portland to Seattle so she can attend a dinner hosted by her wealthy ex.

100%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

What's in the Woods?

New York Short
Horror, Thriller

The night three best friends move to the woods a boy comes to them for help. Soon they are surrounded by forces coming for what's theirs.

101%

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!

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 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!

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!

Wise Gals

Boston Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

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!

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!

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!

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!

Xerxes

Jersey City Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

While recovering at his estranged childhood home from cochlear implant surgery, Xerxes spirals down the rabbit hole and may never climb out.

80%

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!

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!

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!

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!

Leia's Army

Silver Spring Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A family comes apart at the seams when a teenage girl attends the Women’s March without telling her Born Again Christian mom.

101%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

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!

Pay to Stay

New York 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!

Sylphvania Grove

New York Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.

210%

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!

Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf

Baltimore Short
Experimental

In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner.

84%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?

100%

This project got the green light!

THOSE PEOPLE: A Love Story

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Romance

Taylor and Mehran meet, and fall in love despite their cultural differences, but their bliss is threatened when family tensions escalate.

105%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Western

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.

87%

This project got the green light!

The Last Partera

Durham Feature
Documentary

A 95-year-old midwife passes on her wisdom to a new generation of Costa Rican women fighting for their right to choose how they give birth.

106%

This project got the green light!

e.ro.sion, noun

Jersey City Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Following the ending of a relationship, a girl slips into a parallel reality where her heart and soul slowly disappear before her eyes.

103%

This project got the green light!

UnCorked - A Web Series

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Satire

Six women changing their lives one glass at a time...

112%

This project got the green light!

The Secret Nobody Knows

New York Short
Romance, War

A woman’s parting gift to a solider reveals the secret to their uncertain future.

105%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.

82%

This project got the green light!

Women's March - a documentary by TrimTab Media

San Francisco Short
Action, Documentary

On January 21, 2017, millions of women came together in solidarity to march in cities across America.

108%

This project got the green light!

Palms in the Sand

San Luis Obispo Feature
Comedy, Drama

A snapshot into the lives of 4 young adults who attempt to stay rooted in their relationships as life continues to propel them forward.

121%

This project got the green light!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York Short
Comedy, Teen

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.

90%

This project got the green light!

Grab This

Jacksonville Short
Drama

Set against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential Campaign, a woman is sexually assaulted by a co-worker, and tries to regain her sanity.

110%

This project got the green light!

To Life

Austin Short
Comedy, Fantasy

When grief and laughter meet, the worst advice may be the best.

100%

This project got the green light!

At The End Of The Day

Lakeland Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A conservative Christian professor finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless teen shelter.

96%

This project got the green light!

Biophilia

Petaluma Short
Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.

103%

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!

The Benefits of Gusbandry

Portland Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Love is so gay. One Woman, One Man, a lot of weed, a little crying and NO sexual attraction whatsoever. "Hilarious, irreverent.." - OUT.com

103%

This project got the green light!

Avowed

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young nun to be struggles to understand why her patient lacks sentience. A film about disability, feminism, and tested faith.

116%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

The Karate Tortoise Series

New York Series
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Damsel goes on a quest to protect the clumsy superhero, Karate Tortoise, from becoming the lunch of the evil chef, Fatty Bonati.

103%

This project got the green light!

Trust Me: A Witness Account of The Goatman

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Thriller

A woman follows her boyfriend into the woods for a surprise only to find something far more sinister: the legend of the Goatman.

102%

This project got the green light!

A punk Daydream

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

Indonesia has one of the biggest punk scenes in the world, amidst poverty, pollution and oppression.

101%

This project got the green light!

Don't Talk About the Baby

Washington Feature
Documentary

There shouldn't be a stigma surrounding miscarriage, stillbirth or infertility. This has happened to someone you know--Let's talk about it.

95%

This project got the green light!

Some Girls' Mothers

Short
Drama

Uninspired by her own mother’s taste in music, ten year old Grace sneaks records from her friend's mom’s collection.

84%

This project got the green light!

First Girl I Loved

Los Angeles 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!

Cross

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

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