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 my second film, Hide and Seek (an alternate reality story about an indie rock musician turned stay-at-home-dad) in 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

WAKING UP

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A young gay man visits his comatose uncle in the hospital, and talks about all the ups and downs of the LGBT experience.

85%

This project got the green light!

BUD APPETIT TV Pilot

Washington, District of Columbia Series
Comedy, Drama

BUD APPÉTIT is a dramedy show about three disparate and desperate individuals that come together and run DC’s first speak-easy pot café.

93%

This project got the green light!

A Grievance With Gravity

Austin, Texas Film Short
Sci-Fi, Romance

Gravity doesn't affect Zoe. She manages a semi-normal life but still feels like an outcast... until she starts to celebrate her uniqueness.

103%

This project got the green light!

Trust

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A spirited Jewish girl on the run from the Nazis, takes on an Italian persona to outwit a Nazi Lieutenant who wiles her with his charm.

80%

This project got the green light!

PhenomX

New York City, New York Comics
Action

Max Gomez was wrongfully incarcerated, now released from prison, he is asked to join a new government trial, that gives him superpowers.

109%

This project got the green light!

Night Waking

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Sci-Fi, LGBTQ

In a dark time, what does it mean to protect your children? A science fiction tale from the Rosenbaum siblings.

104%

This project got the green light!

A Run for More

Washington, District of Columbia Film Feature
Documentary

Up against self-doubt, fear of violence and past traumas, Frankie fights to become the first openly transgender elected official in Texas.

92%

This project got the green light!

Butch Pal for the Straight Gal

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Five queer women making over straight women worldwide, spreading a message of empowerment, self-love, and a mutual appreciation for flannel.

111%

This project got the green light!

Submittan

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Sci-Fi

In a dystopian future, overpopulation is strangling a city. Chase, a mother of two, helps aid the city in its struggles... at a dire cost.

107%

This project got the green light!

Brothers

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

Brothers Taylor and Elijah cope with unexpected loss as they prepare themselves for their father's funeral.

83%

This project got the green light!

BAD TRIP

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Thriller

When a wife realizes she was taken on a one-way trip by her husband, she uses the help of a mysterious hitchhiker to get rid of him instead.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Legacy Sessions

Arlington, Virginia Film Short
Drama

A troubled high school teenager develops a friendship with a 95-year-old woman at a retirement home.

102%

This project got the green light!

Freeman Hospitality

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Sci-Fi, Thriller

In 2055 a black family-run security firm escorts a foreign journalist into the badlands of South Georgia to interview a local tyrant

131%

This project got the green light!

Obstruction of Justice: The True Meaning

New York City, New York Series
Documentary

This seven-part docu-series explores the stories of the formerly incarcerated and highlights the factors impacting successful reentry.

81%

This project got the green light!

Enid's Wall

Harwich, Massachusetts Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

Enid’s Wall is a ghost story. A coming-of-older-age drama. A love letter to the sea. But, above all, it’s a story about belonging.

87%

This project got the green light!

The Beauty in Trying

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Documentary, Experimental

After experiencing life-altering trauma, a woman finds that she must reclaim her life in dance in order to heal.

112%

This project got the green light!

Kansas, 1989

Kansas City, Missouri Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

The story of a Midwestern teenager on the verge of coming out, and the night of danger that changes the course of his life.

113%

This project got the green light!

Arrival Code

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

2034: Arrival Code follows a couple in borderlands Mexico, who flees a dangerous cartel using the transportation of the day… teleportation!

80%

This project got the green light!

The Whistle - 70s & 80s lesbian youth in Albuquerque, New Mexico

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

We didn't all know each other, but we knew how to find each other.

102%

This project got the green light!

I Am A Banana

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Documentary, Family

After uprooting their lives and emigrating from their home country, these families struggle to keep touch with each other as they are expose

107%

This project got the green light!

Go Go, Boy!

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A boy finds comfort in his own skin when he dumps wrestling for fabulousness

83%

This project got the green light!

Generation Wrecks: a 90s Teen Comedy

New York City, New York Film Feature
LGBTQ, Teen

The death of Liz's brother moves Stacy to repair their damaged friendship by hosting a weekend getaway derailed by Liz's misfit friends.

115%

This project got the green light!

Sister/Brother

Portland, Oregon Film 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!

Endless Light

Fairbanks, Alaska Film 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, California Film 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!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays, New York Film 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 City, New York Film 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, 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!

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!

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!

The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York City, New York Film 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, 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!

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!

Wise Gals

Boston, Massachusetts Film 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, California 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, California Film 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, Indiana Film 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, Louisiana Film 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, Texas Film 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, New Jersey Film 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, 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!

Aperture

New York City, New York Film 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 City, New York Film 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 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!

Leia's Army

Silver Spring, Montgomery County Film 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 City, New York Film 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, Mecklenburg County Film 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 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!

Sylphvania Grove

New York City, New York Film 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 City, New York Film 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, Maryland Film 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, Wisconsin Film 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, California Film 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, California Film 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, California 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, North Carolina Film 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, New Jersey Film 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, California 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 City, New York Film 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, California Film 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, California Film 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!

This Side of Summer

San Luis Obispo, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

After a botched prom night, Amy and Sierra, the social elites of their high school, endure the day-to-day mundanity of their final summer.

121%

This project got the green light!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York City, New York Film 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, Florida Film 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, Texas Film 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, Florida Film 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, California Film 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 City, New York Film 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, Oregon 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, California Film 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!

Real Artists

San Francisco, California Film Short
Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job; but then discovers the truth of the modern "creative" process.

112%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles, California 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 City, 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, California Film 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, California Film 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, District of Columbia Film 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

United States Film 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, 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!

Cross

Los Angeles, California Film 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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