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Tim, putting the final touches on his 'Vol 7 - Songs for and about Em' CD mix (his annual anniversary gift to the love of his life), joyfully discovers a letter from Emma's gynaecologist. It can only mean the good news that she is pregnant...
10 Minutes To Show
Punk-rock drummer Charlotte "Charlie" Howe desperately wants to win an Austin battle of the bands competition, but 10 minutes before her band is set to perform everything seemingly goes to hell backstage...
Abducted In Plain Sight
A true crime documentary that tells the twisting, turning story of the Broberg’s, a naïve, church-going Idaho family that fall under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor who will stop at nothing to be with their 12-year-old daughter.
About a Donkey
Follow the Owens family: Ann & Tim, their 3 adult children, Cecilia, Burgh, & Annie (& her husband Paul), & matriarch Farrah. When Tim brings home a donkey in a mixture of wanting to rescue both it and himself, all of the characters' lives are shaken up..
A short documentary film about animal adoption using new footage and archival audio.
Annie rushes to work, balloons in tow, hoping to congratulate her newly pregnant coworker. But an awkward attempt at office pleasantries soon spirals into a neurotic meltdown, exposing their true feelings on childbirth.
Amy's In The Freezer
A bank robber grabs a hostage during a botched robbery and brings her up to his cabin where he discovers the hard way that he's abducted a female serial killer.
An undercover detective tails his cheating wife to an illicit rendezvous but before he can end it all, he's unexpectedly beaten to the punch.
Anniversary is a short horror film about a married couple who find their relationship is in danger. When Husband Richard can't stop belittling his wife, Etna, the couple realizes something has to give.
Sam’s ex-lovers aren’t so “ex” to him. In fact, they always seem to re-appear at the worst possible moment, sabotaging his hopes of finding new love. Can Sam banish them from his life before they ruin his chances with the newfound girl of his dreams?
In this surrealist retelling of Johnny Appleseed, a struggling artist finds himself turning into a tree.
At the Drive-in
Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.
A film that tells the story of young Lance and his unlikely friendship with a pint-sized, self-aware automaton. After Lance stumbles upon this 'little dude', he enlists the help of the sassy girl-next-door, to protect him from his mom's boyfriend.
When her older sister gets suspended, an eight year old girl on scholarship at an elite private school starts to lose faith in the idea that hard work is all it takes to get ahead.
Battledream Chronicles: A new beginning
Syanna, a young black Caribbean girl, wakes up amnesic in an Afrofuturistic world where she has been enslaved by the global colonial empire of Mortemonde. Every day, she is forced to collect 500 experience points or XP for her master in the Battledream...
1994 was the perfect summer... for heartache. At 15, Archie Kinsler has an impossible goal: to win the heart of Bernadette, a much older French foreign exchange student and local lifeguard, before she returns home at the end of the season.
Beyond Our Mountains
How do you heal? In a Kosovo city cracked along the river, a young Serbian-Albanian couple must decide their future when she is accepted to study where he cannot follow.
The Big Nothing - Episode 1-5
When the captain of an isolated mining station near Saturn is murdered, Detective Lennox is sent to investigate the three remaining crew members. Centred around a series of interrogations and flashback, Lennox discovers that everyone has a motive to kill.
Black Cat (Space Suit)
Never get caught in your space suit, without a black cat.
The Black Market Club-Falling
A band's last moments flash before their eyes as their tour van crashes off the highway.
Based on true events:
A young woman struggles to piece her world back together after a botched suicide attempt.
Bong of the Living Dead
5 friends who share both a love of pot and a lifelong dream to see the zombie apocalypse become reality. But when the undead actually rise to gruesomely (and hilariously) eat the living, the group discovers it's not all corpse-killing montages and mall...
A Southern-gothic thriller about a bereaved small town sheriff and his recently widowed, estranged, sister-in-law who must acknowledge the external forces they must extinguish to overcome the internal loss of their spouses.
After her release from prison, Frankie tries to repair her relationship with her unforgiving daughter, LaToya.
Brooklyn In July
The story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. It is the summer of 1945. The War is all but won. The U.S. is riding a wave of triumph even as the undertow of unresolved issues roils beneath...
Maggie is dealing with the aftermath of her mother’s death when her old friend Janie unexpectedly swoops in to help her process her grief.
A local sushi bar becomes the stage for a spicy reckoning when two inept robbers take a gamble with defiant patrons, and their own uncertain future.
In this faux trailer, 5 friends face off against an apologetic masked maniac hellbent on slaughtering Canadian's on their day of Independence. But who could it be? The bumbling local police? Barrie Brantford, the man banished from Canada in 1867? ...
Two hard-edged representatives from the Jupiter Candy Co. make their last stop for the night at Grimley Grocery, where the management may not be meeting their end of a pricey bargain. Things quickly turn from sweet to sour.
After a man loses his dog, strangers help unite them but soon find themselves to be in a deadly situation.
A depressed man tries to get back with his ex while drowning his depression in meaningless hook-ups.
A Chance of Snow
When it's Christmas time in Texas, all things are possible as long as there is a chance of snow. The Walsh family is going through changes this Christmas: Tyler wants to get engaged, Faith's husband is deployed for their first Christmas together & Kris...
A film crew shoots a documentary about the home life of a seemingly normal, happy couple. But some things aren't how they appear on the surface.
Clues & Socks
When a sock goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Zak Huh?! and his team of animal investigators are on the case.
Three strangers meet at a coffee shop to interview for a barista position, only in this world, Coffeemaker means Hitman.
Colour Me Pretty
A young girl begins to question her self-image after moving to a new school where she is not wanted.
COOL GIRLS "HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT"
After a tragic "breakup" with her love interest, James, Amber convinces Terri to end her long distance relationship with Tom. In turn, the two decide to throw an emergency girls night. Amber preps Terri for the occasion.
Curtains (Film Trailer)
Teaser trailer for the short film, "CURTAINS"
"Curtains" tells the story of Peter Fleming, the defiantly independent founder of a once-hot avant-garde troupe who loses everything — his funding, his lover and his beloved theatre...
Cypress Bayou TV Series Trailer
When a mysterious young woman finds her way to the sleepy slumberous town of Cypress Bayou, she unknowingly releases a string of malicious murders, as the deeply felt, but rarely seen, sinister dark magic is awakened once more in the bayou.
Vanessa dreams across different time periods of a magical and mysterious man that she’s never known yet has a strange familiarity with.
Death (And Disco Fries)
After finding out he is dead, Charlie has a chance to make good on a past regret.
The Devil's Due
The Devil made this film. He made it just for you. Don't you want to hear what he has to say?
The Devil's Gun
Danny and Agent Coover, former allies, stand off on the opposite sides of the law.
After a long day of typing his manifesto, Drew slips into an analogue nightmare. Produced for the series by A Bit Sketchy Productions.
First impressions amidst people watching, and the dire situations that lead good people to do bad things.
An old dog does what he can to shelter a little girl during the darkest moments of her life.
A grieving mother latches on to a magical surrogate for her lost child. But small miracles come with big consequences.
Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance.
Driven - The Bryce Cornet Story
Driven, the story of a young racer's determination to make it to the top. The world of Autosports is incredibly competitive, and costly. The road to success is long, and winding, but Bryce Cornet and his family know there is no substitute for dedication.
Edgar & Ellie
In the middle of planning his next heist a heartbroken thief ignores his accomplice's advice and tries to win back his ex-girlfriend.
The Emoji Song
A cautionary, comedic music video exploring the dangers of today's relationships that can be both created and destroyed over the phone.
Frank and Jenny expose their past and risk their future when they meet for a anonymous sexual encounter.
Charlotte puts Rochester in the rear view as she runs away from the life she has known. She has never been on her own and doesn't know if she'll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, & laughter.
When a mayor running for re-election is caught on video smoking crack, he'll do whatever it takes to keep it out of the wrong hands. Inspired by true events.
A couple discusses an issue that's disrupting the family before deciding to go fishing.
Flin Flon: A Hockey Town
The mining town of Flin Flon is similar to most other small towns with one major exception – the community is lovingly obsessed with their junior hockey team, which over the decades has spawned several National Hockey League legends. Flin Flon, named...
Ben popped the question but now it looks like their future may be flushed!
A married couple unexpectedly face their relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons in a very heteronormative class.
The Good Exorcist
An eccentric priest is tasked with banishing a demonic presence from a family-owned ranch in Texas. In the midst of the strange happenings, which totally includes the priest wrestling a possessed teddy bear (trust us- you will NOT forget it)...
Good From The Bad
An outcast combat veteran living amidst the desolation of the South Texas border country finds common ground with an undocumented immigrant fighting for her life on the migrant trail.
The Good Samaritans
Stranded in a strange neighborhood, Belle is invited into a couple's home for help. She quickly learns the nice couple has a unique way of showing hospitality.
The Great Wall Of Vicky Lynn
For Vicky Lynn, there are three rules - Rule no.1: no dance club, no.2: no dance club, no 3: no dance club. So when her school dance club opens auditions, she must choose between forging her own path and following tradition.
A couple encounters a presence in the wilderness that they cannot comprehend.
A dark comedy about group therapy where the therapist is as lost as the group he leads.
Guest of Honor
Struck by tragedy, a married couple goes ahead with their anniversary party, when an unusual guest arrives.
A washed up, alcoholic ex-prizefighter makes a comeback to boxing after his top-middleweight contender son is wrongfully blinded in the ring.
A bar-hopping playboy has a one night stand with a mysterious stranger and wakes up the next day as an unwilling participant in a bizarre celebration.
Here, Hold Grandma
Ellen, a nitpicking wasp, and Kelly, her free-spirited, 20-something daughter clash in the desert while fulfilling Grandma’s final wish… to spread her ashes on the exact spot Ellen was conceived.
After getting a flat tire, a woman and daughter go on the run to avoid the pursuit of the stranger who offered to help them.
Ruby wakes from a bad dream to find herself in a real life nightmare. She’s trapped in a basement, her legs are broken and she can’t remember who she is or how she got there. Her kidnapper, Tom, tells her she will remain captive until she falls in love...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Suburbia
Trevor, a high school boy, foregoes the conventional hiring of a limo for prom in favor of hitchhiking his way through the night. This takes him and his date, Alexandria, a girl who only mildly terrified by this idea, on a wild ride that pokes fun...
It’s Thanksgiving night and siblings Abby and David just want to quickly eat their turkey and ditch their overbearing “still has their umbilical cords” Jewish mother. Before they can make their getaway, Gary, a deranged ex-convict, breaks in and takes ...
The Holy Fail
'The Holy Fail ' is an Irish comedy about 4 friends who rob a safe in an attempt to save a marriage. All is going great until they get caught by the nuns.
I Baked Him a Cake
Lenora can't wait for Dad to come home to celebrate his birthday. The cake is ready, the balloons are out, and the gifts are piled. Only, where is Dad?
I'm in a Pickle!
A car dealer is in a pickle, and boy is he stuck!
The Importance of Sex Education
In 1976, a 12-year-old girl tries to unravel the mysteries of sex ed.
In Silicon Valley, two newlyweds celebrate a picture perfect wedding. The toasts and dances carry late into the night, but things aren’t what they seem. In a place where everything can be reinvented, even the happiest day of your life is only an app away.
All her life, Ashley has done what is expected of her. Marrying her high school sweetheart should be no different, but she has a nagging feeling that it's not right. At her picture-perfect bridal shower, her doubts come to a head...
JUMP is a short film exploring the year before the world ends, and how we each react to the absence of a tomorrow
The story is told through the eyes of a child unaware that her future has been decided, and unwilling to give up hope.
Just A Scenario
An experimental film about a girl who gets robbed from again and again, this is an open letter to her abusers.
Tommy dos Santos wasn’t born a psychopath, really, nor was he made into a sociopath, per se. He was something entirely new, and he was walking his own path – a path that will run red with the blood of the foulest most fiendishly frightening creatures...
A psychosexual fairy tale about Mia, a woman who lives in a small fishing village and is having an affair with Hector, a married fisherman. On the day Hector threatens to end the affair, Mia discovers a mysterious woman, Mara, washed up on shore...
French director Pauline Sala's sophomore film hasn't had the same success as her first, and so her Los Angeles premiere falls to the fledgling L.A. Art Film Festival. To make matters worse, she learns that a strange short film director is sharing her...
Leap of Faith
A girl is afraid to jump off a diving board.
Learning the Ropes: Behind the Curtain of America’s Pro Wrestling School
A short documentary that pulls back the curtain on an upstart pro wrestling school in Austin, Texas. For the students and trainers here, the performance lifestyle of wrestling has become a way out of – and for some a way into – very real personal struggle
Leecher is a supernatural thriller short-film about a tormented woman who vows to find her long lost brother, a man with an inexplicable power to take the spirit, knowledge, and skills of those he kills.
After her hands are severely damaged in an accident, an over-zealous hand model hatches an ill-conceived plan to get back in the extremity modeling game with her feet.
Two burnt out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp's personal chefs.
A woman’s entrance into motherhood is marked by sinister occurrences that threaten to consume her.
Mediocrity, For Micah Dahl Anderson (who is amazing and not mediocre)
A hand drawn animated music video by Drew Danburry that's perhaps a bit weird and maybe even experimental.
After a man realizes he has Alzheimer's Disease, his wife's face begins to disappear, along with the memories of the life they made together.
A man's visit with a loved one leads to a shattering revelation.
Miles of Scarves
While on a date a young man runs into a local magician and things get out of hand.
A painter's life is forever changed when a mythical and deadly spirit from Celtic lore (a Leannán Sí) becomes his muse and lover.
In this 1990's esque slacker comedy, at their local art house movie theater a group of Millennials hang out, argue, fall in love and try their hardest to do nothing at all.
Percy wants out. Stuck working as a glorified ball boy, dredging a stagnant pond for golf balls for the middle-aged- middle-classes, he longs for coral reefs, blue ocean and undiscovered treasures. When Percy fishes an antique medallion etched with...
A malfunctioning smart assistant sets out on an epic quest to find the music in his heart and also kinda maybe sorta become a samurai.
One Act Play: a film about high school drama
One Act Play presents an inside look at the intense dramas unfolding between theatre directors and their ensembles as they travel across Texas for an elimination style tournament culminating at the state competition in Austin.
Breaking up is easy. Moving out is hard. After five years of ups and downs, an African American 30-something couple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood spends their final afternoon together arguing and remember better days, as one of them moves out...
One Night Stand
A successful businessman, meets his soul mate during a business trip. Fed up with his dysfunctional marriage he wants to give this unexpected affair a chance. Unfortunately destiny has a different plan.
The story of Abby and Justin. A made for each other, color-blind couple in a prejudiced color filled world. As they struggle to navigate family, kids and the idea of marriage.
Two women spend all day together but rarely connect, until they ultimately change the course of each other’s lives.
A woman's struggle with her multiracial identity gets seriously twisted in this dramedy short film. Inspired by real-life events, "The Other" explores the struggle of being in-between races. Multiracial Mia discovers that society has a need to put each...
Jessica Mosher, a fifth generation rancher on the Plains of Colorado, seeks to carry on a family tradition of ranching and rodeo in spite of a fourteen year drought.
Pillow Talk - Web Series
Pillow Talk is a web series about the quirks of monogamy and the complexities of human intimacy.
The Plague Doctor - Trailer
A young doctor finds himself trapped in deranged visions. The echoes of a timeless love cause him to mix reality with the obscure legend of a haunted Venetian island and the ancient italian mask of the plague doctor.
On Halloween night, Derek and his ragtag group of friends accidentally awaken a shapeshifting monster that threatens their reputations—and their lives.
Mysteriously eight months pregnant overnight, Katie believes the Angels responsible, but her sister thinks differently.
Based on the story by Stephen King, Rainy Season follows a young couple who arrive in the small town of Willow, ME. They are warned to leave, but ignore the warnings and learn the horrific price the town must pay for prosperity.
Young people from different walks of life struggling with self-confidence, who overcome their challenges through passion, hope, determination and love.
Dementia threatens the livelihood of an aging tree painter, but he won't go down without a fight.
Lloyd is a man in his late-20s who works as a freelance sound mixer in Kansas City, MO. Lloyd loves his job, is good at it, and has a nice, stable life… but he can’t seem to let go of an unfulfilled dream.
The Root Cellar
While investigating a deadly house fire, a Police Chief and Detective try to get answers from a mysterious man who was found in a cellar under the rubble.
A single mother tries to bring the joy of Christmas to her children.
The Scarlet Vultures
A young woman discovers that she has a special ingredient that elicits a state of euphoria in its consumers, but not everyone is so special.
Rick is a washed up golf instructor at Cooper's Club. He sleeps with his female clients and thinks life is great until he runs into his old pal Kevin. Does Rick have a change in heart in what he is doing, or will he just keep on swinging?
Kris, not at all thrilled by Christmas, get sucked into the school's secret Santa program and struggles with finding the gift that' not just a thing, but something that tells her long time love how she feels.
Shadows in the Dark
What happens when a small town theater troupe decides to make their own film? This "Airplane"-esque comedy of errors is the hilarious answer to that question. Even the title is a joke!
"Silica" peers into our relationships as our cellphones peer back at us. Chris is looking for solace from the combative text messages he's receiving from his mother about his girlfriend. A chance conversation with his weird neighbor, Mike, may help...
Sink or Swim
A big-hearted high school swim coach finally loses it after discovering that his ragtag swim team is being tormented by the school’s maniacal baseball coach.
Tonight is the big night when Paul pops the question to Amanda, yet for some reason, both of them feel like they have done this before.
A boy deals with the loss of his mother by creating a relationship with a dangerous monster.
A young elf child, ill from constant headaches and barely surviving with her mother in a poor and dangerous land, discovers that her special powers may be her only key to freedom. As her situation worsens and hope begins to fail, a faceless Protector...
Song For the Moon
A music video for singer/songwriter, Alex Mendenall, by award-winning writer/actor/director Michael McCallum about a journey between a young wife and husband trying to reconnect.
A beaten down man struggles with memories of his past as he battles demons in a nightmarish noir city.
Stuck at a train crossing on the way to his first AA meeting, Jeff finds that getting the words out is harder than he thought.
Super 8 Daze
1970s teenagers Rob Hampton and John Morgan filmed Super 8 epics while growing up in New England. Decades later, these mini-blockbusters gained a whole new audience once they hit the Internet, attracting the attention of numerous major websites.
A mockumentary comedy about a millennial couple navigating the choppy waters of their first home-buying experience, and finding they’re caught in the middle of a contentious turf war between a pair of Orange County Realtors.
A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastic forms.
Tartarus: The Devil's Basement
A detective's crooked past catches up with him when a revenge seeking zealot kidnaps his wife and holds her captive under an after hours metal club called The Devil's Basement.
Town of Samhain, Prologue
October 31st, 1900, one man’s quest for retribution will have catastrophic consequences that span across time.
A fantasy/comedy that takes place in a world where spells and potions are commonplace. Think of it as a mash-up between Harry Potter and a Judd Apatow movie.
Kate and David are out on what feels like a rather significant date early in their relationship, but when their Uber driver turns out to be Kate’s old flame, the three passengers find themselves in the middle of a love triangle.
Unconditionally: a web series
Laith's anxiety makes it difficult for her to leave her apartment, but with the help of her cat, friends, and maybe imaginary boyfriend she tries to find her way back to the real world.
Ella is unfulfilled. One night, she discovers a zipper tab under her husband’s tongue. She pulls it and her entire life changes. But when newness turns into the new normal, once again, Ella is unfulfilled. She realizes her mistake: the problem...
Up or Out
With both of their Up or Out contracts ending, Isabella and Lucy, strangers who work for the same no-nonsense boss, are pitted against each other to accelerate the elimination process. Without realizing their connection, they meet in a bar and sparks...
Devastated by the loss of his wife and son, Ben responds to his mother's sudden request for a visit. But when she announces the alleged arrival of his departed family, what he strives to sustain as a gentle encounter soon spirals into torment...
Where Monster Hides
Nostalgia quickly turns to fear when a young man realizes his apartment resembles drawings from a monster book he made as a child.
A visual interpretation of an original poem by Jordan Barger, "white converse" is a universal message about being enough.
As young Willow’s discordant childhood unfurls, she is carried from home to home by her restless and spirited mother. Her early fixation on Bunny initially allows her to find a refuge among the chaos. As she grows and faces a life on her own, her...
James, an aging baby-boomer, arrives just after closing at a local cell phone store seeking help with a smartphone. Derek, an empathetic employee, takes what he knows best and tries to create a connection across generations, helping James find the...
Married couple Valerie and Arthur have a sexy proposal for their good friend Clifford, but he needs some convincing before he'll go through with it.
The official music video for "Your Mistress" by Mersaidee Soules
Two priests are called upon to perform their first exorcism on the newborn baby of an estranged family. They soon realize...they're in over their heads.
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