On a beautiful, sunny day five year old Zizou fell to the ground and died when his heart suddenly stopped. In that moment of losing my son I was thrown into the cold reality of America’s complicated relationship with death. Through animation, "Death and Magic Castles" explores traditions of mourning and loss in different cultures and follows my quest to bring death and life closer together in a culture where mourning is taboo and the goal is to live forever.
While waiting for the bus, a spirited young girl-- to the disapproval of her grandma-- befriends a familiar-seeming stranger after bonding over a small gift.
Ethan’s Art-Venture is a short film about an autistic, illustrator who on his 9th birthday, is given a gift that allows him access to a powerful, imaginative, inner realm: a completely animated world. Every year, Ethan represents the school at the National Art Conference. However, this year there is a new, skillful artist competing who Ethan sees as a threat to his title as “best artist.” With determination to prove his artistic abilities, he is armed with only his trusty pencil to help him reclaim his prize.
When Andy must move to yet another foster home, his case worker helps him connect to his inner superhero.
Weeks before giving birth to her first child, Dr. Anna Fisher is chosen for a mission to space. Although the decision to go is easy, Anna is faced with the difficult intersection of motherhood and ambition on the way to her dream.
Inspired by a true story, this short film is set in the 1980's and follows the NASA Mission Specialist who paved the way as the first mother in space.
16-year-old Daniel is excited, he just graduated from the Youth Law Enforcement program for young teens who want to pursue a career in law enforcement. During his short walk home, Daniel encounters a few unsavory officers. Scared and alone, Daniel contacts his parents . When Daniel’s parents finally arrive to his location, the situation intensifies and Daniel's life will never be the same.
Gabriella Barton, a recently discharged US Army Staff Sergeant, struggles with loss throughout her post-military life. Loss of purpose and place keep her from moving on and despite there being no more battles to fight, she keeps losing friends. Her only comfort in her haze are conversations with her adoptive brother and fellow veteran, Patrick.
A happy-go-lucky baker is thrown for a loop when an unexpected run-in leads her to a startling realization.
Dinner with friends takes a dark turn and leads a retired jazz singer (Valerie Harper) suffering with Alzheimer's and her caregiver (Liz Torres) to a proverbial crossroads on the streets of East Los Angeles where they encounter The Girl (Harmony Santana) and the three very disparate -- desperate -- women pull each other back into the light.
Two women are separated by a pane of glass, a disease and an uncertain future. ---- A married couple faces the unimaginable when one of them gets sick during the early days of COVID. When Sophia doesn’t respond to Mave’s repeated calls, what starts out as a manageable routine ends in a difficult decision.
A chilling drama exposing the painful struggle of a young couples journey into parenthood.
As their relationship fractures under the weight of their isolated despair, a mutual friends growing concern finally forces the couple to confront their reality.
Mother to a middle-schooler, Cate has suffered secondary infertility for years--and now finds herself pregnant again. Having long given up on her dream of having another child, she grapples with this new hope. But when Cate suffers a miscarriage, she finds herself in the shoes of countless women, silently grieving a life that will never be.
Sydney is doing everything she can to meet the demands of being a new mom. She feels the pressure to bounce back, care for the baby, and be the best wife. Exhausted from a lack of uninterrupted sleep, a never-ending stream of dirty laundry, and pumping until her nipples are sore, Sydney decides to return to the office as a means to feel “normal” again. However, unable to secure childcare, she remains tied to the house. Turning to her husband Derrick for comfort, whose blind to her unhappiness, a depressed and seemingly alone Sydney loses the battle within herself.
Thrilled to become a mum Carrie’s confidence is shattered when the pandemic hits. Her excitement and resilience crumble on the maternity unit floor, split apart from her partner, and forced to labour alone with Covid. Her trauma becomes entwined with lockdown and ten months on we see the lasting effects on her and her young family.
A redemptive love story of a daughter's memories lost and found in the custard pie or Torta Della Nonna that once made her mom famous.
After struggling to conceive, newly pregnant Lilah takes on cravings, cribs, & crying in the middle of the night. Starring Sigi Ravet, who was 8 months pregnant when the film was shot.
Two mothers will stop at nothing to get one of their middle school daughters into the prestigious Seattle Academy.
What if napping was a sport in the Olympics?
This mockumentary tells the story of Amy, an exhausted mum who is determined to bring home the gold for Canada in the new Olympic sport of Competitive Napping.
Two women at opposite ends of their careers: Lauren, a rising star before the pandemic, is interviewing Ruth, a seasoned pro, let go during the pandemic. Over Zoom, what’s supposed to be a professional interview, soon becomes a therapy session.
A woman interviews a doula to support her birth
Megan puts the needs of others before herself to the point of neglecting her own happiness. This day, something changes.
The Real Moms pokes fun at the drama inside mom social circles, especially with those certain mom-types that we all know. The Real moms features an all-female cast (including 6 moms) and female Writer, Director, Assistant Director, Producer, and Director of Photography. Filmed in Salt Lake City, UT.
Friends from NYC's South Asian diaspora team up to form Junoon Performing Arts. Their mission is to build community by merging their love of Bollywood with their passion for Contemporary dance to both celebrate their heritage and address social issues that have personal resonance for them including terrorism, homophobia and domestic violence.
Enter a pastel dreamland of 3,000 vintage beauty artifacts in the desert community of Joshua Tree, California and meet "America's hairstorian" Jeff Hafler as he struggles to keep his roadside attraction afloat during a remarkable year that changes his life and the lives of his husband and son.
An early childhood practice gave a formerly incarcerated man the opportunity to offer yoga classes to his fellow inmates. As a returning citizen, he's confronted with new personal and professional challenges.
20 years after 9/11, everyone still remembers that day, especially these kids who were at PS 234 right by the Twin Towers.
All of Me: Artists+Mothers features four women whose divergent life circumstances have led them to negotiate their role as mothers and artists very differently. Battling impostor syndrome, juggling the stigma of single parenting, refusing traditional child-rearing roles in a markedly patriarchal world are some of the experiences they share in common, besides arriving at the tiny town of Paonia to spend a few weeks at Elsewhere Studios to make new creative works.
An older Vietnamese woman tells how she came to be in Santa Fe.
Mala and Doug live parallel lives in high school. He is the next Michael Jordan and she could cure cancer. In college, however, they collide. Mala tutors Doug to stay on the team. He ignites her social life. An unlikely duo, their friendship raises eyebrows. Will they ever realize that they are perfect for each other?
When two long-time friends (and musicians) prepare to go on their first date they wrestle with the impact the date could have on their friendship. Will the date make them or break them?
On the morning of Emily's 30th birthday the guy she's be seeing dumps her right after they just had sex. Her friends come over to cheer her up only to find out Emily has never had an orgasm during sex. They decide to go out so Emily can find her orgasm and her self confidence. Little does Emily know her friends have reached out to a crush from her past to help her find her big OH!
"I Mustache You" is a whimsical magical realistic comedy, inspired by Buster Keaton, Looney Tunes, and NYC about Abby, a woman with social anxiety, OCD and agoraphobic tendencies who receives an invitation to love, self acceptance, and the outside world.
Tracey made her signature sandwich. She wrapped, it, cared for it, placed it behind Stephanie's stinky tunafish sandwich in the office fridge. NOW IT'S GONE and no one in the office, not her boss, nor her best friend Brody, not even Human Resources lady has the time of day to advocate for Tracey's lunch. It's pure insult to go downstairs to the office cafeteria on the 17th floor where they won't take credit cards for anything under $10! How will Tracey's turkey wrap ever know how much it meant to her?
A controlling husband and a TV show could be a fatal combination.
A woman wrestles with the constant controlling nature of her husband, protecting her children and putting on a brave face while taking advice from A Current Affair on a possible solution to her problem.
Crepuscule is a short film about Pier Luigi Tolaini's reflections on life. Pier Luigi was the founder of Tolaini vineyard / estate, he passed away in April 2020.
Our most cherished memories often include wine & music - both leave an invaluable legacy for the next generation. This project is a collaboration between the Monk and Tolaini families, a tribute to their fathers’ legacies.
The title, derived from a Zulu phrase meaning "All the best" or "Peace be upon you" - is a call for all black women to come and exist as they truly are: relieved from the pressures of a society that continually maligns them. This experimental film reimagines a world where women finally experience their first dance with freedom.
#BeingMyTrueAuthenticSelf is a short film with no dialogue. It follows the cycle of a young woman who is DESPERATE to be noticed, seen, recognized and loved on social media. She is stuck in a cycle...a loop... of fantasy pitting itself against reality. Knowing the harm her obsession is causing, her unquenchable need to belong keeps her perpetuating a self-destructing cycle. These two inner desires fight and battle to the bitter end. #BeingMyTrueAuthenticSelf is a short film that ultimately highlights a social and cultural issue that is destroying the lives of so many young women across the globe.
A woman takes refuge in a strange house, only to find it inhabited by her worst fears.
As a mother anticipates a tough decision, she learns the cycle of life and love through her son.
Year One is an award-winning documentary about identity, postpartum depression, and the first year of motherhood made by new mom and Brooklyn filmmaker Erin Bagwell.
After her fiancé becomes the latest face in the Black Lives Matter Movement, Conservative News Writer, Kandi Lewis, discovers and exposes the strategic methods of The New Jim Crow. Her dangerous mission attracts enemies in powerful places.
Prisoners of their New York studio apartment, one couple tries to last 8 more minutes before succumbing to their infant's desperate wails and consoling her to sleep. A too true-to-life dark comedy, that will bring a grown man to call his mother. Do you have the guts to sleep train?
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