In 1969, Captain Dale Black along with two other pilots died in a non-survivable airplane crash in Burbank, California as covered by the LA Times. Dale later came back to life. Today, he lives to tell about it sharing this harrowing near-death experience that is unique, personal, and evocative in[…]
A secondary campaign to finish a silent film for the digital age that explores modern courtship. A year ago, DANCE began with a concept — can we make a SILENT FILM for the digital age? It also began with a series of questions that form the theme of the piece[…]
A low level criminal makes a bad decision leading to serious consequences. Kong’s is a short film built on brute emotion by filmmaker Ian Schiller, who used his home town of Santa Cruz, California, as a backbone to his storyline. Santa Cruz is a town where the tech billions of[…]
In 1970s Northern California, a counterfeit artist helps his boss with a vanity film project, getting tangled up with a free-spirited actress and some unpredictable criminals in the process. Welcome to Northern California, 1970’s. The Mountain King is a character driven up beat film following a counterfeit artist who gets[…]
A psycho-thriller following a young traveler who is invited to stay the night at a couple’s remote cottage in the California desert. The couple and the young man share a meal and a discussion. An odd tension mounts as we discover who they truly are.
LIQUIFY follows the story of Cyra, a college student who uncovers a conspiracy behind the California drought and ends up at a bar in the middle of rural central coast, where a bunch of military veterans decide to take on one more mission and help her.
A short film about a Californian geek in search of his horror hero Boris Karloff.
Jody sets out on a dangerous wilderness adventure in order to connect with her fiancee who died hiking the very same trail. COMPANION is a gritty, vérité look at the struggle and determination of a woman unprepared for the journey ahead of her. All set amongst the gorgeous – if[…]
The Salton Sea – California’s largest body of water, and a tragic mistake. Tucked away deep in the Southern Californian desert, the Salton Sea is quite a peculiar place in desperate need of relief to assure the survival of its fragile ecosystem. “The Useless Sea” takes viewers on a cinematic[…]
A young woman journeys with her younger sister- who suffers from a rare terminal disease to find an alternative medicine doctor. Nickolas Duarte created a film that grasps your attention by raising lots of questions, but not your typical plot line twist confusions that you might have, rather leaves voids[…]