He would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more. Ecstasy is an arthouse drama that explores and challenges the relationship between love and violence.
A friendship is put to the test when two teenage boys are left alone for the weekend. As the teenagers confront their neighborhood rivals, horseplay escalates to violence throwing their loyalty to one another into question. Director’s Notes I AM YOUR FRIEND is inspired by my experiences with toxic masculinity[…]
Jim St. Germain has surmounted enormous odds. He was born into poverty before immigrating from Haiti to Crown Heights in Brooklyn. Once in the states, Jim began to get into trouble with the law and almost died from violence in his neighborhood. Jim eventually turned everything around and now can[…]
A man who can’t pay his debts is pushed to an act of violence. A single shot short film. We see a man in extreme close-up. Eyes glazed over. He could be in the middle of a daydream. He’s somewhere else. The ring of a bell above a door brings[…]
The Girl In The Woods is a short film which explores crime, honor and violence in a post truth, hyper real world. It follows two social outcasts, Beatrix and Charlie, who find solace in one another while facing quirky characters they meet on the way from brothel girls to art[…]
A college dropout forms an unlikely bond with a homeless man after an encounter with violence. Director’s Statement Solace is a proof of concept for a feature film I have been developing for a few years now called “Long Live AJ”. During my time developing Long Live AJ I produced[…]
JACK and ELLA travel alone, taking the path less trodden. Dishevelled and dirty they keep away from people, towns and cities, off the grid. They are hiding, on the run, but from what and why? It’s unclear who ALEXANDER works for but what’s apparent is that violence is his forte,[…]
Lone Hunter is a dramatic short film based on a true story, directed by Pascal Leister, written by Tom Choi (Teen Wolf, Minority Report) and produced by John Heinsen, Choi and Leister in association with the Gun Violence Survivor’s Foundation. Lone Hunter portrays the story of Lee (Tom Choi), an[…]
A portrait of a sexual assault survivor’s journey through love, sex, violence, and hope post-assault. Director’s Notes Living 8 months in Maryland catapulted me through a multitude of experiences that have kicked me into high-gear with growing up and moving forward. When I was in Maryland I dealt with a[…]
In a world inhabited by only kids, Marty and Dee cross paths with the ruthless One-Eyed Johnny and the Krimson Kids where they experience the harsh realities of tyranny and violence in the West.