The Rage // Daily Short Picks

The Rage

The Rage is a psychological thriller that explores the relationship between sex, anger and violence. Take an atmospheric trip into the life of Oscar as he deals with his rage and the decision it drives him to make. Starring Oakland California actors, L. Jeffrey Moore, Sophia LaPaglia and Gretta Sosine,[…]

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Ecstasy // Daily Short Picks


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.

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I Am Your Friend // Daily Short Picks

I Am Your Friend

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[…]

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A Stone of Hope // Daily Short Picks

A Stone of Hope

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[…]

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The Departure || Crowdfunding Picks We Dig

The Departure

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[…]

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The Girl In The Woods || Daily Short Picks

The Girl In The Woods

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[…]

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Solace || Daily Short Picks


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[…]

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God's Kingdom || Short Film Trailer

God’s Kingdom

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,[…]

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Lone Hunter || Daily Short Picks

Lone Hunter

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[…]

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No Love For Fuckboys || Daily Short Picks

No Love For Fuckboys

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[…]

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