Starring Peri Gilpin (Frasier) and comedian Jake Johannsen, ELECTION NIGHT takes place as a politician’s family in Maine waits for the final 350 votes to come in on election eve. Trapped in a kitchen as the final ballots to arrive via ferry, nerves rattle the family into a comic whirlwind of wild theories, long-held secrets, and a revelation that nobody saw coming.
|Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me
Writer-director Tessa Blake’s comic documentary about her multiply-married Texas father –premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and went on to critical success as an art house favorite. The film was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Oscar® nominating committee for inclusion in its Outstanding Contemporary Documentary series.
|Leave Keys in Car
Winner of the Best Comedy at the Ladies Filmmaker Festival – is an action short about a mismatched couple on the therapist-mandated vacation to Hawaii who pick up the wrong rental car. Suddenly, they find themselves in the middle of a bungled kidnapping, on the run from the bad guys and happier than they’ve ever been.
|The Pink House
An inventive and exuberant comedy – follows the travails of five college housemates as they battle the conservative sorority next door, unknown forces from the past, and the vice-like grip of the status quo in order to save their future.
A short documentary produced by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia – aired on PBS as part of an examination of mass incarceration in America. After serving six different prison sentences, Susan Burton broke the cycle of incarceration and founded an organization to help other women do the same. The film is about injustice and compassion, about despair and determination, and ultimately, about building a better America.
Winner of the Best Short Film at the Nantucket Film Festival – documents the heroism of Jenifer Estess as she battles the brutal effects of Lou Gehrig’s disease while rallying scientists and the United States Senate to support the research that could uncover a cure. The film was awarded the prestigious Media That Matters prize at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.