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“The Fall of Macbeth”
A sci-fi/ fantasy short film. Currently in pre-production.

Key Crew: L. Jeffrey Moore and Frogband Studios

Key Cast: L. Jeffrey Moore and Tristan Cunningham

Synopsis: A noble warrior’s slow descent turns into madness as he is easily manipulated to take part in greed, corruption, and murder.

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“We Tell Our Stories: This Side of Oakland”
A documentary feature film. Currently in development. 

Key Crew: Ann Penny-BatenCassandra Lopez, Stephanie Duncan, Lyndsey Ellis,  Michelle Kern, Natasha Corbin, and Anita Martinez

Synopsis: “We Tell Our Stories” chronicles the real-life experiences of grassroots leaders and local agents of change in Oakland who are committed to continuing the legacies of President Nelson Mandela and Dr. King by addressing the struggles for social justice and equality. The film’s main focus is to recognize community activists making a difference in underserved neighborhoods and to honor the works of those whose endeavors may otherwise be undervalued or overlooked in the public sphere.

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“501 Miles”
A dramatic film. Currently in development. 

Key Crew: Tayo AmosIan Keiser, AJ Young

Synopsis: 501 MILES is a coming-of-age drama that follows two estranged childhood friends who go on a road trip from San Francisco to San Diego after college graduation. The film deals with themes of friendship, figuring out your future, race, sexual identity, and relationships.

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“Thing on the Beach”
A horror/sci-fi short film. Currently in development. 

Key Crew: Evan Pleger, Dominic Martin, Brady Foster, Jasmine Evans

Synopsis: A deep-sea monster, after washing up on shore, battles with the elements, beach-goers, and hunger to get back home.

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“Savage Sistas”
A horror feature film. Currently in development. 

Key Crew: Dan Smith, George Young, Mark Herzig

Key Cast: Erica Renee Davis, Denee Busby, Amazon Beard, Ladae Bond, Jasper Cole, Robert Mukes, Corey Richardson

Synopsis: When four girl friends from LA hit the road to Vegas for a weekend of fun they find themselves lost on a desert highway and stalked by a family of psychotic, blood-thirsty rednecks.

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“Super Gabby”
A family adventure short film. Currently in principal photography.  

Key Crew: Adrian Nava, Veronica Salas, Sandra Lopez, Edgar Luzanilla

Key Cast: Jocelyn Pearl, Camille Werder, Karen Karatz Gonzalez, Denver Russell

Synopsis: Super Gabby is a family adventure about Gabriela Espinoza, a ten year old Mexican American girl, who dreams of being a super heroine like her comic book hero, Scorpion Girl, but first she must discover where true power comes from when she reluctantly decides to stand up to a pair of bullies and take back the local park.

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“Lost in the Sun”
A mystery thriller feature film. Currently in post production.  

Key Crew: Dave Moutray, Joe Daman, Marcus Sams

Key Cast: Annabella Mineghino, Adrian Deane, Marcus Sams, Livia Demarchi, Jennifer Vo Le, Dan Bernstein, Daniel Sullivan

Synopsis: Lost in the Sun is a coming-of-age story about Dawn, a Napa Valley teen fresh off her high school graduation and about to set out for college. Days from starting her new life away from her rural upbringing, she gets a strange text from her estranged sister and goes looking for her in San Francisco.

But in a city bigger, stranger than anything she’s ever experienced, Dawn finds something beyond her sheltered imagination: her sister is involved with a cult of sungazers who’ve found a darker side to the sun.

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