The Clinic (2018, 15 min.) - WRITER/DIRECTOR
Produced by Minjo Studio, Exec. Producer Michael Fix
Featuring Marsha Stephanie Blake, Ellen Parker, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Maren Lord
Casting - Rori Bergman
Music - Iva Bittova, Sound - Tyler Wood
Trailer editor - Juliet Lashinsky Revene
A skeptical woman participates in an experimental research study, taking a high dose of psilocybin to face her fears about dying. This short film is inspired by the work of Dr. Bill Richards at John Hopkins School of Medicine, and by Michael Pollan's article "The Trip Treatment."
"The Clinic upended my expectations... [It] takes viewers on the deep, dark and ultimately clarifying journey Adele goes on by ...beautiful cinematography... and truly amazing editing..."
Dear Chickens (dir. Mauro Mueller)
Dear Chickens (2018, 14 min.), WRITER
Featuring: Philip Baker Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Linda Park
When a stubborn old man and a teenage girl are forced to share a hospital room, an unexpected friendship forms over their distaste for fake cheerfulness & hospital food.
LA Shorts International Film Fest (Best Actor Philip Baker Hall), Zurich Film Fest, Mexico Shorts, Pendance, Oaxaca
Relics (2013, 14 min.) - WRITER/DIRECTOR
Producer Michael Fix, Exec. Producer Greg Meola
Featuring Sarah Steele, Marceline Hugot, & Seth Kirschner
Distributed by Shorts International & Egoist
A salesman tries to sell his miraculous cleaning machine to a sick woman and her skeptical daughter, on the day the woman asked her daughter to help her end her own life. It's a comedy! Sort of...
BROKEN BADGE (FKA A COP STORY)
Broken Badge (2014, short) - WRITER
Exec. Producer Michael Hausman, Director Justin Liberman, Co-writer Nick Weiss-Richmond
Featuring David Gerson and Sophie Ellsberg
An NYPD officer disarms a paranoid man with compassion, and comes face to face with his own demons. Based on a true story.
Sunday (2011, 13 min.) - WRITER/DIRECTOR
Produced by Mary Lawless & Carmen Jimenez
Featuring Sarah Babb and James Liebman
When a suburban escort girl is frustrated by a timid john who wants to listen to her talk, she allows herself to remember - and has an experience she won't forget.
Brussels Short Film Festival, CineKink Film Festival, NYC-TV
FAILING BETTER NOW
Failing Better Now (2010, feature) - WRITER
Directed by Keren Atzmon, Produced by Lia Mayer-Sommer and Pazit Levitan
Featuring Joyce DeWitt, Lindsay Michelle Nader, Lindsay Burge, Mikeah Jennings.
A romantic comedy about a flaky liar who loses her sister's cat and the earnest musician who tries to help her find him.
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ONE THOUSAND CRANES
One Thousand Cranes (2010, short) - WRITER/PRODUCER
Directed by Zach Carver, Produced with Mary Lawless
Featuring Julia Garner and Darren Eugene Mallett
A runaway who lives on a rooftop in Brooklyn makes one thousand paper cranes to get her wish: the love of graffiti artist Lorenzo.
Hawaii International FF, NYC-TV
Love Seat (2010, short) - DIRECTOR
Produced by Mary Lawless, Written by Jean-Marceau Secheret
Featuring Michael Cuomo, Tim Donovan, and Marcel Simoneau
Two estranged friends are forced to carry a couch halfway across town and deal with their disagreement in this Brooklyn bromance.
Yr Bird (2008, music video) - DIRECTOR
Featuring Daria Erdosy
A clown visits Coney Island on her day off.