The Hero Pose, written and directed by Mischa Jakupcak stars Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga, Desert Cathedral, Winter in the Blood) and Nikki Hahn (Riding 79, The Secret Lives of Dorks, American Horror Story). It tells the story of a slow afternoon in Missoula, Montana. Mia, a precocious eight year old wants to do anything but hang out at her father's house trying to sell a car that doesn't run. This short film explores these two characters, their relationship and those precious moments in life when two people are able to pause, breath and connect.
- Winner Special Jury Award, Providence Children’s Film Festival
-Winner Best Short Film, The Daring Independent Film Festival
-Winner Best of The Northwest Short, and Audience Award Best of The Northwest Short, Spokane International Film Festival
- Winner Shorts Program National & International, Siouxland Film Festival
-Winner Best Direction, Winner Best Film and Winner for Nikki Hahn Best Performance, female, CineVic Short Circuit
-Winner of the Campfire Film Festival (Melbourne Australia) in the category of Health & Wellness, Campfire Film Festival
-Best Family Film, Mexico International Film Festival
-Honorable Mention, Omaha Film Festival
-Nominated for Best Direction & Best Actress Madrid International Film Festival
The Hero Pose was an Official Selection at the following festivals:
Palm Springs International ShortFest, SIFF Shortsfest
TIFF Kids International Film Festival, Aspen ShortsFest, Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, Big Sur Film Festival, Pittsburg Independent Film Festival, KinoFilm 12th Manchester International Short Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (Florida) Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, New York International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival WAMMFest, Phoenix Film Festival, World Of Women Film Festival, Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POW Fest) Queens World Film Festival, Big Easy International Film & Music Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival, San Diego International Children's Film Festival Madrid International Film Festival, Providence Children’s Film Festival, The Daring Independent Film Festival, Spokane International Film Festival, Siouxland Film Festival, Omaha Film Festival
Madrid International Film Festival, CineVic Short Circuit Film Festival 2014 (Victoria, BC) Campfire Film Festival, Australia, Mexico International Film Festival, Fresno Film Festival, Charleston International Film Festival
Little Potato is a short doc directed by Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller. Struggling to survive in the USSR during the turbulent years of Perestroika, Elena and her young gay son escape into the world of pirated American movies. But soon the movies are not enough and Elena decides to become a mail-order-bride and discover America for herself. Saving its most unexpected twist till the end, this is an inspiring and timely story of two immigrants' take on the American Dream.
Grand Jury Award for Best Short Doc at SXSW
Jury Award for Best Short Doc at Sarasota Film Festival
Jury Award for Best Short Doc at USA Film Festival
Press for Little Potato:
A collaboration with filmmaker and Indigenous activist Tracy Rector, Nahaan, Ken Workman, and the Nàakw Dancers on Ch'aak' S'aagi (Eagle Bone), a cinematic 360 experience that had its U.S. premiere at SIFFX, world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and is currently touring the international film festival circuit.
Director Tracy Rector's statement: "Ch'aak' S'aagi (Eagle Bone) is a collective step in a new direction of visual storytelling rooted in being unapologetically Indigenous. Through freestyle spoken word and lush Pacific Northwest scenes, we enter into a journey of remembrance and reflection on the lessons of the old ones. Teachings that remind us that we are all individual vessels of spirit and change yet inextricably connected."
Wes Hurley's surreal VR autobiographical doc that tells the story of Little Potato's journey growing up gay in the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, his mother's struggles to create a better life for them both, leading eventually to her becoming a mail order bride in order to insure their escape to America.
A short which aired on Adult Swim/Cartoon Networks.
A lazy janitor builds a robot to do his dirty work.
Written by Todd Rohal and Ben Kasulke
Directed by Todd Rohal
Starring Jim Hammerlinck, Karen Wetterhahn, Jon Darby and Ron Ford
A dark comedy short about Clyde, a conman who offers advice to a mysterious friend. Starring Basil Harris. Written and directed by Mischa Jakupcak
The Immortal Augustus Gladstone, written and directed by Robyn Miller is the story about a film crew who discovers a man on You Tube who claims he’s 150 years old. While squatting in an abandoned hotel, the eccentric character, Augustus tells outrageous tales about befriending Andy Warhol, living out with French Counts and mingling with vampires. At last, Augustus sets off in search of a lost descendant in an attempt to bring meaning to his immortal existence.
Arcadia Flats is a VR horror series about a hidden community of lycans (werewolves) living in rural America.