EdgeLight Films, (ELF), is a new and innovative Southern California based film production company, formed by a group of women filmmakers from both the
Indie and Studio worlds. The mission is to make movies in all genres, that inspire the imagination, reveal truths, move the heart and to excellence in
One of the primary goals is to extend the reach to women filmmakers around the globe, making feature films, documentaries and short films, written,
directed and produced by women, in association with the supportive male colleagues.
EdgeLight Films is dedicated to closing the pay gap between male and female talent. No leading actress will be paid less than her leading male counterpart
of equal talent and billing position.
EdgeLight Films has gained the support of actor/director Rose McGowan who stated “This is a company whose ethos I wholeheartedly believe in.”
According to founder J.R. Niles, ”We want to make films that leave people inspired to reach higher, and at the same time creating more opportunities for
women in film.” Niles currently has two short narrative films going out to festivals and joining her on her newest feature films, Bonds of Redemption and
51 Christopher Street, are the renowned Production Designer Jon Hutman and Cinematographer Amy Vincent.
In addition, EdgeLight has gained the support of producers, talent agents, managers, international film consultants like Sydney Levine and myself, and Director/Producer Salome Breziner.
The newest members of the EdgeLight Films producing team include, from “House of Cards” casting, Kimberly Skyrme, from the Chaplin Showcase of the Topanga
Film Festival, Miranda Robin and Getty Photographer Nomi Ellenson.
J.R. Niles, a musician and recording artist in her own right, is joined in the music department by film and TV composer Bret Levick, who heads up the
department. He will be a part of a broad make-up of music industry greats, including hit singer/songwriter Wendy Waldman, Jazz Singer Stacy Sullivan, film
and TV Actress and Broadway Star Anastasia Barzee. EdgeLight has four features and two documentaries in development for 2015, 16 and 17.
You can learn more about this empowering company HERE