The Romance of Loneliness

Amanda, a young woman from a traditional Southern family, has no idea what to make of her life and is determined to avoid finding out. At her cousin’s Cristina’s renegade wedding to her longtime girlfriend at a Mississippi hill country farmhouse, she finds out she has nowhere left to hide. An edgy jugband from up the road, an existentialist half-sister (Margot), a larger-than-life grandmother (Mina), a jump-roping photographer, and a farmer with a mysterious past as a musical anti- legend in Memphis, Tennessee are part of what makes THE ROMANCE an unusually vivid and candid approach to the story of one young woman’s refusal to go with the flow in today’s mid-south.


Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer’s block and can’t get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? ‘Gayby’ is an irreverent comedy about friendship growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you choose.

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts

Sarah Sparks is pregnant and feeling wholly ambivalent, despite her boyfriend’s pure enthusiasm. SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS takes a comic and poignant look at one woman’s coming-of-parenthood in the age of technology.

Claire in Motion

Three weeks after her husband’s sudden disappearance, math professor Claire Hunger believes he could be alive. But just as the police are winding down the search, and her 12-year old son is beginning to grieve, she discovers that Paul had not been behaving like Paul at all. She meets the alluring art student Allison, with whom he was embarking on an elaborate sculpture project. Through her, Claire learns that Paul was stretching in ways that she cannot even begin to imagine, all of which he kept secret. As she loses her grip on who he was, she begins to unravel, questioning her own identity, interrogating her own memories and stumbling toward the unknown. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW]

Before The Sun Explodes

Ken Cooper was a successful comedian in the 1990’s, but his single-guy jokes are irrelevant twenty years later. Now he’s an anxiety ridden, stay-at-home dad, clinging to a TV show dream that his breadwinner wife doesn’t believe in. Tonight could be a big break for Ken- a final shot at selling his pitch. But after an epic fight with his wife, Ken’s no longer welcome home. Their clash alters everything- on stage and off. Ken’s crushed, with nowhere to turn, until he meets Holly; a bright, charismatic comedienne, who lures him out of his shell and into her bizarre world. Their very real connection leads to a somewhat surreal, unforgettable and possibly unforgivable night. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW]

Movement + Location

Kim Getty is an immigrant from 400 years in the future, sent back to modern day Brooklyn to live out an easier life. She’s built a new identity in this time that nearly satisfies: she has a full time job, shares an apartment with a roommate, and is falling in love. But when she finds two other people from the future–a 15-year-old girl and Kim’s own long-lost husband–Kim must fight to keep the life she once had from destroying the life she built here.

Funny Bunny

Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity and the billions of dollars wasted each year on junk food subsidies. Gene meets Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance, getting himself disowned in the process. Gene discovers that Titty has an ongoing online relationship with the beautiful agoraphobic Ginger, who is an animal activist. Gene convinces Titty to make a pilgrimage to meet Ginger. Gene quickly begins to fall for the enigmatic Ginger, despite the fact that his goal was to deliver her up to his new friend Titty. But Ginger has no intention of being delivered up to anybody. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW Film Festival]

The Den

A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

Summer of Blood

Misanthropic and immature Eric faces a premature mid-life crisis after his girlfriend leaves him. With no career and even less charisma in bed, it seems like this loveable loser is beyond hope, until one fateful summer night when a vampire bites him in a Brooklyn alleyway. The next day, Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in excruciating pain that can only be cured by one thing…blood. [Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival]

White Reindeer

Christmastime is looking swell for pretty, unassuming real-estate-agent Suzanne Barrington: she just sold a house to a nice swinger couple; her weatherman husband Jeff scored a sweet new job; and her favorite holiday is quickly approaching. After a sudden tragedy takes Jeff away, Suzanne is left lost and lonely. Even worse, a friend of his confesses a secret: there’s another woman. Her name’s Fantasia and she works at the “girl club.” In their grief, the two women form an awkward but meaningful friendship. Pushing away the ghosts of Christmas present, Suzanne falls into Fantasia’s world of dance parties, shoplifting and substances! But maybe that’s not what Suzanne’s looking for either… [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW]