Twists and turns as a clever policeman investigates the death of an abusive businessman who has recently divorced his wife and taken custody of their only child, by revealing her past as a porn star. LAURA LOHNER is his prime suspect in a web of S&M games filled with prostitutes and high class hookers. There’s one problem: Laura has the perfect motive…but she also has the perfect alibi.
When FRANK LOHNER is found shot dead execution style, with six bullets to his body and an unconscious (and drugged) beautiful prostitute at his side, DETECTIVE ADAMS suspects Laura Lohner and sets out to question STAR, the young prostitute about her connections to Laura. As he delves deeper into the suspicious connections between the two women, the detective sets a trap to catch Laura in the act of pulling strings. He convinces Star she too is a victim, even though Laura has been the only one to protect her from her vicious ex-boyfriend SID…who coincidentally acted with Laura back in the day.
As Detective Adams closes in on Laura, he is convinced he can get her to confess, and save Star from her obsession with the manipulative Laura.
But who is playing whom? And who is the real victim?
Benjamin Haad is a 30-year old native New Yorker. He drives a cab in post 9/11 New York City in order to support his obsession for acting, in spite of his Muslim parents’ demand for him to get a real job, get married and get a “life”. But Ben has no time for love and certainly no desire to look for it. He’s headed for Hollywood and nothing’s going to get in his way. Enter Helen Clark, 28, beautiful, smart, and an aspiring photographer irresistible and their relationship rapidly blossoms into something wonderful. Chaos ensues when we discover that Ben is under investigation by the F.B.I. who believes that he may be part of a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack on the citizens of New York. Ben leads a confused group of agents on a merry chase through the streets of dumb shmuck trying to land a role in a Tom Cruise movie. Ben and Helen’s relationship comes to an abrupt HALT when Helen’s father, a high-ranking retired General, warns her of Ben’s clandestine activities and spirits her away to a secret hiding place leaving the two lovers heart-broken. Helen questions the evidence, which seems irrefutable - or is it? Is Ben a terrorist, a cab driver or just another wannabe actor who cant see past his own cue cards. All is revealed in the final, frenetic surprise ending.
Her mother is dead. Her fiancé is now her ex. And the airline lost her luggage. This begins Nina’s first trip to Los Angeles.
As a deathbed promise to her mother, Nina vows to find her sister Carrie who moved to L.A. years ago and hasn’t communicated with her family in a while. Nina’s only clue is an apartment address in The Valley.
Her journey as a novice detective is helped, but frequently hindered, by a variety of self-absorbed Angelenos. This includes Carrie's spiritual, earthy roommate Yasmina, the polyamorous writer couple Jack and Prudence, two detectives who aren’t on speaking terms with each other, a fastidious money man and his pug, and a surprising romance. Nina’s quest leads her to The Superior, the enigmatic leader of an organization who Nina believes holds the key to the whereabouts of Carrie.
Nina continues digging deeper into a side of Los Angeles that outsiders rarely see in her quest to find her sister and get Closure.
Mental States is a character-driven feature length documentary largely set in New York City following individuals who are brought before the courts for incidents relating to their mental condition. Mental States explores what happens when mental health becomes a justice issue.
Lía, a freshman in college in Los Angeles, comes home to Lima, Peru to surprise her grandmother on her 93rd birthday. What was expected to be a fun weekend suddenly
turns sour when Lía bumps into her estranged father at a club while partying with her friends. Through a series of unexpected situations Lía will learn that the only person who can take care of her now is herself.
DISPLACED is a documentary film about immigration after WW2 from a child's point of view. These DISPLACED called themselves "DIEVO PAUKSTELIAI" (God's Birds) because they didn't know where they would land.
Four novice, millennial Bridge players train and compete for a year on the National Bridge Circuit - where the average age of their competition is 76 - to study and understand how what was once the most popular game in America now sits on the brink of extinction.
Brought to you from the creative mind of Ian James Ortiz, this intense short-film explores the concept of fate. Is our life path predetermined or can we actually change its direction?
In this crime drama, a conflicted businessman in search of a new life, falls for a young, ambitious woman who inspires him and makes him want to change even more. But he discovers their circles are closer than he initially thought or hoped. Will she be his way out or his downfall?
Abir is a Muslim immigrant who works hard trying to make a living.
One night, on her way home, she witnesses a group of white-supremacists assaulting a woman wearing a headscarf.
Joining forces, Abir and Dina manage to fight off the assailants, barely escaping the scene of the attack.
But when they discover the truth about each other’s identity, they realize that overcoming their own prejudices might be their toughest challenge of the night.
Carey, a 14 year old African American boy nervously prepares for his first dance as his parents reminisce about their own. When Carey's mother (Tasha Smith, EMPIRE) tasks Carey's father (Malik Whitfield, THE TEMPTATIONS) with getting a picture of Carey and his date, a moment of tension arrises as Carey becomes elusive and tries to thwart his father's objective.
There's no way to ever prepare for the unspeakable, but when tragedy strikes our lives, do we ever truly move on? We're often told we have to, but the pain can linger, haunting us, refusing to let go. Perhaps there is a reason, a purpose for this pain. A teacher comes face-to-face with the surreal, the unexpected, as he struggles to move forward with the guilt in the wake of a deadly school shooting.
An unnerving encounter with her estranged father at a night club while on a weekend back home in Lima is enough to remind Lia (19) that there are unhealed wounds. She will be forced to understand that the only person who can take care of her now is herself.
'il Signor Jackson' is the unique American story of Edward Jackson, raised in a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx of the 1950's, to becoming an educator in the NY City Public School System and prominent cultural figure of Italian biculturalism and bilingualism.