A Portrait of Frances, Enclosedshort film
at festivals now -- see Now Showing for screening info

On her parent's date night, twelve year old Frances (Tess Lieber) conspires to deliver a love letter to her crush. 

Dir : Katie Schiller & Jake Levy

Dir of Photog : Cory Fraiman-Lott

It Doesn't Suck Productions

Gramercyshort film
(in post-production)

Over the course of a week-long return home, a young, black New Jersey native (Shaq Bynes) is forced to confront truths about his past and search for peace amongst his memories and fantasies as he struggles with ever-intensifying thoughts of suicide. 

Dir : Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood

Dir of Photog : Maceo Bishop

Amadi Comes Homeshort film
(in post-production)

When two female childhood friends (Julie Asriyan, Jenna Ciralli) announce their adoption of an Ethiopian boy over a celebratory dinner, the evening takes a heated turn as guests debate raising a black boy by white women in present day America. 

Dir : Jessica Burgess & Julie Asriyan

Dir of Photog : Blaine Dunkley

King Esterweb series
2019 release on Issa Rae's Youtube Channel

This is the story of Ester, a trans woman struggling to find her path in New Orleans during the week before Hurricane Katrina. In the face of an evacuation order, she is forced to make a choice that will impact her future forever. Will she get out on time?


Written and directed by Dui Jarrod (Brooklyn. Blue. Sky. on BET.com), this short form scripted series explores the intersection of race, class, and gender in a uniquely NOLA context. Starring Janet Hubert (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Angelica Ross (Pose, Her Story), and introducing Rowin Amone as Ester.

Dir : Dui Jarrod

Dir of Photog : Patrick Ryan Morris

Color Creative, Dedalus Moving Pictures & 220th St Productions

Temporary Guardians10 min proof of concept for 30 min episodic
2018 premiere at Stareable Fest in NYC
Stareable Fest nominations : Best Short Form Comedy, Best Actor (David Ebert), Best Cinematography 
Temporary Guardian is a comedic web series starring a Guardian Angel named Gary (David Ebert) who, after his longtime client dies, is stuck in the Guardian Angel temp pool, protecting the crazies of the world when their regular guardians take some much needed time off.

Dir : Andrew May 

Dir of Photog : Jordan Parrot 

Compass Rose Productions

Sink | short film
in post-production
A sink hole appears in the small town of Bloomingburg. Upon its discovery, Rummy meets two schoolmates who have no fear of navigating the sink hole's depths. 

Dir : Zach Meyer

Dir of Photog : Alex Haessner

Evolve Media

The Acolyte | short film
in post-production
A mouthy trainee revolts against senior management : pretentious occultists with an apocalyptic agenda. 

Due to multiple pushed shoot dates and other production challenges, the short was finalized by another designer.  Here are the original concept sketches that went through initial discussions with the director and original DP.

Dir : Sammy James Jr.

Final designer : Roxy Martinez-Michaud

Mooni Suzuki Inc.


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