From The Heart Productions
Fiscally Sponsored Indie Films and Projects

HBO’s I Am Evidence

From the Heart Productions Fiscal Sponsorship Program

 

is designed to carry out our mission to help independent filmmakers who have unique projects that make a contribution to society, get their films funded.

Working with our 501(c)3 non-profit, fiscally sponsored filmmakers can offer donors tax deductions for their donations. Our “boutique” program sets itself apart by offering hands-on personalized attention, support, and film funding advice from our board members and staff.

HBO's I Am Evidence

From the Heart Productions Fiscal Sponsorship Program

is designed to carry out our mission to help independent filmmakers who have unique projects that make a contribution to society, get their films funded.

Working with our 501(c)3 non-profit, fiscally sponsored filmmakers can offer donors tax deductions for their donations. Our “boutique” program sets itself apart by offering hands-on personalized attention, support, and film funding advice from our board members and staff.

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BLONDE INSTiNCT

Web/TV Series

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Road trip into Montana where the two heroines are on the run to escape a mobster and an obsessed detective. The girls are left in the wilderness where they must ditch wealth, pretense, and luscious platinum hairdos to stay out of the cross hairs. Evocative of any faith journey, the girls must purge their former lives. This remote environment metaphorically supplies all their needs. Naturally, effervescent springs, caves with obscured treasures, waterfalls with rugged, rocky, overhangs, and gardens of the gods offer unmistakable mysticism. The story line will be shot all over the state of Montana offering not just a glimpse into our majesty but involving local communities and their artists.

Body Stories: Marta & Fidel

Short Film

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In pursuit of their musical dreams, a struggling singer and an anxious producer must overcome personal barriers and trust each other to create a transformative song.

Embark on a heartfelt journey with Marta and Fidel, two latino musicians navigating personal and cultural challenges.

Set against the backdrop of Atlanta, our film delves into the transformative power of music, exploring themes of identity, resilience and connection.

Born To Save

Short Film

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BORN TO SAVE is a film about a young black youth, whose dream is to be a great goalkeeper. It’s a tale of growing up, coming into your destiny, mirrored in the young life of Christ, who Billy believes in, filled with danger and discouragement, but Billy pushes on and gets a trial with a football club, before being gunned down, leaving his family distraught; his young killer is unable to come forward for fear of being killed. Yet there is hope: the child Jesus is also born to save.

Boutique

Documentary Film

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BOUTIQUE chronicles the recent burgeoning Blu-ray collectible renaissance and the rising number of specialty distribution labels worldwide, creating an increased demand for long-lost cinema obscurities to classic cinematic landmarks. In addition, these companies endeavor to rescue and restore films, bringing back to the forefront underappreciated artists and overlooked and forgotten works to the masses.

Featuring interviews with filmmakers and the stars of the films, alongside the company representatives lovingly rescuing, restoring, and releasing the work, and historians who gloriously provide commentary tracks and extras packaged with the releases, as well as fans, collectors, and more.

Broken Strings

Web/TV Series

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The journey of a variety of artists lives intersect as they search for harmony against all odds. Set in St. Louis and New York, family, culture, activism and war cycle through this gritty, yet poignant mosaic of underrepresented artists.

Broken Strings

Web/TV Series

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The journey of a variety of artists lives intersect as they search for harmony against all odds. Set in St. Louis and New York, family, culture, activism and war cycle through this gritty, yet poignant mosaic of underrepresented artists.

Bum Next Door

Narrative Feature

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Rahi Khalili, Ray, unemployed actor and comedian, is recovering from betrayal by his best friend Dan, also an actor, who sold the series they developed together without him.
Ray's only support is his grandmother in Iran, Maman Monir.
Ray’s depression is interrupted by Jay, a homeless man who moves into Ray’s backyard shed.
Jay has a job and keeps his appearance sharp with membership in a fitness club.
After several attempts to get rid of Jay, which is not an uneasy task in state of New Jersey, Ray and Jay form an unlikely friendship and go on an adventure aka “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle”.

Calf Rope

Short Film

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During the summer of '66, a former rodeo champion and cattle auctioneer from Oklahoma bonds tightly with his young grandson from suburban Pennsylvania while teaching him a few tricks from his previous trades. Shot entirely in rural Pennsylvania, Calf Rope captures the intense love that grandparents often share with their grandchildren and the legacy that lives on long after they have gone.

Chalice

Narrative Feature

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CHALICE is a narrative film about grieving those we have loved and lost. We follow Charles and Alice throughout the tumultuous 1970s as they meet, fall in love, and make a life together. But they soon face a terrifying realization — one of them doesn’t have much longer to live.

Cold Cross

Narrative Feature

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After killing Sheriff Felix Danberry for orphaning him, William McCarthy learns his parents were sold out by their own gang to obtain amnesty from the law. Unbeknownst to William, a man dressed in black mercilessly hunts him during his search for the dastardly gang that took what’s dearest to him.

Con palos y piedras (With Sticks and Stones)

Short Film

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A disabled Hispanic teen's fragile constitution splinters and breaks in the aftermath of his abusive father's death.

Cosmic Adventures of Rena and Taye

Other

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Animated Music Video Series featuring Florentina's MyKids Unite Friends Characters.

Rena is a 9th Dimension Revolutionary from Planet Maia within the Pleiades Star Cluster.

Along with Taye her Winged-Protector and band "The Galactic Four", their musically charged missions ignite universal awareness to awaken humanity from under the spell of chaos to transition into a uniting era of Peace & Love on Planet Earth.

Covered Up: The History Of Queer Pulp Fiction

Documentary Film

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Using interviews with historians, collectors, academics, fans, and the authors who wrote them, COVERED UP is a feature documentary on the history of LGBTQIA+ "pulp novels." Covering gay, lesbian, and transgender stories told within them, the glorious cover art and the importance of the books in terms of queer history, the gay liberation movement, the legacy left by those writers today, and the significance of those stories on today's LGBTQIA+ community.

Coyote 2 Moon

Documentary Film

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A competitive ultra runner, 32 year old Laura Bepko, runs her backyard to prepare for the local storied event, the 100-mile Coyote 2 Moon. With 26,000 feet of elevation gain and descent, through the chapparal of the Coast Range that invites both extreme heat during the day and frigid temps at night, this will be her hardest run to date. Laura’s world is brought into focus and allows us a glimpse into what’s needed to survive in this demanding reality of extreme running events.

Crohnie

Narrative Feature

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An aspiring comedian is forced to reckon with Crohn’s disease and his parents’ divorce before an opportunity of a lifetime is sabotaged.

It's a heartfelt comedy about identity, family, and the daily struggles of an embarrassing illness.

CROWN

Short Film

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Hustle culture is a term that New Yorkers live and breathe. "Day job" is a term that artists tend to dread. When Keith, a Black photographer, and sommelier, submits to the whole day job thing, we wonder, can Keith’s personal expression be accepted and celebrated in the same spaces and in the same way his bold photographs suddenly are?
In CROWN, we experience the protagonist as the outsider in spaces that should invite him with open arms. When he tries to fit in professionally, he’s left with the trauma of sacrificing part of his identity.
In support of the C.R.O.W.N Act, the film CROWN is a call to action for audiences who do not understand the impact of hair-base discrimination.

CUATE

Narrative Feature

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When a seasoned Hispanic trainer decides to take in and train a black boxer, an unlikely and close friendship develops. Together come to realize that they may have more in common with each other than they have with their own families.

To access the CUATE page.
Here is the CUATE link
https://www.ffamgroup.com/copy-of-in-development
Password: Buddy

Dangerous Deeds

Web/TV Series

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Dangerous Deeds is a proposed television show following rival families The Bishops versus the McCarthys. Beginning five years after middle-child Gabriel Bishop witnesses his parents’ brutal death in a car-bombing, Gabriel takes justice into his own hands on his mission of vengeance against the main suspect for the crime – the McCarthy patriarch. A WAR IS BREWING, AND IT BRINGS THE FIRE!

Our Texas-based production team is seeking $70,000 to finance the Pilot episode of Dangerous Deeds to showcase at festivals and pitch the show to streamers. Our project is fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions, which makes your donation 100% tax-deductible.

DARK THINGS

Short Film

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DARK THINGS is a period piece written in blank verse - the film reinterprets Shakespeare's Othello following the titular character's introduction to his own “otherness” in an all white society, the psychological effects and subsequent fall from Valiant General to betrayer of everyone he held dear.

Daruma

Narrative Feature

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PATRICK (30s, bitter paraplegic) must enlist the help of his cantankerous neighbor ROBERT (60s, double arm amputee) to transport the four-year-old daughter he never knew he had to live with her maternal grandparents on the other side of the country.

This is an authentically cast film with two lead actors with disabilities but the movie is NOT about disability.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/allisonnorlian/2020/05/28/disability-advocates-fear-losing-the-fight-for-inclusion-in-post-pandemic-hollywood/#58e749fbaa26

Darwin Need An Update

Documentary Film

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A story about groundbreaking Game Theory research on cooperation in evolution, and how that impacts our survival response to the climate emergency.

Darwin Needs an Update is a film that shatters the myth that “Survival of the Fittest” is the driving force for evolutionary survival. Based on decades of research and cutting edge math, Game Theory scientists around the world, from Oxford, Princeton, and Harvard, to the Max Planck Institute, show how cooperation is a third defining trait of evolution. Math can prove it. These findings have enormous consequences when applied to the climate emergency, which requires immediate cooperative human action and imagination in new ways.

Dead in Love

Narrative Feature

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Logline:
A bisexual ghost becomes enamored with an attractive couple living in her former home. She proceeds to try and poltergeist her way into their hearts.

Dead in Love is a paranormal polyamorous romantic comedy.

Dead Pet Shark

Short Film

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A ruminative child discovers the concept of mortality when he tries to resurrect a dead shark that he found on the beach.

Dear Kate,

Narrative Feature

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After her father’s death, a recluse runaway returns home to face her former life.

Death Target

Web/TV Series

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Logline: Heroic healer battles PTSD and fights to clear his name of murder while vanquishing ruthless swindlers with a vengeance.

A 60-minute narrative series pilot, DEATH TARGET. Adapted from a Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles awarded book series by Edwin Dasso, the main character is a Veteran who suffers from PTSD. A “Jack Reacher meets MASH” story, the issues of Veterans and PTSD are a constant through line, keeping this issue in the forefront. Death Target is a gut-churning medical suspense thriller that explores the effects of PTSD on veterans while presenting a tightly woven mystery.

Death World

Narrative Feature

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Logline: In a crumbling dystopia, Gage is sent on a journey to find a relic that can destroy or save mankind.

The world is in ruins, the human race has broken into communities that suit their own interests. The evil being leading this destruction has his own monster sentinel on a quest to find a lost device that will enslave the humans, turning them into his own self-replenishing yet disposable army. It is up to Gage to find the relic and set things right with the planet before Khronos can inflict any further damage.

Designed by Preeti

Narrative Feature

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Designed by Preeti is a romantic drama about a courageous Indian woman who escapes an abusive marriage, mends the broken relationship with her daughter, and finds love where she least expected it.

Disease Detective series

Web/TV Series

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The Disease Detective chronicles the ins and outs of living with chronic diseases such as SARCOIDOSIS and ATAXIA. An upcoming episode on APHASIA is in the works.

do you remember me?

Narrative Feature

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do you remember me? follows Nicky as she is forced to deal with a man from her past who is the source of the trauma she continues to try and manage through the love of her husband Gregory. After spending a weekend away, Nicky is shocked to see a friend request from Dale, the man who coerced her to go back to his apartment where she is subsequently raped by him and three of his football teammates.

Nicky continues to cope with the impact of the rape in her life from 37 years ago while staring at a photo of the man who took a piece of her that night. Nicky asks Dale via a chat box if he remembers her. After responding yes, Nicky follows up with, "do you remember what you did to me?"

Dostoyevsky Reimagined -BTS

Documentary Film

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The fascinating, behind-the-scenes struggle to create the award-winning NOTES FROM THE NEW WORLD.

The Director sets out to make an LA movie inspired by a Dostoyevsky masterpiece and encounters one disaster after another. The film, "Notes From the New World", is rescued by an eleventh hour epiphany and goes on to win multiple international awards.

Down By Law

Narrative Feature

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A father's attempt to protect his teenage son from police brutality amidst racial injustice and raging national protest risks himself becoming an indisposed martyr for a higher cause. A Soulful, R&B/Hip Hop Musical at the crossroads of Entertainment Street and Social Injustice.

Dream Flight

Short Film

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​When an ambitious astronaut is vetted for the interstellar mission of her dreams, she must face-off with the strange creature in her recurring nightmares.

Drew's World

Narrative Feature

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When two young strangers--a sweet and imaginative Down Syndrome girl and a hot-tempered, misunderstood American Indian boy--become lost in the woods together, this unlikely duo must find a way to effectively communicate, understand and eventually trust one another in order to survive a dangerous journey--and each other.

Drive Through Fire

Short Film

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When an opioid addicted veteran battling PTSD realizes the woman he just picked up in his Uber is being sold to a human trafficking ring, he fights to blast her free from the violent monsters that own her. If he can sober up enough to defeat this evil, they both might find freedom on the other side.

EAT, SKI, LIVE Global TV Series

Web/TV Series

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EAT, SKI, LIVE is a global TV series that follows Millennial Professional Chef Lee Wright, who is also a competitive slalom water skier, and recreational snow skier, action/adventure seeker on a mission to end the stigma of mental health issues by helping you Discover Your Balance with intentional and engaging interactions around eating locally, exploring mightily, and living boldly! EAT, SKI, LIVE delivers balance with food, action, travel, and lifestyle. EAT, SKI, LIVE connects global audiences with visual storytelling, fun, and authentic activities in local communities, customs, and events. EAT, SKI, LIVE enhances wellness and mindfulness with strategic collaborations and customizations.

EDEN: ROCK OPERA

Narrative Feature

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The innaugural film for EDEN.VIDEO - Takes you on a psychedelic journey through the Garden Of Eden Story from a contemporary Lens.

EDGES - The Borders That Define Us

Short Film

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LOGLINE: To some, Doña Cecilia is an invisible, elderly woman. For others, her presence validates their existence.

SYNOPSIS: Cecilia, a skinny Mexican lady (86), turns off her alarm at 5:00 AM to start her journey. She moves in slow motion in her low-income home to get ready. Slowly, Cecilia makes her way through the disdain of the city with a mysterious case. At night, she finally arrives at the US-Mexico border. Inside the Trump-era detention center, 45 caged children cry for their parents. Cecilia takes a guitar out of her case and sings. When the last child falls asleep, Cecilia returns home to start the same journey again the next day.

Promo: https://youtu.be/5pKYKBUIbk0

Emilia and the Garden

Short Film

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Emilia prepares a meal from her garden for her lover Beau. But, we soon learn that more than a meal is being served. Jaime Jaget's directorial debut Emilia and the Garden explores the plights of womanhood -- the too muchness, and not enoughness; the rigidity and chaos -- though food, sex and murder.

Encounters with Fear: An H.P. Lovecraft Anthology

Narrative Feature

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Vagrant Fear Productions is proud to adapt three short stories by H.P. Lovecraft. The modern creators of Humanitarian Terror meet the Father of Modern Horror to bring you a feature showcasing three facets of the human condition in a feature length anthology. The Music of Erich Zann, Facts Concerning Arthur Jermyn and his Family, and The Outside each show how fear of the unknown can cause extreme results. Produced, directed, and starring all Iowa talent.

Escape: The Unknown

Short Film

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Logline: A domestic violence victim who has regained control of her life after being abused is forced down memory lane when she realizes she is being followed by an unknown person.

Short Synopsis: Raquel and Tony have a great way of showing "relationship goals", however, Tony is not innocent. Raquel and Tony have a history of domestic disputes with each other where Tony takes control of the situation. That quickly changes when she decides to challenge Tony and fight back causing him to be arrested. After his arrest, Raquel decided to regain control of her life but is forced down memory lane when she realizes she is being stalked by an unknown person whose fate will lie in her hands.

Evidence of the Afterlife

Documentary Film

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Two international evidential mediums share their journey and mission to bring the truth of life after death to the world.

“Evidence of the Afterlife” is a film about the practice of evidential mediumship through the lives and experiences of world renown mediums Philip Dykes and Kerry McLeod. Evidential mediumship is a form of mediumship that gives proof that we survive physical death and our souls continue on in the afterlife or the “Spirit World”. An evidential medium will communicate with the deceased in a reading with a recipient with incredible detail that only the recipient would understand. The recipient is instructed to only answer “yes or no” to the questions or statements that th

Exit Interview

Short Film

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Fresh off 90 days of no contact, Makeba and Che’s post-breakup dinner brings waves of emotions as they navigate their unresolved feelings towards each other and the past.
Exit Interview is as intimate as it is playful. witty banter engages the audience and provides comedic relief as the Makeba & Che share their complex insecurities.
introspective moments, will relay a sense of depth, introspection, and vulnerability - until they are humorously undone by the appearance of Dada & Jesse.
Exit Interview's Light hearted moments are full of Joy, optimism and romance and will be evoked by the incorporation of bright & warm colors.

Expressions

Short Film

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Expressions is a unique and heartfelt romantic drama that tells the story of Flynn, a queer, Deaf man who struggles with verbal communication. Set in the mid 1990s, the film follows Flynn as he tries to work up the courage to ask his new neighbor, Parker, on a date, with the help of his best friend, Max, a loyal and loving dog. While American Sign Language is primarily used throughout the film, the use of voiceover and visual storytelling showcases Flynn's internal thoughts and emotions as he takes a new approach to expressing himself and overcoming his fears.

Faded Mist

Short Film

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Faded Mist is a 2D animated dramedic tale of a little girl named Ariel Horowitz losing the person they love. Set at the riverbed of an inner town forest, a little girl is heartbroken over her mother passing away while giving birth to her baby brother. Faded Mist is a third person narrative of the girl telling her best friend, a curious cat, about the events that led up her mom’s death.

Fear and Now

Documentary Film

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When a new mom confronts her traumatic birth experience, she decides she must find a better way. Through her transformative journey of discovery, she encounters a vibrant community united in rewriting the collective birth narrative, unveiling stories that inspire a birth revolution from within the system.

Firestorm'77 The Honda Canyon Fire

Documentary Film

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On December 20, 1977, at 7:06 AM, gale winds blow down a power line into a deep canyon, on the southern portion of a United States Air Force Strategic Air Command installation on the Central Coast of California. Santa Ana winds, sometimes in excess of a 100 miles per hour, take a small resulting spark, ignite it and transform it into a conflagration. Within a few hours, the fire will take the lives of the Base Commander and two Fire Chiefs. The loss of senior management results in irreparable harm; those on the front-lines of the fire now have to fend for themselves. Firestorm '77 tells the true stories of those who survive and those who did not.

First Light

Documentary Film

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Residents of the world’s northernmost town—which is steeped in darkness five months per year—explore why they inhabit such a hostile place.

Fishy

Short Film

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Logline:
A marine biologist unlucky in love finds a mermaid’s tail on the beach and gets more than she bargained for when the tails owner follows her home.

Flaws of an Everlasting Memory

Narrative Feature

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A lonely, uptight lexicographer struggles to find love in Saigon while grappling with the untimely death of his first love.

In this film, the romantic tragedy musical will explore the beauty of the Vietnamese language and untangle the mindset of someone undergoing the experiences of PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder).

Food People TV

Web/TV Series

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Food People is an all-ages animated sitcom cooking show that tells the story of what our foods are, where they come from, and how they can all work together to become part of a bigger recipe. As each episode progresses, viewers discover the ingredients needed to make a particular food based on which characters are featured in the story. At the end of those stories is a video montage of people around the world cooking these foods at home.

Juicebox helps lead the way as our characters investigate ingredients, learn lessons about equity and inclusion, build stronger friendships, and navigate the confusion of living all together in the fridge.