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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MAN FREED

Narrative Feature

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MAN FREED written by Will Rittweger & Wendy Leigh is a historical, gothic fiction. Romanticism meets the metaphysical as Lord Byron's famous closet drama makes its debut on screen, reimagined and adapted.

Mandy's Voice

Short Film

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A curious and intelligent non-verbal autistic girl struggles to communicate. Her mother is desperate to provide the necessary tools for survival in a world where if one is without a voice ~ one is invisible to the world as well.

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Manifested Bliss

Narrative Feature

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Our manifestations create pure Bliss in our lives.

In high school and even in college, people, especially young women believe that they'll have their life all mapped out. In the moments of life, they don't see how the circle of events eventually propels them to their destined journey.

Four best friends: Ashlyn, Jade, Briana, and Stacey, have experienced divorce, hot girl summers, plenty of girl's trips, and just overall life! Life has been fun and they all enjoy the sisterhood they have, but now that the main hot girl of the group, Ashlyn, is getting married, she wants her girls to experience the same Bliss. Her engagement party is coming up and she thinks it will be good to put a twist on

Martha's Mustang

Narrative Feature

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A woman in the man's world of auto body repair sues City Hall to display a hot pink Mustang, planted with wildflowers, as part of her Shop's sign after the City declares it a violation of the new Junk Car Ordinance, an Ordinance only enforced when people complain. So, who’s out to get this single mother in her 40s – her ex-husband, a disgruntled employee, a prejudiced customer, a competitor…all of the above? Inspired by true events that divided the city of Baytown, TX in 1994. This comedic drama will be writer/director Jenny Waldo's second feature film and has garnered accolades from competitions, labs, and grants to develop this ensemble, female-centered, feel-good film.

Meet Me at the Barre

Web/TV Series

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When her college sweetheart leave her for a millennial, a disenchanted woman finds solace with a motley group of co-ordinated and not so co-ordinated “dancers” at the local YMCA who come together to work out life’s travails at the barre, and at the HAPPY PLACE, the other bar.

Inspired by a real-life Jazz class taught by a professional ex-Broadway dancer at a local YMCA, MEET ME AT THE BARRE resolves around Cici, a woman of a certain age who thrives on routine but is now thrown off her axis after her recent divorce from Pete, played by the hilarious Pete Gardner from My Crazy Ex Girlfriend. She finds solace and comfort with her two besties, and some of the misfits in class.

Mel's Love Land

Web/TV Series

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Mels Love Land is an original docu-series that asks the question WHAT IF All Our Thoughts Were Loving?

Messiah

Documentary Film

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Take a journey through history with Messiah – an exploration of ancient Israel’s messianic expectations, and the Christian claim that these are fulfilled by Christ. Narrated by Leonardo Defilippis and filmed at nearly 30 locations in the US, Holy Land and Rome, Messiah is an account of the rise of Christianity viewers of every background will never forget.

Mightyclaw

Short Film

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In the emotionally charged live-action short film Mightyclaw, inventor Austin Carole creates the Mighty Pals toy line to help parents keep an eye on their children while they adventure outdoors. When Anna and Pete's son, Jake, disappears into the New Hampshire wilderness with his Mighty Pal, Harlow Mightyclaw, the plush toy, fitted with the latest radio and video technology of the time becomes their lifeline. As time runs out and Harlow's battery dwindles, the family fights against the clock to find their son and reunite their family. Mightyclaw explores the power of parental love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the unbreakable bond between a child and their cherished companion.

Minos

Short Film

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Father Dulles is a highly acclaimed and accomplished small-town priest. Despite his accolades and experience, his next task could prove to be the hardest he's ever faced. A parishioner brings her unexpectedly-pregnant daughter, Amber, to the church to decide whether or not to keep her baby. Dulles soon finds Amber is having unusual supernatural side effects. Could it all be a coincidence or does it mean something more? Dulles must consider his personal/moral feelings on the situation as well as these strange and unexpected occurrences to help Amber make the right choice.

Miss-Diagnosed: The Challenge of Preventing Ovarian Cancer

Documentary Film

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Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all the gynecological cancers. Seventy percent of women are diagnosed at advanced stages leading to a 70 to 90 percent chance of a recurrence. Miss-Diagnosed is a documentary that educates women about the disease, early detection and prevention to improve their chances of survival.

Mission Fat Hearts

Short Film

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A heartwarming animated Christmas tale about spreading kindness.

Santa is discouraged about seeing so many names on the naughty list. He devises a plan and sends his newest elf, Kisa, to test his plan. She recruits some very special pups, Pookie & Thor, to help her give top-secret missions of kindness to kids. The mission: Help Santa spread more love & joy during the holiday season.

MOLKA (몰카)

Documentary Film

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MOLKA is a timely and urgent crime documentary about digital sex crimes in South Korea that seeks to expose how the intersection of unchecked rape culture and ever-evolving social media technology is creating a silent and deadly epidemic, with far reaching consequences for digital citizens everywhere. Told through the stories of survivors and activists, this film intends to educate, inform and transform dangerous stereotypes about sexual assault, survivors and online abuse in Korea and internationally.

Mom and Me (Alt Title: I Love You More Than My Life)

Documentary Film

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Logline: A documentary about the filmmaker's complex relationship with her mother as she struggles with mental illness borne from advancing age.

Description: Indira Somani navigates her mother’s physical and mental healthcare while balancing two sets of values: her Indian world, and her American world. Her journey is both universal as she transitions into being the caregiver to an elderly mother/widow and specific to cultural expectations surrounding traditions within the South Asian community.

MONOCHROME

Documentary Film

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Police work is....anything but MONOCHROME. When you have Black Lives Matter VS Blue Lives Matter it seems all we are left with is a black and blue bruise. This us versus them attitude is getting people killed on both sides of the argument. What if we could suspend our beliefs long enough to slip into the other persons shoes make it all seem more Monochromatic.

Montu

Documentary Film

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This documentary pays tribute to the hidden legacy of African fighting arts in the Americas. The Montu Arts (forerunners to martial arts) and their derivatives were key elements of Black resistance movements, including the Haitian Revolution (the world's only successful slave rebellion). For centuries, the practice and teaching of these techniques were outlawed. And with cannabis-infused pre-fight rituals, it's no wonder that some styles were never fully-revealed to mainstream America. But, whether disguised as dance like capoeira or driven underground like musangwe (bare-knuckle boxing), they endured. And they adapted.

More Than Our Skin

Documentary Film

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More Than Our Skin is a documentary exploring the depths and effects of living with Vitiligo. Vitiligo is an auto-immune disease in which the skin loses its pigment cells resulting in discolored patches throughout the body. People with the condition not only experience high levels of depression, but also suffer from social stigmatization and isolation. The result, oftentimes, manifests as shame, avoidance of intimacy, and in far too many cases – suicidal ideation.

More Than Our Skin will show and tell the stories of those privately suffering in this very public silence as they try to hide in plain sight.

Motel Drive

Documentary Film

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In an infamous strip of motels known for their illicit activity, a working poor family and a disabled veteran look to an uncertain future imposed by one of the largest infrastructure projects in U.S. history. Motel Drive is a story of post-industrial America, set in a community of historic motels from the vantage of its denizens, on one city block.

MOTORVATION

Narrative Feature

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A small-town janitor / motivational speaker, stumbles along through life, until he has a personal revelation and begins 'un-motivating' the town, turning everything upside down in the process.

Move Me No Mountain

Narrative Feature

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When successful real estate agent, Jenna Anderson, can no longer deal with the crushing guilt of her daughter’s death she walks out of society to live a life of sleeping rough on the streets of Las Vegas.

Mr. Greenfield - The Presidents' Tailor

Documentary Film

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Maxmilian Grünfeld spoke Yiddish, lived in Czechoslovakia, lost his family to Nazi concentration camps, and had no business experience. Martin Greenfield lives in New York, speaks English, hand-tailors suits for U.S. presidents, and runs a bespoke clothing empire with high society clients and friends.
This is one and the same man, who is now a 92-year-old fashion legend, tailor to U.S. presidents and stars, and bon vivant about town. Mr. Greenfield is a feature documentary telling the story of how one man became the other, against all odds, and how he now grapples with his own legacy.

My Secret Country

Documentary Film

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MY SECRET COUNTRY is a feature-length hybrid documentary that dives into the creative lives of three children who invent imaginary friends and worlds. The charms of their imagination are revealed when we meet their imaginary friends - brought to life in 2D animation - who soon discover desserts around the world have gone missing. A nefarious creature named Kritik is suspected, and the imaginary companions realize - as in all good fairy tales - they must find three magical ingredients to save delectable desserts from imminent extinction. This allegorical tale, is at heart a sweet ode to the power of play, imagination and creativity.

My, Mother Mary

Documentary Film

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A story of Liberty. Revolution. And Migration

Needles in the Hay: Finding Hope Within the Storm

Documentary Film

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A seven-year documentary that dives into the opioid crisis as told by director, Brett Meyer, an addict in recovery who risks his sobriety and almost lost his life making the film. Brett embarks on his recovery journey, which enlightens him on the insidious and complex nature of addiction. He starts filming individual stories of other addicts and is overwhelmed by the immensity of the situation. He relapses. He nevertheless continues to tell the stories of hardships, successes and tragedies that the crisis has wrought. Brett learns that in giving hope to others, he gained it for himself.

No Matter What

Documentary Film

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Every family has its pain. Every family wants to heal. For Cassy Bustos Rathbun and her family, it is love, no matter what, that helps them navigate and heal through substance abuse, trauma, the criminal justice system, and re-entry from prison. This 47-minute film weaves raw storytelling, home video, and animation to convey the deep effort Cassy and her family make toward recovery and transformation as individuals and as a family.

Noche Del Infierno (Hell Night)

Short Film

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On hell night, three Latina sorority pledges must solve the riddle of a magical ritual or dissolve into the stereotypes that infect our culture.

Not Life

Documentary Film

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After 26 years of reflection as a federal inmate, Pete conveys his conviction of returning to his family and working life on the ranch. Narrated by federal inmate Pete Moreno using a series of phone call interviews, the raw emotion of pain to warmth will convey his greatest tribulations and methodical reflections on serving life for marijuana and being absent from his family. Our team is committed to make a film that speaks with humility and honesty, and to share the highly intimate story of a man who has learned a lifetime of lessons. Through this approach, we can forever change Pete's life and bring awareness to many cannabis offenders who deserve and second chance.

Numb

Web/TV Series

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Three women in their 30s, a Black divorce lawyer, a Korean-American pharmaceutical sales rep, and an Iranian-American store manager lead this ensemble cast where they collectively deal with issues such as living with Schizoaffective Disorder, Depression, divorce, marriage, infidelity, finding love, and living with cultural and religious differences.

Oar River

Narrative Feature

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An afterlife guidance counselor defies the rules to assist a grieving mother on Earth, unknowingly jeopardizing the fate of the Universe.

On the Deer King's Land

Short Film

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When Eden disappears in the woods with her imaginary friend, it’s up to her older sister Lizzie to venture out and find her—facing the ever-present Deer King who lurks in the trees.

On the Deer King’s Land channels Folk-Horror and Fantasy in a genre-meshing story. With this film, we are combining themes through genre to create a surrealistic fantasy film. In doing so, we gladly accept the challenge of crafting and constructing the character "Deer King". The Writer and Director, Milo Kolvik-Campbell continue to draw inspiration from films such as Pan’s Labyrinth, Sleepy Hollow, and Narnia.

One Crazy Night

Short Film

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It was 1977. Smokey and the Bandit, Breaker! Breaker! and Citizens Band movies were released that year. CB radios, 8 Track players, feathered hair and bell bottoms were all very popular. Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album went #1 for 59 weeks, and Elvis performed his last Oklahoma concert in March. Weekend social activity for young people was talking on CB radios, hot-rodding up and down main street, meeting friends and hanging out at their favorite diners that were open 24 hrs.

Two CRAZY NUTS leave everyone they meet 'ALL SHOOK UP' after going to an ELVIS concert!

One Night Stand

Narrative Feature

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After finding divorce papers in the freezer, a complacent rule-follower attempts a one-night stand, which becomes an island getaway where she meets his family and discovers the sister’s boyfriend is her ex.

ORDER MY STEPS

Short Film

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As Peg and her daughter connect, they confront the obstacles that 20 years of separation have placed in their way. Their willingness to enter this dark void reminds us that just as the lotus emerges from the mud, renewal is not just possible for some of us, it's possible for all of us.

Ordinary Objects

Short Film

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Two adult siblings (1st gen Asian-Americans) both in the middle of their own life crises, return home to clean their mothers old house. They find something surprising in the house that could change both of their lives.

The film is a short dramedy with supernatural elements. Ordinary Objects is a character-based film where themes of grief, family relationships, and personal fulfillment in modern day America are explored.

Our Children’s Abyss

Documentary Film

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An investigative journey into the transactions of injustice of our youth in American culture to give us a visual of just how devastating the travesty of bullying is not only in childhood but how it resonates into bigger issues as they grow into adults from suicide to becoming a bullying themselves.

OurTurn 2020 | A Nonpartisan PSA for Young Voters

Other

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OurTurn2020 is a nonpartisan PSA designed to mobilize young people across the country to register and vote in the 2020 general election. Millennials make up roughly one third of the United States, but less than half of us actually voted in 2016. When there is so much injustice and inequity in our country, it can be easy to feel powerless. But here’s the truth: participation IS power. It’s time we started flexing. That’s why we channeled some of that optimism into a campaign that, with your help, can have an unmistakable impact. We may have different opinions about how to solve the issues that face us, but opinions are just words. It's time to take action. And it's our turn to do it.

Painting in Darkness

Narrative Feature

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Painting in Darkness tells two parallel stories: that of the brilliant and eccentric painter Albert Pinkham Ryder, as well as the coming of the modern art uprising to New York City in 1913 at the controversial Armory Show. Ryder's journey through the film takes him to the intellectual cafés of New York City, to homeless encampments, to a snow-encrusted racetrack, and to the mansion of wealthy patrons.

The film will tell these stories in dazzling animation. We have assembled a diverse and multi-talented international team of animators and voice actors who work in a wide variety of styles: hand-drawn animation, stop-motion, claymation, as well as painted frames to share our collective vision.

Papa's Corner Short Film

Short Film

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Jay’s traumatic memory of his grandfather’s death haunts him on the biggest stage of his life - the national spelling bee competition.

Parallel Worlds: A Rock-n-Roll Love Story

Narrative Feature

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A rock band is hired to record the soundtrack for a romance movie only to discover that their music is mysteriously altering the film's story line. As the band struggles to restore the happy ending of the movie through the sheer power of music the lines between reality and make-believe become disturbingly blurred.

PAUL HENREID BEYOND VICTOR LASZLO.

Documentary Film

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PAUL HENREID BEYOND VICTOR LASZLO is a story of will and survival overcoming extraordinary circumstances and prejudice. My father's films, NOW VOYAGER and CASABLANCA, still excite a global, multi-generational fan base. The discovery of the real man behind the roles and accolades will reveal a lifetime of dichotomy.
His life reads like a Hollywood movie…Beloved son, neglected child, aristocrat, starving artist, free thinker, freedom fighter, Nazi escapee, movie star, three time blacklist victim, comeback as respected writer/producer/director, passionate family man...haunted by his ghosts, depressed, self medicated. Alone.
Join me as I discover my father PAUL HENREID BEYOND VICTOR LASZLO.

Pearl Rising

Short Film

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Pearl Rising is a transformative cinematic experience following Mother Earth as she destroys the souls of her own creation. A gripping tale of the planet’s only chance to recover unfolds as her daughter, Pearl, has her own wishes for the future of humanity.

Peñascal

Short Film

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Shot in a surf town near Lima, Perú, Peñascal is a psychological drama that explores family dynamics during the grieving process. The story follows a dysfunctional family led by women that brings together after the unexpected death of a big wave surfer. The beach house whose inheritance is disputed must be sold due to an outstanding debt. In Peñascal, life and death at the sea are one. The strength of the sea reopens wounds from the past and its perfect waves opens a beautiful portal in the present. In this story surfing kills as much as it gives life.

Pharma

Narrative Feature

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Amidst the politically charged atmosphere of 1960s Washington D.C, two female doctors unveil a web of corruption and deceit that puts profits over people's lives. Inspired by true events.

PICTURES OF INFINITY

Documentary Film

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A feature documentary about Nikola Tesla’s discovery the Earth produces an unlimited reservoir of naturally-sustainable energy and the system he invented to harness it to provide an infinite, non-toxic and renewable resource for the shared benefit of all humankind.

The film follows the events in Tesla’s life, and reproduces the groundbreaking experiments that led to the discovery he called his ‘greatest achievement’. Independent scientists and engineers provide solid scientific evidence to confirm it. In the process Pictures of Infinity reveals the soul and spirit of a true scientist and humanitarian whose passionate quest for knowledge was always at the service of humanity.

Pink & Blue

Short Film

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After a surprise pregnancy, a Black strait-laced lesbian and her multiracial Filipinx trans partner wrestle with how the new baby will affect their relationship and how to raise their child in a binary world.

Pioneers of the Pacific

Documentary Film

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"Pioneers of the Pacific," is an independent documentary film centered around The Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) beginning with the first baseball team in Oregon, The Portland Pioneers. The film captures the personality of Oregon baseball and its beloved baseball teams by holding up a mirror to society, to see reflections through the eyes of players, fans, teams and coaches that lived it.

From the Portland Webfeet of the 1890s Northwest League, The Browns, a charter member of the PCL, to The Beavers 100-year run, the film examines segregation, integration and triumph of minority players and teams who ultimately broke barriers and racial divides. Negro League teams like

Planet George

Narrative Feature

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Fed up with the series of break-ins at an exclusive Beverly Hills apartment, the doorman/struggling actor decides to dress up in his high school mascot costume and take on crime as a bumbling superhero.

Platforms: Using Your Pageantry Voice for a Cause

Documentary Film

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The ins and out of pageantry competitions including their platforms. What do pageant winners do, during their year-long reign? What activities and/or professions are pageant winners doing after pageantry?

Plumeria

Short Film

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When mixed-race teen, Lily, is uprooted from her life in California and moves to Kauai, she discovers the dark side of “paradise” that can be traced back to its colonized history. In an effort to understand her place on the island, Lily must learn how to become a mindful settler while tackling the growing pains of teenage-hood.

Poachers

Short Film

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During the summer before they must leave for college, lifelong friends IRIS and ROSIE are presented with a unique business opportunity: illegally harvesting and selling succulents from the California coast. But the two must decide where to draw the line when it comes to breaking the law, their morality, and their friendship.

Positive

Short Film

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Two estranged sisters, brought together by circumstance, are forced to face their differences in pursuit of an unexpected artistic truth that will change their lives forever.