A lonely and elderly widower struggles to come to terms with the loss of his wife and the circumstances surrounding her death. When he visits her grave, he encounters a little girl who shows him the path to healing and fills him with hope.
Inspired by a true story, "Abigail" addresses the topics of grief, loss and the complicated topic of end-of-life decisions, and the unique challenges it poses on relationships and family dynamics.
As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's three-month-old baby to safety. Inspired by true events. Starring Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SEARCH PARTY), Edin Gali (MAD MEN), Dorota Puzio, Rebeca Robles (BETTER THINGS), Erika Soto (VIDA), and Mark McCullough (LOGAN LUCKY).
After tripping over her dog and dying, a struggling actress wakes up in a virtual purgatory and waits for her mind to be downloaded into a new body.
Summer down the shore. It's a typical day for Jake and his friends; they drink, smoke weed, play video games, and roast the weakest link in the room—the same things they've always done. But with an unclear future ahead and a past that feels all too distant, Jake begins to question what's next.
A woman struggles between the expectations of her overbearing mother and a chance to explore the life she always wanted.
In order to find a place to stay overnight, Belle meets Karina through a dating app, but instead of a night fling, they find support and acceptance to overcome difficult moments in their lives.
A queer geriatrics nurse learns one of life's hardest lessons when he falls in love with one of his elderly patients.
Blood is Thicker follows Alice, a hardworking single mother, who gets horrible news late one night. Her son, Pat, has committed a crime and asks her to help him fix it. Fear begins to settle in as Alice must deal with her own morals and intuition to protect her son.
Margo, Dan, Jordan, and Lizzy visit grandmother Ruth for Passover. Later that night, Lizzy finds Ruth watching a midnight news story about Anne Frank’s death. Lizzy then confesses to have known a related secret for years and Ruth is left with some explaining to do.
Left behind in the wake of the Civil War, the women have a battle of their own that is equally as desperate, challenging and bloody as the soldiers on the front lines.
A fashion model escapes to the desert and meets a mysterious stranger who finally brings the change she's been looking for.
“Colors” explores the bonds of a young family living in the Bronx. They are displaced after unforeseen circumstances takes the family to unexpected places. Despite the challenges facing them, they find joy, hope, and each other. The landscape of the Bronx is celebrated as a beautiful place. Eric Burton’s evocative movements and dance explore the emotions and the shifts we experience in life.
Living Proof Pictures is pleased to present the newest short film by writer/director Brandon C. Lay. Cueball staring Sarah Cugini and Jeremy Thompson.
Sara (Sarah Cugini) is a TikTok and Instagram model stuck at home during the pandemic with her layabout boyfriend Jer (Jeremy Thompson).
An offbeat NYC dog walker fears that one of her clients—a dog—might be in danger. As the owner’s behavior towards the pet and and the dog walker worsens, she must decide whether to protect the dog or herself.
‘Distemper’ tells the true story of pathologist and LGBT icon Louise Pearce as she works to find a cure for African Trypanosomiasis as it infects millions across the Belgian Congo.
A Father and a Son each have a secret. When both secrets come to light in the span of an evening, the two men must decide how to move forward in an attempt to salvage their relationship.
Two young Chinese girls support each other all the time in Chicago and finds out their life change completely after a nightmare.
Nicole is 12, black, and has lived all her life in the haunted apartment that Lily, white and pregnant, wants to buy for her new family. This taut, 2-character ghost story, set on the day they meet, explores the emotional depths of their rivalry and unlikely friendship, examines the silent costs of gentrification and asks the question: who really owns the spaces in which we live?
During a conversation with a retired college professor, a young man reflects on the relationship he had with his recently deceased father.
In the underbelly of Kentucky a young disabled girl’s world of structured harmony is kept afloat by her older brother, but at what cost?
Two American ex-spies have left their experiences during the cold war behind them. However, the fragile normality in life that they manage to establish is broken when one of the ex-spies seeks out the other more than 40 years later. Upon reuniting, old feelings resurface and a dark secret from their past is brought to light.
A hard-up-single-mother and former boxer, is lured by the Irish mob into an underground boxing match where questions of right and wrong are challenged when the love of family is concerned.
GREETINGS FROM SARAJEVO is a story of vengeance and possibly of redemption. When Sofia, a survivor of the Bosinan genocide runs into one of the soldiers who destroyed her world she seeks retribution. A young woman, Hana, an assassin, is sent to make sure justice is served. When Hana reaches her target she discovers Stanislav, the monster she was raised to hate is just a sick, blind, old man. Whether Hana carries out the mission or frees herself from the bonds of the past is the the heart of Hana's journey.
Han is a concept of an emotion, variously described as some form of grief or resentment, among others, that has been said to be a characteristic of Korean culture.
While celebrating her late mother's life, a Korean Woman journeys through an internal whirlwind of longing and grief. There, she must find peace year after year.
A microcosm of current events, Hawks Ridge is the story of a black, grieving ex-pastor who ponders whether to save the life of the white man who killed his wife.
HighBread is a Serio-comedy about Jai who wants to open the first of its kind Pot bakery in Boston despite being an expelled international student from Boston University, having over-controlling, interfering and orthodox parents alongside an expired US visa.
The first episode is about Jai and how he overcomes the obstacle of always being controlled by his surroundings and finally makes a decision for himself which leads us to the franchise of the whole series.
The series is about bringing diverse cultures together to create a comedy that breaks stereotypes about different societies in both India and the United States with some sweet and savory pot induced, baked goods from both the Indian and American heritage on the streets of the educational hub of the world, Boston.
Davis Harwell (Peter Jacobson) is a meticulous man whose life has grown comfortably dull. But when he nods off at the wheel and wakes up a full hour later with no memory of what happened to him, he is presented with a tantalizing mystery. Why does he have visions of a lighthouse, a row of cottages, and a beautiful woman (Shannyn Sossamon) he's never met before? Davis sets out to find the answer, but what he discovers is far more disturbing than he bargains for.
“THE HUNT” IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THAT AIMS TO POINT THE ATTENTION AND TO PROVOKE THE AUDIENCE ON AN IMPORTANT SOCIAL PHENOMENON / CRIME THAT IS IN INCREASE AND OFTEN HITS WOMEN AS TARGETS: COERCIVE CONTROL.
Life to the Lees is a short film which focuses on one day in the life of Alex, a successful queer advertising saleswoman, who is in the midst of a crisis in her personal life. Alex's story is told through a series of phone calls which reveal her strengths but later when she Skypes her daughter we realize why she is living out of a hotel and what brought her to this moment.
Phyllis, a middle-aged white divorcee, lives alone and works from home. After a grave medical diagnosis sends her into a depressive tail-spin, she is relieved by an accidental encounter with Em, a young Black delivery worker. the two women seem to bond quickly – sometimes it’s easier to open up to a stranger. But as they reveal more of themselves, conflicts arise.
Loneliness explores a moment in the life of an older middle-aged woman who, on her way home from the grocery store, stumbles on a sign that reads: Woman Wanted. The sign, it turns out, is an advertisement for a wife and the woman is uncommonly struck by it. After much deliberation, she returns back to the sign to get the phone number that is posted, and the rest of the story revolves around her encounter with the man she meets as a result of the phone call.
Winter, 1920. As a brutal blizzard strikes, a farmer's wife finds a World War I veteran collapsed on her doorstep. She hauls him inside and as he regains his strength, their growing bond unearths secrets each would rather keep hidden.
This is a music video for the track "Crazy" by J-Key. J-Key wakes up in a mysterious warehouse with a head injury and no idea how he got there. He travels through long corridors and desolate, empty spaces, seeking an exit, but finding no escape. Along the way, he discovers he's being followed by ghosts from his past.
The film chronicles a night of violence and the 36 hours that follow in a city in Pennsylvania.
A celebratory night between friends ends in discoveries that no one was prepared to face, and each of them end up questioning what it means to be perfect.
When an internationally acclaimed poet from Belarus with a frozen waffle obsession encounters a Honduran immigrant, a secret from the poet’s past threatens to engulf both men.
A Jewish Holocaust Survivor agrees to be interviewed by an African-American doing research for her grad thesis on REPARATIONS. He cannot grasp any similarity between restitution for descendants of slaves versus those he's received from Germany. As her questions unearth his secrets the bond between them deepens.
A veteran cop on the verge of retirement is tasked with training a bold rookie officer. His plans of coasting through his last week are shattered when he is visited by the victim of one of his earliest cases.
A young actress enters a cat-and-mouse game with a famous producer when a breakfast meeting at his hotel takes an unexpected turn.
Max and Dundi are childhood friends.
Their relationship changes completely following a car accident, which leaves Dundi blind.
Six months after the accident, they are living together. Max, suffering from deep post trauma and guilt, is taking extra care of Dundi, even when it’s not necessary.
As time goes on, Dundi is desperate for the return of his freedom and independence.
No one can break your heart unless for a time they’ve held it in their hands. Once someone truly loves you - even if it ends badly - they’re your family. Forever.
A drifting narrative of love and inclusiveness in four scenes. The story of five women who come together when one suffers a heart attack. Jonice get's picked up from work by a stranger. Mackenzie relaxes with her girlfriend after a long day. Becs contends with her social anxiety at a party. Abigail proclaims her love for Bernadette in front of her friends.
“The Simple Path” follows the decision making of Nevaeh, an elder care nurse who struggles emotionally when one of her long-term elderly female patients, Helen, no longer has the financial ability to support the costs associated with the care facility for which she works.
In an impromptu act, Nevaeh makes the decision to move Helen home with her to provide ongoing care with the help of her younger brother, Aman, who just returned home after a 4-year stint working as an oversees Peace Corp Volunteer.
Although the subject matter of “The Simple Path” is distressing in the realistic challenges for many elderly, the story finds emotional balance in the random acts of kindness that certain humans are willing to provide to those in need.
An old couple living in the American desert.
Ocean, a gay man with an extraordinary sense of smell has a fleeting acquaintance with a man who smells perfect to him and falls obsessively in love by recreating the scents. However, he starts to doubt his talent when he finds out the person who carries the scent is different from his imagination.
Alex Levi is a woman who has suffered through many stages of life. After losing generations of family in the holocaust, several years later she tragically becomes a widow. This loss & grief has caused her to question life. When suddenly she becomes victim to racist vandalism against her Jewish heritage. Fed up with it all, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Things then quickly become critical for everyone involved.
In 19th century England, a suppressed woman struggles silently from the likes of her husband, the patriarchy, and corrupt institutions. When thrust into a life-threatening situation, she must choose to endure the pain or claim her freedom.
Esther once traveled the stars in a spaceship with her best friend Jordan. When they crash on a mysterious planet, a dark being is awakened: the incarnation of Esther’s anxieties. Now, in high school and on the verge of losing her co-pilot, she must confront that darkness to win back control of her life.
Two traumatic events structure the 'Girl's' high school year: a Lock Down and a family secret. She is shocked yet manages to recover and to understand the importance and value of family and the complexity of truth.
A man tells the story of his autistic uncle, who gardened to cope with his depression.
Two sisters, Annabel and May, whisk away to have the best summer ever at their beach house until one drunken night lands Annabel in an unsafe situation that alters the dynamic of their relationship.
A writer reminisces over his failed relationship with an actress, as he currently writes a play about what could have been.
In the not too distant future, we follow LEAH, 36, and her daughter, ARIEL, 7, as they race against the clock to immigrate across the U.S./Mexican border before sunrise. As officers close in, the direction they run becomes less and less clear.
After being pulled from a drug induced trance in a trap house, Cynthia, a former hit woman, finds herself on a bloody path to revenge. Though revenge may not always be what it seems.
On the night of his wife's funeral, a widower finds an old record of the song that was playing when they first met. He plays the song and his wife's ghost returns to him for a brief moment causing him to question everything he believes in...
After the unexpected death of her brother, Beth Reeves seeks solace in her family’s New England cottage. What seems at first like a quiet retreat quickly proves deceptive and dangerous.
Windblown challenges the classic adage, “find what you love and let it kill you”. And proves that grief... is a bitch.
When dealing in the 'business' of human trafficking, what do the heartless misogynist's behind this evil practice get up too? We follow Mikey, as he meets the kingpin of an underground criminal enterprise, Tzar, for a game of poker with him and his goons. It's all fun and games until the girls get brought in, then things get really fiery.
Sezim (19) wants to fulfil her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the hinterland. There she’s forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks for a way out.
Gamal is a new immigrant who washes dishes at a diner in suburban New Jersey. Fritzie is a retired teacher and a new widow grieving the sudden loss of her husband. Both are lonely people experiencing uncharted emotional territory. Despite differences in age, race, religion and class, Gamal and Frieda forge an unlikely relationship that explores our universal need for connection and laughter.
Kyle lives alone, struggles in social interactions and getting through each day, which doesn't go unnoticed. He attempts to make a small difference to his routine, but each time it appears more and more challenging. He cannot separate himself from his headphones and his over-reliance on them quickly becomes apparent to others, causing a strain on
and new and old relationships.
An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.
Living Proof Pictures is proud to present this Juvenalian satire centering on two Gingers-- one a recent widow and the other her mother-in-law as they struggle with recent loss. As we careen through this lucid nightmare with them, we are faced with the bizarre, darkly comedic and terrifying realization that sometimes our most true selves aren't always our best selves.
Zahra is a middle-aged woman who visits a temporary marriage agency and signs up to have a young working girl. She picks her up to take her home but the girl (Negar) who has never had a female client before, becomes suspicious of Zahra’s intent and sexual orientation.
After a single car accident claims life of her baby sister, Sophia yearns for a mother now broken by grief and trauma. Her father, too, absorbed in his wife’s pain and his own, cannot give Sophia the support she craves. As Sophia’s mother begins to recover, Sophia feels left behind, and soothes herself in a world of fantasy.
Due to being bullied at school, a 13-year-old boy skips the class and flees the city to find his single father, a baseball coach in a small country town.
A newly divorced attorney on the verge of coming out meets a flirtatious rocker in a record store, and together, they try for a second chance at love.
Lily Cruz, a DACA recipient, travels on a medical volunteer mission and upon returning to the USA a TSA agent isn’t so welcoming.
A new dress for a family wedding causes a crisis for teenage Lexi. The frilly outfit sends her into a panic and becomes the catalyst for confronting her true identity. A heartfelt story about courage, self awareness, and the power of family.
Hank is forced to confront reality when a sudden loss strikes. Linda, Hank’s wife, learns her son has died from an overdose, and tells Hank she will divorce him if he drives her to her son. Patricia, Hanks lover, wants to support him during this hard time. All three set out on this journey with clear intentions, but each discovers lost truths about themselves.
Frankie, a non-binary trans person, crashes their ex-partner’s men-only 12 step meeting, determined to be heard... no matter the cost.
A woman craving connection during Covid, reaches out to her ex-girlfriend. When she's invited over, they awkwardly navigate whether or not they’re willing to drop their masks to reignite their romance.
Hells Kitchen captures a moment in time, New York City, 1978, and explores the power struggle inside New York's crime families. When mobsters and business associates start vanishing or turning up dead, Jimmy' The Don' Gallo tasks his enforcer and underboss Johnny Santorelli to find who's responsible.
As Johnny, who perfected debauchery and gluttony for the mafia, starts making inquiries and accusations, the carnage begins to pile up. But as shipments continue to go missing, paranoia starts to get the better of Jimmy.
Hells Kitchen blurs the line between fiction and fact and plays on the purported connection certain celebrities, politicians, and corporate power brokers had with the mob and with each other. Hells Kitchen, a film that might have some truth to it.
On the ice-skating court an eleven-year-old boy is practicing hockey. In order to not be discovered by the bullies he tries to make himself as invisible as possible. Nevertheless the older hockey players find out he's there. At his weakest, and with great force he catches enough courage to stand up for himself.
How Much We Feel takes an intimate look at an interracial relationship over the course of its first year, as told through slices of their life. This short examines how the couple grows together and struggles with subtle, modern racial issues they encounter along the way.
Frank Duffy searches for his missing wife who has relapsed on heroin and disappeared. Day and night, he combs the crime-riddled streets, the crack houses. He even seeks advice from a voodoo lady who tells him his wife is being devoured by 'hungry ghosts', spirits who crave and eat away at the living. As Frank's obsession drives him closer to the edge, he risks surrendering his own sobriety and leaving his young son abandoned. Set in the drug infested badlands of Philadelphia, “Hungry Ghosts” shines a light on the city’s opioid crisis while exploring a family torn apart by addiction.
A man recounts a trip to his late wife's childhood home as they prepare for the future.
Freedom is in the right to be human. But being human is never easy.
August 1978. Kremikovtsy Steel Plant. Heat, iron, dust and the pervasive smell of oil. A typical workday of a crew of maximum security inmates will prove to be fateful for all of them. They find something extraordinary inside one of the machines and an unexpected wave of compassion makes the prisoners take hostages and block the entrance to the workshop. The men risk their lives willingly because sometimes the desire to be human is stronger than the survival instinct. And the dream of salvation blurs common sense.
After deciding to drive home in a drunken stupor, a reeling alcoholic must navigate the tragic consequences of his actions under the scrutiny of his callous, careerist brother.
A spiritual journey to the past where a troubled young man experiences first hand the struggles his ancestors endured, challenging him to change his ways and better his community... instead of destroy it.
A lonely Prince, drowning in melancholy, invites a Sculptor to his court to create a piece of art just for him. As the Sculptor spends his days chiselling away on a block of marble, the Prince too discovers a new side of himself, for a brief moment forgetting the world of solitude that surrounds him.
Based on the novel by Jersey City author, Daniel Ali, who also wrote and produced the film, Love and the Game is the story of Adriano de Souza, a young, Afro-Brazilian street hustler torn between a lucrative but violent world and Paz Montenegro, the woman he’s loved his entire life. When fate reunites the two of them after years apart, even though Paz is now married to another man, neither can resist the attraction and soon they put it all on the line for love. "But the Game don't stop," and AD is running out of time fast. The two lovers wrestle with their own pain and secret coping mechanisms as they struggle to balance life with betrayal and deception. Love and the Game exposes the truths of fast-life allure and the American lust for material gain, but also offers a unique and timely perspective of the conflicted, inner humanity of many of those who get caught up but whose voices are often muted.
Helen and René, former lovers, have not seen each other in a year. Their past, present and future collide when they meet again on a balmy day in Brooklyn. Will their memories and expectations reignite their love?
Dalton is boxer passionate about his sport, after years of nearing success but never attaining it he receives the opportunity of a lifetime. But against his fiancee's wishes he risks everything for the chance to live out his dream as a fighter. What will come of this opportunity? Will it strengthen or destroy his relationship? His life?
Ballet dancer realizing a tough reality after an accident.
Riley is a quiet 11 year old girl living with her mother and older sister. She has a hard time adjusting to middle school, and after school, she comes home where she and her older sister are neglected by their mother. Riley is trying to get by each day, but she constantly finds herself in situations that most children her age aren’t faced with. One day, when Riley is in school, she is confronted by the Division of Youth and Family Services. She learns that she, her sister, and her mother are required to undergo counseling in an attempt to repair their dysfunctional family dynamic. The storyline of My Castle follows Riley as she realizes the power of her voice.
ONWARD, arise with love is a message of hurt, grit, and hope. The music video depicts the struggle in the life of a young black woman and captures racially-fueled harm inflicted on her brother, with whom she shares a close relationship. The video highlights moments in her life that cause her undue pain and are the product of the color of her skin versus her talent, intelligence, grace, and strength. It is a story of resilience and overcoming. It is a story of forward movement against all odds and inspires continued work for racial equality, equity, and justice.
A day with my mother.
She lost her autonomy, her lucidity, her memories, comunication and the ability to love. Her will was not to live like this. Spanish politicians force her to endure an end of live without integrity or dignity. She made me promise to help her die before getting to this situation and i can not fulfill my promise
Quarterback Ryan McDermott took a hard hit last season, knocking him out for the remainder of the year. As the upcoming season approaches, Ryan strives to get back in the game, but his haunting memories won’t make that easy.
A therapist who employs unusual methods treats a patient who is undergoing an existential crisis. In hopes of providing his patient a sense of purpose, the therapist takes him to a support group, only to encounter a woman who challenges his fundamental beliefs, and finds himself entangled in the same issues as his patient.
A day in the life of Martin, a homeless man attempting to keep his individuality despite being dehumanized by everyday society.
The Weight of Perfection is the deep exploration of elite-level gymnast Ellen and her harrowing journey as she falls into an eating disorder when the pressures from her coach, family, and herself begin to create a web of psychological damage.
A little girl draws images of an idealized reality to escape her troubled childhood and broken family. As an adult, she must face her absentee father after her mother’s death in the hopes of resolving the psychological problems he’s caused; ones which threaten to hurt her new family.
Two sisters pontificate on the lives they could have led while observing the current guest staying in their family's vacation home in upstate New York.