JERSEY FILMS

Directed By

Rob Ciano, Stanton Hunter

Blackout

What would you do if you knew the sun was about to expire and life as we know it would be changed forever? Would you riot? Would you break down? Or would you stop and enjoy the last sunrise we will ever have?

Desert Dunes

13m

Directed By

James Barker

Daughter of Ruin

A young girl must take care of her injured mother in an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of a hostile land.

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15m

Directed By

Jake Wichansky

Fermata

When Anna isn't making as much money as she needs, she must face the possibility of giving up her dream of a music career.

Desert Dunes

6m

Directed By

Max Field

Lifetime 3 Brothers 1 Story

A story about three brothers growing up in the streets of North Newark where everyday is a struggle to survive. Family unity, strong Christian values and Brotherly Luv help keep these brothers on the straight and narrow.

Desert Dunes

12m

Directed By

Kevin McMullin

Low Tide

Alan, Red, and Smitty spend high summer on the Jersey Shore roving the boardwalk and getting into trouble. But the discovery of good old fashioned treasure sets the friends on an escalating course of suspicion and violence in this atmospheric thriller.

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90m

Directed By

Aaron Hobson

No Faith In The Streets

A day in a life of young African American man and his friends, as they go through the trials and tribulations of their surroundings throughout their day.

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12m

Directed By

Tommy Butler

Processing

One morning inside the head of a young adult on the autism spectrum as he and his older sister try and get through the day.

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8m

Directed By

Dana Woods

Remnants

Alone in an unending forest, a girl must decide whether or not to help an injured stranger.

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12m

Directed By

Nick Gavin

The Best Way to Murder

Two sisters have a conversation on how to deal with a horrific and traumatic event from the past. One sister seeks violent revenge, but the other wants to pursue forgiveness. (Viewer discretion is advised)

Desert Dunes

10m

Directed By

Ryan O'Leary

The Lost Weekend

After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating and meets the charmingly complicated Maggie Mae. Charlie is forced to confront the challenges of maintaining a relationship in the digital age. In an era where everyone's connected, Charlie's never felt more apart.

Desert Dunes

14m

Directed By

Jeffrey Delano Davis

Three Sonnets

When Jeremy takes an acting job half-way across the country he feels on top of the world, until he tells his wife he'll need to leave three days before her due date. Love will prevail -- the only question is, which love? Love of art or love of family?

Desert Dunes

9m

Directed By

Tom Phillips

Vietnam Aftermath

More than 40 years have passed since the official end of the Vietnam War. For years, many veterans refused to talk about their experience. Now, four Vets that belong to the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Memorial have decided to share their stories for the first time.

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30

Directed By

Jimmy Ward

Chance Encounter

Chance Encounter follows a true story from Lauren Raney, a teacher and avid community member of a small town in New Jersey called Manahawkin. Starting off in the late 1990’s, Lauren is visiting the nearby hospital to see her dying sister and is suddenly approached by a man that she will eventually meet again 17 years later when she's the one dying.

Desert Dunes

9m

Directed By

Nick LeDonne

Dear Dad

A father and son struggling to communicate; a conceptual film about dialogue, without dialogue.

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3m

Directed By

Tom Phillips

Forgotten

Vietnam Veterans of America NJ Shore Area Chapter 12's effort to find and identify those unclaimed forgotten cremains of American veterans and their spouses and inter them with full military honors at the NJ Veterans Cemetery.

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4m

Directed By

Anna Gamarnik

Lost At Sea

A wealthy widow grapples with the disappearance of her son, trying to piece together what happened at the cost of her waning sanity.

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16m

Directed By

Michael Brooks

Mage Hunter

To save Jade, Vincent has to decide whether Mages are truly dangerous beings or just regular people like him who have gone down the wrong path.

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10m

Directed By

Irving Nestor

Operation First Light

In this creative, high-energy story, a group of boys at summer camp plan a mischievous raid on the girls' cabins only for the advantage to be reversed as the boys face an ambush unleashed by a ruthless, well-oiled pranking machine.

Desert Dunes

16m

Directed By

Brandon Lescure, John Crawford

Project Cadmus

A younger Bruce Wayne/Batman who has stepped down from crime fighting due to the meta-humans arrival, now finds himself in position to fight one more time as he knows he is the only one who can stop Gotham from being destroyed.

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20m

Directed By

Alan Capinpin

Resonance

A story of loyalty and betrayal between two hitmen while on an assignment.

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5m

Directed By

Tyler Doehring

The Conniver, the Backbiter, the Louse, & the Rogues

In 1977 Queens, New York, Donnie tries to square up his debts with one drug dealer by working with a different drug dealer to scam the mafia's drug dealers.

Desert Dunes

12m

Directed By

Naman Gupta

The Process

When passion becomes your obsession and obsession gives you pleasure. You do not know where to draw the line. Esteban shares his step-by-step process, letting you feel every drop, every piece, every moment of his labor of love. An obsessive masterpiece based on a true story.

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7m

Directed By

Chris Giuseppini

Title Track

Trapped ghostwriting repetitive music for a #1 charting pop singer, A punk-rocker type is convinced that he has the song that will land him on the charts - his magnum opus.

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10m

Directed By

Max Friedman

Where the Spider Spins Its Web

A young woman tries to find her purpose

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16m

Directed By

Michael Boylan

Come Here Often?

A chance encounter of a man and a woman in the park might not be chance after all.

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4m

Directed By

Zack Morrison

Everything's Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major

A musical comedy about a woman at the onset of her quarter-life crisis and her existential journey through the various stages of anxiety in song and dance.

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14m

Directed By

Raymond Kleinschmidt

Happy Birthday

When a bumbling magician falls in love with a beautiful girl at a birthday party, he must use his magic to win her over.

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7m

Directed By

Jules Tardif

Love Story

After the tragic lost of his wife, Frank finds hope in his new love interest Leslie and will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. (Viewer discretion is advised)

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9m

Directed By

Julian Lipoff

My Dad Has Work In The Morning

After finding a magical VHS tape during a rainstorm, Cory is zapped into the sitcom My Dad Has Work In The Morning. Cory now has to find a way home while also learning how to be a dad at the same time.

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12m

Directed By

Mark Clauburg

Preparation

A young woman watches TV alone in the dark while a mysterious man lurks outside the house. (Viewer discretion is advised)

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9m

Directed By

Tyler March, Eric Paperth

ROCKS! The Musical

A lonely rock learns not to take his life for granite.

Desert Dunes

8m

Directed By

Wyatt Thompson

Spring '99 / summer '00

A young man investigates his brother's disappearance.

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4m

Directed By

Alexa Werrlein

The Greats

Terrified with the thought of losing his happy family, Leo decides he could keep them safer if he immortalized them, everlasting, in the family album.

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14m

Directed By

William Pace

Third Party Witness

two lawyers battle over more than their case.

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11m

Directed By

Rolando Hernandez III

Untitled: A Love Story

A husband and wife discover they no longer love eachother as they used to.

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6m

Directed By

Russell Kohlmann

Window Shopping

A young man with an active imagination and lackluster sex life goes shopping.

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7m

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