Feature Films


And Then There Was Eve

And Then There Was Eve

Alyssa is a successful photographer who wakes up one morning to a ransacked apartment and a missing husband. When she enlists the help of her husband's colleague Eve, to fill in the missing pieces, Alyssa finds herself forming unexpected feelings for her. Conflicted by her loss and new budding relationship, Alyssa discovers that they are intrinsically related.

Beach House

Beach House

When Paul arrives at her family’s beach house, he draws the attention of nineteen year-old Emma. There’s something off about the surprise visit of this handsome photographer from her mother’s past. Yet Emma, an aspiring writer chafing at her privileged confines, also finds herself intrigued. As her attraction to him grows, she makes unsettling discoveries–and among his things finds violent Polaroids that plant dark ideas in her mind.

Born River Bye

Born River Bye

Two childhood friends reunite in their sleepy hometown as they each face a crossroads in their lives. Scott is drifting through town (and life) after a long departure, much like a ghost to haunt his estranged family and friends. Laura, still stuck in their hometown, is living in a stagnant reality of mediocrity out of fear of following her dreams. Both feel superior to those around them, and yet experience an overwhelming unhappiness with their choices. As the days unfold, Scott and Laura begin to turn a new leaf, forgiving themselves for their past, making amends, and looking to their futures with renewed optimism.

Broke

Broke

An ageing rail worker, Cec, finds his former footy hero turned washed up gambling addict, Ben 'BK' Kelly passed out late one evening and decides to take him in. Through the love and support of Cec and his single parent daughter, Terri, BK finally finds the courage he was once famous for on the field, off it, to tackle his demons head on and ultimately win back the respect of the community he so deeply let down.

Crash Pad

Crash Pad

Crash Pad is an irreverent romp centered around a hopeless romantic who thinks that he’s found true love in a one night stand with an older woman. He quickly discovers that she’s married and that for her, their fling was merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband. Domhnall Gleeson plays Stensland, the somewhat unhinged, spurned lover, and Thomas Haden Church, plays a sarcastic, hard ass defense attorney and husband. Wife and lover Morgan, played by Christina Applegate, is every woman’s hero. Smart, beautiful, and independent. Nina Dobrev in the secretary’s role gives a standout performance of fidelity and duplicity. Director Kevin Tent, who honed his talent as an acclaimed editor (Election, The Descendants, Sideways), makes his directorial debut. Together with Jeremy Catalino’s razor sharp script, they have created a fast and funny film that is politically incorrect at almost every turn. “Crash Pad” will have you cringing in your seat, laughing out loud, and rooting for love to conquer all.

Created Equal

Created Equal

Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Alejandra Batista turns to Thomas Reilly, a successful lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. As the trial unfolds, an extremist concocts a plot to stop the heresy against the church by attacking Alejandra and threatening to kill her if she doesn't back off.

D-Love

D-Love

Stefania has been working a job that she doesn’t like for a couple of years now…Her husband Dan hasn’t been working a job for a couple of years… After they just landed to the Los Angeles airport, coming back from Europe, after having one of the worst days of their lives, Stefania is being approached by a vagabond Ditlev Dharmakaya who is asking them for a ride to one of the busiest freeway in LA. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with a vagabond / homeless – but her husband Dan decides to take him home with them. How will this affect the couple? The film is being told through Stefania’s eyes and it takes us a three day’s journey.

Juggernaut

Juggernaut

After discovering the news that his Mother has taken her life, Saxon Gamble returns home, irrationally plagued by the notion that her death was not a suicide. Saxon, a man of violence, embarks on a revenge mission that shakes up the quiet town of his birth. His quest also awakens a dormant sibling rivalry that puts himself and his brother (Dean) on a collision course with bloody consequences. Caught in the middle is their Father (Leonard), now a Minister, the return of Saxon sends him on a crisis of conscience. While he begins to examine his checkered past and lack the courage of his newly found convictions, his sons remains locked in a battle for his approval and affection. Juggernaut is a story of revenge, obsession and sibling rivalry. An exploration into the dark places family dysfunction can lead to.

Make Love Great Again

Make Love Great Again

Make Love Great Again is a timely drama and with original music shot entirely in Miami. Two federal agents gather overwhelming evidence to prove the marriage of our protagonists is fraudulent. But is it? The narrative is framed by flashbacks which argue both sides of the equation, focusing on a hot-button subject that is garnering major press due to the current political debate over immigration. But our film goes beyond the headlines and demonstrations to dramatize the intense personal trials and tribulations of a marriage assessment. This warm, fictional love story is fueled by elements of mystery and surprise – a uniquely Miami/Latino immigration narrative with unforeseen twists that will enliven thousands of conversations on an issue that never leaves the headlines.

The Square

The Square

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two, who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation that invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

The Tree

The Tree

Inspired by an actual friendship between the director's mother and his mother's best friend, 'The Tree' is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88 year-old widow (Dorothy Thorp) who takes a road trip from Wamego, Kansas, back to Terre Haute, Indiana, to visit her oldest and dearest childhood friend.

The Unknown

The Unknown

The Unknown - a 1927 romantic drama about a criminal on the run, who hides in a circus and looks to possess the ringmaster's daughter at any cost. Starring Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford, the film was shot in Pebble Beach. Accompanying the screening will be the World Premiere of a new musical score performed live on stage at the Sunset Center! The music, written by film composer and Carmel resident Mark Governor (Notes From Underground, Pet Sematary II, The Brave ) will be performed live, for the first time publicly, by musicians hand-picked by the composer himself. It promises to be a memorable adventure.

 
The Valley

The Valley

The Valley explores the struggle of one family to survive intact amidst a culture in which relationships and human connection are almost impossible to maintain. It deals with the secrecy and lack of understanding of mental health issues like depression and anxiety, which are the root cause of suicide. It is the story of an immigrant entrepreneur Neal Kumar, his wife Roopa and his daughters Monica and Maya who reside in the high octane, technologically driven culture that is silicon valley. His ambitious, affluent life appears idyllic from the exterior, however, when his daughter Maya tragically commits suicide, the fractured nature of his interior life becomes apparent to himself and those around him.

War of the Limelight

War of the Limelight

A love story across cultures amidst a racist cyber bullying war between two rival high schools. Will it go too far, or will both schools rise above to save an innocent student from deportation? The original film stars 19 talented youth and all of them also served in a crew department. Starring students from Everett Alvarez, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Millennium Charter, and Carmel High Schools who enrolled in HARA Motion Picture Conservatory, an after-school filmmaking program hosted at the Carmel Youth Center. Together they worked alongside film industry mentors to produce this film to inspire youth to become leaders of inclusion and empathy for all races and cultures in the U.S.