Purple Songs Can Fly, the first recording studio ever created on a pediatric cancer floor, was founded in 2006 at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Twelve years and thousands of songs later, six childhood cancer patients, Mia, Layla, Dominic, Emily, Stephen and Christian, come together as survivors to share "Journey to Hope" an original musical featuring their own songs, written and recorded in the Purple Songs Can Fly studio during their individual cancer journeys.
A young man kisses an older man at a party and must overcome the judgement of his homophobic brother.
Cellist, singer-songwriter and political activist Ben Sollee spent a lot of time on whirlwind tours, flying over and driving through Americas towns and cities. He was becoming burnt out, and his health was suffering. So he bought an Xtracycle cargo bike, strapped his cello to it and set off on a five-year, 5,000-mile journey. His Ditch the Van Tour brings hardships, like broken wheels, tornadoes, unfriendly motorists, and takes twice as long for half the money as a traditional tour. But it also offers meaningful experiences and a more human pace of life in a frantic world, allowing Sollee time to ponder the big questions, such as: What is worth sacrificing? And what story is he trying to tell?
Lilly, a 10-foot tall orange monster, babysits a human baby. The mom leaves a long list of what not to do. What could go wrong? Made by the Bum Family, a collective of 6 cousins. This is NOT made at a film school or institution. Pure indie.
Set on a remote stretch of stormy coastline, a hardened young woman agrees to dinner at the home of an aging recluse.
Featuring Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Meg Steedle (HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE) and Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award winner Bruce Davison (LONGTIME COMPANION).
A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself. A medic's job is to fix people up, but how does that obligation reconcile with someone who is trained to fight and may be asked to kill?
A man and his GPS, fleeing murder and madness, drive into the twilight zone.
A short about the self we presentsmilingversus the self we edit out – unsmiling.
When Palestinian Lutheran Pastor Khader El-Yateem decides to run to become NYCs first Arab American elected official in his conservative Brooklyn neighborhood, he does what no one thinks possible, igniting his marginalized communitys hopes and dreams. In the elections aftermath, an unforeseeable blow threatens the foundation of the movement they started, and the community finds their newfound optimism tested to its limit. Father K must face the realities of what it takes to build lasting power in a divided America, but through it all, his voice emerges as funny, bold, and defiantly hopeful a bridge-builder in a polarized time.
When on a routine patrol, a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.