"Coming Out follows young filmmaker Alden Peters on his journey coming out gay, capturing everything on camera as it happens. This groundbreaking coming of age film places viewers directly inside the raw, intimate moments when Alden reveals his true identity to his family and friends, ranging from the painfully awkward to the hilariously honest. A story bridging generations and societal divides, this award-winning documentary makes us rethink what it means to live an honest life, ultimately leading us to a place of understanding and acceptance of oneself and one’s community." -- comingoutdoc.com
Directed by Alden Peters
"Femme is a short film about Carson, a gay twenty-something looking for love on all the wrong apps. After being rejected by an online hookup for being too “femme”, Carson embarks on a hilarious journey towards self-discovery and acceptance by way of a manic existential crisis and a drag queen fairy godmother. Set in Hell’s Kitchen, the epicenter of New York City gay life, Carson must confront his own notions of masculinity and gender performance within the LGBTQ community and beyond."
Written by Corey Camperchioli
Directed by Alden Peters
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"Sputnik"--Finalist at the Berlin International Film Scoring
My score for the first Berlin International Film Scoring Competition, which made it into the top 10 finalists.
"The film for this year BIFSC is 'Sputnik', a Maxim Zhestkov short film about the evolution of an extraterrestrial mind, and its journey to the light. The project was created with the help of industry leading artists from all over the world, including: United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Russia. Production of the full CG animated short film took a year and a half."
Written, Directed & Produced by Maxim Zhestkov
"In 1991, two young brothers tell each other scary stories before bed. One such story is the Eyecatcher, a terrifying and mysterious creature, an urban legend of Koreatown folklore.
Present day - the two brothers, now estranged, reunite to find the Eyecatcher may be real after all..." -- memorylines.com
Written, Edited and Directed by Jun Shimizu
A young man sits in a chair while a strange man in a lab coat conducts some unusual experiments...
Directed by Max Batchelder
An anxious agoraphobe turns 30 and finally decides to leave his apartment and get a job. Finding employment at an adult movie store, he has difficulties adjusting to life in the outside world, especially when one of his customers ends up being an alien.
Directed by Jun Shimizu
Paws de Deux
The story of two roommates, an escaped lizard, and a big surprise.
Created by Connor Halleck
Struck with the wrath of the gods, a woman is separated from her other half, and she and her fellows are scattered, doomed to search for eternity for their other half, struggling to put themselves back together.
Directed by Setrida Nohra
Everett Police Department Recruitment Video
The initial version of the music for a recruitment video for the police department of Everett, Washington. Watch the final video here on youtube.
Directed by Heather Martin