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David Leidy is an award winning filmmaker and experienced founder with a drive to share daring stories that challenge modern perceptions and beliefs.

Starring his wife Dasha Leidy, David's latest project Platonic is a beautiful drama-crime film about a troubled woman who finds a pregnant woman in he...

August 20, 2019

Oliver Bou Eid is a Los Angeles based film director, cinematographer & VFX artist, who specializes in movie intros and TV commercials. Oliver entered the world of film as a Director and Editor. He then moved to special effects and cinematography trying to improve his capacities as a Visual Effects...

Growing up in south China, Qianzi (Sophie) Gao spent her childhood writing stories and reading movie magazines. After watching Truman Show, she decided to make a film of her own. She enrolled at Beijing Film Academy ("This was one of the best things that happened in my life"), then moved to LA, and...

August 14, 2019

Written and directed by David Leidy, Platonic is a four-time Top Shorts winner (May 2019): Best Crime Film (David Leidy), Best Supporting Actress (Rebecca Spiro), Best Editing (Dylan Riviera) and Honorable Mention: Original Story (David Leidy). 

Let's start with the synopsis: After dreaming about a...

1. My all-time favorite movie: If I were to choose only film, it would be: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Milos Forman for its timeless message, charm, humour, amazing directing and acting.

2. Films that inspired me to become a filmmaker: I was seven when I watched the original version of...

1. My all-time favorite movie: De Tweeling, directed by Ben Sombogaart. An absolute masterpiece. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film (The Netherlands, 2002). Outstanding orchestral score by Fons Merkies. His brilliant theme remains in my heart until this very moment. 

2. F...

1. My all-time favorite movie: The Professional but I also love the VHS version of Alice in Wonderland.

2. A film that inspired me to become a filmmaker: I saw a suspense thriller called High Tension and loved it.

3. Best movie I've seen in 2019: John Wick 3. I mean Keanu… swoon.

4. One actor and one...

1. My all-time favorite movie: Casablanca, followed by A Few Good Men - for different reasons. 

2. A film that inspired me to become a filmmaker: Buckaroo Banzai, directed by W.D. Richter. A cult classic, it was made on a very low budget starring unknown actors who would later make it very big. I've...

1. My all-time favorite movie: A Walk to Remember (dir. Adam Shankman). I watched it about 10 times, and it's still heartbreaking. I also loved 50 First Dates (writer: George Wing; director: Peter Segal). I think it's one of the best romantic comedies ever made. 

2. A film that i...

In "A Step Behind", Javier, the youngest of three brothers and son of a workaholic father, visits his parents’ house along with his wife to spend Christmas with the family. As the evening goes by, Javier is forced to revive some old conflicts with his father, bringing their relationship closer and...

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