Los Angeless

Los Angeles, California | Series

Comedy, Drama

Sarah Tither-Kaplan

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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15 female filmmakers (50% WOC, 30% LGBTQ) are creating this 9 part series. Black Mirror meets Easy in this anthology about life in Los Angeless - the darkness inherent in a city of illusion, and the defiant dreamers striving to succeed under the pressure of impossible ideals.

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Mission Statement

We want to change the landscape of the entertainment industry by creating a project that elevates and empowers women by bringing our dynamic, compelling, universal stories to life onscreen on our own terms. Our series is made by 15 women filmmakers-50% of whom are women of color, and 30% are LGBTQ.

The Story


15 Women Filmmakers. 

50% Women of Color.

30% LGBTQ. 


We just wrapped production on all 9 of our short films! Women made up 70% of our cast and crew and we gave over 100 people jobs! 


We're crowdfunding now for post-production to make sure our feature length anthology has the highest production value possible! 








EMAIL: [email protected]

Photography provided by Emilie R.O. Svensson @Emsven13


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This will cover the cost of color correcting all our films!

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Costs $6,300

Sound editing for 9 short films.

Film Festival Submissions

Costs $3,240

The cost of submitting all 9 films to film festivals.


Costs $160

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About This Team

Jasmine Chiong (Co-Creator/Writer/Director): Jasmine Chiong is a writer and director whose projects have been selected by Austin Film Festival, LA Shorts Festival, and Cleveland International Film Festival. She’s also worked as support staff on shows such as ABC’s THE GOLDBERGS and Amazon’s THE TICK.‬


Emilie Rae Ohanian Svensson (Co-Creator/Director): Emilie Rae Ohanian Svensson is a Scandinavian Armenian, originally from Virginia. She began working in television and video production at age 15 when the industry was still using tape. Now at 26, she’s been working and living in Los Angeles for four years, being mentored by DP Pär Ekberg, and shadowing music video and commercial Director, Jonas Åkerlund. She’s also worked for various social media companies making web content, and 360 / VR media. She’s in a perpetual state of existential crisis, and believes comedy is best served black. 


Sarah Tither-Kaplan (Producer/Director/Writer/Cast): Sarah is a filmmaker/actor/producer/wolf whisperer from Los Angeles, CA by way of Harrison, Arkansas. Her screenplays have placed in five international competitions including Script Pipeline and Blue Cat. Her short film, Me Problems, premiered at LA Shorts Fest. She starred in the Emmy nominated web series Making A Scene. She is an avid horseback rider and does a pretty good Gordon Ramsay impression. 



Amber Coney (Writer): Amber Coney is an LA-based writer and actor. Some of her credits include starring in Freeform’s Dead of Summer and writing subtly self-aware movies for Lifetime. She studied acting and film at the University of Southern California. 


Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis (Director): Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis is a Los Angeles-based film director, writer, producer and artist.  Her films have been selected by numerous festivals world-wide including the Seattle International Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Hollyshorts, Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, and Short of the Week. Elizabeth also assisted on TV and features such as THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (2015, Sony Pictures Classics). 


Kwanza Gooden (Director): Kwanza Nicole Gooden is a director, writer, producer, and editor from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Mere months after moving to Hollywood to further pursue her filmmaking dreams, Kwanza landed a job at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures where she created digital content on a daily basis. Since then, Kwanza has established a successful freelance career, working as a producer, director, shooter, and editor for companies like BET Networks, All3Media, Complex, and Snoop Dogg’s digital media company, Merry Jane. Through film, television, and digital media, she hopes to continue to provide a platform to help amplify the often muted voices of those that are underrepresented and misrepresented.


Auri Jackson (Director): Auri is a writer-director based in Los Angeles. She is currently a Video Producer at BuzzFeed, known for “I Tried To Make Zero Trash For 30 Days” and "I Got 100 People To Stop Sucking." Her last film, The Spot, won a craft award in screenwriting and the sole Faculty Commendation in Comedy at NYU's 2014 First Run Film Festival. The short premiered at the 2015 Marfa Film Festival, and screened at festivals worldwide. She also wrote and produced a web series called Ladywood with Dani Adaliz. 


Maggie Jung (Writer):Maggie Jung is a writer and director who has produced countless videos at Buzzfeed, and some of her videos have reached up to 73 million views. She's currently working on an interactive transmedia narrative show on Instagram.


Natalie Kabenjian (Writer + Cast): Natalie Kabenjian is an actor whose films have been selected by Sitges International Festival, LA Independent Film Festival, and Dances with Films. Apart from acting, Natalie dedicates her time to healing and empowering women to be more authentic in their bodies by teaching feminine movement at the renowned S Factor studio in LA. She is supremely honored to be part of the “Los Angeless Anthology Series,” where she can pour her heart and talents into her deepest passion: igniting women to rise into their power. Freaks & Animals is her writing debut. 


Brittney King (Writer + Cast): Brittney King is a writer, director, actor, and producer. She studied Drama at Tufts University and The British American Drama Academy in London. She created and produced the dark comedic web series, "NotFuckinAroundCrew", which won best sketch comedy at Miami Web Fest. She currently works as a producer for Buzzfeed and stars in the queer web series, "I'm Fine". Brittney is committed to telling women's stories and empowering women through the content she creates. She is as equally passionate about social justice and elevating female voices as she is about hating avocados. She is a UCB trained improvisor, stand-up comic, and marathoner. 


Patricia Lundy (Writer): Patricia Lundy's speculative short fiction has appeared in Strange California and is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction. She's currently working on developing a teen mystery drama for television with her writing partner, Amber Coney. 


Emma Shalaway (Director): Emma Shalaway drove cross-country to sunny Los Angeles after four excruciating winters at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Emma began working directly under directors Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum and Bobcat Goldthwait. She has written and directed a sketch web series (The Linda Show LA), several short films, and music videos for NYC’s post-punk band, A Very Special Episode. During the past 18 months, she worked on TruTV’s Misfits and Monsters as Associate Producer. Emma is passionate about equality, the ocean, and her adopted bulldog, Bronx. 


Allie Spetalnick (Writer + Cast): Originally from Nashville, Allie Spetalnick is a writer, director, and actress. She spent her early adulthood working with lion cubs in South Africa and attending the University of Texas at Austin, before relocating to LA to pursue her creative passions. Her work has been in LA Film Festival, Beauty Mark. She is currently working on a narrative dance series of music videos that is soon to be released. Allie is passionate about mental health awareness, dancing, and cuddling with large cats. 


Nathalie Simone Touboul (Writer + Director): Nathalie has been working in various positions in half-hour television comedies and writing original content for five years. She wrote and produced a short film called “hai” which was accepted into the 2017 LA Intl Shortsfest and 2017 Cleveland Intl Film Festival. She also created and co-starred in the webseries “Taskbunnies” on Funny Or Die. She is a denizen of improv classes at Upright Citizens Brigade and is part of an indie improv team called “Temporarily Out of Order,” though they are, in fact, temporarily out of order. Raised in Los Angeles, Touboul attended San Francisco State University, after which she traveled alone for a year in the Middle East and India. She is the daughter of a comedy writer and a publicist, and younger sibling to two lawyers and a doctor, all of whom seem to give her script notes.


Monica Zinn (Director): Monica is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and director whose documentaries on mental health are educationally distributed worldwide by Human Relations Media. Her work has been covered by the LA times, The Washington Post, and Wired. Her work explores the beauty in the darker sides of human nature.

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