Hey, I'm Liza!

New York, New York

Writer/Director for the film Love Happens

@lovehappensfilm

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Elegy For A Glacier

Colorado Springs, Colorado Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

The story of an estranged mother and daughter, and the dying glacier between them.

100%

This project got the green light!

Charlie and the Hunt

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Family, Fantasy

A young, African-American girl goes on a whimsical adventure and faces her fears while setting out to recover a sentimental family trea

105%

This project got the green light!

Winn

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Documentary

Through personal tragedy, "Winn" exposes one woman’s fight to end shackling for incarcerated pregnant women in Georgia.

83%

This project got the green light!

Chicken House

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Film Feature
Comedy, Horror

A new roommate shakes up the lives of 3 actresses, 2 Latter Days Saints and a poltergeist.

86%

This project got the green light!

LINEAGE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

1930s-era short film examining intergenerational trauma, the denial of women's rights, and the power of a 10-yo girl to change everything.

108%

This project got the green light!

Colours: The Short Film

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Teen

Two friends are forced to face family trauma and secrets that threatens their relationship and changes their world view.

88%

This project got the green light!

Black Enough Season Two!

Charlottesville, Virginia Series
Comedy, Drama

A kaleidoscope of Black students strive to find their inner magic in order to survive at a predominately white college.

106%

This project got the green light!

Wounded Healer

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Family

When her career takes a turn for the worse, a young therapist must revisit the traumatic experiences from her past.

86%

This project got the green light!

Mildly Different

Maynooth, Ireland Film Short
Drama, Other

An edgy drama about a young woman on the autistic spectrum who struggles w/ all around her until the kindness of one person changes her life

101%

This project got the green light!

"Mōther's Creme Diaries" | Sketch Series ''PILOT''

Los Angeles, California Series
Romance, Satire

A struggling actress living in L.A. receives a pair of her ill mother's diaries....these are those stories.

88%

This project got the green light!

LOLA

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

When a young woman is blamed for her ailing health due to her size, a life-threatening medical emergency pushes her to advocate for her life

150%

This project got the green light!

Veral

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Shorts Program

A city reporter is lured into a rural "wax" museum, where he finds that breaking the rules;“NO photos” may cost him more than his deadline.

100%

This project got the green light!

Scratch This

New York City, New York Series
Action, Comedy

Featuring three self-centered sisters who make a futile attempt to overcome their sibling rivalry resulting in riotous physical comedy.

106%

This project got the green light!

Mary Anne & Frank (formerly 'Til Death Do Us Part)

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A woman's husband passes away. Unable to cope & losing grip on reality, she meets a strange young child who reminds her of someone she once

84%

This project got the green light!

ADULTIN'

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Satire

ADULTIN’ explores the success or complete failures of mundane, but necessary, tasks adults face as we grow, learn & figure out our 20s.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Letter

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Comedy

The president of an elite collegiate social club is expelled for its antics. At their Christmas party, she spirals into a mental breakdown.

91%

This project got the green light!

Flunkyball

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When unexpected guests arrive at Mia's party her vision for inclusivity crumbles, caught in the crossfire of ignorance under the influence.

116%

This project got the green light!

UP&UP

New York City, New York Series
LGBTQ, Drama

A group of New Yorkers discover their unique truth by challenging ideas of diversity and inclusion and raising the bar on society.

101%

This project got the green light!

Parent/Teacher

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

A man discovers his daughter is bullying another student while attending her parent/teacher conference.

81%

This project got the green light!

Suicide Date - A Comedy

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

In the middle of a great first date with Andrea, Mark has to leave to help out a friend. Not wanting to go, he makes an unexpected offer.

87%

This project got the green light!

Born Still

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Western

For the women of the Civil War, the battle to maintain a home can be just as bloody, and even life-threatening.

104%

This project got the green light!

No Mail On Sundays

Hamden, Connecticut Film Short
Comedy, Thriller

While in search of a more fulfilling life, a mailman stumbles upon an unusual opportunity.

101%

This project got the green light!

Real Adult Humans

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Real Adult Humans presents a season of comedy sketches. We're a bunch of 2018 Andy Sambergs, but we're not (all) white men!

115%

This project got the green light!

Acts of Contrition

Hamden, Connecticut Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A faith-addled priest of a dwindling Catholic church uses his ride-sharing night job as a portal into a world he has been closed off from.

129%

This project got the green light!

The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

After the suicide of a friend four girls in state care must turn to each other to navigate loss, love, and growing up.

82%

This project got the green light!

Torch

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Other

Set in the not-too-distant dystopian future, a divided father must choose between performing his government duty or saving his own family.

91%

This project got the green light!

Paris is in Harlem

New York City, New York Film Feature
Drama, Musical

A multi-character mosaic set in 2017, on the day the infamous Cabaret or No Dancing Law was repealed in NYC.

111%

This project got the green light!

Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence

Atlanta, Georgia Film Feature
Documentary

Writer/activist Lillian Smith was one of the first white southern authors to speak out publicly against segregation in the 1930s and '40s.

106%

This project got the green light!

Such is Life

Florham Park, New Jersey Series
Drama, Family

Three adopted, multicultural siblings each receive a folder of information that sends them on a journey of rediscovery.

106%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Hamden, Connecticut Film Short
Horror, Mystery

A hopeful father struggles to connect with his daughter until they discover a mutual obsession with their mysterious next door neighbor.

101%

This project got the green light!

Take Two

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

Two unnamed performers explore the beautiful, dangerous and unrelenting power of performance--both on stage and in everyday life.

113%

This project got the green light!

Boomers (Season 2)

Santa Clarita, California Series
Comedy, Family

A comic look at baby boomers growing old - sometimes gracefully, sometimes not so much.

100%

This project got the green light!

КРАСОТА ГОРИТ (Things of Beauty Burn)

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Teen

A Black Russian teenager must make a life or death decision after having his first sexual encounter with a white Russian pastor’s daughter.

109%

This project got the green light!

White Dove Film

West Hollywood, California Film Short
Western

Sophie's parents are killed by outlaws. Found by the Paiute Tribe, raised as a warrior, she must choose between righteousness and revenge.

80%

This project got the green light!

Home for Mom

San Clemente, California Series
Family, Musical

A musical about finding the courage to be brave..at any age.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Lump

Dallas, Texas Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Based on the true story of a male Gynecologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer!

80%

This project got the green light!

Proud

San Jose, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

An Asian American learns to become proud of her Korean heritage while trying to discover her identity as an American.

128%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks, Alaska Film Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland, Florida Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

The-Caroline-Peatree-Gibbs-Series

Greenville, North Carolina Series
Drama, Romance

Caroline, a strong-willed, selfish, Black femalepreneur, wants it all in business, love and life.

112%

This project got the green light!

Pink

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

As narcotics hit Washington DC hard in 1987, four young girls are forced to provide and protect as their parents lose to the drug game.

125%

This project got the green light!

Bleeding Backwards

Chicago, Illinois Series
Other

A series of short films that use movement and dance to examine the effects of the US prison system on individuals and their communities.

127%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

The Royal Court

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Drama, Family

A sensitive African-American girl struggles with remaining on the royal court at her college after an undeserving senior is crowned queen.

105%

This project got the green light!

Black Girl Training

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Series
Comedy, Shorts Program

When a black transracial adoptee is meeting her biological family, there's only one way to prepare her; a black girl training.

106%

This project got the green light!

Curls For Humanity

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy, Other

After living a carefree lavish existence in Los Angeles, biracial sisters are forced to migrate to Chicago where they explore their racial i

96%

This project got the green light!

Vivian Moon: Little Moon Rising

Chicago, Illinois Series
Animation, Family

Moxie and a mouth full of teeth, Vivian violet must learn to brave lycathropy and her new home with her new dad, Will Awae.

118%

This project got the green light!

Outlandish

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Mockumentary-style series about finding yourself through your friends, relationships or Outlandish moments in life we all experience.

100%

This project got the green light!

Sex Is a God Thing

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, LGBTQ

After their father's death, two queer women of color connect as long lost sisters, and together struggle with their identity & spirituality.

100%

This project got the green light!

Viktory

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, Family

An orphaned girl struggles to find answers to the old adage, “what’s in a name”- is she one mother’s Viktory or another’s Victoria?

103%

This project got the green light!

Artists Anonymous

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Five people trying to make it big in NYC form a friendship in a support group for artists who hate their day jobs.

90%

This project got the green light!

ROSEBUD

New Orleans, Louisiana Series
Drama, Comedy

A special bond between women of color living in the Big Easy, as they navigate through life's challenges while in pursuit of their dreams.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles, California Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

CRAZY

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Frenemies in their 20s navigate life after college with mental illnesses that teach them they’re more alike than they realize.

100%

This project got the green light!

CLOCK-OUT

Dallas, Texas Series
Reality-TV, Talk-Show

The millennials that are focused on the grind before & after they clock out, sharing experiences about sex, love and being selfish AF!

103%

This project got the green light!

PUSHERS

Arlington, Arlington County Series
Comedy

Two drug reps appear to have it together--but don't. Sex, race, religion--anything's on the table--so long as it's inappropriate.

107%

This project got the green light!

H-TOWN Series Season 1 "SHE GOT IT"

Houston, Texas Series
Romance, Drama

We follow the life of Falen, 19, high school graduate & homeless; she realizes that the family she chooses will be her only means for surviv

102%

This project got the green light!

YOGICK - TOTAL ECLIPSE

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Documentary, Nature

YOGICK Presents TOTAL ECLIPSE - Visionaries & Egyptian Yoga Instructors venture to the Mountain Top in a quest to Create Anu Reality

100%

This project got the green light!

I Hear You

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world of “no sound” how will 5 college students; 3 Deaf and 2 Hearing learn to HEAR one another?

107%

This project got the green light!

Conversations Centered Around Black Bodies

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama

An honest exploration of intersectionality and race relations in America.

101%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

Greenwood Avenue: A Virtual Reality Experience

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, History

Greenwood Avenue is a groundbreaking, emotional exploration into the lives of the African-Americans living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921,during

116%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

Street Cred Season 1: When It All Changed

Detroit, Michigan Series
Sci-Fi, Teen

We're building inclusive leadership of the future by co-creating technology of the future, today!

101%

This project got the green light!

Uneasy The Show

Oakland, California Series
Comedy, Drama

Two brown girls take on student loans, MFA drama, & techie jargon in Oakland: home of the Black Panthers & now, $3000 one bedroom apartments

103%

This project got the green light!

Established

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

After losing their car and savings, two lovers fight to build a life in LA while enduring the changes of an unstable industry.

87%

This project got the green light!

mor-ALe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Series
Comedy

After being arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, a maladjusted comedienne must serve out her penance as a volunteer community counselor.

100%

This project got the green light!

Saving Face

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

An Asian British, no-list, makeup artist in LA, struggles to navigate bizarre and unexpected turns in her life, while trying to save face.

87%

This project got the green light!

Season of the Witches

Luquillo, Puerto Rico Film Feature
Crime, Thriller

Three Americans "doing good" in post-hurricane Puerto Rico must decide what to do after killing a local playboy in a botched revenge scheme.

82%

This project got the green light!

Rent Controlled

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

The three Torres siblings are priced out of their hometown until an opportunity to achieve the unthinkable - rent control - presents itself.

103%

This project got the green light!

Llora Conmigo

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, Thriller

A young Mexican-American teen unknowingly leads the tortured spirit of La Llorona into his home and must face the dire outcome that ensues.

109%

This project got the green light!

Hatched

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

After a recent personal loss, one woman's grief turns to obsession as she searches for clues about missing children in a national forest.

87%

This project got the green light!

Blind Date

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romantic Comedy, Action

Gloria's blind date with Nick takes an unexpected turn when he begins to suspect that their lives could be in danger.

102%

This project got the green light!

Captive

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

After a timid, young, carnival worker is kidnapped by a clown, she is rescued by an unlikely hero.

167%

This project got the green light!

Lab 99: The Sci-Fi Fantasy Feature Film

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Sci-Fi

A disenchanted gallery owner develops an infatuation w/ a mysterious man whom she helps in stopping an experiment to transcend human life.

81%

This project got the green light!

GeekSpaceTV

Seattle, Washington Company
Film-related Business

A non-profit live internet broadcasting studio focused on promoting inclusion and diversity in an entertaining way.

119%

This project got the green light!

Counter Clock

Clearwater, Florida Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

What if you could guarantee to live double your current age but no longer than that?

86%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays, New York Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

Ripley Improvised Feature

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Experimental

Ripley Improv presents Improvised Movie - a completely improvised film based on a single suggestion.

104%

This project got the green light!

My Summer as a Goth - Final Post Production Funding

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Teen

Sometimes you need to go to the dark side to see the light.

103%

This project got the green light!

United

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A survivor of a police brutality event gives an interview on live television to share the story to a former police officer.

83%

This project got the green light!

Limbo

Charlotte, North Carolina Series
Drama

1600 years after his birth, Tearlach O’Rian works to save souls from hell while battling his own demons.

100%

This project got the green light!

Lunch Break

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

Before she can go on her lunch break, office receptionist Mel is pushed to the limits by her boss's sexist demands.

109%

This project got the green light!

"That Thing I Had That One Time"

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Sadie makes a hard decision regarding her unborn child.

100%

This project got the green light!

MISGUIDED - The Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, LGBTQ

All Paul wanted to be was an actor on Guiding Light, but when the 72-year-old soap opera was canceled, his life got a little misguided.

101%

This project got the green light!

Perfect

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

When entangled truths emerge at a dinner party among friends, it becomes apparent that perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

86%

This project got the green light!

SF89: San Francisco Before The Internet

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Documentary

The last generation to come of age in a pre-tech San Francisco share stories of that time and discuss change at this point in their lives.

108%

This project got the green light!

Just Call Me Ripley

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy

Is Ripley gay or just confused? After breaking off her engagement to a man, she finds herself stuck between fantasy and acceptance.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Last Stop

New York City, New York Series
Drama, Comedy

What happens to those weird and wonderful New York City subway characters after they leave the train?

102%

This project got the green light!

THE PEMBROOK BROTHERS

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

Fraternal twins Jack and Arthur embark on a chaotic journey to attain praise from the LA art scene.

85%

This project got the green light!

Love Happens

New York City, New York Film Feature
Horror, Romantic Comedy

A journalist battles unknown forces that have taken over her town.

85%

This project got the green light!

When the Wolf Comes Home - A BFA Thesis

Manhasset, New York Film Short
Drama

A man in the wake of his wife’s depression diagnosis must accept motherhood to truly become a father.

81%

This project got the green light!

Alpha Female Films - A New Brand of Content

New York City, New York Company
Comedy, Drama

An Intersectional Queer Film Production Company presents its inaugural two short films and feature-length film.

82%

This project got the green light!

Ashley's Story

Watsonville, California Film Short
Documentary, Teen

Set in the strawberry farming community of Watsonville, CA, Ashley Solis–Mexican-American teenager, strawberry picker, and

80%

This project got the green light!

Gaining & Losing

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

On the road to eating disorder recovery, Nina’s past threatens her success. Will the pressure be too much?

109%

This project got the green light!

OBJECTS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young actress seizes the opportunity (and the spotlight) to break the vicious circle of an abusive acting teacher.

105%

This project got the green light!

Forget Me Nots

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

In the wake of their parents' untimely death, twin brother & sister must reevaluate their relationship, or risk losing one another forever.

121%

This project got the green light!

My Dinner With Schwartzey

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

When a starry-eyed teen enters the NYC rock scene w/ a powerful music producer, she is tempted by the glamour, until a mystery woman arrives

102%

This project got the green light!

Summer Hill

Baltimore, Maryland Film Short
Drama

The teenagers of a rural town are confronted by the not-so-charming realities of their hometown on the eve of its annual beauty pageant.

82%

This project got the green light!

Watchdog

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Crime, Film-Noir

An investigative reporter is on the trail of corruption which leads her to cross paths with her past and an ethical dilemma.

100%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.

106%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Things We Do When We're Alone (feature)

Brooklyn, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

what happens when you don't just love music, but live by it.

83%

This project got the green light!

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