Hey, I'm Mike and Derrick!

Los Angeles, California

We are Mike Koslov and Derrick Owens, the writing and directing duo behind the narrative feature Month to Month. 

 

Derrick is a filmmaker originally hailing from Richmond, VA and a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications. His latest directing work includes the short film Reunion (2021) and the music video for Matt Kerr’s “Second Act.” In addition to directing, Derrick produced Roman Candle (2021), a feature film set to premiere on the festival circuit in late 2021. Most recently, Derrick produced Alone (2022), a short film financed by the CNY Film Fund.  

 

Mike earned his BFA in film from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. His thesis project, No Accommodations (2018), got into festivals including Blackbird Film Festival and Syracuse International Film Festival. After graduating, he traveled to Lebanon to shoot a documentary short, Hope of Syria (2021). He then went on to co-write and co-direct a micro-budget feature film, Man Friends (2022). Both projects are currently in post-production.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Brothers Beastly

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, Drama

Twin brothers live an isolated life deep in the snowy hills, trapped in a toxic cycle of trauma, violence, and cannibalism.

101%

This project got the green light!

When You Left Me On That Boulevard

Austin, Texas Film Short
Comedy, Drama

On Thanksgiving 2006, 15-year-old Ly smokes weed for the very first time before braving a boisterous family gathering at her auntie's house.

128%

This project got the green light!

6 Sixteen Richmond

Augusta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Family

A mother shares some harsh truths with her daughter in the wake of her own mother’s passing.

100%

This project got the green light!

Bury Your Fish

Portland, Oregon Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A woman desperate to rediscover her purpose in life takes guidance from a flashing light a few blocks away.

104%

This project got the green light!

Thibodeauxville - The Story of the Thibodaux Massacre: Race, Riot, and Resilience

Thibodaux, Louisiana Film Feature
Documentary, History

In 1887, Black sugar cane workers - seeking better conditions & wages - paid the ultimate price in one of America's deadliest labor strikes.

133%

This project got the green light!

In Living Horror

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Drama, Horror

After a maintenance crew is hired to work on a private residence inside a hotel, strange events leave the crew with more to fix than faucets

114%

This project got the green light!

SOL

Pueblo, Colorado Film Short
Drama, Family

Sol, a bi-racial Latina raised by a single mother, wants a perfect life. When she secretly plans to meet her father, it gets complicated.

101%

This project got the green light!

I Thought You'd Never Ask

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

An eager 20 something and a jaded 40 something cross paths in a convenience store and find unlikely connection.

80%

This project got the green light!

Bag Lady

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Biography, Comedy

Margaret E Knight sets out to build the world's first flat-bottom paper bag machine.

120%

This project got the green light!

deadbeat.

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

An absentee father shows up unannounced trying to reconnect with his estranged son.

101%

This project got the green light!

Arable (Post-Production)

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A rebel group defies a corporation's monopoly on horticulture by smuggling stolen plant cuttings to the only remaining farm with arable land

81%

This project got the green light!

Wayfinders

Honolulu, Hawaii Film Feature
Documentary, Nature

The story of Oahu’s single-use plastic ban and the individuals who collaborated to facilitate a monumental political win for the planet.

104%

This project got the green light!

Lonely Country

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

In 1950’s rural Ontario, a closeted gay man is forced to confront his desire when he picks up a handsome, wayward hitchhiker.

148%

This project got the green light!

High Crimes

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A crime comedy that dares to ask the question "What happens when you lock three stoners inside a convenience store with a robber?"

87%

This project got the green light!

Black Lives Rising Virtual Dance Film Festival

New York City, New York Film Festival
Other

A Virtual Dance Film Festival Honoring the Diversity of the Black Experience through the Art of Dance on Camera

81%

This project got the green light!

Hidden Canyons - Season 2

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

In this micro-series consisting of one-minute episodes, residents of a small California town navigate modern LGBTQ+ life

82%

This project got the green light!

ACTING LIKE WOMEN

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

In 1973, women converge on L.A. and create a new art form – feminist performance art – whose powerful imagery changes the very role of art.

104%

This project got the green light!

My Dearest Elizabeth

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A young woman desperately tries to return a letter to her Grandmother while being pulled between work, studies and her social life.

103%

This project got the green light!

GAZER: A PARANOIA THRILLER ON 16MM

Kearny, New Jersey Film Feature
Mystery, Thriller

Gazer follows a young mother with a rare brain condition who desperately takes a job from a mysterious woman with a dark past.

80%

This project got the green light!

Estranged Behaviour

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

When a former circus performer is approached by a strange man who says he can make her dreams come true, she considers signing the contract.

98%

This project got the green light!

Desde La Tierra Muerta

Mexico City, Mexico Film Short
Drama, Horror

After being sold into an unwanted marriage in 1622, Eleonora struggles to find meaning and agency in her new life as a wife.

155%

This project got the green light!

So Awkward You Could Die

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Hayden and Zoe's lovely date at the park gets interrupted when they runs into Hayden's creepy, obnoxious ex-boyfriend, the Grim Reaper.

85%

This project got the green light!

Mr. Oberbeck

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Sam learns her dad was a CIA agent who brutally killed a man. Now she must carry out her dad's last wish: to tell the man's family the truth

158%

This project got the green light!

Ezra

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Ezra, a queer dancer battling a chronic illness, goes on a hiking trip with their boyfriend and finds peace in the outdoors.

92%

This project got the green light!

NATIVES

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

NATIVES follows a group of unapologetic, queer, native New Yorkers navigating the uncertainties of adulting in the projects of NYC.

103%

This project got the green light!

I Love Bed-Stuy

New York City, New York Film Feature
LGBTQ, Documentary

A love story intertwines with a love letter to Bed-Stuy- the place and it's residents.

102%

This project got the green light!

Little Anna

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Horror

A teacher receives an odd new student, finding eerie similarities between them when the girl's father fails to pick her up from school.

100%

This project got the green light!

Trapped in Motion

San Francisco, California Film Short
Drama

After getting sexually assaulted on a crowded city subway, an Asian American woman struggles with the trauma she has endured.

120%

This project got the green light!

Deconstruction

San Francisco, California Art & Photography
Documentary, Transmedia

After a 25 year cancer odyssey, Joyce Mallonee decides to channel her experiences into an art show with the help of her son Alex.

88%

This project got the green light!

HOME SOON

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A weary mother's fears and desires for her mentally distressed son’s future hang in the balance while awaiting his arrival home.

105%

This project got the green light!

Más que un café (Stronger Than Coffee)

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Documentary

Our Land. Our Coffee. Our Lives. Short films created by women coffee producers in Costa Rica.

80%

This project got the green light!

Ace In The Hole

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A documentary about Bill/ Belinda Kennedy, the magical fairy of Ace Junkyard, who helped SF's collaborative art community achieve their drea

102%

This project got the green light!

The Lifted

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Comedy

Two aunties bond and clash after a wild night out where they ambitiously attempt to rescue a young woman in a car share ride.

82%

This project got the green light!

Woman Meets Girl

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Over a game of Never Have I Ever, a 40-year-old-virgin, explores a deeper connection with the 18-year-old sex worker she’s taken in.

165%

This project got the green light!

PREP

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

A bodybuilding fever dream fueled by childhood trauma, food porn and acid techno music.

80%

This project got the green light!

Nice Guy

Boise, Idaho Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A woman struggles to excuse herself from an awkward hookup.

112%

This project got the green light!

Zindagi Dobara (Life, Again)

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

After her parents die in a car accident, a South Asian teen has to live with her distant grandmother she's never met or heard of before.

81%

This project got the green light!

A Mind Cannot Touch

Culver City, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A grieving neuroscientist uses mind-uploading technology to bring her dead daughter back as a hologram.

96%

This project got the green light!

Velvet Sky

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Other

A dark coming of age drama about a mentor and mentee bond that becomes toxic over time. Like"Whiplash", but set in the world of filmmaking.

122%

This project got the green light!

R E M E D I A L

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

Following a tragic loss, a boy's new school is forced to make a difficult decision when his behavior becomes increasingly disconcerting.

81%

This project got the green light!

Ball is Ball

Oakland, California Film Short
Drama, Sport

When a star basketball player’s hard work finally pays off, a former teammate proposes a night of fun that takes an unforgettable detour.

145%

This project got the green light!

Jack & Jill Really Went Downhill.

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Thriller

A kidnapped couple call in to their group therapy session for help -- but everyone mistakes their plight for a 'role play' exercise.

96%

This project got the green light!

Father Figure

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

Left alone with his stepfather on the Fourth of July, a reluctant boy awaits his father’s return in hopes of watching fireworks together.

114%

This project got the green light!

Move In With Me?

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Hidden fears and doubts begin to surface in this honest telling of friendship.

101%

This project got the green light!

Trauma Bonded

Tulsa, Oklahoma Series
Comedy, Drama

Casey and her assassin alter-ego Kate fight for control while they protect their romantic partners, Mads and Dan, from deadly secret agents.

87%

This project got the green light!

Month to Month

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An aimless young man wanders around Los Angeles in search of his stolen car, getting help from various friends and oddballs along the way.

107%

This project got the green light!

HALCYON DAYS

Austin, Texas Film Short
Drama, Romance

After meeting online, two teenagers decide to escape their unhappy lives together in a three-day long romantic escapade across West Texas.

106%

This project got the green light!

FACE ON

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

After she's dumped by her serial killer boyfriend, a beauty-obsessed woman goes on a blood-soaked rampage to create the perfect female face.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Veil

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Mystery, Sci-Fi

A retired priest finds himself thrust into a supernatural mystery of identity and personal history when he shelters a runaway Amish bride.

110%

This project got the green light!

Hot Wing Redemption

High Point, North Carolina Film Short
Animation, Comedy

Two opposing forces collide when a band of drunken superheros attempt to defend themselves against a surprise attack.

96%

This project got the green light!

Backwater

Shenzhen, China Film Short
Documentary, Foreign Film

A detached Chinese international student returns home to reconnect with 4 long-lost friends and collectively reflect on their life.

80%

This project got the green light!

PERDIDO: A Short Film To Help Remove Stigma of Mental Health

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

An African American man reluctantly seeks therapy when suppressed memories from his past are triggered after a deadly run-in with police.

90%

This project got the green light!

Unwavering

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, History

Carolyn Kim starts an Ethnic Studies program on her campus in 1968. Inspired by real events.

101%

This project got the green light!

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