Hey, I'm Pomonok Entertainment!

Los Angeles, California

Pomonok Entertainment is a production company that seeks to tell entertaining, thought-provoking, inclusive stories in service of our unhoused neighbors. We also hope to create a replicatable blueprint for how to do this, and help others in the entertainment industry do it, too.  

 

Some current/upcoming projects:

Still a Thread (narrative short film - sci-fi/dystopian): PRE-PRODUCTION.

Ava 6 (narrative short film - sci-fi): DEVELOPMENT.

Untitled YA Fantasy Project (short film - YA/fantasy): DEVELOPMENT.

Finding Felicity (podcast): CURRENTLY ON HIATUS. S1 & Eps 1-5 of S2 available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. New episodes TBD.

The Waystation (a filmed sci-fi transmedia story): ONGOING. Check out Pt. 1 HERE

 

 

Past projects include: 

Homeward L.A. (theater performance): April 2018 (at Epiphany Space, dir by Teresa Jusino) and May 2019 (at SpiritWorks - Burbank, dir by Theo Motzenbacker).

Leather & Love (podcast): 9 EPISODES available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and Spotify.

 


The Mission:  
Since she was a teenager, Teresa Jusino wanted to create a company through which she could tell and create inclusive stories while also helping people in need. Pomonok Entertainment is the realization of that dream.

At this stage, our goal is to use each of our projects to serve the unhoused community in Los Angeles (and wherever we shoot/produce) through methods including, but not limited to:

 

  • hiring from the unhoused community in all areas of company operations through job programs at our partner organizations
  • encouraging an ethos of social activism among members of Team Pomonok; organizing group volunteering at partner homeless advocacy organizations
  • fundraising for our partner organizations
  • donating surplus craft services to food pantries and shelters
  • donating a percentage of any profits to our partner organizations that have expertise and experience in working with the unhoused community on the ground.

 

Long-term goals include:

 

  • co-producing projects with other, established companies, allowing them to become a part the fight to end homelessness
  • renting/purchasing housing for the unhoused people we employ
  • employing past employees who were formerly unhoused as mentors/trainers of incoming employees, creating a revolving door of people finding employment with us and leaving with job skills/experience in the entertainment industry, an address, a referral, and a savings account

 

Yes. This is a for-profit endeavor. It's just that our company mission is to use those profits to help others, not just ourselves. We have the silly belief that it's possible to make money and still be kind and socially responsible; to have that feeling of responsibility for our fellow human beings baked into a company's DNA.

 

The Dreamer: 

Teresa Jusino is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. For nearly a decade, Jusino was a pop culture journalist, her work appearing in outlets like Tor.com, Jezebel, Latina Magazine, Teen Vogue, and The Mary Sue, where she was an editor for three years.

Since then, Jusino has done development work at Topple Productions, and written two one-act plays which have been produced by the L.A-based theater company, Force of Nature Productions. In 2018, Jusino launched Pomonok Entertainment, a production company that tells stories in the service of their unhoused neighbors. Pomonok has produced theater, podcasts, and filmed content.

Jusino was a Finalist for the AMC One-Hour Pilot Competition at Austin Film Festival in 2022, a 2021 Disruptors Fellow, and is repped at Heroes and Villains Entertainment. She lives in Los Angeles with her production sound mixer wife, who would like to inform the world her job title is "Production Sound Mixer," not "sound guy." Please adjust your job postings accordingly.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

STILL A THREAD

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

In a near-apocalyptic world, President Ruth Baez faces death to retrieve the life-saving water technology her citizens desperately need.

30%

5 days left

113 followers

Morning Steep

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Family, Drama

Over a cup of tea, an African American mother introduces her young son to the realities of their cultural heritage.

121%

This project got the green light!

One Night In LA

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Family

•The return of cancer and fear of death force a devastated mom and professor to question what really matters in life.

107%

This project got the green light!

Uncontrol

Houston, Texas Film Short
Horror, Thriller

Deep in the throes of psychosis brought on by neglected OCD, a woman comes to face her inner demon.

103%

This project got the green light!

Las Jíbaras

San Juan, Puerto Rico Film Short
Documentary

Three generations of Puerto Rican women farmers making the choice to fight for food, for the people and by the people, post-Hurricane Maria.

119%

This project got the green light!

The Pushouts

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Documentary

THE PUSHOUTS is the story of Victor Rios’ evolution from school pushout to UC professor and thought leader on the school-to-prison pipeline.

91%

This project got the green light!

Expanding Sanctuary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Documentary

The documentary follows the historic campaign to end the sharing of police database information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

100%

This project got the green light!

Mama Gloria

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Before Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, there was Gloria Allen.

102%

This project got the green light!

Hello From Taiwan

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A Taiwanese American family living in California in the late 1980s struggles to re-unite across cultural and language barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

Bury Me Not

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Western

In order to protect a dangerous secret, two uncompromising women hide the truth as a relentless sheriff digs deeper.

86%

This project got the green light!

The Bra Mitzvah

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A young teen's journey into adulthood happens in the most mortifying experience: getting fitted for a bra.

100%

This project got the green light!

Adulting Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Adulting is a comedic web series about an unlikely duo, Katie and Charlie, who take their first stab at the real world together and attempt

102%

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!

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!

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!

The Book Club

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

Carol starts a book club to meet her new neighbors. Only one arrives and boy, he's a doozy!

100%

This project got the green light!

End of Summer

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Family, LGBTQ

En route to their daughter’s College Move-In Day, a family’s car ride takes an unexpected turn when the father is struck by a heart attack.

114%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Smoked

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A Postmates courrier's world is turned upside when she has to deliver bagels and lox to her old high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

Dom na Marse

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A bipolar woman must choose: follow her wife to an unfamiliar planet led by a cold-blooded regime, or endure alone on a deteriorating Earth.

107%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

LIFE AT ALL COSTS - A Documentary Series Going Beyond Pro Choice Vs. Pro Life

Los Angeles, California Series
Documentary, News

Follow Asha Dahya, a former conservative Christian on her attempt to find common ground between pro choice and pro life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.

81%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston, Texas Film Feature
Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

101%

This project got the green light!

Clementine

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A heartbroken woman stows away to her estranged lover's lake house where she becomes entangled with a teenage girl.

111%

This project got the green light!

Female Friendly

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

A female-driven, buddy comedy about two women and their pursuit in female friendly porn production!

82%

This project got the green light!

What Color is Blue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
LGBTQ, Experimental

Two young queers question the difference between political action/inaction and life/death in a world that does not want them to exist.

89%

This project got the green light!

Solstice Ranch

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Romance

Set in the late 90s at a whimsical retreat, this lighthearted short film tests the boundaries of friendships, relationships and family.

81%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.

102%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.

82%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles, California Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

11/9: The Short Film

Orange, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A beat-by-beat depiction of a college party during the night of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

125%

This project got the green light!

RIVER

Orange, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

River is a film about how gender defines our world . Our main character River must choose between conforming to society or co

92%

This project got the green light!

Sell Your Body

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Horror

A millennial horror story about dating apps.

139%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Avowed

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young nun to be struggles to understand why her patient lacks sentience. A film about disability, feminism, and tested faith.

116%

This project got the green light!

Objector

Jerusalem, Israel Film Short
Documentary

A young woman goes to prison for refusing mandatory service in the Israeli military to oppose her country's occupation of Palestine.

114%

This project got the green light!

The Fob and I: Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

A webseries about 2 Indians that are different.

113%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston, Texas Film Feature
Drama, Teen

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

105%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary Women

San Francisco, California Series
Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.

103%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Janie, ventures to LA where she finds freedom inspired by a friendship with the fantastical Pixie.

83%

This project got the green light!

About Strangers

Los Angeles, California Series
Experimental, Drama

An ethereal and meditative journey that follows three drifters seeking an escape from their cycles of dissatisfaction and apathy.

106%

This project got the green light!

ZOMPIRE VIXENS FROM PLUTO!

Brooklyn, New York
Comedy, Horror

Foxy zombie/vampires attack Brooklyn in retaliation for the declassification of Pluto as a planet.

80%

This project got the green light!

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