Hey, I'm Puppett!

Los Angeles, California

Puppett is a director and actor based out of Los Angeles. She has directed numerous fiction, non-fiction, and experimental short films.

Puppett's professional directorial debut Wedlocked is a short comedy about same sex divorce inequality. Penned by Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, The L Word) and produced with Christine Moore and Ally Iseman, Wedlocked screened in over 40 film festivals worldwide.  Watch Wedlocked on Seed&Spark.

Puppett's film Glenda, a love letter to Twin Peaks, world premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. Watch Glenda on Vimeo.

She recently produced and edited Too Many Bodies, a music video dealing with gun violence in America. Directed by Reena Dutt, the video leads viewers to a website with resources for survivors and loved ones as well as information on advocacy and voting for common sense gun laws. 

Puppett can be seen on stage from January through March 2019 in the Los Angeles Premiere of Taylor Mac's Hir at The Odyssey Theatre. She is also developing several projects, ranging from a suburban goth drama to a large scale fantasy film, all of which put a female protaganist at the front of the action.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Numb Like You

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A dentist at the top of his game stops dead in his tracks wondering if he should help a patient with a painful emergency.

81%

This project got the green light!

Hangman

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

After losing her husband to suicide, Gwen faces the etahes of grief and can’t seem to shake his memory.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Weekend

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A young Indonesian man discovers he has extraterrestrial abilities when a friend dies in his arms.

164%

This project got the green light!

Land of Gold

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

A first-gen Punjabi trucker and anxious dad-to-be stumbles across a 10-year-old undocumented Mexican-American on a cross country trip.

102%

This project got the green light!

Trying

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A day in the life of Meg, a millennial painter with ADHD.

115%

This project got the green light!

Coyote Gratitude: a cross-country coming of age

New Orleans, Louisiana Writing & Publishing
Adventure

A nonfiction coming of age from one woman's cross-country adventure.

117%

This project got the green light!

SPOOKABLE

Los Angeles, California Series
Horror, LGBTQ

When a trans woman's best friend becomes a werewolf, she must enter a supernatural world within the haunted woods and fight the evil therein

100%

This project got the green light!

FOUND

Longview, Washington Film Short
Drama

When the AD of Tabitha’s theatre company tokenizes her for his EDI initiative, she faces her reality of living in two skins as a Korean adop

137%

This project got the green light!

Level One

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Sci-Fi

Wendy is imprisoned in a strange and deadly room. But with each escape attempt she learns the room isn't the only thing keeping her trapped.

112%

This project got the green light!

[Their] Story

Los Angeles, California Series
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

A diverse LGBTQ+ web series that follows Quinn, a non-binary lesbian from Texas; Luke, a gay Christian man; and Angela, a bisexual woman

107%

This project got the green light!

Juvenile

Memphis, Tennessee Film Feature
Documentary

Five young people share their juvenile justice system experiences in conversation with activists working to abolish youth incarceration.

112%

This project got the green light!

Swoontown

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Satire

While lounging at the pool, Andy falls for Dot, but in order to win Dot over Andy must go on a treasure hunt to prove their character.

132%

This project got the green light!

ROOM SERVICE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

After months holed up in a plush hotel, Ariana finally decides to exit her room when her only friend tells her he's leaving town.

80%

This project got the green light!

Flock

Bar Harbor, Maine Film Short
Thriller, LGBTQ

Flock is a trans-created dramatic thriller about a man traveling to Maine to rescue his lover from a lethal cult.

93%

This project got the green light!

Camp Reel Stories - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California Company
Teen, Shorts Program

Help our mission to make 50% of filmmakers female!

85%

This project got the green light!

Season 1 of Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy!

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy

Web series about struggling to "do good" in the whitest city in America. Gabby wants to change the world but it's not quite happening.

86%

This project got the green light!

"The Book of Ruth"

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

A visit to grandmother’s during the Seder brings to light a significant family secret.

100%

This project got the green light!

Rockabilly Vince

Middletown, Connecticut Film Short
Drama, Musical

Vince is a Japanese American teenager who lives with his single immigrant father who doesn't understand his love for Rockabilly music.

83%

This project got the green light!

Radical Cram School-- SEASON 2!

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Music

RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL is a kid-centric, unscripted web series created by Kristina Wong that empowers Asian American and all kids of color.

92%

This project got the green light!

GO FIGURE: THE RANDY GARDNER STORY

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

World Champion pairs figure skater and two-time Olympian, Randy Gardner, goes solo with this raw, riveting exposé of his life.

111%

This project got the green light!

TETHERED

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

Ireland, 1982. On the eve of the passage of a comet, a young woman strikes up a bond with a mysterious old woman through an ancient legend.

100%

This project got the green light!

Connections

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Liza and Tanya learn more about each other the morning after they hook up, but sometimes relationships aren't always what they seem.

100%

This project got the green light!

Winning

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

Four people and a talking cat think they’re the lone survivors of a nuclear apocalypse, until Ivanka Pump shows up...

80%

This project got the green light!

THE DIVISIBLE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

After the election of a fascist, alt-right candidate to the highest office in the land, an interracial couple struggles to protect their son

100%

This project got the green light!

Altars: A Cross-Cultural Day of the Dead

Washington, District of Columbia Film Feature
Documentary

A groundbreaking documentary film about creating a cross-cultural Day of the Dead celebration for African Americans

85%

This project got the green light!

Thunderbolt In Mine Eye

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Teen

Two young neighbors embark on a first love relationship in which they struggle to remain kids amid the complexities of modern adolescence.

101%

This project got the green light!

Matt and Dan Season 2

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

"Matt and Dan Season 2" is the hilarious and absurd continuation of the gay sketch comedy YouTube series "Matt and Dan".

101%

This project got the green light!

The Sympathy Card

Boston, Massachusetts Film Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

When Emma’s cancer takes a turn, she presents her wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to help.

85%

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!

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!

The Society™

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Satire

THE SOCIETY™ is a dark comedy about being depressed, betrayed and seduced via ultra exclusive dating app... into a surreal pink nightmare.

91%

This project got the green light!

Bridges: Solstice

Oakland, California Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A triptych of stories invite us into the interweaving worlds of Yara, Ilhan, Quina and Luciana, who embody water, air, earth, and fire.

87%

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!

Displaced

New York City, New York Film Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, War

When ISIS turns a mountain into a massacre, who can you save?

97%

This project got the green light!

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

100%

This project got the green light!

Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.

124%

This project got the green light!

"Too Many Bodies: Place Called Us" A Music Video about Gun Reform

Los Angeles, California Music Video
Drama, Experimental

A girl walks through a high school magically resurrecting those hurt by gunfire in a dance.

85%

This project got the green light!

Looking for Leia

San Francisco, California Series
Documentary, Sci-Fi

A joyous gender justice project about the women of Star Wars fandom

122%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York City, New York Film Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

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!

Choke

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Action

A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.

159%

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!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.

88%

This project got the green light!

Ponyboi

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Ponyboi follows an intersex runaway, living in the dumps of New Jersey, as he searches for love in all the wrong places

114%

This project got the green light!

TOPLESS

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

TOPLESS is a narrative short film that follows two strangers as they undergo breast removal operations for very different reasons.

80%

This project got the green light!

Bad Ally

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Mix, a white trans person, and Harriet, a black cis woman, navigate NYC as artists, allies, activists, and fierce, femmillenial friends.

88%

This project got the green light!

Brujos

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Brujos is a queer-of-color web series that follows four gay Latino grad students... who are also witches!

81%

This project got the green light!

Julie Wants a Girlfriend

Orange, California Film Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Julie, a young blossoming queer, needs to convince her commitment-shy hookup buddy Austen to be her girlfriend.

84%

This project got the green light!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

Billie #hatesherjob and quits to launch a new tech start-up company called Freelancers Anonymous while simultaneously planning her wedding.

80%

This project got the green light!

Monstr Web Series

Seattle, Washington Series
Horror, LGBTQ

Mixing horror, comedy, and LGBT themes, Monstr is about a young gay man who downloads the wrong dating app and meets literal monsters!

90%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her

101%

This project got the green light!

The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles, California Series
Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.

90%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.

81%

This project got the green light!

The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis, Indiana Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette, Louisiana Film Feature
Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

118%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Film Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

BROTHERS

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

A group of transgender male friends live, love and bind in Brooklyn.

108%

This project got the green light!

The Wild

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Documentary, Nature

With time running out for the wild salmon of Bristol Bay, Alaska, one filmmaker asks the question, "How do you save what you love?"

100%

This project got the green light!

Invisible

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, Science

Nick decides to help his mom fight Fibromyalgia, a misunderstood syndrome labeled a woman’s disease, then unexpectedly confronts it himself

127%

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!

Breasts

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Short
Drama

When a working mother mentions to her male co-worker that she has to pump her breasts, he slaps her with a sexual harassment complaint.

105%

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!

Me, My Mom & Sharmila - From Stage to Screenplay

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An intergenerational story of three South Asian women, a daughter, her mother & a Bollywood icon, whose destinies collide.

111%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Film Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Tough Love

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

When Nikki breaks up with her cheating fiancé, she must learn to navigate the world of dating as a bisexual women.

82%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin, Wisconsin Film Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?

100%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

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!

At The End Of The Day

Lakeland, Florida Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A conservative Christian professor finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless teen shelter.

96%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Hard-ish Bodies

Austin, Texas Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

An ensemble comedy featuring the men and women of Stoney’s Rock Hard Palace - a male strip club with dancers of all shapes and sizes.

150%

This project got the green light!

Quality Problems

Burbank, California Film Feature
Comedy

Poster Family To-Do-list: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering Grandpa and deal with cancer in the left boob.

102%

This project got the green light!

EN MACHINA

Los Angeles, California VR Experience
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two inventors, Steve and Steve, create the world's first true artificial intelligence in their garage.

102%

This project got the green light!

Library Hours: A New Film by Jim Vendiola

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Romance

A provocative, sex-positive, long-distance love story about books and bondage.

121%

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!

སྙིང་གཏམ་ : “The heart's tale”

Seattle, Washington Film Short
LGBTQ, Foreign Film

The first work of its kind, Nïngtam (སྙིང་གཏམ་) is dedicated to the Tibetan spirit.

80%

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!

HERE NOW

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

HERE NOW is a magical reality about the power of a parent’s love.

142%

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!

Boys on the Inside

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Documentary

Boys on the Inside is a feature documentary about ‘boy’ culture in women’s prisons in Washington State.

82%

This project got the green light!

Vida

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Horror

A closeted musical prodigy turned baby vamp must stifle her cravings, risk having sex with her roommate or suck her small-town campus dry.

81%

This project got the green light!

Acute Failure

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

A young, sick Los Angeles actress visits her small hometown for a weekend to get evaluated for a kidney transplant.

102%

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!

Tangerine Juice Fund

New York City, New York Company
Film-related Business

The Tangerine Juice Fund is crowd sourced fund supporting 1st and 2nd time women feature film directors. Donations are tax deductible.

107%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

The wHOLE

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

“The wHOLE” is a gritty drama illuminating solitary confinement made in collaboration with those closest to the issue.

81%

This project got the green light!

Wedlocked

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

90%

This project got the green light!

Downward Hiro

California, United States Film Short
Drama

LIFE IS TORTURE

184%

This project got the green light!

Auld Lang Syne

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An annual New Year’s Eve party becomes occasion for disaster as three couples' lives unravel spectacularly over the course of the evening.

80%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Satire

When hitmen kidnap an aspiring actor, he must depend on the kindness of strangers who want him dead.

80%

This project got the green light!

Cross

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

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