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Help us finish LYFT please.   We are building an independent feature film one comedy scene at a time.  LYFT  is the second one we've attempted. We shot it in December and are now trying to finish it.  Check out some excerpts fresh from the editing room.

LYFT  is waiting to be finished.  It has yet to be color corrected; there is no sound mix (which will include sound effects); graphics and titles are needed; we will record our own version of the end credits song "You always hurt the one you love...."

BETWEEN ALL OUR CROWD FUNDING SOURCES, WE HAVE RAISED ALMOST 90% OF THE MONEY WE NEED TO FINISH THE MOVIE.   We have superior talents lined up to help us.  We just need the money to do it: final mix, all the way through the completion of a DCP so we can screen at Festivals.  We need help.  

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If you already know all about our dream, you need read no further.

However, if you need more information, keep reading.  Venita Ozols-Graham and her directing partner Juliet Johnson want to do a feature film called, for now, The Jed and Maisie Story.  To pitch the project they need two short movies to show proof of concept.  You can meet Jed and Maisie earlier in their relationship in this trailer for the first of the two movies, called CHICKEN.



What is LYFT?

LYFT is the second of the two movies we are completing to prove the concept for a feature film.  It is not merely a ride in a car; it is, we think, the whole roller coaster.  It is the final scene in our intended feature film.   Several years after Jed has split with Maisie and is finally managing to feel a little sane, she unexpectedly gets into the Uber vehicle he drives.   For a few brave moments, Jed is over Maisie; then, like lightening striking, Jed is over nothing.  Maisie is still Maisie, wonderful and exasperating.  Fireworks ensue, it's hard to tell whether they're the good or bad kind. 


Juliet Johnson and

Venita Ozols-Graham

are teaming up to produce and direct


is the writer of The Jed and Maisie Story, is an NYU Film alumni, and has worked in the film industry on and off since leaving NYU.  (The "off" being time she took to mother three children.)  She has written ten screenplays, had six short plays produced in various theaters in NYC, LA, Seattle and Annapolis (as well as having them published in playwriting anthologies).  She's published a comedic book of essays called Somebody's Always Hungry (about the insanity of child rearing), and has published numerous short stories and essays in anthologies, newspapers and magazines around the country.  She has written two novels, both unpublished for the time being.  CHICKEN is her directing debut.

is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and a previous DGA Award nominee. She’s enjoyed a successful run in production in film and TV, working on projects such as the hit TV shows Veronica Mars, CSI, The Shield, The District, and The X Files. She’s segued into writing, producing and directing and has written numerous screenplays as well as produced and directed the indie feature Black Widows. Her horror short, Used Body Parts, was a film festival hit last year, winning several awards and getting distribution on Amazon. She starts this year's film festival season with two new shorts she's produced, Angel and Amy's in the Freezer


The Other Producer

Barry Opper completes the producing team with Juliet and Venita.  He's produced: eleven feature films (amongst them Jeepers Creepers for MGM, Critters and its three sequels for New Line Cinema and Android for Island Pictures and Warner Bros), an award winning feature length documentary (called Slingshot about bringing clean water to children in third world countries), various short subjects and fifteen or so stage plays, some with international productions.

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