ZOE is a short film about a hitwoman who falls in love with standup comedy.
On her latest job, Zoe, a low-rent assassin, discovered a love for stand-up comedy. Now, she must confront her partner and convince him she can pull it off. She argues; she cajoles; and in the end, she must perform like her life depends on it.
Currently in Festival Considerations.
Planned Release 2017
A seasoned landscape architect and a junior civil engineer try to solve a drainage issue, but there's a deeper issue at hand.
A Star Wars inspired story about two people on the outskirts who just haven't totally caught on to everything going on in the universe.
Written/Directed/Etc by: Thomas R. Wood Associate Producer: Alexis Williams
Starring: Dave Ross - Jelso Steve Hernandez - Tomlin
Outer Rim - (A Star Wars Fanfilm For The Rest of the Empire)
A New York Afternoon
Just a brief look at one man's average insecurities in his New York Life.
Written/Directed by: Thomas R. Wood Starring: Andy Haynes With: Stevie Nelson Music performed by: Groove Merchant Music by: Duke Ellington
(Brief note that this was conceived of just before the election and the character has since put aside his petty insecurities to join the political fight against nationalism and oppression).
A New York Afternoon
The Cut is a narrative short about a fellow trying to cut his own hair and his on-speakerphone ex trying to guide him through it. It's about that last time you try to connect with someone.
The Pool That Time
Narrative: The Pool That Time is a micro series about three friends at a pool party. Rebecca, Isaac and Carl deal with each other through a grand mixture of aggression, passive aggression and healthy assertion. They are very silly.
Written/Directed by: Thomas R. Wood
Starring: Beth Stelling Eric Dadourian Dave Ross
With: Erin Rowbotham Lindsey Wood
The Pool That Time - "Assertion"
The Pool That Time - "About The Cake"
The Pool That Time - "Reconciled"
Reality Bytes is a semi-scripted, heavily improvised look at modern relationships.
Created/Written by: Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra
Starring: Dave Rankin, Brodie Reed, Marlena Rodriguez, Tom Sibley, Ryan Singer, Zach Noe Towers, Alexis Williams, Barbara Gray, Olivia Haidar, Andy Haynes, Virginia Jones, Courtney Kocak, Erin Mallory Long, Brian Moses, Ron Babcock, Biniam Bizuneh, Robert Buscemi, Kira Cook, Jan Davidson, Owain Rhys Davies, Monica Davis, Thomas R. Wood
Reality Bytes - Director's Cut
The Carver is a narrative short, meaning it was scripted and acted, but in the style of a "maker video," which is a very popular documentary style that explores craft and care and character. I've had a hand in and been inspired by many gorgeous, actual maker videos, crafted themselves by some very talented filmmakers, so this is my way of honoring those. Of course, it was also written in the only way I can, with a touch of irreverence. My thanks to all my mentors who taught me the craft.
Narrative: Jesus saves is the story of a Hollywood agent who finds Jesus and the plot to his next blockbuster. Inspired by all the amazing, small-world relationships that Hollywood is about.
Written/Directed by: Thomas R. Wood Shot by: Michael Duffy and Matthew Gulley
Starring: Ant Simpson, Frankie Quinones, and Ash Lendzion. Special appearance by: James O'Halloran. Sound by: Dan Morgan