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ROOSTER FILMS

WHAT WE DO

 

WE ARE A NEW YORK BASED FILM COMPANY COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING WORK FROM INCEPTION AND BRINGING TO FRUITION FILMS AND TELEVISION THAT EXCITES US AS STORYTELLERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH.

 

 

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MILDRED AND THE DYING PARLOR is a quirky and dark modern fairy tale, in which TUTTI and her husband RICK run a dying parlor out of their home with the help of their reluctant daughter MILDRED. We come upon this odd family when an unusual client shows up, and the evening takes an unexpected turn.

 

 

 
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kate cant swim

Kate (Celeste Arias) is almost thirty, almost engaged, almost settled in her career as a writer—but is deeply dissatisfied. When Kate’s best friend Em (Jennifer Allcott) returns from Paris with a surprising new lover in tow (Josh Helman), Kate and her boyfriend Pete (Grayson DeJesus) spend a weekend in upstate New York with the new couple. As Kate struggles with her suspicions about Em’s new lover, dormant feelings about her own life arise, forcing her to decide whether to stay on her current life path or to burn it down and forge a new one.

 

 

Kate Can't Swim received the honorable mention award at Slamdance Film Festival and is available for streaming.

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Anodyne premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and is being developed for television.

ANODYNE

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Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and Alice from Alice In Wonderland find themselves living in a bureaucratic behavioral therapy ward. They are empowered and affirmed through the friendship that grows between them. 

Featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Norbert Leo-Butz, Zosia Mamet, Paul Wesley, Karen Tsen-Lee and Quincy Dunn-Baker.

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be the ball

A documentary that asks the question "How much of the game of golf is mental?" Erik Anders Lang explores this notion through the utilization of meditation as it applies to the most frustrating game in the world.

WHILING 

(Post Production) - Is a psychological whirlwind examining the relationship between sex, violence and boredom. The film uses rhythm and strong visuals to dive into the brain of a main character living on the edge of normalcy and surreality. 

 The film stars David Hull (Crazy Ex-girlfriend) and Zosia Mamet (Girls)

 

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Second Seed

Second Seed is a short horror film responding to D.W. Griffith’s 1915 silent film, The Birth of a Nation

State of the State (post production)

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State of the State is a film about a couple and a town struggling with opioid addiction.

Take me somewhere

Loosely based on the true story of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore of the band Tennis, we learn about love and music through an eight month long sailing trip that leaves our characters forever changed. Tennis has been collaborating on this project since its genesis and will write an original score for the film. 

wayfinder

Is a serialized television show about a world spanning hundreds of years, turning from dystopian to utopian over that period. Wayfinder is a world built on scientific evaluations of a person's usefulness to society at a time when the separation between technology and human beings is narrowing rapidly.

perfect girl

Is a romantic comedy feature that follows a man desperate to find a soul mate. Our lovers find each other through truly unconventional means, their love blossoms in a film within our film. Perfect Girl is filled with missteps, laughs and heart warming moments. The film parodies our favorite romantic comedies of the past adding up to something wholly original.

 

rooster

A short film that inspired us to start a film company. It reimagines the way in which short film is monetized, seamlessly integrating native advertising in a quirky dark comedy that leads with its visuals and stands on a story that focuses on what makes a life worth living.