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Production

We've been producing commercials and films for nearly a decade. Our portfolio ranges form small internet spots to the #1 commercial of Super Bowl XLV.

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Development

We develop feature film properties for both studio and independent production. For a list of available properties:

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Publishing

In 2014, we decided to branch into the publishing world. Click below for a list of available titles and submission policy.

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Hot Off The Press

Short Film: Signal

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Against the backdrop of 19th-century wireless telegraph experimentation, a scientist must survive a confrontation with a distraught local who claims the mysterious technology keeps him from contacting his recently departed wife.

Written and Directed by Chris Farrington, Produced by Tess Ortbals

Published: January 8, 2010

Book Promo: The Towers of Midnight

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The official book trailer for TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, book 13 in the Wheel of Time series. Directed by Jason Denzel, Produced by Tess Ortbals.

For more information on this video, please visit http://www.dragonmount.com/Books/Towers_of_Midnight/trailer.php — with Tess Burningham, Brandon Sanderson, Sarah Barnard Nakamura, Jason Denzel, Brad Kane and Marlon Torres.

Published: September 8, 2009

Short Film: Scarecrow

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Set during the American Civil War, SCARECROW is the story of a young Confederate soldier named Jack who goes off to war to be a hero, and who is so horrified by what he encounters in his first battle that he runs away.
Ending up in a nearby cornfield, Jack encounters two runaway slaves en-route to the North and freedom. In them he witnesses a different source of courage and discovers a battle worth fighting for…

Written and Directed by Patrick Knipe, Produced by Tess Ortbals & JR Burningham

SCARECROW Promo Teaser Trailer from Patrick Knipe on Vimeo.

Published: June 8, 2009

Short Film: Procession

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With their relationship kept a secret due to their religion, Shayna can’t grieve when her boyfriend passes away suddenly. Unable to ‘let go’, Shayna stows away in her boyfriend’s hearse with the hope to bide time and find closure. This becomes difficult when she comes face to face with Tim, a grumpy hearse driver.

Written and directed by Beth Spitalny
Produced by Brooke Randolph and Tess Ortbals

PROCESSION from Beth Spitalny on Vimeo.

Published: April 8, 2009

Forensic Science – Doritos

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Director Brett Fallentine, Producer Tess Ortbals

Published: February 7, 2009

Chip ‘N Russ – Doritos

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Directed by Brett Fallentine, Produced by Tess Ortbals

Published: February 7, 2009

Short Film: F.U.B.A.R.

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A modern old-fashioned propaganda film about a soldier’s first kill on D-Day.

Written and Directed by JR Burningham, Produced by Tess Ortbals

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F.U.B.A.R. from JR Burningham on Vimeo.

Published: November 8, 2008

Short Film: The Lost Journal of Vice Marceaux

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From the Independent Critic:

“The Lost Journal of Vice Marceaux” is, without a doubt, this week’s most ambitious short film. Clocking in at 15 minutes, the film is a remarkably intelligent film written and directed by J.R. Burningham. Inspired by a true story, “The Lost Journal of Vice Marceaux” is a period piece set in the late 1800’s about a physician whose faith is destroyed when he loses his entire family during a small pox epidemic. As the epidemic continues, the physician eventually makes a startling discovery that may, in fact, prove scientifically the existence of God.

The Lost Journal of Vice Marceaux from JR Burningham on Vimeo.

Published: September 8, 2008

Rocco Deluca & The Burden – Music Video

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Director John Thompson, Producer Tess Ortbals

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Rocco DeLuca and the Burden – Gift

Published: March 8, 2007