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"Green Eyes" (Post-Production)                    2024

Band:  My Upside Down
Genre: Music Video, Pop Punk
Runtime: 3 minutes

Synopsis: A band performs at a diy music venue as the audience turns into mannequins.
Director of Photography:  Shannon Ramsey
Producers: Jared Wolfe, Jesus Ledezma, & Julie Tjalas

Music Video


"House on Haunted Hill"
by The Rebel Set            

Genre: Sci-fi, Horror, Music Video
Runtime:  4 minutes

Synopsis:   After getting a flat tire, a couple
checks out a spooky mansion hoping to borrow their phone; little did they know what was in store for them.

Director of Photography:  Daniel Kim
Producers:  Christopher Melendrez
   & Zoe Rossell

Band:  The Rebel Set
Visual Effects: Julie Ramona Tjalas
   & Angel Ruvalcaba

Music Video


TRANSCENDING TIME                                    2020

Genre: Sci-fi, Drama, LGBTQ
Runtime:  11 minutes

Synopsis:   A time-traveling transgender therapist goes back in time to visit his younger self before he came out during his darkest hour to provide some hope for tomorrow.
Director of Photography:  Brandon Ripp
Producers:  Michael Kaufmann
Talent:  Gene Ganssle, Cyd Gambill, Genevieve Reagan, and Laura Mestas

Short Film

THE NEON PHOENIX (Post-Production            2021

Genre: Sci-fi, Noir, LGBTQ
Runtime:  36 minutes

Synopsis:  After being resurrected from death through amazing technological achievements, a lesbian cyborg investigates the factory explosion that ended her wife's life. 
Director of Photography:  Alex Tetzner
Producers:  Faith Rolon, Julie Tjalas, & Brenna Potts
Talent:  Zehra Hodzic, Rashaud Williams, Jared Valin, & Jett Poncy
Fun Fact:  Sean Young (Blade Runner, Dune) recorded a voice-over cameo for this film.

Short Film

Finding Light in a Neon City (original title)

JUST THREE WORDS                                  2018

Genre: Romance, LGBTQ, Experimental

Estimated Runtime:  3 minutes

Synopsis:  A young woman named Ava reads a poem to confess her love to her girlfriend in a poem that chronologizes their relationship.

Director of Photography:  Allorie Feekes

Producers:  Bethany Henthorne & Julie Tjalas

Talent:  Itzel Romero & Naomi Simpson

Fun Fact:  The idea to make this film is loosely based off a relationship Julie was in.

Short Film


Genre: Romance, LGBTQ, Experimental

Runtime:  04:57 minutes

Synopsis:  One scene where two friends express their love of the band, The Ink Spots, is interpreted in three different ways.

Director of Photography:  Moriah Nejadeh

Producers:  Julie Tjalas & Michael Kaufmann

Talent:  Itzel Romero, Jared Valin, Bryan King, Jordan-Kerry Mitchell, and Kai Chapin

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