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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

THE NEON PHOENIX (Post-Production          2024

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


Transcending Time (Award Winning Transgender Short Film)

Transcending Time (Award Winning Transgender Short Film)

A time-traveling therapist goes back in time to visit a teenage transgender boy, still in the closet, on his darkest night. But through this encounter, finds more hope than he ever could've imagined. (Trigger warning for self-harm and profanity.) This Film won the following award: - Director's Award for Vision and Voice at the ASU Senior Film Showcase - Best Screenplay for the 2020 Show Low Film Festival - Best Directed Short for the 2020 Show Low Film Festival - The Dalea Faulkner Producer's Choice Award for the 2020 Show Low Film Festival You can get updates on our Facebook: Or on Instagram: This film played at the following festivals: - Show Low Film Festival 2020 - Trans Stellar Film Festival 2020 - Apex Short Film & Music Video Festival 2021 - Toyko Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 - ASU Senior Showcase Spring 2020 Featuring the Acting Talents of - Gene Ganssle (He/Him) as Clark Newman - Cyd Gambill (He/Him) as Billie Newman - Genevieve Reagan (She/Her) as Young Billie - Laura Mestas (She/Her) as Billie's mom Produced in the School of Film, Dance and Theater Arizona State University - Spring 2020 Crew for the Film - Julie Ramona Tjalas (She/Her) -- Director and Co-Writer - Brandon Ripp (He/Him) -- Director of Photography - Kirstie Hess (She/Her) -- Editor - Michael Kaufmann (He/Him) -- Producer - Zoe Rossell (She/Her) -- Producer - Emma Seager (She/Her) -- 1st Assistant Director - Drew Gooden (They/Them) -- Co-Writer - Joey DeBlanco (He/Him) -- 2nd Assistant Director - Adam Hecht (He/Him) -- Production Sound Mixer - Alex Tetzner (He/Him) -- 1st Assistant Camera - Tanner Charnstrom (He/Him) -- 2nd Assistant Camera - Q (He/Him) -- Gaffer - Caden DePietro (He/Him) -- Key Grip - Eric Danescu (He/Him) -- 1st Assistant Camera - Cristina Ortiz (She/Her) -- 2nd Assistant Camera - Warren McElroy (He/Him) -- Gaffer and Grip - Isaiah Williams (He/Him) -- Key Grip - Frankie Najera (They/Them) -- Production Designer - Xavier Sanchez (He/Him) -- Set Dresser - Pearce Lochner (He/Him) -- Set Dresser - Alexis Kunzelman (She/Her) -- Hair & Makeup - Hanna Watts (She/Her) -- Hair & Makeup - Brandy Tristan (She/Her) -- Hair & Makeup - Jessica Conn (She/Her) -- Storyboard Artist - Durrell Johnson (He/Him) -- Composer - Rene Whaley (She/Her) -- Sound Designer
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