Second Nature Written by Michael Cross, JC Ford, Edi Zanidache
Directed by Michael Cross
Starring Collette Wolfe, Sam Huntington, Carollani Sandberg, Carolyn Cox, Riley Shanahan
Cross Films | Mirror Images LTD
Release date: November 10, 2016 (Napa Valley Film Festival)
In the small town of Louisburg, WA, Mayor Gleason is having a drunken joyride with his mistress, complete with bonus fellatio and some not so bonus driving right off a cliff. This leaves his position open for election.
Queue Bret and Amanda, who both decide to run for Mayor. Bret and Amanda are not a couple. They were childhood political rivals where he won (of course), and now they work together (he’s the boss, of course). They’re initially presented as stereotypes of their gender — she does yoga and listens to affirmation audio, while he watches sports while having sex — but then things go haywire after they each make a wish about how men and women should act. This is the set-up for Michael Cross‘s gender-swapping political comedy Second Nature, starring Sam Huntington (Sully, Superman Returns, Detroit Rock City) and Collette Wolfe (You’re the Worst, Hot Tub Time Machine).
Brides To Be Directed by Kris Boustedt, Lindy Boustedt
Written by Kris Boustedt, Lindy Boustedt
Starring Carollani Sandberg, Angela DiMarco, Jesse Lee Keeter, Linas Phillips First Sight Productions
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Two women head to their romantic fairy tale wedding venue the night before the big day. It’s a massive house in the middle of the woods. They’re joined by one’s childhood best friend, and the strange son of the venue’s owner tasked with getting the decorating done overnight. That’s it. Four characters in a secluded place, and soon some unexplained and bizarre things start to occur. Such is the premise of Brides to Be.