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We are an independent production company based in Los Angeles, CA, that specializes in telling striking, full-hearted stories.  

Founded in 2005, we have created award-winning short films, effective viral marketing, and online entertainment.

 

AWARDS


Life’s Other Side, INSP Cable Network, Movie-of-the-Week

* Silver Award, Worldfest, Houston, TX
* Aegis Award for Excellence
* Official Selection, Golden Lion Film Festival in Mazini, Swaziland

Rumor of Angels, Mariner Pictures, 48 min.

* Platinum – Best in Show, Aurora Awards 2008
* Silver Award, Worldfest, Houston, TX
* Best Micro-Budget Film, Creation Arts Festival, Toronto, CA
* Official Selection, Golden Lion Film Festival, Manzini, Swaziland
* Angel Award Winner, Angel Awards, Palm Springs, CA

Flutterby, Mariner Pictures, 9 min.

* Best Director, Aurora Awards 2005
* Gold Award, Worldfest, Houston, TX
* Aegis Award for Excellence
* Official Selection, New York Short Film Festival, NY
* Official Selection, River’s Edge Film Festival

Holding, Mariner Pictures, 7 min

* Best in Show, iMago Festival
* 1st Place, OTIS Film Festival, Virginia Beach, VA
* Outstanding Storyline, Veneration Film Festival, Newport News, VA

Why I Go to Movies, Mariner Pictures, 5 min

* Official Selection, Festivus Film Festival, Denver, CO
* Best Student Film, Tupelo Film Festival, Tupelo, MS

 

BIOS 

Thomas Brandon – Writer/Director 

Thomas lives in the hive of villainy that is Burbank, CA, where he works as a writer and director for screen, stage, and the web, often through his production company, Mariner Pictures. He also blogs regularly about his Hollywood experiences.

He has experience directing film and HD productions, TV, webisodes, music videos and commercials. He directed a one-hour drama called “Life’s Other Side” for the Inspiration Network that had a budget of $50,000 and was executive produced by Peter Engel (Saved by the Bell, Last Comic Standing). Other short films have garnered thirteen awards at festivals such as Houston Worldfest and have screened at several others, such as the New York Short Film Festival.

Thomas was recently a finalist for the NBC Writer’s on the Verge program.


TELEVISION
Life’s Other Side, INSP Cable Network, Movie-of-the-Week

SHORTS/WEB
What it’s like to be OCD, Mariner Pictures, 2 min.   (125,000+ Views)
Yard Sale, Dujeto TV, Webseries (10 ep.)
Rumor of Angels, Mariner Pictures, 48 min.
Flutterby, Mariner Pictures, 9 min.
Holding, Mariner Pictures, 7 min
Why I Go to Movies, Mariner Pictures, 5 min

COMMERCIALS
Nygaard Fine Jewelers, Online (“Gotta Lock That Down” Campaign – 95,000+ views)
Adoption PSA, Online (“The White Room”)
Regent University, Online (“Labels” and “Dreams”)

MUSIC VIDEO
My Scooter, Danny Ferrell, Los Angeles

Directing reel available upon request
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