Gina G. Goff | Founder/Producer

Gina G. Goff is the founder of Goff Productions, a film production company based in Hollywood, California.  She was also the co-founder of Goff-Kellam Productions, which was in existence from 1998 – 2011.  Her films have garnered dozens of prestigious worldwide awards and recognition over the years.  Gina has produced 11 films since 1998, all of which have received distribution, with such companies as FOX, MGM/UA, Viacom, Sundance Channel, Starz, Wolfe Releasing, Paramount Home Entertainment, TLA, PBS, LOGO Network, Frameline and Netflix. 

She prides herself on being a selective “hands on” producer in the independent film world and has a strong interest in producing inspirational “feel good” or thought provoking films and television projects that change people’s lives in a positive way.  Gina’s background in music has also involved her in productions with a music theme.

On the films she has acquired financing and subsequently advanced into production, Gina was deeply involved in every phase of each project including finding a great script, selecting directing and other key talent, pre-production, production, post-production, followed by worldwide film festival submissions and circulation.  She spearheads the process of attracting, attaining and negotiating distribution terms and selling the domestic and international theatrical, DVD, Cable and television licensing rights.

Gina received her BS Degree from Central Missouri State University (UCM) and Masters Degree from University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC).  Prior to the film business, she worked extensively in the legal field for 12 years.  She has taken numerous producing courses at the American Film Institute (AFI),  is a member of Film Independent and was selected in the 2003 Producers Lab to honor her producing skills.  Gina previously served as an Honorary Board of Director and the President of Production for the non-profit organization Power Up.  She is currently on the Digital Media Advisory Board for UCM.

Gina enjoys music, concerts, movies, boating, beach activities, travel, real estate projects, kabbalah, kundalini yoga and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Maria Morrison | Creative Executive

Maria Morrison joined Goff Productions in 2013 as Creative Executive.  She grew up in Springfield, Missouri and moved to Los Angeles in 2012.  As an avid movie lover, book reader and television viewer, Maria is passionate about great stories and characters that capture the attention and hearts of the viewers, as well as the pulse of the audience.  

Maria provides great feedback, notes and works well with writers in bringing their stories to fruition.  She has discovered great writing talent that we are fortunate to be partnered with and nurtures those relationships well.

It’s with these great qualities and her enthusiasm, people skills, positive attitude and energy, that she is perfect for this position.  As a former gymnastics coach and over 30 years experience working with children and their parents, she is able to easily deal with any obstacle.  Additionally, her background in yoga instruction keeps everyone at Goff Productions in a “Zen” state of mind.

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Senior Moment

Producer Gina G. Goff is currently in production on the romantic comedy feature film, Senior Moment.  The screenplay is written by Kurt Brungardt and Christopher Momenee.  Principal photography began April 24, 2017 in Palm Springs, California.

The starring role will be played by William Shatner, with his love interest played by Jean Smart and best friend played by Christopher Lloyd.  Other cast members include:  Katrina Bowden, Esai Morales, Maya Stojan, Joe Estevez, Valarie Pettiford, Jack Topalian, Beth Littleford, Jack Wallace and many more.  More information available at imdb.com and  seniormomentmovie.com.

Giorgio Serafini is our director.  Born in Brussels, Belgium from Italian parents, Giorgio has decades of experience as a writer/director starting out making art house films in Rome, he then began directing one of the most successful Italian TV series of all time, Orgoglio, and continued directing several popular series in Europe for many years.  Since then Giorgio has written and/or directed 7 feature films and worked with actors such as Wesley SnipesBilly ZaneDolph LundgrenVinnie JonesRandy CoutureCung Le.  Among those films is the feature-length documentary about the deported Without Borders/Sin Frontiers and wrote and produced the multi-award winner feature drama, Johnny's Gone.  Giorgio is now an American citizen living in the Hollywood Hills with his wife actress/writer LaDon Drummond and their son Johnny Sinclair.   

Award-winning and Emmy Nominated Casting Director Patricia McCorkle is in the process of casting our film.  With over 50 feature films, 60 television shows and over 55 Broadway shows, we are fortunate to be working with Pat.  She is known for such movies and television series as Die Hard: With A VengeanceThe 13th WarriorThe Thomas Crown AffairSplashCalifornicationTwisted, Sesame Street and Electric Company, to name a few. As a seasoned and well respected veteran in the casting world , Pat has a keen eye for discovering talent.

The story revolves around a feisty retired NASA test pilot often seen racing around town in his vintage hot rod whose life changes when his licensed is revoked, car is impounded and he's forced to navigate life and love again.  This hilarious film is for audiences who loved As Good As It Gets, It's Complicated and Something's Gotta Give.  

Logline:  The DMV just messed with the wrong SOB!

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Search And Rescue

Producers Rene Sheridan and Gina G. Goff have acquired the life rights of Caroline Hebard and rights for the critically acclaimed book, So That Others May Live, written by Hank Whittemore and Caroline Hebard, based on her famous search and rescue missions with her dogs.

Giorgio Serafini has recently joined the team as our director.  Born in Brussels, Belgium from Italian parents, Giorgio has decades of experience as a writer/director starting out making art house films in Rome, he then began directing one of the most successful Italian TV series of all time, Orgoglio, and continued directing several popular series in Europe for many years.  Since then Giorgio has written and/or directed 7 feature films and worked with actors such as Wesley SnipesBilly ZaneDolph LundgrenVinnie JonesRandy CoutureCung Le.  Among those films is the feature-length documentary about the deported Without Borders/Sin Frontiers and wrote and produced the multi-award winner feature drama, Johnny’s Gone.  Giorgio is now an American citizen living in the Hollywood Hills with his wife actress/writer LaDon Drummond and their son Johnny Sinclair.   

Christopher Momenee has written the feature screenplay based on the book.  Chris has sold numerous screenplays to major studios and we are fortunate to be working with him.  

Also on our team are Co-Executive Producers Dale (Chip) Rosenbloom and David Assael. They both bring decades of film and television experience.  Chip and David have been involved in such films and television shows as Shiloh (the franchise), The CallHomefrontCall of the WildNorthern ExposurePicket Fencesand numerous others.

Award-winning and Emmy Nominated Casting Director Patricia McCorkle is on our team.  With over 50 feature films, 60 television shows and over 55 Broadway shows, we are fortunate to be working with Pat.  She is known for such movies and television series as Die Hard: With A VengeanceThe 13th WarriorThe Thomas Crown AffairSplashCalifornicationTwisted, Sesame Street and Electric Company, to name a few. As a seasoned and well respected veteran in the casting world with a keen eye for discovering talent, we are thrilled to have Pat on board!

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Team Justice

Producers Gina G. Goff and Rene Sheridan have optioned the action/crime/drama screenplay, Team Justice.  This incredible screenplay is written by award winning writers Lee Swift and Kurt Soderling.  Lee was first discovered by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the original Project Greenlight on HBO.  He has gone on to write 52 published novels, is a playwright and co-hosts a popular podcast on iTunes, downloaded in 35 countries.

Award-winning filmmaker Kurt Soderling is the Director of Team Justice.  Kurt comes from a long line of very successful hit movies including TitanicIndependence DayArmageddonMen In BlackMeet The FockersThe Hunger Games and too many others to name.  For more information about Kurt, please go to soderlingproductions.com.

We are excited to announce that producer Michael Doven has joined our team as Executive Producer.  Michael has an impressive 25 year movie career for producing such films as Minority ReportThe Last SamuraiMission Impossible and Vanilla Skyto name a few.  He was worked on many other extremely successful and award-winning blockbuster and tent pole releases for the major studios.  Michael is the CEO of United Pictures Group and a member of the China and International Committee for the Producers Guild Of America. 

Team Justice is a highly marketable and internationally appealing story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  It has huge franchise, gaming, merchandising, comic book and global potential.  The sequel screenplay and comic book series are already underway.

Log Line:  Bent on revenge, two lifelong friends combine classic martial arts and artificial intelligence to become superhero vigilantes.

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Robbie Hood

Producers Gina G. Goff and Rene Sheridan have optioned the original family/action/adventure television series Robbie Hood, created and written by Lee SwiftKurt Soderling and Lana McLemore.  Lee and Lana, this mother and son writing duo,  have written award winning novels that have made it to bestseller lists and garnered amazing reviews.  Lee was originally discovered by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the original Project Greenlight on HBO and has gone onto write 52 published novels, multiple screenplays, is a playwright and co-hosts a popular podcast on iTunes, downloaded in 35 countries.  Award-winning filmmaker Kurt Soderling has written an action/crime/drama screenplay with Lee entitled Team Justice, which he is also attached as the director.  Kurt comes from a long line of very successful hit movies including TitanicIndependence DayArmageddonMen In BlackMeet The FockersThe Hunger Games and too many others to name.  

Robbie Hood is an original and fun series that the entire family can enjoy together.  Teenager Robbie Hood and her younger brother Caleb Hood are doing the good works of their ancestors with the help of their dog Sherwood and their cat Forrest.  This series has huge international appeal.  It has the feel of Spy Kids.

Log Line:  Present day teenage descendants of the legendary Robin Hood continue righting wrongs and helping the innocent.

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A Child's Night Dream

This feature drama screenplay is written and will be directed by Sean Stone.  The screenplay is based on the novel by Oliver Stone

Rene SheridanGina G. Goff, and Rose Ganguzza will be producing. Kerry Orent will be the line producer. Seamus McGarvey will be the cinematographer.

We are excited to announce that legendary Casting Director and Producer Bonnie Timmermann is joining our team.  Her enormous influence in the movie business over the last 40 years speaks for itself. Bonnie has discovered such stars as Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Diane Lane, Jim Carrey, Halle Berry, Glenn Close, Steve Buscemi, Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis, just to name a few.  This New York icon has been involved in such movies as HeatPearl HarborBlack Hawk DownQuiz ShowBeverly Hills Cop 2ArmageddonTrading PlacesBull DurhamDirty DancingMiami Vice and too many others to name.

Log Line:  A New York teenager's life forever changed by 9/11 and the Iraq war, finds a spiritual awakening and higher power towards healing.  

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Morvicti

Producers Gina G. Goff and Rene Sheridan have optioned the original drama/mystery television series Morvicti, based on the best-selling book series, created and written by  Lee Swift and Lana McLemore.  This mother and son writing duo have written award winning novels that have made it to bestseller lists and garnered amazing reviews.  Lee was originally discovered by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the original Project Greenlight on HBO and has gone onto write 52 published novels, is a playwright and co-hosts a popular podcast on iTunes, downloaded in 35 countries.

Morvicti is an original and fascinating series that will take viewers on a journey and make us all question our DNA and the existence of other living species.  This series has huge international appeal and is set in current day London.  It has the tone of Penny Dreadful, the feel of Orphan Black with a drop of True Blood.

Log Line:  When DNA from another species “Morvicti” is found living within our society, it is discovered that their power and influence reach into every part of civilization and threaten our existence!

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Graham T. McClusky | Director of Technology

Graham T. McClusky, was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He spent his childhood living overseas in Bangkok, El Salvador, Sana'a, Nouakchott, and Dakar while his father worked for USAID, as a Foreign Service Officer.

Graham received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University in 1997, and has worked professionally on several indie and large studio films in Los Angeles, CA and Vancouver, BC. Graham has contributed creatively in a variety of roles to several indie films including Girl PlayOut at the WeddingSkew and Heavy Put-Away. Graham has also taken various production jobs on large studio films including X-Men 3, Final Destination 3, and Cellular. In addition to production experience, Graham has contributed his many creative talents to various feature films by designing posters for DroppedGirl Play, and Out at the Wedding. Graham has also enjoyed small roles in films as an extra, and has even put his still photography skills to use shooting behind the scenes stills for Girl Play.

Beyond his creative talents, Graham also has a strong background in technology.  His first home computer was an Osborne 1, and he founded his own technology consulting firm in 2001.  He started working with Goff Productions in 2003, and is now an integral part of our multi-talented creative team.

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Sean McVity | Business Advisor

Sean McVity is a financial executive in New York who has collaborated as Executive Producer with Gina on several award-winning (and profitable) feature films including Girl Play ‎and Out At The Wedding‎. Sean has executive produced a variety of other short and feature films, and ‎serves as a business advisor to Goff Productions.

Sean holds an A.B. cum laude from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is involved in various animal rights causes and organizations. Sean and his wife divide their time between New York City and Portland, Maine.

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Untold

WATCH TRAILER | 2013 | Co-Producer -- When a successful entrepreneur wakes up to being a victim of a hate crime, she begins to have startling recollections of her childhood stranger abduction, which her family denies.  Based on a true story.  This feature film is written, directed and produced by Gina M. Garcia and is currently winning awards on the film festival circuit.  The film is available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Principal cast includes:  Terri IvensCarlos GómezBrian GaskillJennifer RubinMelody ButiuGloria AllredDale RaoulJason LondonTammy Lynn MichaelsDebra WilsonJulie Goldman and Les Brandt.

For more information, go to www.untoldthefilm.com


AWARDS

WINNER Central Florida Film Festival Best Florida Feature Film
WINNER Central Florida Film Festival Audience Choice Award

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

- Central Florida Film Festival - World Premiere!

- LA Femme Film Festival

REVIEWS

 "The movie is excellently done and clearly brings you through a gut wrenching emotional journey."

– Fox News Footage

Out At The Wedding

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WATCH TRAILER | 2007 | Producer --This feature film is a romantic comedy cocktail with a splash of southern comfort and a twist. The film is directed by award-winning director Lee Friedlander and written by Paula Goldberg. Out At The Wedding has won numerous awards at film festivals around the World, including the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at NewFest New York LGBT Film Festival and the Audience Choice for Best Future Feature on the 2008 New Now Next Awards on LOGO.  The film was acquired by Viacom owned LOGO Network and Paramount Home Entertainment for all U.S. dvd and cable rights. International rights have been sold in all major film markets.  Out At The Wedding continues to air on LOGO Network.  Principal cast includes: Andrea MarcellusDesi LydicCharlie SchlatterMike FarrellMink StoleReginald VelJohnsonCathy DeBuono and Mystro Clark.

For more information, go to www.outatthewedding.com.

FESTIVAL AWARDS

WINNER NewFest New York LGBT Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film
WINNER Pike’s Peak Lavender Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film
WINNER AfterEllen.com 2007 Visibility Award Best Festival Release with Lesbian/Bi Characters
WINNER 2008 New Now Next Awards – LOGO Audience Choice for Best Future Feature
WINNER AfterEllen.com 2007 Visibility Award Cathy DeBuono for Best Lesbian/Bi Character In A Feature Film
WINNER Ft. Worth Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Best Lesbian Film

 FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

- Seattle International Film Festival - World Premiere!
- Newfest: The New York LGBT Film Festival - Festival Focus Spotlight Film 
- Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival - Showcase Film
- Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Centerpiece Film 
- Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
- Sarasota Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Spotlight Film
- Pike's Peak Lavender Film Festival (Colorado Springs, CO) - Opening Night Film
- Giornate di Cinema Omosessuale (Venice Gays Film Festival) - Opening Night Film
- Fresno Reel Pride Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Closing Night Film
- Tampa International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Spotlight Film
- ImageOut (Rochester, NY) - Spotlight Film
- Reel Pride Michigan - Centerpiece Film 
- Best of Buffalo (ImageOut Rochester, NY) 
- Reel Affirmations (Washington, DC) - Centerpiece Film
- Hamburg International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Centerpiece Film
- Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Closing Night Film
- Madrid International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Centerpiece Film 
- Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Closing Night Film
- Palm Springs International Film Festival
- Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney, Australia) - Premiere Presentation Film 
- Out At The Movies (St. Lawrence Valley, NY) - Centerpiece Film
- Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Australia) - Premiere Presentation Film 
- Verzaubert International Queer Film Festival (Germany) - Director's Spotlight Film
- International Women's Film Festival in Seoul (Korea) - Showcase Film
- Glamfest: Perth Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Australia) - Premiere Presentation
- Nashville Film Festival - Showcase Film
- Inside Out Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Spotlight Film
- Brisbane Queer Film Festival (Australia) - Closing Night Film
- Ft. Worth International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Centerpiece Film
- Out Takes 2008 (New Zealand) - Special Screening
- Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Closing Night Film 
- Hungarian LGBT Festival - Centerpiece Film
- Tokyo International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Closing Night Film
- Vancouver Queer Film Festival - Highlighted Film
- Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Opening Night Film
- Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (New Mexico) - Highlighted Film
- Copenhagen Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Highlighted Film
- Perlen/Hanover Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Closing Night Film
- Andalusian Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Highlighted Film
- Pittsburgh International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Special Screening
- Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Special Screening Series
- Kansai Queer Film Fesitval (Japan) - Highlighted Film
- Out Takes Dallas Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Closing Night Film 

Reviews

"Out At The Wedding is a delightful, funny film, filled with amusing and engaging performances. It's a perfect summer date movie." 

– Suzanne Corson, After Ellen.com

"You don't have to be queer to enjoy Out at the Wedding, a swirling Manhattan farce directed by Lee Friedlander (The 10 Rules)." 

– Michael Fox, KQED Arts and Culture: Movies, Jun 14, 2007, Festival Report : Frameline 31: Searching for gems at the SF Int'l LGBT FF

"NewFest was excited to offer NYC audiences an opportunity to see Lee Friedlander’s screwball comedy Out at the Wedding – and we were amazed by the universally enthusiastic response the film received. Comedy’s not always the easiest thing to pull off, but Out at the Wedding made it look simple – and earned the film our Audience Award!" 

– Basil Tsiokos, Artistic Director, NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival

"Out At The Wedding scored very well in the golden space needle voting, a
4 out of 5 possible! The audience reaction was terrific, and both screenings felt very successful. The film is a great light hearted romp, and we were very happy to have hosted the World Premiere." 

– Beth Barrett, Programming Manager, Seattle International Film Festival

Out at the Wedding
Rating: Excellent
"Comedy films produced with LGBT audiences in mind are usually full of tired plots, old stale jokes, lots of bathroom humor, and sex gags which try to appeal to the lowest common denominator. One of the reasons that this refreshing new comedy feature directed by Lee Friedlander is must see film is the clever creativity that represents a significant jump forward to a higher level in the quality of situational comedy with Gay characters. What makes this production even more worthwhile is a plot that centers on the concept of sexual orientation and identity, yet it is not really a “Gay” film. It can play well in Middle America without offending heterosexuals or LGBT people. While there is one stereotypical Gay character (Jonathon) central to the plot (which is performed with amazing realism by heterosexual actor Charlie Schlatter), this hysterical comedy written by Paula Goldberg is a rare gem.

The story centers on Alex (Andrea Marcellus) a New York City woman originally from the Deep South, who has fallen in love with Dana (Mystro Clark), a bi-racial Jewish airline pilot whose mother is hysterically portrayed by noted John Water’s regular Mink Stole. Afraid of her family’s response to her interracial fiancé she tells Dana and his parents that her family is dead. When attending her sisters wedding an old drunk friend asks Jonathon why he and Alex are not yet married and is left with the idea that Alex is a Lesbian. Soon the entire wedding is abuzz with this gossip creating a major uproar and a huge false impression by everyone especially newlywed sister Jeannie.

As a result Alex’s lies have compounded to the point that she will have to pretend to be a Lesbian to maintain her relationship with Jeannie who is coming to visit. Alex needs someone to fill the role of her fictional lover Dana; soon Risa, an athletic Lesbian contractor (portrayed by the stunningly beautiful Cathy DeBuono in her first feature film appearance) with a mesmerizing face and deep piercing eyes is hired by Alex to play the role. Unfortunately for Alex, when Jeannie meets Risa things don’t turn out quite the way she planned, the result is a comedy of errors and nonstop laughter of the highest magnitude. DeBuono really shines with her fantastic and impressive screen performance as the love starved Jewish Lesbian.

This situational comedy of lies by a wacky woman is a marvelous and clever romp that is certainly shouldn’t be missed. Expected to be released in the fall – watch for it. It is one of the funniest films of SIFF 2007." 

– Seattle Gay News

Dropped

WATCH TRAILER | 2005 | Producer --This controversial feature length documentary film has ROCKED the music industry as it reveals the under belly few are brave enough to discuss. Created by filmmaker and music executive Nicole Ehrlich, Dropped is based on the lives of seven musicians and their true stories of being picked up by major music labels and ultimately "dropped" during what seemed to be the peak of their careers. Although this film was originally slated to be sold to VH1/MTV, they ultimately passed on the film because "they didn't want to alienate the record labels!"  Dropped was acquired by Sundance Channel, Starz and Netflix and continues to air on Starz. The film features Hot Karl, Bush Tetras, Wiskey Biscuit, Spearhead, Murphy's Law, OPM and Burning Star. 

Girl Play

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WATCH TRAILER | 2004 | Producer --This feature film is a romantic comedy based on a true story and sold-out play that took audiences and critics by storm. Written by and co-starring Robin Greenspan and Lacie Harmon, this hilarious and poignant feature film is directed by award-winning director, Lee Friedlander. Girl Play had a World Premiere at Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in July 2004, took home two major awards and has since won numerous awards at film festivals around the World. Wolfe Releasing acquired U.S. theatrical and dvd rights and Viacom owned LOGO Network acquired the US cable rights. International rights have been sold in all major film markets. The film has screened at film festivals around the World, had a theatrical release, is available on DVD and continues to air on LOGO Network.  Principal cast includes: Robin GreenspanLacie HarmonMink StoleDom DeLuiseKatherine RandolphLauren Maher and Gina DeVivo.   

For more information, go to www.girlplaymovie.com.

Awards

WINNER Outfest Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Outstanding Lesbian Feature Film
WINNER Outfest Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Outstanding Actress In A Film – Shared by Lead Actresses Robin Greenspan & Lacie Harmon
WINNER Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Women’s Feature Film
WINNER Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Women’s Feature Film
WINNER Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Best Actress – Lacie Harmon
WINNER Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Best Director – Lee Friedlander
WINNER NewFest New York LGBT Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film
WINNER Fort Worth Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Best Lesbian Film
WINNER Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Lesbian Feature Film
WINNER Immagineria International Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film

Festival Screenings

  • Outfest Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - World Premiere!
  • Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (New Mexico)
  • Image Nation Queer Film Festival (Montreal)
  • Fresno Reel Pride Film Fstival (Fresno, California)
  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Germany)
  • Image Out Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Rochester, New York)
  • Reel Affirmations (Washington, DC)
  • Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Spain)
  • Outrageous Santa Barbara Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
  • Out Takes Dallas
  • Out on Film (Atlanta, Georgia) 
  • Verzaubert International Queer Film Festival (Berlin, Germany) 
  • Santa Fe Film Festival
  • Reel Pride Michigan
  • Istanbul Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival (Australia)
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • Wingspan Film Festival (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Out-In-Africa Film Festival
  • One In Ten Film Festival (Pennsylvania)
  • London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Bimovie 11 (Munich)
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Far Out Fest (Santa Cruz)
  • Boston Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival
  • Inside Out Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 
  • Fort Worth Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 
  • Out Takes Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (New Zealand)
  • Freiburger Lesbenfilmtage (Germany) 
  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
  • Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Norway)
  • Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Out Far Film Fest (Phoenix)
  • Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival (Colorado)
  • Houston Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Queer As Film (Boise, Idaho)
  • Pittsburgh International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • Paris Fem & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Pride Western Australia Film Festival
  • Indianapolis Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Reel Pride Film Festival (Winnipeg)
  • Immaginaria International Lesbian Film Festival
  • Lesbian Festival (Amsterdam)
  • Brussels Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Rehoboth Beach Film Society
  • Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Reviews

Loved it! It's clever and original.

- Nancy Rosenblum, Lesbian News Magazine


Robin Greenspan and Lacie Harmon are exceedingly likable, smart and funny performers. The two actresses and stand-up comics melded their one-woman shows into a play, "Real Girls," which relates the beginning of their real-life love story. Now director Lee Friedlander has translated the material into a small-scale but winning comedy for the big screen. Full of insights on love and sex - which have more resonance for lesbians but pack a universal punch. 

- Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter


Girl Play is a little movie about lesbian love that fulfills its mission with charm to spare. 

- Anne Stockwell, The Advocate


The characterizations are realistic and honest. An admirable film. 

- Ned Martel, The New York Times


The writing is sharply funny and surprisingly touching at moments. Its engaging rhythms are more than enough to satisfy a taste for something light and sweet. 

- C.O., The Miami Herald


Good gay-girl date movies are few and far between, which is one more reason - on top of the fact that it's funny, smart and pretty sexy - to pounce on this cleverly written romantic comedy about female friends who toy with love while rehearsing for a play. 

- Ken Fox, TV Guide


The uncannily realistic flashbacks, intelligent and insightful screenplay and exceedingly captivating performances by Greenspan and Harmon make Girl Play both one of the funniest and most poignant lesbian films to come along in years. 

- Jenny Stewart, Planet Out


Finally a story about lesbians that is sexy, funny, smart and true!! Destined to break the chain of mediocre gay girl flicks we've been subjected to for years. 

- Suzanne Westenhoefer


I really enjoyed the movie. It was well written, funny, insightful and well acted. Fantastic! I also related very strongly to the characters and their struggles. 

- Cid Isbell, Queer Ramblings


The lead acting performances are captivating, the screenplay brilliant, and the direction taut and engaging. Refreshingly original, intelligent and funny, Girl Play is, without doubt, one of the best lesbian feature films to hit the screen in years. 

- Amy Schwartz, Image Out Gay and Lesbian Film Festival


Girl Play hits the jackpot. 

- Donald Munroe, The Fresno Bee


Girl Play is a funny, sexy film that is sure to get a lot of play in the lesbian community. It is so refreshing to see lesbians living, lesbians loving, lesbians having conflict and not one of those is whether they should be lesbians or not. 

- Diane F. Germain, Lavender Lens


Lee Friedlander is the most underrated director in Hollywood. Girl Play is vivacious, sexy, clever and neurotic. Add that all up and the film offers one of the best 80 minutes you could spend with a crowd this year! 

- Diane Anderson- Minshall, Curve Magazine


Whether you're gay or straight, man or woman, everyone can relate to the lives and loves of these characters. A must see! 

- David Stern, Publisher, IN Magazine


Although the film deals with lesbian relationships, its appeal is universal. And with its frequent references to same-sex marriage, Girl Play couldn't be more timely. 

- Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Whether the sharp-tongued analysis is aimed at love, monogamy, drinking, dating, arguing, parents or analysis itself, the intelligent handling of modern romance is a pleasure and a revelation. It's a smart look at what's high and low in each of us and a vanguard film providing that the lens of difference is one of the best ways to get a good look at our commonalities.

- Santa Fe Reporter

Heavy Put Away

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2003 | Producer -- This is a twisted story, telling a tale of greed, arrogance and bravado in the great City of Angels. This film is a FOX Searchlab project and a part of their New Directors Program. Heavy Put-Away showcases the writing and narrative directorial debut of industry veteran, Joel Plotch and is adapted from an original short story written by the infamous Terry Southern. The executives at FOX were so impressed with the film they gave the filmmakers a "First Look Deal" for one year! Heavy Put-Away World Premiered at the prestigious WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in April of 2004 and won a Gold Award for Best Editing. Principal cast includes: Dallas RobertsMark Boone JuniorGretchen MolMonica Allison and Michael Dutra.

Awards

WINNER Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival Gold Award for Best Editing

Film Festival Screenings

  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival - World Premiere!
  • USA Film Festival (Dallas)
  • Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

Seventy

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2002 | Producer -- This is a comedy of two life-long friends and an unusual gift exchange on their 70th birthdays. It is written and directed by Q. Allan Brocka. This film is a FOX Searchlab project and a part of their New Directors Program. Seventy has screened at film festivals around the world. Seventy won its first Audience Award for Best Short Film at the New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and has won multiple awards all over the World, including Best Comedy Award at Planet Out in association with the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in April of 2004 and an Audience Award at Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival (Colorado) in September of 2004. Principal cast includes: Robert Munns, Critt Davis and Patience Cleveland

Awards

WINNER New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Short Film
WINNER Lesgaiscinemad Film Festival (Spain) Audience Award
WINNER Hamburg International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award
WINNER Planet Out, Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Comedy
WINNER Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival Audience Award

Film Festival Screenings

  • Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival (Colorado)
  • Planet Out, Miami Gay + Lesbian Film Festival
  • Pink Apple Film Festival (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Romania International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Australia)
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival (Australia)
  • MIX Mexico Film + Video Festival
  • Out in Africa South African Gay + Lesbian Film Festival
  • New Orleans Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Mardi Gras Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
  • Oregon Queer Film Festival
  • Lesgaicinemad Film Festival (Spain)
  • Out At The Movies (New York)
  • Out Far Phoenix International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Hamburg International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Germany)
  • Boston Underground Film Festival
  • Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 
  • Festival Mix Brazil
  • Reel Affirmations Washington D.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Rochester Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
  • Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
  • Madrid Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Long Island Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Delaware)
  • Pride International Film Festival (Manila, Philippines)
  • Philadelphia Film Festival - Premiere!
  • Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
  • Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival (Toronto)
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Honolulu Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Pink Film Festival (Manila, Philippines)
  • Vancouver Queer Film and Video Festival
  • Fresno Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Boulder Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Hamburg International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Germany) 
  • Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Oklahoma Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Out Takes Dallas
  • Reel Out (Ontario, Canada)

Saved!

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2001 | Line Producer (Test Shoot only) -- This dark high school comedy takes some interesting twists and turns when an unsavory situation occurs in a private Christian High School. Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban co-wrote the screenplay. Brian directed this high gloss, 35 mm test shoot as a precursor to his subsequent hit feature directing job, which finally hit festivals in 2004. Gina proudly line produced the test shoot on behalf of Sandy Stern and Michael Stipe (R.E.M. lead singer) of Single Cell Pictures, and in association with United Artists. Test Shoot principal cast included: Alexis Bledel and Sarah Thompson.  The feature was a 2004 hit theatrical release for United Artists, followed by an MGM DVD release in 2005. 

Roberta Loved

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2000 | Executive Producer -- This dark drama of a 350 pound woman's last day of life is written and directed by Q. Allan Brocka.  Allan, currently well known for his hit LOGO series (Rick and Steve, The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World) created and directed Roberta Loved in 2000. His unique thesis film earned numerous awards and screened at several dozen film festivals around the Globe. Most notably, Roberta Loved earned the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2003 Fairy Tales Calgary Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Canada. This very original and moving film received North American distribution by Frameline.  To purchase or rent, go to Frameline. Principal cast: Vickie RabjohnChristopher Bradley and Mink Stole.

Awards

WINNER Fairy Tales Calgary Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Short Film
WINNER Corto Imola International Short Film Festival Audience Award
WINNER Hamburg International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Film
WINNER The Los Angeles Friday Night Shorts Festival Audience Award
  • Peter Stark Foundation Grant - Screenplay
  • The Kodak/California Institute of the Arts Film Stock Grant

Film Festival Screenings

  • Mardi Gras Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
  • Viennale International Film Festival (Austria)
  • Hamburg International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Germany)
  • Pink Film Festival (Manila, Philippines)
  • Fairy Tales Calgary Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Canada)
  • MIX Mexico
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival
  • Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
  • London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Corto Imola International Short Film Festival (Italy)
  • The Los Angeles Friday Night Shorts Festival
  • The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
  • The New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • New York Cinevision Asian American International Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Minneapolis Flaming Film Festival
  • Peabody Film Festival - Portland, Maine
  • Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Pike's Peak Lavender Film Festival
  • Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival
  • Outfest Los Angeles International Gay and Lesbian Film & Video Festival
  • Portland Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Oregon)
  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
  • Cinemanila International Film Festival
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
  • Montreal's International Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
  • Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Rochester International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Image Out!)
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Festival Mix Brazil
  • Santa Barbara Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Long Island Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Pink Film Days Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Reviews

A powerful film that manages to evoke more grounded emotion in 25 minutes than most movies can accomplish in 2 hours. A rich, rewarding work that indicates the emerging of a unique filmmaking talent - please take note. 

- Warren Curry, CINEMANOW


Roberta Loved is unconventional, disturbing and wonderful.

- The New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival


We were all impressed by the simplicity of means the subject of sexuality and disability was powerfully portrayed. The film was both honest and deeply moving.  

- Grand Jury Coroto Imola International Short Film Festival


Roberta Loved is a small masterpiece. 

- Paul Bellini, Fab Magazine (Toronto)

Children of the Struggle

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1999 | Producer -- A riveting civil rights drama, written and directed by John B. Benitz. During the time it circulated film festivals across the country, Children of the Struggle was recognized with highly acclaimed awards and earned respectable reviews and recognition for taking a unique look at a heart warming civil rights story. Children of the Struggle continues to air on PBS during Black History Month annually. The film received an educational distribution deal and is screened in High School and College history classes across the Country. Principal cast: Brian WimmerAndrea MarcellusDick Gregory and Cuba Gooding, Sr.

For more information regarding Children of the Struggle, go to www.peachtreefilms.com.

Awards

WINNER Palm Springs International Short Film Festival Audience Award
WINNER Intl. Cinematographers Guild Annual Showcase Best Cinematography

Film Festival Screenings

  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
  • Taos Talking Pictures Festival
  • Cinequest San Jose International Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Northhampton Film Festival
  • CineVegas Film Festival
  • Pacific Palisades Film Festival
  • Denver Pan African Film Festival
  • Film Fest Kansas City
  • St. Louis International Film Festival

 

Other Screenings

  • PBS - Black History Month
  • Channel 10 - West Hollywood
  • KJLA - Los Angeles
  • IFILM

 

Reviews

One of the most moving short pieces we've had the pleasure of reviewing...a very powerful message in a short period of time. 

- Jackie Cox, NAACP

He Bop!

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1999 | Unit Production Manager -- As unit production manager, Gina enjoyed working on this teenage coming out story. He Bop!!, a light-hearted drama earned many awards during it's festival run. He Bop!, was both written and directed by AFI's 1999 newcomer, Brian Dannelly. This remarkable drama set in the fun days of the 1980's "disco era"! Brian has since written and directed his hit feature film entitled Saved!  Principal cast includes: Steve HerdLenore ThomasBen Alexander and Mink Stole.