TSP No. 3 | The First Four

We're excited to announce the first four films to be shown in the next SIDE PROJECT screening series Friday, October 2nd.

  • BRASILIA : Benjamin Dickinson
  • FAREWELL: Thibault Debaveye
  • WAVES OF GRACE : Chris Milk  

WAVES OF GRACE, a virtual reality film, will be presented in a separate room with two VR headsets for a full experience.

There will be a panel with a number of the directors after the 60-minute screening, discussing the impact and inspiration that sound and music had on their visual execution.  Eddie Kim, sound designer for "Waves of Grace," will join to discuss the changing landscape of sound in the virtual space.


Submissions Open for No.3! Music & Sound And The Moving Image.

Submissions are now open for third event in THE SIDE PROJECT screening series!

The focus will be Music & Sound and The Moving Image, exploring the integration of visuals with music and sound.

If you have a side project - a film (feature or short), music video, commercial, branded content, or VR - where music and sound play a leading role, send it over to submissions@thesideprojectseries.com.


The Chosen Ones

We received some seriously awesome submissions, and we think we managed to select a lineup that is going to herald a night of Comedy, Drama, Dramedy (is it a "thing"? is it not?), and edge-of-your-seat Thrills.

EVENT DATE:  Friday, April 3, 2015.  7pm Cocktails, 8pm Screening,  9pm Hang.

LOCATION:  Therapy Studios  2010 S.Westgate Ave  Los Angeles, CA 90025

Thank you to everyone who took the time to create exceptional work and submit.  We look forward to including some of that work in our future events.

Our lineup includes the following projects and directors.  Keep an eye out here and our Facebook page for more info on each project in the coming weeks.

  • "Bunion" | Jessica Sanders
  • "Light Echoes" | Ben Tricklebank & Aaron Koblin
  • "M is for Masticate" | Robert Boocheck
  • "Sequestered" | Lucas Spaulding
  • "Suicide Sam" | Maurice Chauvet
  • "The Bridge Partner" | Gabriel Olson

The First Two

It is here.

The moment you've all been waiting for.

The time when we announce the first selections for the series.

We received quite a number of incredible submissions, and it's been difficult to choose. So we started by picking two which were unanimous!

Ben Tricklebank and Aaron Koblin's short "Light Echoes" is a brief but mesmerizing piece where they "collapse time and space into images which document the historical pulses of data in the form of light reflecting off earth and matter." As one would expect from these two masters, it's beautiful and technologically pristine.

We have also selected up-and-coming director Gabriel Olson's film "The Bridge Partner," adapted from a story by Hugo Award winning author, Peter S. Beagle. It stars Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men, Little Miss Sunshine) and four time Emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue) as well as Academy Award Nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, The Descendants). Gabriel's work has been acknowledged as a 2010 AICP Show Finalist and was recognized in the 2013 SHOOT New Directors Showcase.


"Manny", the new feature film documentary edited by Lenny Mesina, releases this Friday January 23rd, in select theaters nationwide and on Video On Demand.  We featured the Manny trailer at our second event last year.