I'm a multiple hat-wearer - writer, actor, director, editor - it all goes with owning Emerald Slate Productions. I specialize in narrative shorts, with a feature project planned for 2017. I've had several short and feature screenplays place in the Top-10 of reputable international contests. I've had short films entertain audiences at film festivals.
"The never-ending education of film-making fascinates me. I learn something on every shoot, and I apply that new knowledge to the next production. Compelling stories, beautifully shot, using Midwest USA talent is what I do, and I love doing it."
Name: Wes Worthing
Lives in: Ames, Iowa
Company: Emerald Slate Productions
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Editor and Screenwriter
Film (short) by Steve Kennevan (Comedy and Drama) Actor
Film by Thor Moreno (Drama) Actor A divorced teacher struggling with addiction, seeks redemption by saving one of her students from an abusive father...who turns out to be her dealer.
Film (short) by Wes Worthing (Fantasy) Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer A bullied teen exhausts his effort to fit-in with his peers. He takes a different approach after learning to control a special power.
Up on the Wooftop
Film by Joe Clarke (Family) Actor SANTA'S BEST FRIEND IS COMING TO TOWN! When Santa's dog Toby gets left behind at a home in suburban Iowa during a test sleigh flight before Christmas, he has to convince the Anderson family of his true identity so that they can help him find his way back to the North Pole before Christmas Eve! Along the way, Toby will have to help the kids deal with some growing pains, foil the evil plans of a crooked mall Santa and his elf henchmen, and most importantly, help Dad discover the true meaning of Christmas.
The Wake-up Call
Film (short) by Bradley Smyser (Drama and Mystery) Actor A young wife and mother is unsure of herself and her place in life as she is trapped somewhere between the fundamental need for security and the burning desire for adventure, surprise, and a bit of danger
Film (short) by Greg Wilcox (Crime and Drama) Actor A struggling artist's daughter is killed by bickering that escalates into gunfire. The gun abhorrent artist resorts to the gun for revenge.
Film (short) by Wes Worthing (Family) Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Film (short) by Wes Worthing (Comedy) Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Film by Jacob Moyer (Drama) Actor Airmen's lives interweave on and off a local Air Guard Base as they deal with PTSD, alcoholism, family/social issues and reintegration to society.
Film (short) by Wes Worthing (Drama and Thriller) Actor, Director, Producer Dr. James McGregor has it all. A wonderful family, home, career, money that took years of schooling and sacrifice. When McGregor meets financial adviser Charles Emerson, he steps into a world of shortcuts and fast money. It's in this world that McGregor begins to leave his disciplined, conservative lifestyle for the quick buck. Emerson goes for the big score, an insider trading tip that's a sure thing and on his advisement, McGregor goes 'all-in' with his life savings. Soon after, Emerson is nowhere to be found, and McGregor becomes aware that he has been conned. Meanwhile, McGregor's demeanor is surly due to the stress of losing everything as all of this has taken place without his wife's consent. Having lost his savings, and now his family, McGregor pushes his own ethics to the limit and beyond as he takes measures to ensure that Emerson returns his money. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Bryan Woods (Adventure and Thriller) Actor Deadly events unfold around a man racing to his final and most significant act.
Film by Scott R. Thompson (Comedy) Actor A magical patch of grass between the houses of warring neighbors somehow turns war into peace for anyone who touches it. Can peace really last?
Lydia and Otto
Film (short) by Scott R. Thompson (Comedy and Romance) Director, Writer, Producer, Casting director, Production manager Otto steps off the train, returning from a tour of duty in the 2nd World War. Lydia, Otto's beautiful fiancée, awaits his arrival. Lydia and Otto have a language only they can understand; although they speak in English, their misinterpretation of key words presents a linguistically-challenged romantic parody. Shot with a Canon HD in natural lighting at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. Written by Wes Worthing
Video by Scott R. Thompson (Comedy) Actor The employees of the Kenny Decker Company come to believe that an odd co-worker named Utah is about to murder their despicable boss....and that's just fine with many of them! But it's not exactly moral outrage that motivates those who want to save him, either. Written by Anonymous
An Ideal Life
Film by Scott R. Thompson (Comedy) Actor Cameron's life is circling the drain. His acting career is going nowhere, he's one bottle shy of being an alcoholic, his wife left him for their chiropractor, and his teenage daughter thinks he resents her for being born. But when he's videotaped by his agent Clovis one day, it's not his miserable life that gets played back on the tape. It's his ideal life - complete with a great career, a wealthy lifestyle, a loving daughter...and a beautiful woman who wants him for her "love toy." And when the woman shows up at his door the next day, Cameron believes his ideal life is coming true. But is it? Written by Anonymous
Film by Frederick Marx Actor Jean, a small-town child preacher, grows up in an institution without speaking.