Jackson Ezinga is a writer/director/producer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2013 with a degree in Film & Video Production and has been working as a freelancer in the industry since 2010 on short and feature films, commercials, music videos, and TV shows. Jackson works with Joel Potrykus's Sob Noisse (Buzzard, The Alchemist Cookbook), is a director at Conduction Pictures, and creates work with his own company, EZO Productions. Jackson was on the selection panel for Open Projector Night, a quarterly film festival hosted by the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids.
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Film (short) by TiPi Productions, LLC (Comedy, Drama and Short) Writer/Director/Producer/Actor Elliott Nelson, a cop impersonator with good intentions, makes his first traffic stop.
Film (Adventure, Comedy and Family) Key Grip Fourteen year old Tommy Schooner comes from a family whose lives revolve around skateboarding. His mom and dad own a rapidly growing skateboard company called Modern Skate that is preparing for a meeting with a large investment firm, headed by Mr. Hoffman. Also Tommy's sister is a professional skater and the public face of the company. Even his dog Buddy can shred with the best of them. While practicing skating with Buddy, Tommy accidentally runs into Frankie, a 17 year old local skater and town bully. After an argument, Tommy challenges Frankie to a skate competition. Unfortunately, Tommy didn't inherit his father's passion nor his sister's abilities, and the skate competition is in 5 days. With a lot of practice and a little help from his best friend Alice and his trusty dog Buddy, he just might be ready in time for the competition - and he might learn something about integrity along the way. Written by Anonymous
Film (Family) Key Grip "Pawparazzi Snap!", a gossip show hosted by Sydney Flow and his dog sidekick Nancy O'Dogg, is the hottest celebrity gossip show on television. So what better place for London Bridges, a fast rising Hollywood starlet, to announce her next project "There Will Be Oil", an independent art film by acclaimed director Hugh Franklin and co-starring Dame Ruby Bench. With her pampered pomeranian Latte in tow, London arrives on location to see that she won't be receiving the star treatment she is used to. Not only will the film be shot on a farm in a secluded rural area, but London's accommodations will be on location as well. But when two thieves posing as Paparazzi show up to steal the prized "Academy Necklace" , a prized piece of Hollywood memorabilia that is bestowed about whomever is the current "it girl", London learns that her knight in shining armor is Tom, the simple farmer who is hosting her stay on the farm. Written by Jamie R. Thompson
The King of Oakes and Commerce
Film (Comedy, Drama and Short) Writer/Director/Producer A night in the life of a pinball wizard.
Film (Comedy and Fantasy) 1st Assistant Director With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge - the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man - and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.
TV Series Camera and Electrical Department
Up on the Glass
Film by Save Them Wild Dogs 1st Assistant Director
Chasing the Star
Film (Adventure) Key Grip (MI) Three Magi Priests from different regions of the world journey through the unforgiving desert in hopes of finding proof of an age old prophecy. But Kings of men and fallen angels will stop at nothing to destroy the Magi and the baby boy they hold dear. These evils force the Magi to confront and make peace with old demons in order to prepare for the arrival of the new born King.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer Cindy centers around two misfit middle school cheerleaders, Cindy and Heather. They both desperately want to be more experienced with boys and dating, but neither really have any idea what they're doing. Heather thinks she has everything all figured out after a "date" with a boy from school which leaves Cindy trying desperately to catch up. After a romantic encounter with the boy she likes, Heather and the rest of the cheer squad convince Cindy that the consequences of her actions are far more severe than she could have imagined.
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Production Intern A desperate American dreamer kidnaps her demented father after he cuts her out of his will.
TV Series Production Assistant
Film (Thriller) Actor Gary, and his friends who are into gaming, renaissance fairs and various unsavory vices, stumble across a rare, medieval board game called "13 Demons." They discover the game has a dark history and was banned from most countries long ago for strange and mysterious reasons including unexplained deaths attributed to the game. The object is to free the Realm of Darkhaven from the 13 Demons of the Apocalypse. They chalk it up to urban legend and decide to play, what they don't know is that the 13 Demons presently walk the Earth disguised as humans. Slowly, the game consumes them, seducing them into believing they are "The Golden Paladins," and are on a holy mission to save the world. But when the news reveals a number of local deaths caused by tree branches, baseball bats, hammers, etc. from assailants adorned in body armor, the thin line between reality and fantasy is shattered and the horrific realization that they are in way over their heads sets in. "Exhilarating, this ain't no ...
The Alchemist Cookbook
Film (Drama and Horror) Key Production Assistant Suffering from delusions of fortune, a young hermit hides out in the forest hoping to crack an ancient mystery, but pays a price for his mania.
A Dog for Christmas
Film (Comedy and Family) Camera and Electrical Department The entire family stays at Dave and Sandy's home for the holidays. Kassandra wants a puppy for Christmas, but Mom and Dad aren't ready for that. Will Santa grant Kassandra's only wish for Christmas?
Small Town Santa
Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department On the eve of Christmas, Sheriff Rick Langston has lost his holiday spirit. But when he arrests a home intruder claiming to be Santa Claus, his world gets turned upside-down ! With the help of Lucy, the new girl in town, Santa helps show Rick that even when you feel that all is lost, love is all around you. Written by Anonymous
C'est La Vie
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department "C'est La Vie" is centered around a greedy, adulterous man who by habit constantly deceives his family. He has the perfect job, the perfect family, and the perfect house, but he still yearns for more attention, which comes in the form of his seductive secretary. These feelings of greed haunt his subconscious, where he is tormented and tortured in his dreams. It is from these dreams that he re-lives an intimate moment with his family, however this time is a bit different. Written by Nick J. Brower
Bound by Blood
Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department When a mother fears that the devil has infected her eldest daughter's soul, she is forced to call upon the only person who can get close enough to end the madness: her younger daughter and kid sister to the corrupted, Claire.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Home foreclosure drives a sheltered suburban family into the thick of the urban jungle where a latter-day Robin Hood helps them uncover a vast land-grabbing scheme.
Film (Drama and Short) Writer/Director/Producer 13 year-old Toby discovers his true place, or lack there of, in his group of friends after a trip into the woods.
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Art director A father makes a misguided attempt to reconnect with his daughter by taking her on one of his weekly hunts.
Film (Drama) Actor In 1910, a prejudice community in outer Detroit attempt to put local immigrants to death for the murder of the town's Sheriff. Based on a true story. Written by Anonymous
Win by Fall
Film (Sport) Actor Scott Reynolds is the state's best 152 pound wrestler. Ryan, the team's 171 pound varsity wrestler, breaks his leg and Coach Winters moves Scott up to the 171 pound division. If Scott wants to go to college, he needs a scholarship. If he wants a scholarship, he must win! Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Romance) Production designer Sara's coming home early to surprise her husband, Tom, on Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, the real surprise is that Tom isn't alone.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Production designer While cleaning out his ex-wife's house with his son after she passes away, a recovering alcoholic finds a photograph that reminds him of the day that he began to hit rock bottom.
OZ: The Great and Powerfull
Film by Sam Raimi Roustabout
30 Minutes or Less
Film by Ruben Fleischer Pedestrian
Film by Wes Craven High School Student
The Genesis Code
Film by C. Thomas Howell Football Player
Tetherball: The Movie
Film (Comedy and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department Three best friends decide to start a tetherball league and wind up becoming amateur athletes who have more booze, babes and balls than they can handle.
Raunch and Roll
Film (Drama) Key Grip Roxy Starr was a rock and roll super star in the 80's. She then learns some devastating news that causes her to rethink her past relationships.
BEST SHORT FILM - Sunrise45 Film Festival - Alpena, Michigan
Lake Michigan Film Competition - Most Promising Student Filmmaker