The Stage 32 Videos: Dramedy

Jillie Simon Reel:.Sept. 2020

Clips from 5 films and a web-pilot


STORMCHASER is an award-winning "Featurette" (27:12 RT) and Backdoor Pilot/Proof of Concept for an episodic anthology series I'm developing called DISASTER CAPITALISM. To open up more avenues for traditional shorts programming + a wider audience, my team and I also created a streamlined version of the story with the short film, FLIP THE SWITCH (14:51 RT), which is now a Finalist in the fantastic STAGE 32 Short Film Contest. Thank you, STAGE 32! #FlipTheSwitch #ChaseTheDream #KeepTheFaith #KeepCreating #NeverGiveUp #StoriesTransform


Matcher explains to client why her boyfriend broke up with her and who she should be dating.

Chalk Trailer

A conceptual comedic film noir about a washed up detective looking for clarity in a world of corruption, murder, and chalk.

Zen Diaries: The Lockdown

Hey everyone, check-out my newest short, Zen Diaries: The Lockdown - Winner, Honorable Mention at the 2019 Global Shorts Festival. Ten years after his wife get killed in a drive-by shooting gone bad, former hot-shot attorney turned yoga master, Bobby D’Angelo, is dealing with another shooter in his life. This time causing a lockdown in his LA studio. It’s "where self-doubt goes to die”, and it’s also where tempers start to flare among students and strangers as Bobby vows to 'protect his family' while trying hard to inspire – and not insult – his guests with his tough love words of wisdom. A 20-minute dramedy written, directed and produced by Rich Tola in less than 90 days for $2000. Starring Rich Tola, Kayla Moore, Jonny Haug, Romi Valenti, Anita Davenport, Jennifer Cheung and A.P. Moses.


In this Indy feature Paul plays the local spiritual friend -with his own issues..

Dramedy - Passionate Environmentalist Graduate Student

Sarah J Eagen as a studying graduate student who stops to lecture a waitress when she brings unasked for water. More at

Chiara De Caroli_CHICAGO_Velma Kelly

"I didn't do it...but if I'd done it, would you tell me that I was wrong?" Let's kick off April, the #jazzmonth with the amazing Velma Kelly from Chicago!

Disconnected - Teaser - Aspen Nix

Disconnected, the newest Open Sign original series, follows the life of Aspen Nix, a 25 year old millennial living in a small suburban city, who struggles to find her place in life. Starring: Natalie Valerio, Allie Ochs, Lucas Strack, Gabrielle Bousum, Kayla Sherer and Stephanie Pugh Created & Written by: Kiowa Ackley Produced by: J.R.S. Storch In Association With: Cam Clark & Ryan Woebbeking Keep checking back for more of the newest updates & news on the show!

2018 Comedy / Drama reel

Managed by Jenevieve Brewer - 917-485-0072 Comedy & Drama

Beige Trailer.mp4

Trailer for the pilot episode of Beige on Both Sides, the digital series I co-wrote/produced/directed.

Beige opening.mp4

Thanks to Jack Mullin and Lea Peterson for composing the original music for the opening title sequence of Beige on Both Sides.
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