Toy Closet Films

Toy Closet Films Toy Closet Films is an independent production company that specializes in creating original content for film and television. Toy Closet’s filmmakers have had their films awarded by the Oscars, the Genies, Sundance, the Berlinale, Toronto, Tribeca, Comic-Con, Slamdance and MoMA, among others.

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Exciting article on @RobMeyer and A Birder's Guide to Everything.  Check it out at this year's Tribeca Film Festival!htt...
04/16/2013
Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #39: Rob Meyer's Fresh Introduction to Birdwatching in Coming of Ag

Exciting article on @RobMeyer and A Birder's Guide to Everything. Check it out at this year's Tribeca Film Festival!

http://www.indiewire.com/article/meet-the-2013-tribeca-filmmakers-26

New York based filmmaker Rob Meyer grew up in Newton, Massachusetts with dreams of being a field scientist or wildlife filmmaker as a child. Before going to film school at NYU he worked on documentaries for PBS's NOVA and National Geographic. He made a short film called Aquarium in 2008 which was th...

Check out Some Velvet Morning at this years Tribeca Film Festival!http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/513a838dc07f5d471...
04/04/2013
Some Velvet Morning | 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Check out Some Velvet Morning at this years Tribeca Film Festival!

http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/513a838dc07f5d47130002ba-some-velvet-morning

Fred arrives at Velvet’s doorstep, suitcases in tow. He tells her that he has finally left his wife to be with her, news to Velvet since she has not seen him in years and is now friends with Fred’s recently married son. As Fred’s hopes crash to earth during a conversation brimming with passion, remo...

Couldn't be prouder of the whole Without Shepherds team and the announcement of our new international sales partner, roc...
04/04/2013
Without Shepherds - International Documentary Film Distributor, ro*co films international

Couldn't be prouder of the whole Without Shepherds team and the announcement of our new international sales partner, roco films!

http://www.rocofilms.com/film.php?code=WOSH

WITHOUT SHEPHERDS is a rare and essential glimpse into six brave lives trapped in the turbulent waters of Pakistan today. In the midst of the first national election in ten years, each of our characters takes their first steps in bold new directions of their own: Most notably Imran Kahn, former cric...

Screening times for A Birder's Guide to Everything - tickets on sale soon!http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/513a82fec...
04/01/2013
Birder's Guide to Everything | 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Screening times for A Birder's Guide to Everything - tickets on sale soon!

http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/513a82fec07f5d471300011d-a-birder-s-guide-to-every

On the eve of his widowed father’s second wedding, fifteen-year-old David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) leads the stalwart members of his local Young Birders Society on a rollicking, interstate search for an extremely rare duck. Marvelous supporting performances by Ben Kingsley and James LeGros color R...

Without Shepherds to play Sarasota Film Festival!http://prod5.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=8573%7...
03/15/2013
Sarasota Film Festival 2013 - Without Shepherds

Without Shepherds to play Sarasota Film Festival!

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Sarasota Film Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit organization under Federal Tax Code 501(c)(3). A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMEN...

A Birder's Guide to Everything to premier at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, EPed by Toy Closet Films principals.  Co...
03/05/2013
Here Are the 22 Films Premiering in the Viewpoints Section of the 2013 Festival | Festival News

A Birder's Guide to Everything to premier at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, EPed by Toy Closet Films principals. Congrats to all cast and crew!!!!!

http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/news/2013_Tribeca_Film_Festival_Viewpoints.html

Featuring 14 narrative features and 8 documentaries from around the world, this year's Viewpoints section focuses on stories told from distinctly male and female perspectives.

Without Shepherds gets reviewed by Filmmaker Magazine! "Effecting...a thoughtful portrait into the lives of some of this...
01/23/2013
Critic’s Notebook: Slamdance 2013, Part One | Filmmaker Magazine

Without Shepherds gets reviewed by Filmmaker Magazine!

"Effecting...a thoughtful portrait into the lives of some of this troubled country’s citizens, who despite their differences of class and ideology, share a longing for a better way of life."- Filmmaker Magazine


http://filmmakermagazine.com/63750-critics-notebook-slamdance-2013-part-one/

It's a tough thing, being a Slamdancer. One participant in this year's 19th edition, an actor who headlines one of the dramatic competition entries, described

01/22/2013

Final Slamdance Film Festival screening for Without Shepherds Wednesday, January 23rd at 2:30 PM at Main Screening Room at Treasure Mountain Inn. A few tickets still available ... let's guarantee back-to-back sold out showings!

01/21/2013

Sold out opening premier last night of Without Shepherds at Slamdance Film Festival!!!

01/18/2013

Check-out new Without Shepherds website at www.withoutshepherds.com. Also, like us on Facebook to follow some exciting news tonight if your on Main Street :)

01/14/2013

Without Shepherds premier at Slamdance Film Festival - Sunday, January 20th at 5:00 PM. If your local to Park City, message us for details!

12/05/2012

Big announcement tomorrow! Tune in.

12/05/2012

Day 2 of @IFP's Distribution Lab with Bastards of Young!

11/15/2012

Rough cut screening of A Birder's Guide to Everything tonight!

08/29/2012

Color correction complete ... congrats Without Shepherds!

08/09/2012

Bastards of Young test screening - T-minus 30 minutes!

Exciting new direction for independent film.  Congrats Double Hope Films!http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/...
08/09/2012
Ted Hope Explains His Surprise Move to San Francisco

Exciting new direction for independent film. Congrats Double Hope Films!

http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/ted-hope-explains-his-surprise-move-to-san-francisco#

So why did indie producer Ted Hope take this dramatic turn in his career, moving from New York to San Francisco to take the executive director reins at the San Francisco Film Society? Well, first, Hope denies that he's ditching indie film production. He's simply reversing the order of the two things...

Kusama infinity nets take over Louis Vuitton store in New York as part of the exhibit opening at the Whitney!
07/11/2012

Kusama infinity nets take over Louis Vuitton store in New York as part of the exhibit opening at the Whitney!

06/17/2012

Thank you to everybody at IFP for a great week with Bastards of Young for the 2012 Narrative Lab!

06/15/2012

Who is local to Los Angeles Film Festival next week? Tuesday the 19th onward ... drop us a note!

06/11/2012
IFP Announces Fellows for 8th Narrative Lab

Excited to be participating in the IFP Narrative Lab with Bastards of Young!

http://www.indiewire.com/article/ifp-announces-fellows-for-8th-narrative-lab#

The New York-based filmmaker organization, the Independent Filmmaker Project, has announced the 2012 Narrative Independent Filmmaker Lab Lineup. The lab, which gives first-time feature directors a year-long fellowship, selected its ten fellows from a national pool of submissions. The lab at the ce...

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