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Besties Make Movies BMM is a production company that will boldly raise up those who Hollywood has left behind.

BMM is a production company that will boldy raise up those who Hollywood has left behind. We are represented by AKA Talent.

Mission: Tell stories audiences need yet aren’t getting while keeping the integrity and authenticity of each project, with inclusive cast & crew.

05/09/2019
Twister Alley International Film Festival

Check out Marzy Hart & Carrie Radigan chat about #JonesFilm with Samuel Thomas. They had no idea we were going to win Best Drama Short! Keep watching to see Lukas Hassel talk about his short Guest of Honor.

4:05pm Drama Shorts
🌪 Guest of Honor Lead Actor & Writer Lukas Hassel
🌪 ‘Jones’ Producer Carrie Radigan & Actor/Writer Marzy Hart of Besties Make Movies

...More to come!

05/06/2019
Twister Alley International Film Festival

Honored and humbled to win BEST DRAMA SHORT for JONES at Twister Alley International Film Festival!!!

Congrats to all our our 2019 Twister Alley Winners!!!

Crystal Twister Audience Choice: Range Runners
Best Feature Film: The In-Between
Best Okie Made Feature: You People
Best Comedy Short: Shuttlecock
Best Drama Short: Jones
Best Documentary Short: Ridin' Ropin' & Jumpin' Over Cars
Best Animated Short: The Encounter
Best Foreign Short: Beyond Our Mountains
Best WTF Short: Jenny Goes Into The Basement
Best Foreign WTF Short: Asparagus Tips
Best Strange Batch Short: Just Kill It
Best Kid Flix: Bingo Night
Best Okie Made Short: Paleonaut
Best Okie Made Documentary Short: Yes! Women in Science!
Best Music Video: Background Music
Best Okie Made Music Video: Girl Who Cried Wolf
Best College Film: Saint or a Sinner
Best Actress-Feature Film: Celeste M. Cooper 'Range Runners'
Best Actor-Feature Film: Sean Patrick Leonard 'Range Runners'
Best Actress-Short Film: Mandy Evans 'Pickup'
Best Actor-Short Film: Bill Redding 'Bob and Edgar'
Best Director-Feature Film: Philip Plowden 'Range Runners'
Best Comedy Director: Joshua Barnett 'Zombie Goldfish'
Best Drama Director: David L. Bradburn 'Family'
Best Documentary Director: Anuradha Rana 'counter//balance'
Best WTF Director: Nicholas Thurkettle 'R&R'
Best Strange Batch Director: Wayne Pombert II 'Just Kill It'
Best College Director: Bill Slovick 'Below A Dark Wood'
Best Okie Director: Kyle Kauwika Harris 'Los Americanos'
Best Feature Ensemble: The In-Between
Best Comedy Ensemble: Sparky & Butch
Best Drama Ensemble: Princess
Best Okie Ensemble: Going Under
Director's Choice: Sombra City
Director's Choice: Panic Button
Director's Choice: Angel's Mirror
Director's Choice: Guest of Honor
Indie Spirit Award: 15 Down
Indie Spirit Award: Savannah Summer
Best Feature Screenplay: 'Where's Stephanie?' by Jo-Ann Wilhelm
Best Short Screenplay: 'Consummation' by Paulina Manseau
Best Web Series/TV Pilot Screenplay: 'Galapagos' by Lukas Hassel

05/02/2019
Actor/writer @jaydeyonker framed perfectly between double monitors on set of Triple Threat directed by @staceymaltin    ...
04/28/2019

Actor/writer @jaydeyonker framed perfectly between double monitors on set of Triple Threat directed by @staceymaltin #feature #musical #indie #team #ourcast

All smiles when we’re on set together.              #bestiesmakemovies #love  #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
04/16/2019

All smiles when we’re on set together. #bestiesmakemovies #love #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

04/15/2019
Dressing Room 8

Dressing Room 8

Did you catch the last #OurVoices interview on 90.3 WHPC with award-winning filmmakerJackie Schwartz? If not, listen here: http://bit.ly/2UtjyBU #filmmaking #media #womeninmedia #womeninfilm #movies #feminism

What an incredible week filming our feature #triplethreatfilm !!!! Huge thanks to our incredible cast and crew who kept ...
04/15/2019

What an incredible week filming our feature #triplethreatfilm !!!! Huge thanks to our incredible cast and crew who kept smiles on their faces even after 12 hour days. And we got to celebrate @marzapproved birthday while we were at it!!!

A little sneak preview behind the curtain 🎭 of our new feature #TripleThreatFilm! Shooting this week and are so grate...
04/11/2019

A little sneak preview behind the curtain 🎭 of our new feature #TripleThreatFilm! Shooting this week and are so grateful for our team to make firefly magic happen 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️
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#femalefilmmakers #femaledirector #womeninfilm #featurefilm #bestiesmakemovies

04/04/2019
QUEENS OF DAYTIME

#QueensofDaytime is a series created by Jen Ponton & Louise Shaffer about womxn using soap operas as a chance to tell important stories and bring POC characters into bigger roles. We are so proud to have produced this concept pilot, directed by Lily-Hayes Kaufman & DPed by Meg Kettell, alongside Jackie Schwartz & Jen. Costume design by Keriann Curry Ya, set design by Orly Schwartz.

It's 1958, and a daytime soap opera is about to make television history with newly-minted producer Addy and civil rights activist head writer, Laurel. Writte...

#JonesMovie is on a roll! The next screening will be as part of Bowery Film Festival on April 12th, the day after Marzy'...
03/20/2019
Bowery Film Festival Opens Today With A Pretty (Rad)ical Lineup

#JonesMovie is on a roll! The next screening will be as part of Bowery Film Festival on April 12th, the day after Marzy's bday! Join us for a good time

There are summer film festivals aplenty in New York, but none with quite so much local flavor as the new Bowery Film Festival, which kicks off for its inaugural run this evening at the Bowery Bar (one of the festival's few free events) and ...

We’ve got news! Jones is headed to Twister Alley International Film Festival, one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Top 50...
03/07/2019

We’ve got news! Jones is headed to Twister Alley International Film Festival, one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Top 50 fests worth the entry fee” this May. Tell ya pals! Also your enemies.

Come find us at Cinequest!
03/07/2019

Come find us at Cinequest!

Rehearsals for #TripleThreat are underway! It’s so exciting to hear our cast members sing the gorgeous music.         ...
02/25/2019

Rehearsals for #TripleThreat are underway! It’s so exciting to hear our cast members sing the gorgeous music. Director: @staceymaltin 📸 @daniten Producers: @marzapproved @jschwartz00 @scarrrie Stay tuned for updates!

Happy birthday to Besties Make Movies co-founder @staceymaltin ! So many amazing projects coming up for this multi-hyphe...
02/17/2019

Happy birthday to Besties Make Movies co-founder @staceymaltin ! So many amazing projects coming up for this multi-hyphenate!

Unstoppable Stacey Maltin, always making art, always moving up.
02/06/2019

Unstoppable Stacey Maltin, always making art, always moving up.

Directing a new series today! #womendirect #comedy #shotonred

01/25/2019

Sundance!

Thank you James & #CloseUpCulture for this interview with Marzy Hart & Stacey Maltin about #JonesShortFilm
01/21/2019
Interview: Short Film ‘JONES’ Addresses The Shame Surrounding Addiction

Thank you James & #CloseUpCulture for this interview with Marzy Hart & Stacey Maltin about #JonesShortFilm

Short film JONES gives us a glimpse into the shame and isolation that often accompanies addiction. Close-up Culture’s James Prestridge caught up with director Stacey Maltin and lead actress M…

Thrilled to announce our pilot LINKED will be screening at this years wonderful Cinequest.
01/09/2019

Thrilled to announce our pilot LINKED will be screening at this years wonderful Cinequest.

Happy holidays to all from the Besties fam!!!
12/31/2018

Happy holidays to all from the Besties fam!!!

Happy New Year from the Triple Threat team! We can't wait to make more of this film in 2019. See you next year!

Our #topnine2018 pics! What an amazing year it was! We acted, directed, produced, and made some awesome movies (some tha...
12/31/2018

Our #topnine2018 pics! What an amazing year it was! We acted, directed, produced, and made some awesome movies (some that we got to travel around to fests with and some that are coming you way next year!) thank you for being a part of the besties family. Here’s to an even more fun filled filmmaking year in 2019 💜

Loving this poster for #JonesMovie designed by Craig Coffman.
12/26/2018

Loving this poster for #JonesMovie designed by Craig Coffman.

Co-founders @staceymaltin and @marzapproved about to act in a scene together! on set for #TripleThreat 📸 @gabrielle.c...
12/05/2018

Co-founders @staceymaltin and @marzapproved about to act in a scene together! on set for #TripleThreat 📸 @gabrielle.cantamessa

Some Monday inspo for the ladies!"...in the television business, real power “comes from who controls the purse strings...
10/15/2018
Jo Porter - The Top 25 Women in Global Television

Some Monday inspo for the ladies!

"...in the television business, real power “comes from who controls the purse strings,” and advising ambitious women to "build their own thing" if they want to shake things up at the very top. "There is no such thing as a creative risk," says Anne Mensah, head of drama at Sky in the U.K. "Being boring is more likely to make an audience switch off than being creatively forward thinking. That’s got to be an exciting place to be."

Australia; Director of drama, Fremantle Australia

10/12/2018

Getting things done & taking names.

"...if anyone sees something that is outside of the norm of what they are used to seeing, a paradigm shift occurs. It al...
10/10/2018
Smashing Hollywood’s Stereotypes

"...if anyone sees something that is outside of the norm of what they are used to seeing, a paradigm shift occurs. It allows for more people, productions, and projects to take chances and cast actors who otherwise wouldn’t necessarily be thought of for specific roles."

Thank you for publishing this Helenna Santos (founder of Ms. In The Biz).

For quite a long time I didn’t know how to “be Filipino.” In a lot of ways, I still don’t. Like many people who are half Asian, I’ve dealt a lot with being “not Asian enough” and fielding questions like “What are you?” Growing up as a young child in a very white town in British Col...

Enjoying screenings, panels, and vegan food in the beautiful city of Buffalo NY, thanks to Buffalo International Film Fe...
10/06/2018

Enjoying screenings, panels, and vegan food in the beautiful city of Buffalo NY, thanks to Buffalo International Film Festival!

10/06/2018

Episodic content panel

You’re not imagining it. Stacey Maltin did get her second Best Actress Nomination & it’s for her role as Mellie in S...
10/05/2018

You’re not imagining it. Stacey Maltin did get her second Best Actress Nomination & it’s for her role as Mellie in Shoreline Entertainment’s “Stronger Together”!!!

@thereelwomen is profiling founder #MarzyHart all week! ・・・@marzapproved @bestiesmakemovies:  Why did you decide t...
09/26/2018

@thereelwomen is profiling founder #MarzyHart all week!
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@marzapproved @bestiesmakemovies: Why did you decide to get into this industry? I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was still a baby in Russia. I loved the magic of it all, the idea of escaping your circumstances. As time has gone on, my relationship to acting & filmmaking has deepened. I've come to love the way it lets you pass on stories, break down walls, connect people and open minds.
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#thereelwomen #girlboss #women #womenoflight #supportindiefilm #horror #female #indiefilm #film #television #filmmaking #media #art #FilmEquality #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #empoweringwomen #womenempower #betterhollywood #womendirect #HireaMs #shortfilm #movielover #webseries #womenpower #feminism #WIF #crowdfunding #FF #womenempowerment

As a company that believes all bodies are good bodies and  champions all forms of on screen (as well as off) inclusion, ...
09/20/2018
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong

As a company that believes all bodies are good bodies and champions all forms of on screen (as well as off) inclusion, we hope this article wakes people up!

1/2 of 3 - 6 yr old girls shouldn't be worried about their weight and healthy people who don't fit society's standard of "thin" shouldn't have to settle for not getting the help they need because health care professionals try to force their beliefs on them and ignore the real problems.

For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It's time for a new paradigm.

Happy #femalefilmmakerfriday from (some of) the ladies of @gainingandlosingthefilm !
09/14/2018

Happy #femalefilmmakerfriday from (some of) the ladies of @gainingandlosingthefilm !

Wrap feels on @gainingandlosingthefilm! 📸 @brunalacerda
09/13/2018

Wrap feels on @gainingandlosingthefilm! 📸 @brunalacerda

@barbieleungdp & @staceymaltin on the set of @gainingandlosingthefilm this weekend. 🔥 photo by @brunalacerda #besties...
09/12/2018

@barbieleungdp & @staceymaltin on the set of @gainingandlosingthefilm this weekend. 🔥 photo by @brunalacerda #bestiesmakemovies

#ThatsAWrap on @gainingandlosingthefilm! This was a weekend filled with love, trust & collaboration. We had a great team...
09/10/2018

#ThatsAWrap on @gainingandlosingthefilm! This was a weekend filled with love, trust & collaboration. We had a great team on this one and we can’t wait to share more stills! Thanks for these gorgeous shots @gabrielle.cantamessa 🙌🏼

@staceymaltin & @marianaramma glowing on the set of @gainingandlosingthefilm. #recoveryispossible #director #actor #film...
09/09/2018

@staceymaltin & @marianaramma glowing on the set of @gainingandlosingthefilm. #recoveryispossible #director #actor #filmmaking #shortfilm #bestiesmakemovies

@marzapproved’s dedication to getting our name out there captured by @craiguh at the NY@facebook office
09/08/2018

@marzapproved’s dedication to getting our name out there captured by @craiguh at the [email protected] office

09/08/2018

Day 1 !

09/07/2018
Viral Beauty

We can’t wait to see this!!

Sneak peek! Watch a clip from the film!
Featuring Casey Killoran Ruibo Qian and Emma Willmann

Indie Rights Movies #Comedy

This awesome cast is about to kill it on set this weekend for @gainingandlosingthefilm. Proud of all the work & collabor...
09/07/2018

This awesome cast is about to kill it on set this weekend for @gainingandlosingthefilm. Proud of all the work & collaboration that’s gone into the project so far. Principal photography time!!! #gainingandlosingthefilm

Timeline Photos
09/06/2018

Timeline Photos

Join us on Saturday at 12:30pm at @videologybarandcinema for the @filmshop_us screening! We’ll be showing our films Jo...
08/15/2018

Join us on Saturday at 12:30pm at @videologybarandcinema for the @filmshop_us screening! We’ll be showing our films Jones & Self(ish) (both in association with @boldcompassfilms) alongside some other incredible work. #filmshop #sandboxnyc #bestiesmakemovies #boldcompassfilms #shortfioms #sobriety #mentalhealth

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