SUNNYSIDE FILMS is an independent film production company specializing in character-based narratives shot with a documentary feel. Sunnyside has produced critically acclaimed feature films, numerous web-series, commercials, music videos and short films.

Credits include the award-winning Best Feature The Last Day of AugustThe Weekend, psychological horror film Antidote, the hit web-series iChannel (Fox), award-winning series 80/20, music video Curvature by The Happy Problem and "So Good" by Phil Pickens & The Astronauts, and commercials and content for PhotoLemur, Reader’s Digest and Fox’s Lie to Me.

Sunnyside Films was founded as an umbrella for myriad projects encompassing film, web and commercials. With founder Michael Izquierdo, along with creative partner Craig DiFolco, and Sunnyside's many producing partners, the company has emerged since 2006 as the pulse of a modern film ensemble of cast and crew making unmediated work for new media audiences.

Partnering often with Arceleus Entertainment, Headroom Digital Audio, Shingleside Pictures, Breakdown Films, Striped Entertainment, and Sunrise Pictures, and using innovative approaches to film distribution like the services provided by Filmbuff, allow Sunnyside to be versatile and nimble at a time of great competition in the independent market. Each film is written to budget, yet stays true to artistic form, drawing in audiences to relatable material made with love by a true modern network of artists.

This site showcases Sunnyside’s work and FilmHacker, our blog dedicated to the process of filmmaking and learning and sharing stories about the unique needs, skills and process behind making independent film. Read more about how we got started, our upcoming projects and what we're thinking about over there.