“The Bump” starts shooting in 2 Weeks!

September 25, 2017

“The Bump,” a new short film from the hilarious Diane Davis, begins shooting in 2 weeks! Betsy and Doug are on a perfect first date. They are meant for each other. But they hit one little bump…she’s pregnant? Don’t ask. Staring Jeff Biehl & Diane Davis, produced by Ellen Haun, cinematography by Jeff Barry and … Read More


June 23, 2015

A new film currently in development with Sunnyside Films, Craig DiFolco & Michael Izquierdo, about Dr. Anthony Fauci and the cure for AIDS.


October 27, 2014

Are you growing a mustache for November? Maybe growing the ol’ beard first? This movember…upgrade the month to it’s fuller, more natural, MOVEMBEARD. It may just change your life… More importantly, give here. Written by David Ross With David Ross & Michael Izquierdo And Risa Sarachan & Samuel Stricklen Filmed by Craig & Pete DiFolco

Getting Creative with Locations Using Airbnb

July 7, 2014

If you’re already in the pre-production phase, you can use sites like Airbnb.com to connect to spaces that might have been otherwise out of your budget’s reach. Many of Sunnyside Films productions were shot in spaces that nobody ever dreamed would be a movie set, as in our recent release, The Last Day of August. There are a lot of things to consider when filming on a residential property, here’s some things to think about for your next shoot.

Only Three Things Matter: Location, Location, Location

June 24, 2014

We all know there are hundreds of variables in shooting – time, money, weather, money, schedules, and money – that it’s best to do everything you can to make good decisions ahead of time that give you the most control. Here are some of our learned lessons.

The Right Camera for Your Job from Indie to Scorsese

March 14, 2014

I get into this great debate with my writing and directing partner Craig DiFolco all the time. When initially conceiving of authentically independent films, Craig crafts them for a truly independent feel, and therefore they can conceivably be shot on any type of camera – literally we shot a couple of episodes of a pilot … Read More

How to Output a BluRay from Final Cut Pro for 99 cents

March 9, 2014

Sometimes you get to be the star. Sometime you’re the director of the movie you’ve always dreamed of making. And sometimes, you get stuck with the crap jobs. Not that making a BluRay is crap (in fact, it will make your movie look better than ever), but the process is often involved with a lot … Read More