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TFC November 2017 Newsletter #1





Theatrical Release

USA | 94 min

Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Short Term 12) gives a powerful and moving performance as Bonnie, a woman who maintains her dignity and sense of humor as she deals with the aftermath of a life-altering experience. Written and directed by Emmy™-nominated Australian filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson in her feature film debut, THE LIGHT OF THE MOON is a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of relationships in the face of a tragedy.

“It’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive or sympathetic look at the challenge of surviving.”
—Teo Bugbee, New York Times

“Couldn’t be timelier”
—DeAnna Janes, Harper’s Bazaar

“Avoids sentimentality, sanctimony, or sensationalism”
—Ben Dickinson, Elle Magazine

“Harrowingly effective.”
—Andrew Barker, Variety

“‘The Light of the Moon’ is a nuanced and sensitive exploration.”
—Sheila O’Malley, Roger

“Writer-director Jessica M. Thompson’s exquisitely sensitive feature debut.”
—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“Stephanie Beatriz delivers a masterful, considerate performance.”
— Tatiana Crane, Village Voice

Festival Awards

Our films have won a flurry of awards in the past several weeks, such as:

  • THE LIGHT OF THE MOON: Audience Favorite U.S. Cinema Indie at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
  • THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN: Best Documentary Feature at ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film Festival, Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Feature at TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, Best Documentary Audience Runner-Up: 2018 OUTshine Film Festival Ft. Lauderdale Edition.
  • THE FEELS: Ever Maynard for best acting honors at 2017 Out at the Movies, Winson Salem.
  • I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE: Jose Manuel Poncelis for best acting honors at 2017 Out at the Movies, Winson Salem.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Our Fiscal Sponsorship program has been growning like gangbusters. We invite you to check out these recent additions…and, if you are so inclined, even make a donation!

For info on how to apply for TFC’s Fiscal Sponsorship program click here.

Marketing and Distribution Survey

Thanks to all who have contributed their experience and data to our Marketing and Distribution survey. While we've received some great information and can't wait to share it with everyone, we would still like more in order to make our upcoming FREE whitepaper more robust as a reference document. If you have distributed your work (short, doc, narrative, web series etc), please consider taking our totally anonymous (we won't ask for names or project names) survey.

TFC Blog

Our latest blog post covers indie film VOD platform FilmDoo.

TFC On Location


  • Director Sean Baker shares his hard-won experience of making movies about stories that Hollywood doesn't want to tell…including the bloody truth about making a living in the movies.
  • Ever wonder why you can’t convince people to fund your film? This post from Stephen Robert Morse (Netflix Original and Emmy-nominated Amanda Knox) gives some clues as to why people may not be investing in your film.
  • Many distributors continue to buy indie films, but not because it’s financially lucrative. It feeds another side of their business or their parent company’s overall strategy. Releasing movies has become something of a side hustle.