Films/Web TV

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Mother’s Day
Drama, 6:56 minutes

Directed by:  David Eagle
Written by:  James Tuverson

Alex (Grant McLellen) painstakingly prepares a breakfast-in-bed tray as only a 9-year-old can.  But for Alex and his family, Mother’s Day means something different.  A sweet, poignant drama.

NOTEWORTHY:  “Mother’s Day” was directed by Emmy Award-winning director David Eagle, the second short film that David and I produced together.

Short Film: Mother’s Day from James Tuverson on Vimeo.


Hours Before
Drama, 16:43 minutes
Directed by:  Joel David Moore
Written by:  James Tuverson

Unraveled teenager Max (Jarod Einsohn) holds his best friend Peter (Stuart Lafferty) hostage the night before he plans a murderous assault on their high school.   Desperately wanting his best friend’s company—yet afraid of having his meticulous plans ruined, or of Peter getting hurt in the imminent carnage— Max handcuffs Peter to a pipe in his garage, forcing him to stay while Max plans his deadly errand.

NOTEWORTHY:  Director Joel David Moore is a well-known character actor who played Dr. Norm Spelman in Cameron’s “Avatar”, as well as regular roles on TV’s “Bones”, “The Medium” and “Forever”.  And let’s not forget “Shark Night 3D”! This film was shot on a RED camera, so its production value is amazing.








Short Film: Hours Before from James Tuverson on Vimeo.


 Zombies Take The Schoolyard
Comedy-Horror, 9:55 minutes
Written & Directed by:  James Tuverson

Acid thunderstorms at the high school turn everyone into Zombies except senior Ralph (Branden Goodman) and freshman Scott (Jordan Frank) who find their only sanctuary is a dank janitor’s closet on campus.  With their teenage turned-undead friends clawing at the door, who will make it out to spark the Resistance?

NOTEWORTHY:  There’s a cool special effect in “Zombies Take The Schoolyard” which sparked the demand for a “Zombie Extend-O-Jaws”toy!  Download the toy’s sell sheet here!

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The Retracting Zombie Jaws!






Short Film: Zombies Take The Schoolyard from James Tuverson on Vimeo.


Heart Says It All
Dark Comedy, 5:07 minutes
Directed by: David J. Eagle
Written by:  James Tuverson

An expose’ on what really happens when you get on the wrong side of those chalky little candy hearts with the cute sayings on them.  Told sans dialogue, this is a tale of love gone wrong and the steps those innocent-looking confections will take to dole out sweet vengeance.

NOTEWORTHY:  “Heart Says It All” was a huge hit at the D.C. Shorts Film Festival several years ago… so much that the festival regularly re-screens our short and has given it a permanent home in its video archives.  Our iconic “WTF Heart” image is also available on the site for download in hi-res!

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This sweet treat doesn’t pull any punches.


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Short Film: Heart Says It All from James Tuverson on Vimeo.












Sanning Eller Död  (Truth or Die)
Drama, 10:11 minutes
Directed by: Tom Grejs
Written by:  James Tuverson

Two teenagers find themselves on a steep cliff overlooking the Swedish mountainside. They play a game, Truth or Lie, to determine the circumstances that brought both to the precipice. As the truth is revealed, the games changes from Truth or Lie… to Truth or Die.  In Swedish, with English subtitles.

NOTEWORTHY:  My first foreign-language film, “Sanning Eller Död” (“Truth or Die”) was filmed in Sweden… a thrilling accomplishment!  While director Tom Grejs did a beautiful job visually, my original story was lost in his interpretation.  Since this is one of my favorite short scripts, I’m including it here in hopes that someday I can re-produce this film locally:

Script: Truth or Die





Short Film: Sanning Eller Död (Truth or Die) from James Tuverson on Vimeo.

Is This Real?
Drama, 2:38 minutes
Directed by: Jose Ho-Guanipa
Written by:  James Tuverson

Rowland has just filmed the last episode of his video blog, where he describes difficulties he’s having with his girlfriend, Emily. Unfortunately, Rowland offers a permanent solution to a temporary relationship problem…

NOTEWORTHY:  This short film was filmed and produced June 2015 in Hollywood, California. The concept was to create a “video blog” entry for a fictional character, “ROWLAND RODRIGUES”, and propagate it across the Internet, to determine if viewers thought the situation depicted in the film was realistic and would share it with their friends, asking, “Is This Real?”

This effort attempts to distribute a short film virally by leveraging the power of Social Media. We set up a fictional online personality for “Rowland”, including a Google+, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts. We spent a few weeks developing Rowland’s personality through various posts, comments, likes, and shares; he’s a lonely, moody young man who’s having problems with his girlfriend, Emily. Once “Rowland” has sufficient friends and interaction on the web, he’ll share his video and invite them to see his “Last Video Blog Episode”, where he takes care of the Emily problem, once and for all.  When people see that “Rowland” leaves “Emily” hanging by the neck from a rope in his closet, users will wonder, “Is It Real?” and hopefully share the film with friends to ask their opinion on whether “Rowland” is someone the police should know about.

Here’s a page that gives details on the production, including credits (since the film naturally doesn’t include them.) ! Thanks for taking a look!!



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Matt Prater and James Tuverson

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“On Tha Beat” is a series on ShockBox TV that captures candid interviews with up-and-coming musical artists at famous venues around Los Angeles. With Matt Prater reporting and James Tuverson behind the lens, the pair attend local shows to grab live, in-yer-face footage of artists on stage and after the show!

Check out the “On Tha Beat” YouTube Channel for all 22 episodes!


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ShockBoxTV’s premiere series “Kick A$$ Band of the Week” features independent artists and bands from all over the world. Hosted by Matt Prater from his L.A. loft, the series showcases clips of professionally produced music videos from each of the bands featured.

Check out the “KickA$$ Band of the Week” YouTube Channel for all 15 episodes!


In a place that birthed moving pictures, silicone implants, and five-dollar cupcakes, comes a young wife who is about to birth her very first offspring.  Now if she can only find a nanny to raise it for her…

Check out all 15 episodes of “The Nanny Interviews” here, on Blip TV!



After tests resume at the world’s largest SuperCollider, the globe experiences a series of events that suggest something has gone horribly wrong… One Los Angeles couple is caught up in the aftermath.

Check out the entire 19-episode series of “The Apocalypse Diaries” here!