"A QUIETLY IMPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE
... SHE CAPTURES THE SIMULTANEOUS
JOY AND ANXIETY OF HAVING YOUR
WHOLE LIFE AHEAD OF YOU"
- Sam Watermeier, Midwest Film Journal
Following the tight-knit crew of an independent toy store as they navigate their 20s, Wind-Ups is a semi-autobiographical take on post-grad life based on show runner and director Adam Protextor's 4 years working at Toy Joy in Austin, TX.
Featuring a standout cast of Austin comedians, Wind-Ups is told over six episodes, each set on a different major holiday over the course of one calendar year, and is currently in post-production in Los Angeles following a successful Indiegogo campaign and on location shoot.
Written by Stephanie Thoreson, Ashlee Jordan Pryor-Pitluk, Adam Protextor, Nathan Sowell, and Devon Coleman
Starring Kenah Benefield, Ryan Darbonne, Haley Alea Erickson, Yamina Khouane, Adam Protextor, and Stephanie Thoreson
Written and directed by Ronald Short, Good Feels on Wheels follows the Austin adventure of Opal (Stephanie Thoreson), who after being ghosted by the date she traveled to the city to see, embarks on a weed-fueled odyssey through the city's strangest residents alongside a pot delivery driver. Self-described as a "grow-mantic comedy", Good Feels is a love letter to Austin, a comedic cavalcade of characters, and a genuinely sweet story of finding yourself in a new place.
Good Feels on Wheels was a welcomed favorite during its festival run, screening at the Lone Star Film Fest (Winner "Best Texas Film"), Hill Country Film Fest (Winner "Best Actress"), Indy Film Fest (Winner "Best Feature" Audience Award), Adirondack Film Festival (Winner "Best Feature Film"), International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival, Austin Revolution Film Fest (Winner "Best Texas Actress", Winner "Adam Hampton Award", Winner "Texas Feature" Audience Choice Award), Hell's Half Mile Festival, Reel East Texas Film Fest (Winner "Best Actress"), and San Francisco Indie Fest.
"Made by horror fans, for horror fans", Scare Package is a 2020 Shudder Original film created by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns featuring an anthology of comedy-horror shorts from various contributors. Written and directed by Chris McInroy, the slasher segment "One Time in the Woods" includes a string of bloody deaths and a sticky humanoid affectionately coined "goo guy". Stephanie plays Dawn, one of the ill-fated campers met with a gory one-two punch of a death scene.
Scare Package made its World Premiere at Spain’s prestigious Sitges Film Festival and has since been featured on The Last Drive-In, Dread Central, Entertainment Weekly, and more.