Upcoming Projects

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Little drummer boy (2021)

A homeless drummer boy, who romanticizes over a neighborhood girl, fights the path of a changing, gentrifying city in his attempt to show his affection.

Cast

TBA

Written & Directed by 

Ellis J. Sutton

Currently in Post Production

FILM INDEPENDENT FISCAL SPONSORSHIP:

https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/fiscal-sponsorship/little-drummer-boy/

Commercials

Black is beautiful (2020)

"An Ode to the Beauty of Blackness."

Edited by

Ellis J. Sutton

Excerpt from

Nina Simone


Footage licensed from

ArtGrid


Music by

Whitesand (Martynas Lau)

Shorts

Krystal & RAE (2020)

Struggling to find a permanent home and love outside their relationship, a young mother and daughter confide in each other while finding joy in simple moments.

Cast

Brittany Butler

Ryan Urquidi

Written & Directed by 

Ellis J. Sutton

Festivals

  • Independent Shorts Awards  (Award Winner)

  • IndieX Film Fest (Award Winner)

  • Top Shorts (Award Winner)

  • Indie Short Fest (Finalist)

FUNKY (2019)

While preparing for the biggest party of the year, Clinton and Jessica take their own funky path by rejecting mainstream music and accepting their own groovy taste.

Cast

Chance Davis

Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua

Keith Bartley

Nu'Jay

Elle Vernee

Kristian Emel

Written & Directed by

Ellis J. Sutton

Festivals

  • Indie Short Fest (Official Selection)

  • USC F.R.O. Fest (Official Selection)

  • USC CAMS Fest (Official Selection)

  • Austin Indie Fest (Finalist)

  • Short + Sweet Festival Illawarra  (Finalist)

Music videos

Black Boys Cry (2020)

Artist

Clarence The Kid

Directed by

Clarence The Kid

Cinematography by

Ellis J. Sutton

Trust YOU (2019)

Artist

Yoyo Nosa

Kae Elms

Directed by

Ellis J. Sutton

Cinematography by

Gabriel Gaurano

Choreography by

Anijah Lezama

Davon Farmer

SOULGOOD (2018)

Artist

Yoyo Nosa

Directed by

Ellis J. Sutton

Cinematography by

Yorgos Tzoytzoyakos

Choreography by

Rachel Harris