JMAXX & THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Jmaxx & The Universal Language is an award winning short film directed by Ryan Mayers. Jarell is teenager with autism who has learned to use hip-hop dance as a means to communicate his true self to the world.

 

CHi2-D2: BUILDING A DROID

In this Mayers Films original, we follow a group of Chicago enthusiasts as they build their very own working R2-D2 droid. This film shows how a small blue and white robot ended up representing so much more to generations of people.

 

THEY’RE HISTORY

Do Confederate statues have a place in our American public spaces?  When the Baltimore mayor decided to remove these statues overnight it provoked a range of emotions in the people of the community.

 

THE BIRTHDAY CARD

The Birthday Card is a film about enjoying each day to its fullest. Ned receives a birthday card from his grandmother, containing $20 dollars and instructs him to spend it on something that will make him happy. How will Ned choose to spend this money?

 

MGVM: MILLION GUN VICTIMS MARCH

After the massacre at Sandy Hook, Baltimore artist Kimberly Sheridan was compelled to begin her life's work, painting portraits of gun violence.  The Million Gun Victims March is the non-profit organization that she created to attract other artists, and spread her positive message of hope in the face of tragedy.

 

THE LAUGHING CLUB

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and Sara Mayers has taken that advice to heart. Through her Laughing Club she has brought laughter to Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley. It has been met with great enthusiasm, and everyone seems to love it - except her best friend Ruthie. The Laughing Club is a story of friendship, growing old, and the possibility of teaching old dogs new tricks.

 

THIS ISN’T US

When Donald Trump came to Chicago on the campaign trail, he stirred up a range of emotions. The events that followed became a glimpse into the divide that our country is experiencing to this day.