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TWELVE 83

ENTERTAINMENT

 is a film production company based in New York City.

We'd love to hear from you!

 
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Dear Luke, Love, Me

Romance (Principal Photography)

Spanning over a decade, soulmates Penny and Luke struggle to maintain their queer-platonic significant-other relationship while dealing with societal pressures to find something "normal."

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Laura Barbato

PRODUCED BY Lindsey Mcgowen (Mr. Robot: Behind the Mask)

DIRECTED BY Guillermo Diaz (Scandal, Law & Order: Organized Crime)

WRITER/PRODUCER Mallie McCown (Fired, Hamlet)

STARRING Nick Eversman (The Good Lord Bird, Missing)

Mallie McCown as Penny

Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut (Cruel Summer, Homeland)

Jameson Cherilus (The Woman in the Red Dress, Poz Roz)

 
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Jujuman

Dark Comedy (Principal Photography)

A south-east London gang leader is forced to rethink his attitude when he is confronted by a mysterious vigilante witch doctor who appears to have placed a curse on him contrived to put his mother's life in danger.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Laura Barbato

PRODUCED BY Adam Survay (No Time To Die, Men In Black: International)

WRITTEN/DIRECTED BY Tony Ogunyinka (2024, Faro)

STARRING Caleb Obediah (Bridgerton)

Joshua Okusanya (Sink, Sambisa)

Golda John (A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Gone Too Far)

Tayo Elisen (The Gatehouse, Law & Order)

 
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Prelude

Psychological Drama (Post-production)

Caught in the web of existential trouble, Leo takes on an introspective journey that will lead him down a shape-shifting maze of fear, regrets and evil-infused visions.


PRODUCED BY Laura Barbato

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Jordan Urgin (À La Folie)

STARRING Rickard Claeson (Charader, Last Exit To Brooklyn)

Ella Ganslandt (Harriet, Andetag)

James Studdert (Picture This, The Edge of the World)

 
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Waking Up

Drama

After severely beaten in a street fight, Dorian discovers his internal battle may just be his biggest fight yet.

PRODUCED BY Pat Patterson (The Blacklist)

CO-PRODUCED BY Laura Barbato

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Dion Costelloe (The Deuce, Family Ties)

STARRING Dion Costelloe as Dorian

Jeph Cange (Queen Sugar, The Originals)

Josh P. Weinstein (Manifest, The Politician)

Leer Leary (FBI, 30 Rock)


WINNER - Best Indie Short, Oniros Film Awards, February 2022, New York

WINNER - Best Script, Boston Independent Film Awards, March 2022, Massachusetts

SEMI-FINALIST - Atlanta Movie Awards, April 2022, Georgia 


OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Independent Cinema Awards, March 2022, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Venice Shorts Film Awards, April 2022, California


OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York CineFest, April 2022, New York


OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Indie Shorts Awards, April 2022, New York


OFFICIAL SELECTION - Chicago Indie Film Awards, April 2022, Illinois 

 
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El Hombre Sin Rostro

Horror (Post-production)

Simple “sweet dreams” spiral into horrifying nightmares after the disappearance of seven-year-old Laura from her bedroom one night. Now, a grieving family is left with distant memories and sorrowful remorse after not questioning Laura, “Who’s ‘El Hombre Sin Rostro’?”


PRODUCED BY Fernando Villanueva 

CO-PRODUCED BY Laura Barbato

WRITTEN BY Alejandro Deli (Amazon Publishing Best-selling Author)

DIRECTED BY Sergio Siruela (International Emmy nominated Director - Promesas de Campaña) 

STARRING  Tamara Vallarta (Tijuana, El Comediante)

Mauricio Isaac (Walking Distance, Narcos: Mexico)

Camila Nunez (Torn From Her Arms)


 
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Half Pints

Experimental Comedy Web Series (Streaming on YouTube TV)

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your home when no one's around? In this house, there’s always a new adventure when the half pints come to life! Think Toy Story—for ADULTS.

WRITTEN/PRODUCED/DIRECTED BY Laura Barbato 

 
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WINNER - Best Web Series, Madrid Arthouse Film Festival, June 2021, Spain


WINNER - Best Mobile Short "JUMP", Accord Cine Fest, March 2021, India

FINALIST - Best TV Series, Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift, April 2021, Toronto

SEMI-FINALIST - Best Web Series, New York City IO Film Festival, June 2021, New York

SEMI-FINALIST - Best Web Series, Vienna Indie Short Film Festival, June 2021, Austria

SEMI-FINALIST - Best Super Short Film "JUMP", Best Director Award, March 2021, London

SEMI-FINALIST - Best Quarantine Comedy "JUMP", Couch Film Festival, March 2021, Toronto

SEMI-FINALIST - Best Micro Short Comedy "JUMP", Lit Laugh International Comedy Film Festival, June 2021, United Kingdom

HONORABLE MENTION - “JUMP”, International Comedy Film Festival, December 2021, New York Festival Network


HONORABLE MENTION - Best Web/TV Series, New York Movie Awards, July 2021, New York

HONORABLE MENTION - "JUMP", The Macoproject Film Festival, July 2021, Brooklyn

OFFICIAL SELECTION - "JUMP", Stoner Morning Show (LIVE), April 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION - "JUMP", Transparent Film Festival, May 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - "JUMP", New York Flash Film Festival, April 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - "JUMP", Reel Comedy Fest, June 2021, Chicago

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Northwest of NYC Film Festival, Made in the Hudson Valley Shorts, September 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York City Short Comedy Film Festival, "JUMP", November 2021, New York

 
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Documentary (Streaming on YouTube TV)

In addition to fear, panic, and uncertainty, 2020 was the year when many small business owners had their American dreams pushed to the brink.  When the COVID-19 pandemic surged through the country, both New York and New Jersey, two states renowned as cradles for entrepreneurial spirit, forced nonessential businesses to shut down to protect the health and well-being of its citizens.  In the wake of these shutdowns, small business owners found themselves both financially and spiritually compromised as they dealt not only with their closures, yet with racism, xenophobia, and unfair treatment from the states. These brave men and women will share their harrowing tales from behind the scenes, and recount their personal experiences and struggles to retain the American Dream, as they try to answer the question—can I make it one more day?

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Laura Barbato

WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY Laura Barbato

DIRECTED BY George Rodriguez (The Man Who Sold the World, Stash)

WINNER - Best Director, Golden State Film Festival, 2021, California

WINNER - Best Short Documentary, New Jersey Film Awards, January 2021, New Jersey 

WINNER - Best Producer, Vegas Movie Awards, 2021, Nevada

WINNER - Best Short Documentary, Vegas Movie Awards, 2021, Nevada

WINNER - Best Short Documentary - Toronto Movie Awards, December 2020, Canada

WINNER - Best of the Month - LA Indies, February 2021, Los Angeles

FINALIST - Venice Shorts Film Festival, December 2020, California

HONORABLE MENTION - Hollywood International Golden Age Festival, January 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Florence Film Awards, December 2020, Italy

OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Independent Cinema Awards, December 2020, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Chicago Indie Film Awards, December 2020, Illinois

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Rome Independent Prisma Awards, December 2020, Italy

OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Istanbul Short Film Festival, January 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Long Story Shorts International Film Festival, February 2021, Romania

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Paris International Short Festival, February 2021, France

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dubai Independent Film Festival, February 2021, United Arab Emirates

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Hong Kong Indie Film Festival, February 2021, China.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Red Movie Awards, March 2021, France.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Manhattan Film Festival, 2021, New York

 
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Orenda

Horror

In a world full of panic and uncertainties, a woman temporarily loses her sanity while hypnotized by the mass media.


WRITTEN/PRODUCED/DIRECTED BY Laura Barbato

STARRING Maria Belen Villavicencio 

WINNER - Best Micro Short, Austin International Art Festival, March 2021, Texas

WINNER - Best Psychological Horror Film, Adbhooture Film Festival, March 2021, India

WINNER - Best Pandemic Film, Horror Bowl Movie Awards, May 2021, India

FINALIST - Best Horror Short, Hollywood's Monthly Film Festival, February 2021, California

SEMI-FINALIST -Best Micro Short, Florida Shorts, February 2021, Florida 

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Horror Bowl Movie Awards, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Iconic Images Film Festival, Lithuania

OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Flash Film Festival, February 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Spooky Empire Film Festival, October 2021, Orlando, Florida

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Studio City Film Festival, November 2021, California 

 
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The Unorthodox Series

Surrealist-Drama Web Series

Step right up! Take your seats, front row, right inside of the idle minds of some of the most cold blooded killers, disturbed psychopaths, and clinically depressed souls to have walked this planet! Now can you guess who's mind we've entered before the ending reveal? 


WRITTEN/PRODUCED/DIRECTED BY Laura Barbato

WINNER - Judge's Special Mention - Redwood Short & Scripts, 2020 Season 1, California

WINNER - Best Web Series - Hollywood Gold Awards, June 2020, California

WINNER - Best Web Series - Florence Film Awards, May 2020, Italy

WINNER - Best Web Series - Vegas Movie Awards, May 2020, Nevada

WINNER - Best First Time Director - Vegas Movie Awards, 2020, Nevada

SEMI-FINALIST - New Wave Short Film Festival, 2020, Germany

OFFICIAL SELECTION - First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, January 2020, United Kingdom

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, 2020, United Kingdom

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Buenos Aires International Film Festival, 2020, Argentina

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Paris International Short Festival, February 2021, Paris

OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Tri-State International Film Festival, February 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cairo Indie Short Festival, March 2021, Egypt

OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival, June 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Kalakari Film Fest, May 2021, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Lift-Off Film Festival, June 2021, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - BUEIFF CHANNEL, International Short Films, August 2021, Buenos Aires

OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival, December 2021, New York

 
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Castles In The Sky

THE UNORTHODOX SERIES FEATURED EPISODE

 Enter the mind of one of the most prolific, cold-blooded killers as he falls asleep while reclined in a barbershop chair. The 1920s have never looked as horrifying as when his subconscious reveals his deep contempt for others, his darkest vices, and deepest fears all while unveiling his putrid plot for human destruction! Is this dream a premonition of what’s to come? Or is this man building himself castles in the sky?

WINNER - Best Web Series - Rome Independent Prisma Awards, 2019, Italy

WINNER - Best Web Series - South Film and Arts Academy Festival, 2019, Chile

WINNER - Best Director In A Web Series - South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2019, Chile

WINNER - Jury Special Mention - Moody Crab Film Fest, 2020 Edition 2, India

FINALIST - Best Web Series - Florence Film Awards, 2019, Italy

FINALIST - Best Short - Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, 2020, London 

OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Big Apple Film Festival 2020, New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Lift-Off Global Network Sessions First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, 2020, London

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Miami Independent Film Festival, March 2020, Florida

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cinematic Panic, 2020, Tennessee

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Lady Filmmakers Festival, 2020, Beverly Hills California

 
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As You Are

THE UNORTHODOX SERIES FEATURED EPISODE

The year is 1991. Music, cigarettes, drugs and depression--the rockstar life is certainly not for the weak! In this episode we will enter the mind of a beautifully tormented man, after a night of drug-induced shenanigans.

WINNER - Best Women's Short - After Hour Film Festival, 2020 Season 3, India 

WINNER - Best VFX - Moody Crab Film Fest, 2020 Edition 4, India


WINNER - Best VFX - Moody Crab Film Fest, 2020 Edition 4, India

WINNER - Best Sound Design - Moody Crab Film Fest, 2020 Edition 4, India

WINNER - Best Web Serie - South Film and Arts Academy Festival, 2020, Chile

FINALIST - Best Web Series - Rome Independent Prisma Awards, 2020, Italy

FINALIST - Florence Film Awards, 2020, Italy

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Lift-Off Global Network Sessions First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, 2020, United Kingdom

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cinematic Panic, 2020, Tennessee

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Miami Independent Film Festival, 2020, Florida

 
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The Man Who Sold the World

Psychological Thriller (Amazon Prime Video)

Marco DelToro is a wealthy real estate entrepreneur. Some might say he “has it all” with his good looks, a successful and booming business, and luxury at his fingertips. After his wife, Pamela (Laura Lemire), commits suicide inside of their New York home Marco finds out there are two things in this world that money can’t buy. Love and Sanity.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/PRODUCED BY Laura Barbato

DIRECTED BY George Rodriguez (Stash)

STARRING Giancarlo Camona (ER, CSI: Miami)

Meilin Grey (What Happened Downstairs, The Last Cry)

WINNER - BEST THRILLER - Vegas Movie Awards, May 2020, Nevada

WINNER - BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR - Florence Film Awards, 2020, Italy

WINNER - BEST THRILLER - Florence Film Awards, August 2019, Italy

WINNER - BEST THRILLER - South Film and Arts Academy Festival, 2019, Chile 

WINNER- BEST PRODUCER - Hollywood Blood Horror Film Festival, 2019, Los Angeles California

WINNER - BEST ACTING DUO - Hollywood Blood Horror Film Festival 2019, Los Angeles California

FINALIST - BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Florence Film Awards 2019, Italy

AWARD NOMINEE - Indie Short Fest, December 2019, California

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Rome Independent Prisma Awards, 2019, Italy

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Reels of The Dead, 2019, (Days of The Dead Horror Convention -  North Carolina)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - The American Horrors Film Festival, 2019, Wisconsin

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Crown Wood International Film Festival, 2019, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Mentone Film Festival, 2019, California

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Independant Shorts Awards, 2019, California

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Indie Short Fest, 2019, Hollywood California

 
 
 

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