Smudge Films is an independent production company dedicated to  making personal films with unique worldviews.

Founded in 2016 by producer Sarah Winshall, our films have played at Sundance, New Directors/New Films, SXSW, AFI Fest, Rotterdam, SFFilm, SIFF, CPH:DOX, Outfest, Rotterdam, BAM Cinemafest, MoMA, on the Criterion Channel, as Vimeo Staff Picks, and more.

We make shorts, features, docs, experimental videos, music videos, commercials, web series, and TV shows. We are based in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles CA


Seems Nice 
in development

Seems Nice follows Calvin, a persistent and delusional “Nice Guy” with a fertile imagination, who will go to unbelievable lengths to win the heart of his dream girl. But Jess, a very real woman with problems of her own, is definitely not the dream girl Calvin thinks she is. Their realities clash, inciting mind games, bloodshed, and worst of all, hurt feelings.

WRITER Andrew Weinberg
DIRECTOR Bridey Elliott

Sarah Winshall
Claire Bargout
Olivia Wingate
Bridey Elliott
Rory Culkin