Thank You New Hampshire!

Forest Born wins Best Short Drama at the New Hampshire Film Festival! Yet another of Moviemaker Magazine’s Top 50 Film Festivals.


Writer/director Josh Peterson with the “Granny” – 15 lbs of polished New Hampshire granite!

Baltimore Next!

mdff16_laurelsForest Born is coming to the amazing Maryland Film Festival, another of Moviemaker’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.

We’ll be in the Narrative Shorts program, screening at 11 am Friday, May 6 and at 5:15 pm Saturday, May 7.

Buy your tickets here!

On to Alexandria…

AlexandriaFF-laurels Forest Born’s next festival showing: the Alexandria Film Festival, just outside Washington, DC, November 5-8. More details soon!

Audience Award at Our Portland Premiere!

Delighted to have Forest Born‘s World Premiere at the amazing Portland Film Festival, one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” (Moviemaker Magazine). And to cap it all off, we won the Audience Award for Best Short Film!

Cinematographer Deniz Demirer, writer/director Josh Peterson, and lead actor Eric Newcombe

Cinematographer Deniz Demirer, writer/director Josh Peterson, and lead actor Eric Newcombe

Teaser Trailer for FOREST BORN

Here it is, folks – enjoy!


03_head_on_treeTime for an update! After a thrilling shoot (during which, miraculously, no one got injured, though lead actor Eric Newcombe came close) and some long weekends of editing, we have locked picture and are prepping for the final color grade and sound mix. And of course, fundraising continues so that we can pay for all this – much is owed to many.
We also finally have a title: FOREST BORN. Stay tuned for more news soon…

Into the Forest

Forest_image_CD2We’re gearing up for the next short film, the Untitled Forest Project. These days are all about finalizing the camera package and other equipment, hiring the last crew members, and taking care of a million other logistical details.  Even more importantly, we’re brainstorming shots and refining and deepening the creative vision. Next Saturday the core Bay Area team will drive up to Portland, meet up with our local partners-in-crime, and the real work begins.

We Made It!

Heartfelt thanks to all the supporters who took us to our Kickstarter goal and beyond! With our post-production budget met, we have finished color grading and sound mixing – Harmon is now finished! We’re submitting it to film festivals now. Stay tuned…

Help Us Get Harmon Finished!

KSR_FundedWith_1inButtonPlease take a minute to check out our Kickstarter campaign for Harmon.  You can see a short trailer there and make a pledge (really, any amount helps, no matter how small, by boosting our number of backers and getting us more “Popular” visibility on the Kickstarter site).   And tell your friends – we’re coming down to the wire and we really need your help. Thank you!

A New Name for the New Year

Green Growth Productions is now Sweepshutter Films! We have restructured, rebranded, and rebooted, but we’re still the same little production company that could, with Josh Peterson at the helm as Creative Director.

Take a look at our new logo animation – it might give you a hint about where the name came from (it was Josh’s word for a common device when he was a toddler)…