While house sitting for their in-laws, a married couple's relationship is put to the test when they lose the family cat. This freewheeling mockumentary is a hilarious look at sex, love and marriage.
Starring real life married filmmakers who were actually housesitting at the time. *No cats were harmed during the production*
Our House For The Weekend-Official Trailer
Directed by Ryan Balas
Produced by Deirdre Herlihy, Eric Stine and Ryan Balas
A work-in-progress documentary about Indianapolis artist/designer, Eric Stine.
Directed by Ryan Balas, 2016, USA, 76 minutes.
Written by Mark Robert Ryan + Ryan Balas
Produced by Deirdre Herlihy + Eric Stine
Three women living together during a war time crisis, defy standard gender roles to try and form a nuclear family, with mixed results. Ingrid has been living alone in the woods, while her husband is away fighting the war. After receiving disheartening letters, Ingrid's tom boy sister-in-law Irene, comes to stay with her. Tensions rise, when Mary, the naive neighbor woman, loses her husband and moves in. Ingrid's already shattered world becomes even more distorted.
Starring: Deirdre Herlihy, Melissa Navia, Mirjam Egeris Karstoft, Ben Scott-Brandt, Mark Robert Ryan
Production Status: Post-Production, Festival Screeners by request: email@example.com (Premiered in NYC March 17, 2017)
HYMNS OFFICIAL TRAILER
Directed by Alec Balas, 2017, USA, 61 minutes.
Written by Alec and Ryan Balas
Produced by Deirdre Herlihy
While housesitting for her estranged step-grandfather, a young woman connects with what seems to be the spirit of her late grandmother. She learns a dark secret and seeks revenge.
Starring: Alexandra Chelaru, Sam Centrella, Maurice Kamhi, Hadrian Castro
Executive Produced by Alan Wong // Produced by Eric Stine
Love Me Anyway is a sun soaked drama about an lgbt filmmaker falling for a dreamy surfer, a man trying to save his marriage and a young wife exploring the greener grass of an extramarital affair with another woman.
Starring: Daniel Armando, Deirdre Herlihy, Edgar Muniz, Melissa Navia, Brian G. Randles
Real life married couple Ryan Balas and Deirdre Herlihy build a narrative surrounding the year they were engaged, to ask the question: does your relationship need to change for marriage and can marriage change for your relationship?
Internet sex sensation Elenore loves pushing the envelope both onscreen and off. But when she meets happily married, Eugene, the two embark on an intense relationship of role-playing and power dynamics that thrill and excite them both.
Starring: Audrey Kovar, Richard Buonagurio, Deirdre Herlihy
Production Status: Distributed by Gravitas Ventures
Directed + Produced by Ryan Balas and Deirdre Herlihy, 2012, USA, 89 minutes.
Somewhere in the woods, Danny lives alone in a cabin, mourning the death of his dog. He has no electricity or running water. He spends his days chopping firewood, farming and typing a mysterious manuscript. He is also gathering supplies at various hardware stores preparing for the big day.
Starring: Richard Buonagurio, Deirdre Herlihy, Ryan Balas