Features Films

Feature Films produced by Indie City Films.

JENNIFER, 42 (2019)  An Animated Documentary


JENNIFER, 42 is a beautifully animated documentary feature film that tells the compelling true story of Jennifer Magnano, a suburban mom of three, and her journey through a brutally abusive marriage, the family’s daring escape, and their battle to be free from the coercive control and violence of husband and father Scott. The story is told by Jennifer’s three children, her best friend, and experts who were directly involved in their case. Telling this powerful multi-voice narrative through animation allows a wider audience to experience and understand the most private and common kind of violence against women and children and the obstacles they face in bringing the violence to light and setting themselves free.

JENNIFER, 42 gives us a rare view into one family’s dramatic struggle, but it also explores the deeper cultural issues at play. The circumstances and conditions that created this perfect-storm-catastrophe for the Magnano family, are the same ones that see three women per day killed by their male partners in the US. These numbers, sadly, have not changed much since the 1970s. JENNIFER, 42 is a crucial cautionary tale for this time of #metoo, Time’sUp and female reckoning, that crushes everything we think we know about domestic violence.

Sample scenes from JENNIFER, 42:

Director: Elle Kamihira, Animation Director: Yulia Ruditskaya, Producer: Katie Hyde

Currently in production, expected release in 2020.

For more information visit the film’s official site.

BEFORE / DURING / AFTER (2019)  An Unromantic Dramedy

When the offstage drama knocks character actress Jennie Lonergan for a loop, she goes back over key moments in her life to find clues in the broken pieces in order to move on and become the leading lady she was meant to be.

Featuring a stellar cast and a script that charmed the pants off of all who read it, BEFORE / DURING / AFTER is now in post production. The film will be released in 2019.  Producer Katie Hyde chronicled production on her vlog and will continue to report it's progress through distribution.

The video series can be found here.

Directors: Stephen Kunken and Jack Lewars, Producer: Katie Hyde

BEFORE/DURING/AFTER please visit the film's site.

MOUNT JOY (2015) An Indie Rock Romance (86 Minutes)

With an upcoming national tour, musicians in the local Pennsylvania band The Living Daylights are on the verge of making it big. But the sudden disappearance of the lead singer's girlfriend and her devastating secret could end it all. With a pulsing indie rock soundtrack, this award-winning film packs a sonic and emotional punch. MOUNT JOY is a portrait of what it means to sacrifice everything for the dreams of those you love.

MOUNT JOY toured the festival circuit in 2014, picking up Best Picture Awards along with awards for it leading actor and actress. In 2015 the film enjoyed an east coast theatrical release and was aired on all major cable VOD platforms. It was picked up by Glass House Distribution and can now be seen on: Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Prime and might soon be at a Redbox near you.

MOUNT JOY’s script hits all the right notes and the visuals, courtesy of the under-appreciated Panavision Genesis camera, are frequently fantastic. The performances that centre it and the soundtrack that drives it deserve to find an audience.
— Edwin O'Hanlon / Verite Magazine
There’s indie-rock authenticity and real filmmaking chops to MOUNT JOY.
— Variety film critic Dennis Harvey