Next Wave Films is proud to have provided finishing funds and other vital support to these films. While they have little in common in terms of style and content, their filmmakers made the most of the limited resources available to them to create distinctive and exciting features. Visit these pages and read the recent press releases on recent Next Wave Films.

Some Body
"Some Body" is the poignant, often very funny chronicle of the life of an elementary schoolteacher in her late 20's in contemporary Los Angeles.

Blue Vinyl
Filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold travel to America's vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of the truth about vinyl, the world's second largest selling plastic.

Southern Comfort
Robert Eads is a female-to-male transsexual suffering from ovarian cancer who faces sure death after 20 doctors have refused to treat him for his condition.

Paper Chasers
Paper Chasers is a feature length documentary about the impact of hip hop entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses in music, film, fashion, TV, print media, and now the Internet.

The underlying theme of Manic is derived in part from an essay by Camus titled, The Myth of Sisophys. In that essay Camus questioned whether our lives are an endless circle of impossibility or whether the journey is truly meaningful.

Keep the River on Your Right: A Modren Cannibal Tale
Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale tells the amazing story of 78-year old Tobias Schneebaum, one of the most charming, enigmatic and perplexing men ever captured on screen.

No one who survived the war is normal, it's impossible.

The Hi-Line
Vera Johnson is a year out of high school but living with her parents in icy Whitman, Montana. Marking time, she yearns for life beyond the confines of her small town. Her wishes come true.

Sound and Fury
SOUND AND FURY takes viewers inside the seldom seen world of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant.

It all begins with a petty crime. Events spin further out of control. In a desperate attempt to save those that she loves the most, Kate zeroes in on Rachel, her wily and alluring adversary.

Out of boredom and frustration, a writer picks out strangers at random from the crowded streets of London and follows them. He shadows people to see where they go, how they spend their days.

Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane
A 1963 Pontiac LeMans. Two Days. Two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars. When your lemon lot hits the skids, you glom the gig no matter what the smell.

>Coming In 2003: MANIC directed by Jordan Melamed

>4/26/02 - SOME BODY directed by Henry Barrial is opened theatrically in April, 2002 by Lot 47.

>01/21/02 BLUE VINYL wins the 2002 Sundance Film Festival award for Best Cinematography. Next Wave Films serves as the producer's rep on the feature documentary directed by Judith Helfand and Daniel Gold.

Next Wave Films would like to congratulate director Christpher Nolan on his success with the critically acclaimed Memento. We are proud to have worked with Nolan on his debut feature FOLLOWING.