Projects

Donna’s production company is Persnickety Productions…

FILM AND TV PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

Men Make Passes at Girls with Glasses

MEN MAKE PASSES AT GIRLS WEARING GLASSES

A witty romance with a Shakespearean case of mistaken identity as fashionable young professionals enjoy jet set careers, but their love lives are stuck on the tarmac.

  • Feature Film | Romantic Comedy

Teeny Tiny Tina

TEENY TINY TINA THE TEENY TINY TOOTH FAIRY

A children’s theatrical presentation leading next to an animated TV series.

An animated children’s wonderland based on Rosemary Evan’s #1 Best Selling children’s book and Mom’s Choice Award winner.

  • Animated Feature Film | Animated Children’s TV Series 

Gallup

GALLUP

The story of Japanese internment during World War II in the nation’s darkest hour, in the grip of fear – Gallup, New Mexico finds the heart of America again.

  • Written By: Robert N. Singer
  • Executive Producers: Donna Smith, Michelle Hartly, Ron Miziker, Dan Sherkow
  • Feature Film | Historical Drama

The Pirate Queen - image by Keith Selveson used by permission Copyright 2017

THE PIRATE QUEEN

During the 16th century, the Irish warrior chieftain of the O’Malley clan, was a woman, named Granuaile, who became known as THE PIRATE QUEEN which lead to a legendary confrontation in London with Queen Elizabeth I. This meeting became known as “Queen meeting Queen.”

  • Feature Film | Historical Action/Adventure

Bigfoot

BIGFOOT

For millenniums Bigfoot has silently protected the world and man from himself, yet the evil of industry brings him out of the darkness to battle for the total control of nature; the North Dakota Badlands live up to its name – Hell on earth.

  • Written By: Jerad Beckler, Matt Sommerfield
  • Director: Matt Sommerfield
  • Feature Film | Action/Thriller

Felony Review

FELONY REVIEW

A Television series written by former Assistant D.A John L. Malevitis, Esq., which details real cases in the Chicago Felony Review Unit, a unique division of the DA’s Office where the ADAs are solely responsible for either approving or denying felony charges and overriding the Chicago Police during this critical stage of the arrest of the perpetrator.

  • TV Series | Crime Drama

 

The Droopyloops

THE DROOPYLOOPS

Mixed format adventure comedy about a street orphan who finds solace from his dark circumstances in a whimsical animated world of his own creation, but when trouble comes to the forest, his alter ego must decide between rescuing a friend and saving the beloved Droopyloop Tree.

  • Feature Film | Live Action/Animation – Adventure Comedy

Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR PARENTS ARE?

An important look at a universally poignant story. At turns serious and comedic. Taking on modern families concerned with aging parents as far-flung children struggle to keep track of their parents in Senior Living facilities.

  • Feature Film | Dramedy

The Promise

THE PROMISE

All things are possible with love. A single woman moves her daughters to a Nebraska farm where she designs a piece of award winning jewelry and falls in love with a Jewish jeweler in Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Feature Film | Drama

Harry Godfather

HARRY GODFATHER

A girl wishes for a fairy Godmother and gets Harry Godfather instead.

A feature film based on the film short written by Kathryn Mackie.

  • Feature Film | Adventure/Comedy

Who Let the Balls Out?

HELL BALLS – WHO LET THE BALLS OUT?

A 3D Visual FX scary but fun adventure movie. The facts behind a coven of Witches and Warlocks.

  • Animated/3D Feature Film | Action/Comedy

Natchez

NATCHEZ

In the mid-nineteenth century, the American South had developed in an aristocracy, with affluent, slave holding plantation owners at the top of the social ladder. NATCHEZ is the compelling saga of love, politics, tragedy and courage centered on one such wealthy, Union sympathizing family living among a Confederate minority.

  • Director: Barry Nye | Six Time Emmy Award Winner
  • TV Series | Drama