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Watch The Soothing System online

After a wonderful festival run, The Soothing System is now available to stream online until February 28. Thank you to the New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) Online Shorts Festival & Go Indie TV for giving us an honorable mention in the Suspense/Thriller Category.

Watch the film here!

Hey again, Queens!

We had our premiere at the Festival of Cinema (formerly known as Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema) in August of last year and are excited we’re in the official selection of the first annual The Midnight Film Festival.

An evening of screenings will take place on January 12 at the Footlight Bar in Ridgewood. If we win in our category, The Soothing System will be screened! More details to follow soon.



The Soothing System wins Jury Award in LA

We’re honored to have received the Jury Award at the second annual Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival in Los Angeles! It’s one of two awards received by our team: co-writer and producer Mari was given the Filmmaker of the Year prize. We had a great time screening and connecting with other filmmakers at the fest, thanks for having us!

Hometown screening in Yonkers

Co-writer and producer Sarah and director Erik Spink had a blast at YoFiFest, attending the DIY screening block for films by local filmmakers together with friends and family and participating in a Q&A session at the beautiful Atrium Theatre. Thanks to everyone who came out to support The Soothing System!



Official Selection at Yonkers Film Festival

With our producer, actor and c0-writer Sarah Cronk being from Yonkers, we’re extra excited to be included in the official selection of 2018’s Yonkers Film Festival (YoFiFest), which is rated among the top 100 out of over 6.000 film festivals on FilmFreeway!

Our screening time is 5:30p.m. on Monday, November 5. Sarah will be in attendance.

The Soothing System in Tennessee

We’re thrilled to have been selected by the Franklin International Independent Film Festival. If you’re in or near Franklin, Tennessee and would like to see the film, stay tuned for screening dates and times!


Virtual screening at Great Lakes International Film Festival

A first for The Soothing System: we’re screening virtually at the Great Lakes International Film Festival, which has included us in their official selection. More info in the festival can be found here.

The Soothing System is headed West

Our first West Coast screening will take place in Los Angeles in October. We're in the official selection of the Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival!

We screen on November 2 in Pasadena in the 5p.m. block of short films. Producr, co-writer and actor Mari Meyer will be in attendance.



The Soothing System at Katra Film Series

We're excited for another screening in New York City, where the film was made. We're in the official selection of Katra Film Series' inaugural Sidebar Edition, a new festival section dedicated to the interest and diversity of original voices.

The Soothing System screens in downtown Brooklyn on September 14. Buy your tickets and RSVP on Facebook!


Podcast interviews with Mari, Sarah and Erik

Sarah and Erik were guests on the official Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema podcast. Host Craig Horsley talked to them about what sparked the idea for the film, the challenges and rewards of independent filmmaking, and future projects they have in the works. Click here to listen.

Mari was recently featured on LA Talk Radio's show Female Filmmakers Fuse. She spoke with hosts Alexa Polar and Robin Pabello about being a female creator, the writing process and art for social change. You can listen to the podcast here, or find it on iTunes!


The Soothing System screens at Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

We're thrilled to be in the official selection of the 2nd annual Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema! The Soothing System screens on August 6 at Regal Cinemas' Midway Theater in Queens, and is nominated for Best Sound Editing and Best Screenplay at this festival.

Co-writer and producer Sarah Cronk will be on the festival podcast on August 5 to talk about the film.

To join cast and crew at the screening, buy a ticket here.


The Soothing System wins a Spotlight Short Film award

We're a winner in the Silver category of the Spotlight Short Film Awards!


The Soothing System wins Best Drama at the Mindfield Film Festival

Thank you to the Mindfield Film Festival for awarding us in your April 2018 Best Drama category!

The Soothing System is a Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles CineFest

Thank you LA CineFest for making our film a semi-finalist in your monthly competition!