Our Mission

Couch Film Collective aims to redefine narrative filmmaking by changing the types of stories told about underrepresented communities in film and by working to get members of these communities behind the camera at all levels of production.

We are an intersectional group that produces and supports equitable and inclusive projects that hire at least 51% self-identifying women/non-binary folx, 30% people of color, and are LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

Our History

In 2015 several women from diverse backgrounds within the film industry came together determined to confront the palpable gender disparity in the entertainment industry.

Their revolutionary idea? Instead of wasting energy vilifying the lack luster status quo, what if we create a new paradigm of our own? What if we changed the rules of the game?

By combining our time, money, energy, stories, gear, expertise, network equity, and ingenuity the Collective seeks to reclaim power and create our own work on our own terms.

What We Do

Script to Screen Grant

Our annual screenplay competition gives members a chance to win a $4000 production grant, support from our collective, in-kind donations, and an Executive Producer. All applicants receive feedback from a panel of professional screenwriters. Deadline to apply: December.

Professional Development Workshops

Affordable (and sometimes free!) workshops range in topics from Writing the Other, Directing Auditions, Car Rigs, Producing a No-Budget Short Film, VFX, Working With Actors, etc. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media. We’re open to your ideas! Email us.

Social Events

We love to support underrepresented voices in film by going to see movies together! We host and co-sponsor movie meetups, happy hours, film festival panels and more. We can’t wait to connect with you! Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.


We are committed to creating opportunities for career advancement, community building, networking, and building long-term relationships among women, non-binary folx, LGTBQIA+, and POC members of the local film community.

Join Us

Become a Member

Joining the Collective is a great opportunity for up-and-comers and film professionals to collaborate with each other and help change this industry. Plus: discounts. Open to all cast and crew who support our mission.

Become a Mentor

We need established professionals as allies! If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please click here for more information.


We are always looking for in-kind donations for our productions, discounts for our members, and prizes we can raffle at our fundraisers. We do great work and we would love your support!

Our Board

Eva Moss-  President

Rachel Mossey- Secretary

Maribel De Leon

Jennifer Elkington

Anya Pearson

Tiffany Lindquist

Sean Conley

Christian Henry

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