As makers, we believe that media is the greatest influencer. We have a responsibility to tell stories that reflect the world we live in, and the future we strive towards.

content with a conscience

get in touch


What's happening, you ask? Here's the latest and greatest from Form & Pressure Films.

No Film School interviewed 'Depart' writer/director Mathilde Suissa about the pandemic filming process.

"Look Like You" continues its festival run, with recent screenings at OutFest Fusion in Los Angeles!

"Maggie in the Attic" is now streaming on Omeleto! "Compelling, relatable and sympathetic.. has tremendous heart.."

read the article →

read interview with director →

watch now →

Maureen comes home to hear suspicious noises coming from her step-daughter's bedroom. What emerges is not what Maureen expected, and causes a swift and rippling change in their relationships.

Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, Ohio
September 29th at 3:00pm

buy tickets


upcoming screening


narrative short written & directed by Taylor Coriell


Brett Was a F**k

narrative short written by Keith rubin
co-directed by lauren sowa & keith rubin



narrative short, written by Alexandra Merritt Mathews, directed by Mathilde Suissa


Always Blue

1-HOUR PILOT written & directed by Taylor Coriell



narrative short, written & directed by Mathilde Suissa


Our Rite

narrative short, written & directed by Ellie Heyman




directed by Zoé Salicrup Junco
written by Tim Eliot

“A timely, incredibly engaging film. ... absolutely beautiful.” — The Independent Critic

Paris is in Harlem

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY christina kallas

Maggie in the Attic


now available to stream on 


WRITTEN by brian leahy
directed by kaz ps

Look Like You

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY snigdha kapoor


WRITTEN by martin tylicki & mathilde suissa
directed by mathilde suissa


WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY mathilde suissa


written & directed by Danielle Eliska Lyle

produced by Meraki Society and Form & Pressure Films

To Be in America

WRITTEN by victoria king
directed by lauren sowa

Meet the Founders

Lauren Sowa is the co-founder of Form & Pressure Films, a production company dedicated to diversity and equality on set and on screen. Their first film, Marisol, won the 2019 HuffPost Impact Award and was licensed by HBO. Other films she’s produced can be seen on DUST, Tubi, Amazon Prime, Omeleto, and at film festivals all over the world. Select festival credits include: Slamdance, NEWFEST, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Soho International Film Festival, Immigration Film Festival, and Cinequest. She is also the co-president of Pano, a non-profit dedicated to women filmmakers and serves on the board of NYC Makes PPE.

lauren sowa

Tim Eliot is a co-founder of Form & Pressure Films. He wrote and acted in their first short, Marisol, available on HBO and at festivals. He has been featured on The Deuce, The Plot Against America, Boardwalk Empire, and Bronx SIU. Recent and upcoming films include Paris is in Harlem, The Rainbow Experiment, Seven Lovers, and Deadly Vengeance. A veteran of classical and downtown theater, Tim played MacBeth with Everett Quinton and several Sleep No More alums in a Catholic Church in Chinatown, Hamlet at the cell, and Romeo at Yale. He has done numerous immersive projects with Stella Artois, Target, Secret Cinema, and AMC. Regional theater includes Sexual Perversity (ART), The Little Tragedies (MXAT), Cherry Docs (New Rep), The Real Thing (Northern Stage), Compleat Works (Nat’l Tour), Much Ado, Cymbeline, Elizabeth Rex (Opera House Arts). He directed Romeo & Juliet in an abandoned garage in Long Island City, Much Ado in a garden/gallery in Chelsea, and Erdman’s Suicide!? in a former piano factory in Hell’s Kitchen. Tim currently studies with Bob Krakower and leads a Shakespeare workshop with fellow graduates of the William Esper Studio. He got his MFA from the ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard and his BA from Yale University.

tim eliot


Looking for a team to help bring your script to life? Shoot us an email, we'd love to chat.