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Zilla and Zoe


Zilla and Zoe

Scalise Pictures is an independent filmmaking company started by a female filmmaker who wants to see a return to great storytelling in the film industry ... and more women behind the camera!

Our first feature film, ZILLA AND ZOE, completed its festival run in 2019, winning awards including Best Picture and Best Comedy at the Oregon Independent Film Festival, and the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Seattle Local Sightings Film Festival. We were delighted to receive a distribution deal from Indican Pictures! You can now …

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Watch this sweet video from our composer James Sizemore (LORD OF THE RINGS, SPOTLIGHT) about writing the music for Z&Z.

Watch this fun video from the Northwest Filmmakers Festival, who asked us to re-create a funny moment from the film shoot and talk a bit about filming in Portland.

We had a great theatrical run in Los Angeles in May 2019. To stay tuned on future theatrical screenings in select cities, please subscribe to our Facebook page for all the latest news!




Zoe, age 10, is obsessed with making horror films. A deadline for a big horror contest is coming up, and Zoe is determined to win. But when her father, concerned about her increasingly gory activities, orders her to stop making horror films and shoot her sister's wedding week instead, Zoe has no other choice... To win the contest of her dreams, she will have to turn her sister's wedding footage into a horror film.

ZILLA AND ZOE was 100% crowdfunded by awesome backers who wanted to make a quirky indie comedy with strong female leads. Thank you to our backers for making this film a reality!