FSM explores the world of underground raves and online dating through the eyes of Samantha, a female DJ grappling with the ups and downs of hookup culture in her search for meaningful connection.

FSM was shot in Vancouver, BC in 2014 and made possible through the Indiecan10K Challenge, a competition for ultra-low budget first time feature filmmakers. FSM is now available on demand on iTunes and Amazon.

FSM Official Website

Rent or Buy FSM on Itunes

Festivals & Awards

  • Whistler Film Festival 2015
  • Boomtown Film & Music Festival, 2016 WINNER 2nd Place Best Narrative Feature
  • Vancouver International Women’s Film Festival, 2016
  • Female Eye Film Festival, 2016 Nominations: Best Canadian Feature, Best Debut Feature
  • WNY: F.A.M.E, 2016 WINNER Best Director
  • Leo Awards Nominations: Best Editing, Best Directing in a Motion Picture
  • Portland Film Festival 2016
  • Golden Door Film Festival of Jersey City 2016
  • Indie Chicks International Film Festival 2016
  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice 2016 Nominations: Best Feature Film, Best Director – Melanie Jones, Best Lead Actor – Vanessa Crouch, Best Supporting Actor – Sean Aiken, Best Supporting Actress – Jessica Heafey, Best Cinematography – Shawn Seifert, Best Original Screenplay – Melanie Jones


Writer, Director Melanie M. Jones
Producers Melanie Jones, Bernie Yao
Co-Producers Alex Cichon, Cindy Bruce
Executive Producers Avi Federgreen, Trish Dolman
Director of Photography Shawn Seifert
Cast: Vanessa Crouch, Georgie Daburas (Hitman 101, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Sean Aiken (One Week Job Project), Kyla Wise (Intelligence, Stargate: Atlantis), Daniel Mallinson, Jessica Heafey (Supernatural), Daniel Arnold (Lawrence & Holloman, Fringe, The Killing), Nneka Croal (Supernatural, Falling Skies, The 4400), Paolo Maiolo, Julia Harnett (So You Think You Can Dance Canada), Patriz Fomitchev, Hannah Pedersen, Garrett Black, Debra Sears, Heather Roberts.
Featuring Music by: Howl Sound, South of Bloor, Kasey Riot, Blackmill, KIDS, Jodi Pederson, Phil Woolf, Best Night Ever, Dominique Fricot, J.P. Maurice, and Chersea.


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