Spirit Ape is a production company that specializes in the financing, production and development of independent films under $250,000.

Production philosophy: We believe in keeping production sizes small, agile and cost-efficient.

Boundary-pushing content: We look for films that expose unique corners of existence and objectively take risks to explore cultural psychology. We often identify with subversive themes, moral ambiguity, the grey areas of social structures and unapologetic investigation into the foibles of human nature.

Forward-thinking financing: Small movies have huge financial potential, but they have to be really fucking good. How do you make really fucking good movies? Develop artists. We are first and foremost designed to serve and develop the vision of the film director, essentially and directly. We seek projects that display a well thought, singular vision and stories that beg to be told.

Shadow of a Gun


An exploration of gun ownership in America and the effect it can have on a rapidly evolving friendship between two neighbors.

Super Heady


A man transports 14 cases of factory rejected beer across country to sell at a Phish concert in Colorado.




Harvey sleeps through a school shooting and vicariously experiences the trauma and catharsis over the phone from his dorm room.