About

NAVY YARD FILMS

An independent film production company proudly based in Brooklyn, New York

We believe that all great films are built on compelling stories driven by unforgettable characters — regardless of genre or budget

Welcome to The Yard

* NEWS *

Navy Yard Films founder, Dave Chan, has been chosen to be
the Guest Festival Director of the 2017 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival!

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Performance reading of the award-winning TV spec script,
Family Guy: What The Phuc?! written by Navy Yard Films founder Dave Chan here!


PROJECTS

WHAT’S EATING DAD?

Comedy-Horror (Short)
Directed by Michael Goldburg
Produced by Home On The Range Productions and Navy Yard Films

A comedy about meeting the parents . . . who bite
When Chloe meets her boyfriend’s parents for the first time, what’s for dinner is something she never imagined.

What’s Eating Dad? is award-winning filmmaker Michael Goldburg’s darkly funny portrait of family dysfunction. In the vein of Meet the Parents meets Shaun of the Dead, What’s Eating Dad? is a prizewinning horror-comedy short about literally surviving the future in-laws.

STARRING
Morgan Wright (Tony and Tina’s Wedding, The Who’s Tommy)
Brennan Taylor (Blue Bloods, Veronica Mars)
Barbara Miluski (Law & Order: SVU, Things I Hate About You)
Joel Haberli (I Married a Mobster, CollegeHumor Originals)

Watch the trailer here!

Listen to The Obsessive Viewer’s interview with Writer/Director Michael Goldburg and Producer Dave Chan here!

Read Writer/Director Michael Goldburg’s insightful interview about What’s Eating Dad? on the award-winning site, Sky Blue Window here!

WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD for BEST FANTASY/HORROR FILM
2015 Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST HORROR/SCI-FI/FANTASY FILM
2015 Siouxland Film Festival
WINNER JUDGES’ PRIZE AWARD and AUDIENCE AWARD
2015 The Iron Mule Comedy Film Festival
WINNER PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for BEST FILM
2014 Red Hook International Film Festival
WINNER BEST COMEDY-HORROR SHORT FILM
2014 Atlanta Horror Film Festival
WINNER BEST PICTURE and BEST MAKE-UP
2015 My Final Shot Production Screening Series
BEST ACTOR, Brennan Taylor
2015 Macabre Faire Film Festival
BEST ACTRESS NOMINATION, Morgan Wright
2015 Eerie Horror Film Festival
BEST ACTRESS NOMINATION, Barbara Miluski
2015 Houston Comedy Film Festival
BEST SCREENPLAY NOMINATION
2015 Diabolique International Film Festival
TOP 10 HORROR SHORT FILMS of 2014
The Horror Happens Radio Show
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
2015 Cleveland International Film Festival
2015 Breckenridge Film Festival
2015 HollyShorts Film Festival
2015 Chattanooga Film Festival
2015 Champs-Élysées Film Festival
2015 Orlando Film Festival
2015 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
2015 Long Island International Film Expo
2015 San Antonio Film Festival
2015 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
2015 Indy Film Fest
2015 Catalina Film Festival
2015 San Pedro International Film Festival
2015 River Bend Film Festival
2015 Middle Coast Film Festival
2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
2015 Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival
2015 Anchorage International Film Festival
2015 Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival
2015 Fantasmagorical Film Festival
2015 Shocktober Fest
2015 Ottawa Spookshow and Fantastic Film Festival
2015 Stark County International Short Film Series
2014 Red Hook Film Festival: Harvest Shorts
2014 New York City Horror Film Festival

PRODUCTION

8-BALL (2017)

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Crime-Drama (feature)
Directed by Adrian Manzano and Jose L. Cruz
Produced by PTO Films, LLC and Zanoman Productions
In Association with Navy Yard Films

Ten years later, the game is finally over
In 2000, four ill-fated friends from Queens, New York cross paths with the ruthless pool shark and neighborhood mobster, Ramone Torzo. After one of them loses a bet in a pool game, his friends have only hours to find the money before he dies at the hands of Ramone.

Ten years later…
Since leaving his old neighborhood, Ramone has become a successful Hollywood producer on the west coast. When detectives question him about a murder that occurred in Queens 10 years ago, Ramone realizes that a man can never truly escape his past as his once nefarious days inevitably collide with his new life in Tinseltown.

STARRING
David Barroso (Fighting, The Wire)
Paul Ben-Victor (True Romance, The Wire)
Johnny “Roastbeef” Williams (Goodfellas, The Mask)

FUN FACTS
The black & white flashbacks were actually filmed over 10 years ago in Queens.
The character of Ramone Torzo was inspired by a real-life mobster in NYC.


Development

SURE-FIRE

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Produced by Home On The Range Productions and Navy Yard Films

A comedy about making a fake movie… for real
SURE-FIRE
is a comedy about Benny Boon, a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who wants to go legit. Instead, he stumbles into posing as a producer making a movie called “A Woman on the Edge” to pay off gangsters trying to kill him.


THE SULLIES (script)

Crime-Drama (feature)
Produced by PTO Films, LLC and Navy Yard Films

To get out clean, they must first break in
The Sullivan brothers and three close friends pull off a string of small-time burglaries across Astoria, Queens.  Their friendship is tested after they inadvertently rob a bar belonging to the Irish mob.  Now they must overcome their differences and execute the biggest score of their lives for the mob boss who has threatened to wipe out each of their families.


THE NEW 40 (script)

Comedy (feature)
Produced by Navy Yard Films

Beginning. Midlife. End.
Catherine, a working mom with OCD, is bent on achieving a list of firm goals she set for herself by the time she turns 40. Everything seems to be on track — until she loses her job, unknowingly sabotages her marriage, and moves in with her oddball sister after a fire destroys her home. Then midlife gets interesting.