FreeBox Films is a melding of the minds & talents of Michael C. Freeland and Rebekah Nelson. Their first collaboration was in front of the camera in the indie feature American Bomber (also Freeland produced). The film went on to receive several awards at festivals and was selected by the NYC' Mayor's office for film and television for the MADE IN NY campaign.
Freeland serves as one of the founders & producers of The Sparrow Film Project, a film competition which challenges filmmakers to create a 3 minute film within 3 weeks. Nelson has been a contributing filmmaker: writing, directing and producing short films for the last five iterations of the project.
The Shoulder, a pre-cursor to the feature, Hugging the Shoulder, is the first
co-production between Freeland and Nelson.
Rebekah Nelson is a filmmaker hailing from Queens, NY. She produced the indie feature Living with the Dead: A Love Story (Lion Hearted Films), which is available on Amazon Prime worldwide. She frequently collaborates with The Sparrow Film Project, writing & directing several short films for their festival. Such shorts include Eurydice And..., The Drop, Cytokine Cascade, A Christmas Carol: Stave V and Mister Warren's Neighborhood. She is the Co-founder of FreeBox Films, short film credits include Dakota (producer) and The Shoulder (director/producer).
Nelson starred in the feature American Bomber, which was promoted by the NYC mayor's office as part of the MADE IN NY campaign. She received a B.A. in theatre arts from Marymount Manhattan College & majored in drama at the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC. She received a B.A. in theatre arts from Marymount Manhattan College & majored in drama at the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC.
Michael C. Freeland
Previous producer credits include American Bomber and Dead Light Glory, in which he also starred in. He is currently in post production for the short film In Between and is also a producer of The Sparrow Film Project: a festival of three minute short films. Michael produced the stage play "Hugging the Shoulder", inspiration for the short film The Shoulder, in the 2006 NY Fringe Festival.
Michael attended school at The University of Southern Mississippi and graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, as well as receiving his B.S. from The New School University. He currently resides in Astoria, Queens and is constantly plotting out the next project.