Shytown Sugar Film News…

#BELONGING Event 8/18/22

A night to get you thinking about what “diversity” really means.
Live performance, music, comedy and more.

Tickets now on sale via Eventbrite!

“WHITE FEMALE” short film is done!

“This short film is the most important I have directed so far.  Based on real life, this short film works to heal trauma while underscoring critical issues people often don’t want to discuss.  

Senyah Haynes (lead actress) and I, co-wrote and co-produced “White Female” with the hope to raise questions and emotions, while creating illumination and dialogue. White Female showcases one conversation between two women with one problem. 

If you don’t see color, how will you see?”
-Sarah Falkiner

Click here for BTS White Female production pics
Music: 21H2 “She Don’t Love Me (America)” Feat. Bianca B. Black

Shytown Sugar Films is proud to have Vince: The Punctual Vagrant on Pixquid!

Click here to watch Vince: The Punctual Vagrant on Pixquid

Watch Vince trailer here

OLIVER TIBBOLD 4/5 stars on Think Shorts! READ REVIEW HERE!

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#reorganized and #refreshed

Cermak Cinema successful Launch!

Film party in a warehouse to celebrate shorts of all nature and genres

We held a film festival aimed at shorts, music vids, animations, etc for Chicago Indie filmmakers…only rules-not over 10 minutes!

A funky collab in an industrial loft in the heart of Chicago, we put together a bar, music and an hour and a half of fun shorts.


We envisioned and we completed.

We filmed our proof at The Bunker soundstage on the southside of Chicago on March 27th and 28th! Thank you to all that helped.

Our post production was finished in early September 2021, thanks to Grace Pisula from and Cait Rappel for Sound Design.

You can follow us:

At the Garden Facebook page

At The Garden Instagram page

or our TikTok Atthegardentvshow channel

Bartholomew (or “Barth” for short) and Iris

Introducing “At The Garden”
“At the Garden” is our concept for a children’s television program that turns every teachable moment into a useful skill children can use to engage with
the real world. 

What makes “At The Garden” different from other children’s tv shows is that our team of educators and artists have designed a specific curriculum to address the
unique issues our children are facing today.

A Children’s Educational TV show concept to address the missing links in
remote and hybrid learning.

“At The Garden” has engaging puppets and diverse, multi-generational adults with real problems, high quality books read aloud, social emotional based episodes, original music and a curriculum featuring the Earth and sustainability.

Thank you to The Night Ministry for featuring our film, “Vince: The Punctual Vagrant” on 1/26/2021 for a virtual fundraiser.

“Oliver Tibbold” short film

Logline: “An elderly man is forced to face reality when it slaps him in the face.”

Short film completed January 16th, 2021.

“Oliver”is beginning the Film Festival circuit.

Click here to stream the Vince film on Pixquid

The homeless do not have a home to self-isolate or quarantine.  As restaurants close and the fortunate are home-bound, many opportunities for panhandling and leftover food from restaurants is not an option.  If you are able please donate to The Night Ministry at
 click the donate now button and select primary reason: “Inspired by Vince the movie”

Vince at work on his masterpiece

Logline: Vince, an artistic homeless man with a penchant for punctuality, creates a piece which may help re-kindle a
long-lost connection.

Want to host as screening to have a dialogue and raise money in the future?
Complete our HOST INQUIRY SURVEY here and we will be in contact with you.

“Vince: The Punctual Vagrant” was written in December 2017. Actors signed on as early as September 2018 and preproduction began in May of 2019. We shot five days with only one inside location. Written & Directed by Sarah Falkiner, Director of Photography: Adam Adamus.
Lead Actors: Mike Green, Arch Harmon and Adria Dawn.

Mike Green, aka “Vince” wrote and performed this heartfelt song, “Come”.

If you don’t help….who will?

Wanna learn more? Be involved?

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In the meantime, reach out to me, Sarah Falkiner with any questions at
Because why NOT?