Sparkle Motion Films is an Austin-based independent film studio and video production company. They have a magic-wand wish to create visual media that promotes equality, heals trauma, and inspires comedy in uncomfortable situations. They approach every story like it’s the last story they will ever tell. They are curious about socially-constructed gender norms, queer relationships, the invisible woman, disability, gun violence, and rising homelessness in Austin.

Their award-winning work has been showcased at hundreds of art, film, and music festivals worldwide, including Cannes: Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, Palm Springs Short Fest, DC Shorts, Outfest, Frameline, Inside Out Toronto, aGLIFF, Big Island Festival, Kashish, and Rockport Film Festival.

Founded by Director, Writer, & Activist: Lisa Donato.


Sparkle Motion Films presents a new short comedy that is sponsored by the Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, There You Are. Jessica, a trans woman, must dress as a boy to see her grandmother before she dies. Written by and starring Jen Richards.

Looking for a talented and passionate crew to assist on the shoot 1/26-1/29. Contact directordonato AT gmail DOT COM for more details. 

Sparkle On.


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