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This is the site for stories (short and long), featured to the public, where agents can make direct contact. Strike a deal with me (on screenplay format) material featured at one of this site's pages: Screenplay Mill

This site also sells product created by this company, to families. The product is finalized and already produced and showcased; and can be downloaded to your device. This includes short audio books for children and family, picture books, cooking recipes. Pay Per Download E Store.

Original short-format non commercial movies are featured in the site, as are elements from my film-school days. Religious material is found throughout the site also (Christian faith).

My company accepts donations. Donate US taxed funds (while maintaining your anonymity... to stay off mailing lists) to social good-will causes. My site informs and my business is multi-faceted... FILM-SHORTS.TV!

A multi-functional publishing and philanthropic company, based in southern California it is. Published & maintained by me (UCLA's film and digital media school graduate (TFT) (theater, film and TV), the primary company's mission is to maintain creative rights to its work with exclusion of certain sold screenplay(s) and to share works with a global audience. It also serves as a business and for the objectives described above.


THE FREE THEATER PAGE  :  featuring    2    f i l m     d i r e c t o r s     f r o m     UCLA     graduation year 1 9 9 9   -  This is for those of you who want to see what student films can be. Anyone who might be interested in enrolling into a major film school, can get see my work at this page. Unfortunately some of my works were lost, or could not be uploaded. Be also advised that curiculum is rigorous.

Note: regarding music licensing: If rights for music re-use have expired, please contact the company for discussion in resolving any miscontent. The short films are otherwise displayed with assumed permission, no direct revenue therefrom is collected, and no claim to credited production of such music is assumed. 

THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS PAGE  :  Selling original downloadables and files: original screenplay(s), original child books, original child audio books, cooking recipes, stage show reviews, essays.... 



If you are a donor, read below for more details about how to donate more than 20$ at a time. Using my for-profit company status, I collect your donation. Your donation is not disbursed to 3rd party organizations for charity, until after US taxation has completely cleared. This means that typically one year must pass before I can distribute funding. You select the category of need. See details below or inquire by using contact details found at Company Profile.  

A link here for you, to my Wordpress blog. The blog is indicative of my personal politics, observations, commentary, and has functioned as a guide to world leading politicians and others.

(At, you can click the 'follow' button, after you submit your Email address to then receive auto notifications without charge, every time I publish a new post for my readers). Now, professional movie reviews are available to those who subscribe, at one of four pricing tiers.

Find more links below.:  

Prologue (platform)

Film school was for us, an incubator for political awareness, with disciplinary skill and creative relationship formation. There, film craft was passed on as analogue systems grow scarce. Understanding for the formulas behind US movie making (emphasizing story), the anchored history, and the emerging market platforms began to take firm root. It was the science behind mainstream and experimental movie making with multi diciplinary work and emphases, in the production disciplines and use of technologies.

Rebel, the late Jim Morrison, pioneer F.F. Coppola, and a great number of others, leave enduring marks on this school's public image and reputation... but not only that. The school has given way to global collaborations and the newest generations continue to graduate. I am one of those members. Many of the films you know and love, were made by people who graced stages and screens for many past years; and continue to do so here. And, I invite you to explore my website fully! It is for commercial product, a company that has been contacted by multitudes of worthy charitable causes, but also a way for me to reach out to working professionals in my field.


Be my guest, and send your questions to me!

While this company accepts donations and routes % 's to other organizations, I disclose one directly:

If you are looking for work, I am not hiring; however if interested in working as a heifer helper, the organization might place you within their staff - look them up and inquire. They have informed me on how I can invite you to them (refer you):

I encourage you not to volunteer your time and treasure. I refer you to them to find pay. Train with them; and join them if you have "peace corps style" yearning in you! For placement mostly on the Asian and African continents, they can be reached by phone for further information at: 1 (800) 422-0474 . If their phone number has changed, research contact information online.

Another choice, is to donate to this company to keep it operating. If you donate, use the "donate" button and write-in onto transfer of money on memo line "consumer of website" (to distinguish it from a donation to 3rd party recipient(s). These types of donations are usually small gratuity. If conversely you have a large donation you wish to entrust to my company, see the instructions below.


If you've been directed to or invited to my site in search of movie development, Screenplay Mill is for AGENT(S). Please see!


With so many content choices today on cable, satelite, air, radio and more - be sure to note that this site is not a "channel" or a "station". No! It is a commercial tool that intersects with commerce, ideas, and art! While containing political information, note also that this site is not for any political campaign nor does it serve as a personal campaigning tool. None of the donations received by this company are for US political endeavors or lobbying. Rather, charity; and strictly so.

If you are a 3rd party publisher... a "show-caser" like "Microsoft Bing/movies", or "YouTube", I invite you to purchase my other domain which I reserved and registered over a decade ago: ! Anyone with web content broadcaster ambitions, is welcome to inquire of this very strong name brand: ! Much of todays artist content is aired free of charge, but your company may be interested in the paid content sector; and this domain name would be perfect for many organizations of such type.

Note: (the site you are on now) is not for sale, but "" is! It is a hugely recognizable brand name, on a global scale; and, "short films" is an ever more simple name (telling potential customers exactly what you do) defining global media (in the short format) of which there is great multitude of companies!


Note: If you are not a serious buyer, do not apply. Questions can be answered by: sedo.


So, in the spirit of both independent film & large budget studio film making (larger or smaller scale), enjoy the site products, religious testimony, director's notes, film recommendations, and MORE THAT YOU WILL FIND AT THIS SITE. -     


 1. 'Gala'  - celebrity news and photo    

2. My blog - free of charge, in-depth contemporary world events' analysis; and more trivial matters that I comment about   THIS NOW INCLUDES Professional MOVIE Reviews to subscribers

3. film-shorts' retail clothier  - clothing store



Check out my ticker/scrolling advert bar, here, for some of what my site offers you:

-+-+- "Downloads and CD store": Page with selections of audio books for children & families! -+-+- Three original short format films, at the "Theater" page. (2 of them) are the first productions of! Content is broadcast here non-commercially. -+-+- Commentaries, Essays, and US Politics' Postings (Fiction and non-fiction)-+-+- ""- Newly included professional Movie Reviews for subscribers-sign up now at your preferred level!-+-+- Explore celebrity news and photos from European magazine ""-+-+- I am selling: "" domain.-+-+- Shop for clothes and items. Purchase from my inventory, and send - shop:  -+-+- Screenplay agents or customers: Download my original e-books to your device - pay per download! Or, order your hard copy(s) of my 2 original motion picture screenplay(s). Order received by email request. Autographing copies made available for a select few, upon request via email.-+-+- "Company Profile" page, has specifics on contacting this company. -+-+- ''. ''.'.-+-+- Order tickets to attend special movie engagements - "Theater" page. Contact them directly. -+-+- Discover and explore whole site! Greetings to my recently discovered Russian site visitors; and of course to all people of good will...from all national origins!













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Collections are categorized as 'for profit' with the US tax boards - is not a 'non-profit' organization and your donations are not tax deductible as might be to a 501(c)(3). You write-in a brief description, on each personal transaction. If you experience any currency difficulty, notify Do not use this address for SPAM or SCAM! You may always contact us if you experience any error messages. Transactions are placed by PayPal, using SSL security and encrytion. Your contribution per transaction, should not exceed 999.99 (US Dollar value). Donations will be subject to PayPal scrutiny to combat money launder. Be certain that you have read the most recently updated of these terms with them and at my site here, before making a donation or payment. If you want the funds to finally go to a charity with my assistance and your anonymity, you must specify on your PayPal transaction (& in the memo line, as you donate one of 3 category). Simply write in the name of 1 of 3 category choices named. The 3 categories to choose from are simply: poverty, public health, or arts & humanities. (I will select the organization of my choosing, within your specified category). Make sure that you print your generated transaction receipts always, to verify that you made the donation to us. (60% of each transacted amount, will be furthered by me to assist a charitable non-profit organization with USA headquarters, in your specified category and for that amount you have specified). The remainder of that donation, will be my company profit; and thereby subject to my income taxation. Donations that you intend for me to forward, must exceed 100.00 USD, if each is intended for a charitable third party organization beyond

If you do not specify a category on a transaction, 100% amount will be deemed as intended to be directed to my company profit; and I will file income taxes accordingly. Label your donation as: "consumer of website" for this type of donation.  Thank you for recognizing the costs of business, broadcast, and for your support! My business is properly licensed.

Remember to print your receipt(s) in all instances, so that they can be provided to PayPal. I will not return any funds you donate back to you, nor to your specified 3rd party destination(s) - except the original that is specified. I do not supply public disclosure audits. Your donations will require 1 year before they are forwarded to the 3rd party charitable organization. Receipt copies that I receive from those organizations (who receive the final destination of funds), can be supplied to you per your request via Email, once I have the final destination organization's receipt. If they do not provide receipt, I cannot provide it to you either. I require receipts for my tax purposes as well. Any donations made can be discussed with me via Email. Especially if you would rather donate using a bank to bank wire transfer.

Purchases -Downloadable Products etc. are featured elsewhere on this site.

Do you want Recommendations? -you'll find a list of highly recommended movies on my site. It's my own version of the AFI "greatest of all time" list.

If you want to be an amateur movie reviewer, visit: At one time (and I believe still), they allow you to enter a social networking site. Once you create a user profile for yourself there, and once you've logged in, you can then become my fan in their community! Why? To see some of my movie reviews and to write reviews of your very own. Currently over 800 visitors have read my review(s) at fandango. Unfortunately there's no compensation scheme. Type my name "chrisratesmovie" in the user search box, to find my reviews that fandango has posted at their site several year ago. Now that I offer reviews on my own site , I check in with fandango very rarely, but have fun with it yourself if you want to! They're also a good source for looking up showtimes, buying show tickets, researching storylines before going to a theater, etc.

*some of my very-most favorites remain unmentioned on this site or theirs.

Some "friendly" (safe) American TV stations which often feature film classics (or student works of art), that I can recommend to you:

TCM (Turner Classic Movies), AMC (American Movie Classics), SUNDANCE, KVCR, KLCS

Contact your local cable or satellite company to inquire these channels. Or find them on air, with your digital receiver!





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