Action Potential Productions
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ACTION POTENTIAL PRODUCTIONS

“ac·tion po·ten·tial”
noun NEUROSCIENCE

An explosive, electrical impulse in the brain that shoots signals around the body responsible for thoughts, actions, and emotions.

 

We craft creative, cerebral, and cinematic content.

  • Featured in 50+ Film Festivals

  • 70,000+ YouTube Subscribers

  • Content Viewed By Millions Worldwide

Executives

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Josh Litman - President & Founder

A multiple award-winning writer and director, Josh is a graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts with an MFA in Film and Television Production and a BA from Western University specializing in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

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Jacob J. Tanenbaum - CEO

An entrepreneur who balances creativity with a high standard of business acumen. Jacob received his BA from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts in Screenwriting and History and learned business through his passion for green energy construction.

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Matt Nordstrom - COO

An innovative marketing specialist utilizing narrative film making concepts to grow businesses to their highest potential. Matt graduated with both a Masters in Science, Global Supply Chain Management and BA in Political Science from USC. He is also a proud former United States Marine.

Directors

Josh Litman | IMDB

Jacob J. Tanenbaum | IMDB

Pascal De Maria | IMDB

Rui Cui | IMDB

Léopold Dewolf | IMDB

David Elmaleh | IMDB

Awards


2019

Official Selection  —  Borderline Bill

Official Selection
Borderline Bill

Official Selection  —  Borderline Bill

Official Selection
Borderline Bill

Official Selection  —  Andy Asperger

Official Selection
Andy Asperger

2018

Audience Choice Award   —  Free Choice   Best Thriller Nominee   —  Last Dance

Audience Choice Award
Free Choice
Best Thriller Nominee
Last Dance

Best Short Best Actress Best Director (Nominee) Best Screenplay (Nominee)  Best Supporting Actor (Nominee) Best Ensemble Cast (Nominee)   —  The Priest, The Whore, and the Man at The Door

Best Short
Best Actress
Best Director (Nominee)
Best Screenplay (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actor (Nominee) Best Ensemble Cast (Nominee)

The Priest, The Whore, and the Man at The Door

Best Coming of Age Film   —  The Priest, the Whore, and the Man at the Door

Best Coming of Age Film
The Priest, the Whore, and the Man at the Door

Social Awareness Award    — Active Shooter

Social Awareness Award
— Active Shooter

Best Young Actress Under 9   — Point and Dream

Best Young Actress Under 9
— Point and Dream

Best Film   —  Free Choice

Best Film
Free Choice

Second Place Award   — Free Choice

Second Place Award
— Free Choice

Official Selection   —  Active Shooter

Official Selection
Active Shooter

Official Selection    — Last Dance

Official Selection
— Last Dance

Official Selection   — Active Shooter

Official Selection
— Active Shooter

Official Selection   —  Active Shooter

Official Selection
Active Shooter

2017

Best Picture    — Free Choice

Best Picture
— Free Choice

Film of the Year   —  Free Choice

Film of the Year
Free Choice

Silver Award    — Point and Dream

Silver Award
— Point and Dream

Best Editing    — Last Dance

Best Editing
— Last Dance

2016

Royal Reel Award    — Father Knows Best

Royal Reel Award
— Father Knows Best

Official Selection   — After Rachel

Official Selection
— After Rachel

Official Selection  —  Beijing Blues

Official Selection
Beijing Blues

2015

Best Social Issue Film  —  After Rachel   Best Student Director  —  The Cookie Monster   Official Selection  —  The Birthday Girl   Official Selection  —  Psychopath for a Day

Best Social Issue Film
After Rachel
Best Student Director
The Cookie Monster
Official Selection
The Birthday Girl
Official Selection
Psychopath for a Day

Best Actor  —  After Rachel   Best Supporting Actor  —  After Rachel   Official Selection  —  The Birthday Girl

Best Actor
After Rachel
Best Supporting Actor
After Rachel
Official Selection
The Birthday Girl

Rising Star Award   — The Suit

Rising Star Award
— The Suit

Best Student Film: Golden Grant Award   — The Suit

Best Student Film: Golden Grant Award
— The Suit

Student Filmmaker Award   — Father Knows Best

Student Filmmaker Award
— Father Knows Best

3rd Place   — After Rachel

3rd Place
— After Rachel

Official Selection   — After Rachel   Official Selection   — A Case of Pyrophilia

Official Selection
— After Rachel
Official Selection
— A Case of Pyrophilia

Official Selection   — A Case of Pyrophilia

Official Selection
— A Case of Pyrophilia

Official Selection   — The Cookie Monster

Official Selection
— The Cookie Monster

2014

Best Student Film   — A Case of Pyrophilia

Best Student Film
— A Case of Pyrophilia

Favorite US Short: Audience Award   — The Cookie Monster   Official Selection   — After Rachel

Favorite US Short: Audience Award
— The Cookie Monster
Official Selection
— After Rachel

Official Selection   — Breaking Up with Celia   Official Selection   — A Case of Pyrophilia

Official Selection
— Breaking Up with Celia
Official Selection
— A Case of Pyrophilia

Screenplay Finalist   — Kill Chain

Screenplay Finalist
— Kill Chain

Official Selection   — Psychopath for a Day

Official Selection
— Psychopath for a Day

Official Selection   — The Cookie Monster

Official Selection
— The Cookie Monster

2013

Official Selection   — The Cookie Monster   Official Selection   — Red Light

Official Selection
— The Cookie Monster
Official Selection
— Red Light

Official Selection   — All Alone_Together

Official Selection
— All Alone_Together

2012

Best Mockumentary/Documentary  —  Subhash Santosh: Idiot. Buffoon. Actor   Viewer’s Choice Award  —  Subhash Santosh: Idiot. Buffoon. Actor   Official Selection  —  All Alone_Together   Official Selection  —  Genovese

Best Mockumentary/Documentary
Subhash Santosh: Idiot. Buffoon. Actor
Viewer’s Choice Award
Subhash Santosh: Idiot. Buffoon. Actor
Official Selection
All Alone_Together
Official Selection
Genovese

Best Relationship Drama  —  All Alone_Together   2nd Place  —  The Semite   Official Selection  —  Red Light   Official Selection  —  Genovese

Best Relationship Drama
All Alone_Together
2nd Place
The Semite
Official Selection
Red Light
Official Selection
Genovese

Best Actor   — Red Light   Official Selection   — Sweet Girls

Best Actor
— Red Light
Official Selection
— Sweet Girls

Best Student Film   — Stateside

Best Student Film
— Stateside

Award of Excellence   — After Rachel

Award of Excellence
— After Rachel

Official Selection   — Stateside

Official Selection
— Stateside

Official Selection   — Elevator

Official Selection
— Elevator

Official Selection   — Death by Hot Wings

Official Selection
— Death by Hot Wings

Official Selection   — Stateside

Official Selection
— Stateside

Official Selection   — Elevator

Official Selection
— Elevator

2011

1st Place   — Elevator

1st Place
— Elevator

3rd Place   — Elevator   Best Comedy   — Death by Hot Wings   Official Selection   — Shelf Life

3rd Place
— Elevator
Best Comedy
— Death by Hot Wings
Official Selection
— Shelf Life

2010

Official Selection   — Elevator   Official Selection   — Death by Hot Wings

Official Selection
— Elevator
Official Selection
— Death by Hot Wings

Short Script Finalist   — I and the Village

Short Script Finalist
— I and the Village

 
Best Film   — Barely Bar Mitzvah’d

Best Film
— Barely Bar Mitzvah’d

Full Feature Screenplay Finalist   — Anathema

Full Feature Screenplay Finalist
— Anathema

Partnerships

Set Construction

Niagara Construction, Inc.
General Construction

Pure Eco, Inc.
Insulation & Soundproofing

Alumni Network

University of Southern California
School of Cinematic Arts

Chapman University
Dodge College of Film & Media Arts