The Umbrella Factory

Naissance Joins the Crypt TV Family!


Very excited to announce that Naissance will be joining the Crypt TV family this week with the release of Jack the Ripper and The Umbrella Factory on their channel! After incredible film festival runs, followed by an exclusive broadcast deal on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, we’re pleased to announce the new homes for our shorts will be with Crypt TV!

Crypt TV was founded by Jack Davis and Eli Roth and most recently joined by Jason Blum of Blumhouse, as they continue to grow their ever expanding monster universe and horror empire! 

El Rey & The Umbrella Factory

We’re really excited to announce that Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network is extending their option on The Umbrella Factory another year! We’re really proud of this film and love working with the great folks over at El Rey! 

This also means everyone gets to watch our short film and the exclusive behind the scenes on television for another year!

The Umbrella Factory is the award winning short film directed by Nick + Lexie that first screened at film festivals around the world. It made it’s first television debut in 2017. 

Tons of Releases this November!

We have a ton of really amazing releases happening in November! 

First, we kick it off with our BIGGEST release, The West and the Ruthless! The West and the Ruthless comes out November 7. You can already Pre-Order the film from retailers such as iTunesAmazon, Barnes & Noble, Turner Classic Movies, Walmart and many others! 

Next up is a brand new TV Show, The Volunteers! We are so excited for the world to see this brand new series produced by the amazing guys and gals over at Ricky Schroder Productions. The first episode airs November 11 and the second episode airs November 12 on Audience Network. 

Also on November 11, our short film, Jack the Ripper, will be airing on El Rey Network with Special Host, and legendary director, John Carpenter! 

Then on November 24, The El Rey Network will be re-releasing our short films, Little Red Riding Hood and The Umbrella Factory with brand new interviews shot at the El Rey Studios as well as brand new behind the scenes!

New Article! "Modesto-born filmmaker scores again with TV network"

Here’s a wonderful article just released this weekend by Deke Farrow!

For a second year, short films created by a Modesto native and her husband will be aired on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's ("Sin City," "From Dusk Till Dawn") El Rey Network.

The “Animation Edition” of the program "The People's Network Showcase" features 15 films that will be broadcast Sunday and also released digitally on El Rey Network’s YouTube page. The special showcases "stand-out rising independent filmmakers from around the world," according to the El Rey announcement.

To read the full article about our Brand New TV Episode on El Rey, as well more info on our Short Films, and feature film debut, The West and the Ruthless, read it here:

Making of The Umbrella Factory

There was an approach we had been wanting to experiment with where we could use hand made paper cutouts and textures, scan them in and import them into After Effects and tell a story. We had been wanting to try it for years.

One cold morning in February while I was talking (or rather whining) to Nick about wanting to do a an awesome project that felt Tim Burton-Neil Gaiman-Jamie Caliri-Walt Disney Museum-(which you have to go to if you are ever in the Presidio of San Francisco) -sort of-look. He chimed in about what if we do “The Umbrella Factory,” the adaption he’d been working on of the Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs. It was then that we started talking about ideas in terms of what that world might look like and how best to pull it off...

The Umbrella Factory is here!

Naissance is extremely excited to unveil our newest short film, The Umbrella Factory! The tale of three brothers and the traveller they meet who knocks on their door one evening and asks to come in out of the pouring rain.

Here's the official synopsis:

One evening, a traveller knocked upon the door of three brothers. Asking for a place to stay, as he has nowhere else to go, he offers them his magic talisman for payment in exchange for room and board to come in out of the pouring rain. What the brothers learn is that the talisman is capable of granting three wishes. But be careful what you wish for.

Based on the Horror Short Story, The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs.