Film: The Last Astronaut

Director: Shawn Welling

Co: Welling Films / Deep Water Productions

Writer: Miriam Goldman, Nathan Goldman, Shawn Welling

Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Status: Limited Release

Synopsis: Two girls, Luna Rigel and Naomi Portman, become intertwined with NASA and the CIA upon making first contact. When they encounter extraterrestrial lifeforms, they are on the run in order to find the last astronaut and save their planet.

Film:  If I Could Run

Director: Shawn Welling

Co: Welling Films / Miller Family

Writer: Don Miller

Genre: Family

Status: Limited Release

Synopsis: A young farm girl in the 1960's desperately wants to compete on the school boy's running team. Disappointments and setbacks face her. An abandoned, injured dog proves out to be her strength and courage. Together they set out to conquer this extremely difficult goal. A truly heartwarming and inspiring story.

Film:  Strange Bird

Director: Shawn Welling

Co: Welling Films

Writer: Shawn Welling

Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi

Status: Limited Release

Synopsis:

The film tells a story in the life of a young teenager from a broken Midwestern family who can not sleep. She believes a band of ragtag outlaws, who kills their victims in their dreams, will chase her down to her demise. The young teen Carrie Sane (Presley Bishop) visits a neurologist, Dr. Steve Blackburn, in hopes that he can cure the unstoppable seizures that she is plagued with day by day and monsters that haunt her at night.

Film:  Strange Bird

Director: Shawn Welling

Co: Welling Films

Writer: Shawn Welling

Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi

Status: Limited Release

Synopsis:

The film tells a story in the life of a young teenager from a broken Midwestern family who can not sleep. She believes a band of ragtag outlaws, who kills their victims in their dreams, will chase her down to her demise. The young teen Carrie Sane (Presley Bishop) visits a neurologist, Dr. Steve Blackburn, in hopes that he can cure the unstoppable seizures that she is plagued with day by day and monsters that haunt her at night.

Film: Jean

Director: Shawn Welling / Gregory Wolk (Second Unit)

Co: Wolk Films  Welling Films

Writer: Gregory Wolk

Genre: Family

Status: Complete

Synopsis:

Albert is a seasoned renegade with a heart of gold. With his memory beginning to fail and his wife wheelchair bound, his young granddaughter, Jean, has her hands more than full taking care of the couple. When Albert journeys into the desert, Jean must learn and grow over the course of her epic quest into the wilderness with her faithful canine. "Jean" is a miraculous adventure into the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love, courage, and faith.

Film: The Blimp Trap

Director: Shawn Welling

Co: RedFan Films Welling Films

Writer: Miriam Esther Goldman, Nathan Carliner Goldman, Harwood Taylor, Shawn Welling
Lead: Isabella Blake Thomas, Blaze Tucker, Renee Redden-Somoza

Status: Released

Synopsis:

Nine-year-old Harwood isn't like other boys in 1977 Texas. After losing his brother in a tragic car crash, his mother takes up drinking, and Harwood finds comfort in his best friend -- fellow-nine-year-old Billy, the mentally-handicapped girl from down the street. Together, they watch the famous blimp fly overhead, and craft a "blimp trap" to catch it for their very own. They're teased for their special game, and their friendship, until one day, something miraculous happens.

Film: Toxin: 700 Days Left On Earth

Director: Shawn Welling

Co: Welling Films

Writer: Goldman's and Welling

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Status: Post-Production

Synopsis:

700 days after the U.S. president announces a new, rapidly spreading virus, a resulting plague has killed most of humanity and transformed the rest into mutants. The sole survivor, Sarah Teller (Sarati), and her canine companion, Ranger (Max the Dog), struggle valiantly to find a cure and restore the human race. When a mysterious force pulls her to a displaced mansion deep in the Texas hills, however, everything will change - for her, the father she never knew she forgot (Shawn Welling), and the entire world.

Film: Love for All Seasons

Director: Shawn Welling

Writer: Miriam Esther Goldman, Nathan Carliner Goldman

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Leads: Chachi Gonzales, Josh Leyva

Status: Released

Synopsis:

When model Mira Cruz wants her longterm boyfriend to propose, she can't just tell him. Naturally, the two are locked in a lovers' quarrel, when both of them get the same modeling job! Will an eccentric photographer, a mad designer, and a seasonally themed shoot be weird enough to get the two back together?

Film: The Legend of DarkHorse County

Director: Shawn Welling

Writer: Jennifer Acres
Lead: Michael Biehn, Tory Tompkins

Genre: Sci-fi/Horror

Status: Complete

Synopsis:

As Jon (Shawn Welling / Michael Biehn) and Joy Ford (Tory Tompkins) move into the small town of DarkHorse, mysterious and supernatural occurrences threaten to tear the town apart. Teenage girl abductions and a chain of serial killings force good-ol'-boy Sheriff McElroy (Lee Majors / Larry Wade Carrell), the town's rugged symbol of justice, to use any means necessary to keep his beloved town from tumbling into chaos, and when Joy's nieces (Olivia 'ChaChi' Gonzales and Presley Bishop) are kidnapped, they must race to find the abductor and in turn come face to face with a monster.

Film: Project Aether

Director: Shawn Welling

Writer: Shawn Welling
Lead: Hannah Jones

Genre: Sci-fi

Status: Complete

Synopsis:

An American Writer's family ties relate back to a late 1950's experiment resulting in a high level haunting of a old wooded house they move into on the banks of a lazy bayou. A government conspiracy is connected to the disappearance of key individuals who have a special connection to the afterlife.

Film: The Messenger: 360 Days of Bolivar

Director: Shawn Welling

Genre: Docu-drama
Status: Complete

Synopsis:

A series of questions are asked by an amateur film crew to three men on a remote peninsula over a 360 day period of time. The fisherman, one of the inhabitants of the Peninsula, is Intrigued by a riddle as to the existence of a higher power. The Fisherman along with his surly comrades decides to meet and be interviewed a myriad of times. The film crew realizes the significance of the oasis they have stumbled upon and the people who inhabit this place as they delve deeper and deeper into their mystery. In the minds of the crew creep up surreal images of these displaced irascible denizens- Until the 360th day when the remote Peninsula disappears.

Film: The House of Dreams

Director: Shawn Welling

Genre: Docu-drama

Status: Complete

Synopsis:

A multicultural dance studio, Planet Funk Academy, located in an upper-class Houston neighborhood, must fight a campaign to shut it down at City Hall. In the heart of the film, the fireworks are set off by real life confrontation between Dancers and City Council personnel in dramatic courtroom like settings. Amazing dance scenes, from hip-hop to ballroom are integrated throughout the film, as heartfelt stories from the dancers themselves vividly portray their struggles to prevail against overwhelming odds of cultural differences, powerful enemies and the city legal system itself.

THE LAST ASTRONAUT / 2019