Maya - World Premiere at the NYCITFF!


Maya is an Official Selection for the NYCITFF!

So incredibly happy and proud to announce Maya’s first film festival official selection and WORLD PREMIERE at the New Ohio Theatre’s NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival 2021.

Maya is in the Surprising Relationships shorts block. Films will be available from Wed March 10th at 12pm to Sun March 14th at 11:45pm.

Maya’s Trailer is here!


Proud and happy to release the trailer for Maya. Stay tuned for exciting news!

Presenting: Keeper

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One-Eyed Rabbit proudly presents Keeper!

Keeper is a short film about two adult brothers who are forced to renegotiate their tumultuous relationship after a traumatic accident leaves one of them disabled and the other must care for him.

Keeper has a big film festival circuit submission plan, stay tuned for updates!

Presenting: Maya


One-Eyed Rabbit proudly presents:

Maya, our first project as well as a proof of concept for Thank You Five. Maya follows a queer NYC stage manager who reflects on her break-up while trying to manage the rehearsal of a play about a gay couple falling in love.

Maya will be submitted to film festivals around the world, check back here throughout 2021 for updates!

One-Eyed Rabbit’s BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT winners announced!


Proud to announce the WINNERS…

... of One-Eyed Rabbit’s inaugural BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT! Congrats to Lamar Lewis and Anndi Jinelle Liggett for their fantastic scripts! Each winner is awarded a $250 grant to aid them in submitting their winning scripts to larger screenwriting competitions and/or to further their writing careers in whatever way they choose. Congrats to the 2020 winners!

Keeper featured on The Mountains We Climb Podcast:

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Talking all things Keeper on TMWC Podcast!

Matt and I were featured on The Mountains We Climb, a podcast hosted by Jordan Kilpatrick-Smith that takes audiences on an exploration of the mental landscape. Each week, Jordan and a guest dive deep into the guest’s story of overcoming challenge, adversity, and beating the odds.

In this week's episode, we explored Matt and my journey through the writing, directing, and producing of Keeper, as well as how our relationship played into our work dynamic throughout the project.

You can find the audio podcast on your favorite platform by searching The Mountains We Climb or following this link.

Wrapped production on Keeper!

That’s a WRAP!

We’re happy to announce that we have wrapped production on Keeper, One-Eyed Rabbit’s first short film! As we head into post-production, we’re excited to bring the story of adult brothers, Marc and Caleb, to life. Stay tuned for more updates!

Keeper script announced as a semifinalist in the ScreenCraft Film Fund competition:


Keeper is a semifinalist!

We’re so happy to share that Keeper was announced as a semifinalist in the 2020 ScreenCraft Film Fund Competition!

One-Eyed Rabbit announces BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT!


Submissions are now OPEN…

For One-Eyed Rabbit’s inaugural BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT! One-Eyed Rabbit's annual BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT was established to amplify Black voices, create a bridge between Black writers and more funding opportunities, and to increase representation within the film & television industry. Visit One-Eyed Rabbit for more info on the grant!

Production on Maya is wrapped!

One-Eyed Rabbit has wrapped its first project!

We wrapped production on Maya after a day and a half on a COVID safe shoot! Maya moves into post-production, with the final product serving as both a proof of concept for the webseries Thank You Five, as well as a standalone short film. Updates coming soon!

Pitch to Screen Film Awards

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Maren Lavelle and Matt Steiner at the Pitch To Screen Film Awards at Lincoln Center in October of 2019

Roll out the red carpet…

One-Eyed Rabbit was invited to represent at the Pitch to Screen Film Awards at Lincoln Center this month! Congrats to all of the winners!

Thank You Five Launch Party


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The Thank You Five Launch Party was a success!

We had an incredible launch party for Thank You Five at The Artist Co-op in Midtown! Thanks to everyone for attending and celebrating the stage managers who keep our theatre community running. Don’t forget to donate to our #ThankYou50 campaign so we can make Thank You Five a reality!

One-Eyed Rabbit is here!


One-Eyed Rabbit, LLC

It’s official!

One-Eyed Rabbit, a new film and television production company co-founded by Matt Steiner and I, is officially incorporated. OER seeks to offer new perspectives through character-driven narratives to illuminate the full scope of our shared humanity.

We’re excited to see where One-Eyed Rabbit takes us, as we have numerous projects in the works. Stay tuned!