Vanilla Palm Films and

Banana Tree Productions

Consider us pirates who tell stories!



Coming soon...


Domesticate Animals / Secundum   Two films by director A.F. Madison:

Domesticate Animals is set in a familiar world with a twist and rules that are set to make your head spin. Newlyweds, Kate and Christie, are on a tight deadline to find the home of their dreams. Working with a quirky realtor they come across a house with a mysterious past and a past owner that is dying to get back in.

Secundum is a supernatural horror set in the world of New York City theater. The story chronicles the life of an aspiring stage actress, Abigail, who's destined to pursue her dreams, but under intense pressure finds herself crumbling to odd hallucinations. As her dreams of performing quickly dissolve, Abigail realizes that her hallucinations are more potent. The thought of conformity manifests itself as a crippling figure in a droned dystopian city.

Both films will premiere at the Vanilla Palm Film Festival in Bakersfield, CA on May 14, 2022.


Champagne Gypsy

A travelers soul stuck in time.

A film by Candyce Weir coming soon...


Vanilla Palm Film Festival & International Art Competition ~ 2021-22 / California

Finally! We have our own international film festival!!!

  Our mission is simple... to reward good storytellers and showcase their talent to the world regardless of their budget or resume. And we aren't like any other film festival on the planet because we bring the festival to YOU!


Click HERE to visit the festival's OFFICIAL WEBSITE!


Click HERE to submit your FILM or ARTWORK on FilmFreeway!


Click HERE to submit your ARTWORK only!


The Pirate Story Chest ...



Cleavage ( in Lithuania)


An American woman turns 50 while on vacation in Lithuania, but a much younger

"Mother Time" tracks her down to collect on a past due arrangement.  


Written & Directed by Jimmy Andrews

Ojaswi Gupta as 'Mother Time'

Candyce Weir as the 'Mid-life woman on vacation' 

*This film has multiple versions filmed around the world.


How To Tell Anything - THE BOOK

BUY the book version of the film!


How To Tell Anything   (Feature Film, Audiobook, and Hardcover Book)

People from around the world confess their secrets by filling in the blanks of one simple sentence:

"I would like to tell my ________ that I ________ because ________."
Based on true confessions…

1: “Larry’s Guilt” - Larry Woods (Texas)   2: “Leslie’s Loss” - Leslie Edkl (Munich, Germany).  3: “Carolyn’s Abuse” - Carolyn Woodville (Arizona)
4: “Edward’s Fuel” - Edward Doyle (Tampa, Florida).  5: “Valentina’s Fear” - Valentina Ooo Contino (Salta, Argentina).  6: “Madison’s Naiveté” - Madison Bailey (Nashville, Tennessee)
7: “Rose’s Forgiveness” - Kelly Rose (Manhattan, New York).  8: “Adri’s Anger” - Adri and Sofi Mendez (Prague, Check Republic).  9: “Elizabeth’s Scar” - Elizabeth Lundan (Los Angeles)
10: “Peg’s Confession” - Peg Farber-Burr (Los Angeles, California).  11: “Hilary’s Betrayal” - Hilary Larivee (Reno, Nevada)
12: “Candyce, Ethan, and Gabriela’s Bully” - Candyce Weir, Ethan Miller, Gabriela Guisti (Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles)

A film by Jimmy Andrews & Candyce Weir





Amazon/Audible, Anyplay, Apple, Apple Music, Audiobooks Now, Audiobooks NZ,, Audioteka, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Beek, BookBeat, BookMate, CalmRadio, Chirp, Cliq, Divibib, Downpour, EBSCO, eStories, Resources, Google, Hoopla, Hummingbird, Kobo, Libro.FM, Mackin, Napster, Nextory, Nook, Odilo, Overdrive, Permabound, Scribd, Skoobe, Spotify, StoryTel, UBook, Wheelers Book Club Limited.



My Conversation With God Didn't Go So Well

   August is having a bad day when he decides to give a complete stranger a piece of his mind.

Suddenly, GOD intercepts the conversation but August thinks it's all a joke and he isn't laughing.

The two hash it out until the conversation ends abruptly and with lasting consequences.


A short film recognized by six (6) international film festivals... 

Nominee for San Francisco Indie Short Festival June 2021

Official Selection of the Lift-Off Global Network Sessions 2021 - London / Los Angeles.

Official Selection at the 2021 "Only The Best Film Awards" festival - Miami.

A 2021 Costa Brava Film Festival entry.

A 2021 Paris International Short Festival finalist - Paris.

A 2021 Dubai Independent Film Festival finalist - Dubai.

A film by Jimmy Andrews.

Staring Candyce Weir and Ryan Sloan.

Based on the website:


Send us questions YOU would ask God if you got the chance... We might just use them in the sequel!


I Don't Wanna Close My Eyes


   Isabelle promised to marry Robert only if she ever gained her eyesight.

An eye donor gifts her the chance to finally "see" but Isabelle changes her mind about marrying Robert once she looks at her lover for the first time.


Written and Directed by Jimmy Andrews

Jenna Pane as Isabelle


Behind That Door No One Seems To Notice

   Candy is a teenager whose best friend lives on the top floor of a funeral home. She loves to visit and venture "downstairs." Always curious as to what is behind "that door" no one wants to talk about, her curiosity finally gets the best of her.

Based on a true story by Candyce Weir.


Directed by Candyce Weir

Screen adaptation by Jimmy Andrews



Save Rosemary ~ The Trinity


   While asleep in a COVID coma, Rosemary is forced to reexamine her life. Subconsciously, she must now resolve the choices ahead of her once she wakes up - choosing to remain on a road filled with chaos or turn down a new path to clear her conscience. The third film in the trilogy series "Save Rosemary" will leave you re-evaluating your own life and all the choices you made while living it.


This is the third film in the Save Rosemary series.

Click HERE to Rent or Download "Save Rosemary ~ The Trinity"


Director: Jimmy Andrews

Screenwriter: Sophie Max



Save Rosemary Too

   Only one of seven women in the entire world has the right antibodies to produce a vaccine for COVID-19.

Now, the world has voted on which one has been chosen to save us from the virus.


   Since the winner was announced, 3 of those women have gone missing... 2 are pissed off... 1 is plotting revenge... and 1 has slipped into total madness.

This is the sequel film to "Save Rosemary"... and all hell has broken loose.


Click to Stream or Download "Save Rosemary Too"


Director: Jimmy Andrews

Screenwriter: Sophie Max.


Save Rosemary

   A woman named Rosemary finds out she is one of only seven other women who have the right antibodies to create a vaccine for COVID19. There isn't enough serum to inject all seven. A worldwide bidding war is being held in secret to determine which one of the seven will be chosen to receive the serum.

   A research doctor uncovers the covert operation and steals the serum. Her plan is to hand the power back over to the people and allow the world's population to "vote" on which woman is injected and rids us of COVID19.

   The irony? All seven women are named Rosemary!


This is the first in a series of three films...

Click HERE to Stream or Download "Save Rosemary"


Written & Directed by Jimmy Andrews




A mysterious disappearance of eggs from the hen house leads to a shocking revelation.


This short film by Candyce Weir is currently on the festival circuit.


World Monologue Film Festival


Cake & Fireflies

This is the true story of Johannes and Luise Honnens of Bremerhaven, Germany. They were a young couple separated by the war. Their only daughter, Anke, grew up in America without ever knowing her real father. It wasn't until his letters resurfaced some 75 years later did her family learn the truth about Johannes.


Written by Tammy Guinn Brantley and Jimmy Andrews


4 Phone Calls From Amelia

In a world of seven billion people, the chances of finding your "soul mate" are slim to none. But what if?


Amelia (29) meets Finnegan (60) through an unexpected phone call. The two fall in love before ever meeting in person. When their first face-to-face encounter doesn't go as planned, the two must face the consequences of not being totally honest with each other. This is a story about one man's last shot at true love and one younger woman's dream of finding her soul mate.


Click HERE to Stream or Download "4 Phone Calls From Amelia"


Written and Directed by Jimmy Andrews


Mr. Pike

   The man who made the Pike Ibiza Hotel famous as a party paradise tells his story in his own words. It's the place where George Michael, Wham, Julio Iglesias, Boy George, and Freddie Mercury of Queen used to hang out. Learn what really happened when the rich and famous stayed at the legendary hotel in Spain.



The original book was written by Tony Pike with Matt Trollope.

Audiobook narrated by Howard J Davey.

Trailer narrated by Jade Asha.

Produced by Vanilla Palm Films


A Mule + A Cow + 5 Jugs of Shine

Based on her true-life story, a young Appalachian woman is sold by her own father in exchange for one mule, one cow, and five jugs of moonshine.


Listen or Download the audiobook "A Mule... A Cow... and 5 Jugs of Shine"


Written by Karen Wimberley

Narrated by Melissa Lucas-Harlow


A Journey Through Pines

A daughter finds a journal her dad left behind, only to discover there was another woman in his life she knew nothing about. She sets out to find this woman and the reason her father never ended up with the woman he must have loved.


Click to Stream or Download "A Journey Through Pines"


Written by Laura De Los Santos

Directed by Jimmy Andrews



Zadie has breast cancer. She can't keep a job or pay her bills. She makes a decision to make money by using the very body part that is killing her. Her webcam clients have to make a choice, too!


Is she... LIVE... or learning to "live."


Watch or Download "Live"


Written by Nora Shychuck

Directed by Jimmy Andrews


Samson & Delilah - The Unfinished Chapter

This chapter was left out of the Bible.

It's a modern-day version of the world's greatest love affair.


This film is in pre-production.


Save Rosemary - The Director's Cut w/Extended Scenes

   A woman named Rosemary finds out she is only one of seven other women who have the right antibodies to create a vaccine for COVID19. There isn't enough serum to inject all seven. A worldwide bidding war is being held in secret to determine which one of the seven will be chosen to receive the serum.

   A research doctor uncovers the covert operation and steals the serum. Her plan is to hand the power back over to the people and allow the world's population to "vote" on which woman is injected and rids us of COVID19.

The irony? All seven women are named Rosemary!


This is the first in a series of three films...

Click HERE to Stream or Download "Save Rosemary - The Director's Cut"


Written & Directed by Jimmy Andrews

Submit Your Audition


Follow these guidelines to submit your video audition...

1-You must submit a "video" audition using the character side script for that particular role.

2-Your video must be recorded in landscape (horizontal framing) mode.

3-Your uploaded "attached" file name should include your name and the character you are auditioning for. Example: "Jane Doe playing the Housewife in The Affair.mp4"

4-Send via Filemail or WeTransfer to

5-Please, include your email, phone number, and any supporting websites in your brief email introduction.


*While showreels and resumes prove your ability to act, we do NOT hire based on them and would highly recommend submitting ONLY side scripts. We care about how you will approach "our" film character and not a past performance. Be in character and show us how you plan to bring the character to life!




               *Submit your audition using the guidelines 1-5 above.

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Candyce Weir

Executive Producer ~ Canada



Jimmy Andrews

Executive Producer ~ United States



Melissa Ballard-Graben

Executive Producer of Acquisitions ~ California

Call Melissa: 661-432-9546


Katie Price

Film Festival Director ~ USA

Call Katie: 661-444-3340


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