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Out of the Lehigh Valley

Living Proof Pictures is an award winning film production company that has been creating original content out of Bethlehem Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley for over ten years. Such films as The Worry Doll, The Ground that Sinks, Binge Purge and Cueball have been recognized by film festivals and awards bodies across the country and around the world. 

Living Proof Pictures also provides creative and artistic direction for community and commercial needs. Bringing a cinematic and story driven approach to your advertising.

Living Proof Pictures teamed with NAMI-LV to develop this social distancing PSA "Spread Sunshine Not Germs" starring Jenna McBreen and Sarah Cugini. Narrated by Syd Stauffer. Directed by Living Proof Pictures founder Brandon C. Lay.

Living Proof Pictures most recent work includes a series of social media ads for Soltech Solutions called "Rose the Sunflower" starring Kate Hughes and Valynn Turkovich. Directed by Living Proof Pictures founder Brandon C. Lay.

Living Proof Pictures also collaborated with NAMI-LV to create a series of Mental Health Awareness PSAs for Northampton County Department of Mental Health culminating in a video recognizing our frontline workers.


On the Festival Circuit


Cueball was created during the stay at home order of the pandemic. Created with a skeleton crew and a cast of two and shot in a single day. Cueball explores among many topics, domestic abuse, beauty standards and mental health. Cueball also marks the first film in Living Proof Pictures body of work that was accepted at an Academy Award Qualifying Film Festival.

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On the Festival Circuit

Simple as That

Simple as That was filmed in December of 2019 and began it's festival circuit just before the outbreak of COVID-19. It has gone on to be a festival darling at film festivals across the country and around the globe, receiving ten Official Selections to date and receiving nominations for acting for both Felecia White and Elizabeth Shumway as well as winning the award for Best Special Interest Film. 

Living Proof Pictures has ten short films, five features and a ten episode limited series which you can explore in greater detail across this site and in the Films section. Many of these titles are available to stream on Amazon.

Explore Our Catalog

The Worry Doll

Written and directed by Brandon C. Lay

Starring Syd Stauffer, Jenna McBreen, Kate Hughes


After a series of unexplainable night terrors Tess (Syd Stauffer) becomes obsessed with finding her estranged sister Janie (Karisa Hope). Tess and her best friend Ashlyn (Kate Hughes) enlist her sister's ex girlfriend Tick-Tick (Jenna McBreen) to help search for her in the drug underworld.


The Ground that Sinks

Written and directed by Brandon C. Lay

Starring Valynn Turkovich, Nicole Anderson, Zena Spratley


Living Proof Pictures 2017 feature film. After the death of her father Paige (Turkovich) attempts to reconnect with her mother (Marcy Repp) and two younger sisters Jill (Anderson) and Zena (Spratley as all the woman attempt to rediscover themselves through their grief. 

Macie on a Good Day

Written and directed by Brandon C. Lay

Starring Jen Santos, Maria Sole, Elizabeth Shumway

Living Proof Pictures 2014 feature film. Macie (Santos) is a twenty-three year old woman with IDD (Individual with Developmental Disability) stuck in the middle of a feud between her sisters Abby (Sole), a recovering alcoholic trying to become a more active member in Macie's life and her primary caregiver Megan (Shumway).

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In Post

Bitter Taste of Ginger

Written and directed by Brandon C. Lay

Starring Sarah Cugini, Marcy Repp, Chris Egging 


Living Proof Pictures sixth feature film currently in post production.