Carrie Preston, Mark Holmes and James Vasquez formed Daisy 3 Pictures in 2004 to create what they like to call “gay films you can take your Mother to, and women’s films with a ‘broad’ appeal” . In other words, high caliber films for audiences that are often overlooked by the typical film studios.
Since the formation of Daisy 3 Pictures, they have produced several productions. Their first feature, 29th and Gay, written by James Vasquez and directed by Carrie Preston was acquired by TLA Releasing for North American DVD, internet and television distribution. It also played on Italian television and Here!TV. Their second project, the short film Feet of Clay, written by David Caudle and directed by Carrie, did the festival circuit in 2007. Their second feature film, shot in the summer of 2007, Ready? OK!, was written and directed by James Vasquez. It features Carrie Preston, John Preston, Lurie Poston, Michael Emerson, and Kali Rocha. It was acquired for North American distribution in 2008 by Wolfe Releasing and was released on DVD in 2009, and is also available via digital download on iTunes and on cable TV on VH1 Networks’ LOGO.
Their third feature That’s What She Said was written by Kellie Overbey and directed by Carrie Preston. It stars Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis, Alia Shawkat, Kellie Overbey and Kate Rigg. It had its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by Phase 4 Films. It had a theatrical run in the fall of 2012 and is currently available on all digital and DVD platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Redbox, Walmart, Blockbuster and more. It was also acquired by Showtime.
That’s What She Said played numerous festivals in 2012 including Sarasota Film Festival, Outfest, USA Film Festival, Soho International Film Festival, San Francisco Women’s Film Festival and Provincetown International Film Festival. At the 2012 Nashville Film Festival it won Best Film by a Woman Director (Carrie Preston) and Best Actress (Alia Shawkat) At the Film Out San Diego 2012, it won Best Screenplay (Kellie Overbey) and the Audience Award for Best Supporting Actress (Marcia DeBonis)
Daisy 3 Pictures is currently in development on The Dody Show, a web series written by and starring Carrie Preston, which had its world premiere at the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) in October of 2012. Daisy 3 Pictures are co-producing the upcoming feature film Your Ass is Grass, written and directed by Paul Schattel and starring Carrie Preston. They are also co-producing two new web series: Darwin, created by Karl Kenzler, Lynn Rosen and Christopher Gerson and Roger the Chicken, created by Matthew-Lee Earlbach.