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Reel Dreams


We rock your world

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Reel Dreams


We rock your world

Reel Dreams LLC is an independent film production company that focuses on human faces, real places, and indelible experiences. Director Topher Straus creates narrative and documentary film, commercial advertisements, and fine art. His films have screened in over a dozen international film festivals. In 2007, Straus received a "Remi Award" for directing at the Houston Worldfest for his 35mm film, "The Attackmen."  "Everywhere I've lived, whether it be Hollywood or New Zealand, my goal has always been to make films in my hometown of Denver, Colorado.” Said Straus. "That goal is coming to fruition with the production of three new films."

 TOPHER STRAUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED WITH EXPLORING HOW TO VISUALLY TELL STORY- THROUGH HIS ART, FILMMAKING, AND ADVERTISING WORK. STRAUS IS THE CEO AND FOUNDER OF REEL DREAMS LLC, A DENVER-BASED INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY THAT PRODUCES AND DEVELOPS MOTION PICTURES, DOCUMENTARIES, AND COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING.

ABOUT TOPHER STRAUS

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Happy is Life


a documentary Coming 2016 

From filmmakers: Smith Glover and Topher Straus

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Happy is Life


a documentary Coming 2016 

From filmmakers: Smith Glover and Topher Straus

“Happy is Life” is a documentary, filmed in Venice Beach from 2002-2016 chronicling a father, Happy Ivy and his daughter living without a home.

Happy has raised his daughter Life Ivy the way he wanted, free and wild, yet Life remains grounded somehow. Happy's desire to live without constraints means his family barely has enough to eat, or only a bus to sleep in. 

Happy and his family spend most of their time at Venice Beach—a place also struggling with the dichotomy between freedom and being a slave to freedom. Life is now in her early twenties, taking care of her aging father. “Happy is Life” brings a free-spirited and unconventional portrait of family life within a vibrant Venice Beach community. 

 

Coming 2016 

From filmmakers: Smith Glover and Topher Straus. 

 
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Coming In 2017 - A COMEDY FROM tOPHER STRAUS

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Coming In 2017 - A COMEDY FROM tOPHER STRAUS

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A struggling conservative cable news network’s biased exposé of the dark side of marijuana legalization. The network's CEO assigns a crew of curious, dysfunctional individuals to assist his daughter in unmasking the nefarious green temptress. The crew ventures deep into Colorado, where they meet a colorful cast of characters. Eventually, they inhale.