We are a multi-faceted media-production company.
From indie features to peak TV shows, all the way to augmented and virtual reality,
we’re creating work with an eye on the future of storytelling and audience distribution.
Original stories by all voices
We identify and develop new projects in film, TV and SVOD, with a focus on stories that enlighten as well as entertain, ensuring that the work we create is unique and diverse.
Futureproof: VR and 360
We work to advance the possibilities of mainstream, immersive technologies that are the future of storytelling.
Corporate and Commercials
With a strong network of producers and crew, we are an idea-to-delivery production company for corporate and commercial stories. These are just a few of the clients we’ve worked with.
Projects in Development
A small sampling of our current Development slate.
Relative Minor follows three characters as they navigate their intertwining lives in the City of Brotherly Love: a drug-addicted violinist with a seedy past, a fiery social worker, and an enigmatic drug lord.
Each has their individual struggles, brought on by both their own flaws and the forces arrayed against them, but each is connected as well through the world of drugs and addiction – and through living and working in Philadelphia. Which, at the end of the day, can be a pretty small town.
The comprehensive biopic of Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager. Jewish and gay when it was hard to be the former and illegal to be the latter, he nevertheless was able to discover and nurture the greatest band in history. His demons of addiction and loneliness, however, would prevent him from seeing just how powerful his legacy was to become.
Ray Livingston is an investigative journalist with an obsession: rumors he’s heard throughout the years describe a legendary, underground bar where rich people go to network, unwind…and imbibe drinks laced with traces of poison in pursuit of the ultimate high. Having finally reached the end of his search, Livingston is about to find out just how true the rumors actually are…
Based on the short story by Jeff Johnson. Short film in production March, 2018. Augmented-Reality game slated for production in Spring, 2018.
Birth at the Gates
This true story follows a compassionate, idealistic doctor and his strong, resourceful wife as they are ripped apart by the machinery of World War II only to be miraculously reunited after four tragic years apart.
Based on the Hebrew-language book “Keshet B’anan,” this is a powerful – and powerfully true – story about what happens when individuals who just want to live in peace are swept up by history and ravaged by war.
Who We Are
Two Friends. One Vision
In 2004, two guys met at a climbing gym.
One came from the world of high finance, trading and stocks. The other came from theatre, film and classical music.
With these complementary skills, and bound by a love of storytelling, finance and the outdoors,
they have joined forces to form Five Four Media.
Michael Friedman, LL.M., JD
Chief Executive Officer
A veteran executive and CFO, Michael has launched and operated several publicly-traded companies over the course of a 20-year career. Michael holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation and a Juris Doctor (JD) from New York Law School.
Chief Creative Officer
Before starting FiveFour, Jon worked as an independent writer and producer in several capacities, and has several scripts still in development. He is a former opera singer and actor, has directed several theatre productions and is former Producer and Director at Yahoo! Studios.
Director of Operations
Alison has 15 years of experience in human resources and marketing, and has started several companies.