out of spite productions

Dedicated to creating more opportunities for under-represented people, both in front of and behind the camera.

What Metal Girls Are Into

What Metal Girls Are Into

A Short Film

Three women going to a three day metal festival in the desert find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.


On the Name

The name comes from a time when I was a poor student and resentful toward classmates who were not. It's a bit of the "I'll show you!" mentality we often feel when confronted with things that seem unfair and cause jealousy.

I've gotten over a lot of my spite, but the world is a rough place and I can't pretend I'm above it. I would like to at least turn it into a positive in some way.


The goal of Out of Spite Productions is to create more opportunities for under-represented people in the film, television, and new media industries both in front of and behind the camera.


  •  Est. 2016
  •  Los Angeles, CA
Laurel Vail

Laurel Vail


I grew up in Idaho, but I call Los Angeles my home. I spent 11 years as a motion graphics artist and currently work in business solutions for a TV network's marketing group. I have been an actress for many years as well, but I wanted to branch out for a long time. I finally took that leap; started a company and completed my first short film. I'm hoping to continue finding ways to be creative and try to make the world a little better.