out of spite productions LLC

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


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.

As an actual adult person now, it's more like I've run out of spite. I don't feel angry toward people who may have it a little easier that me, so long as they are good people. It's not like we are given a choice to receive some of the privileges we are simply born with. As a white person in America, I have a huge amount of privilege, but as a women I still have less than a straight white male. There is a hierarchy built on generations of unfairness. I'd like to take a little time and effort to help steer this ship in a better direction, as best I can.


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


  •  Est. 2016
  •  Los Angeles, CA

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 as a post production manager. I have been an actress for many years as well, but I've wanted to branch out for a long time. I've finally taken that leap; started this company and completed my first short film. I'm hoping to build this company into something that I can eventually move to full time.