Protagonist Pizza's newest short film in 2018, Still, is about the first experience of falling in love through the art of dance and dreams.

Directed by: Nic Morse

Starring: Ryan Luzzo Danyelle Monson

Choreography: Chris Green

Song: "Oh my my" by Racquel Rizzo

Special Thanks to Cafe Paradiso and Luke Worland for their help and support.

a corner for august

‘a corner for august’ is an intimate look into how we deal with new beginnings in a digital age. This short film was directed by Janjay Knowlden, written by Sofia Fey and Luke Worland, and stars Ryan Luzzo.

This film was screened at the NAFF Film Festival and Illinifest!

DP Nic Morse was nominated for best cinematography at Illinifest.


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Delivered is a show about young people, a demographic that is notoriously burdened with the pressure of figuring their stuff out. We at Protagonist Pizza Productions are certified young people ourselves, and as such, are super familiar with the anxiety of an uncertain future. Also worth noting, we think the show is pretty darn funny on top of all that other stuff.

Delivered was written by Jon Murphy, is directing by Nic Morse, and stars Ryan Luzzo, Kimmy Schofield, Kadeem Fuller, and Danyelle Monson.


TABLOIDS revolves around a high school newspaper class consisting of NATHAN TOMLINSON (Derek Schneider), an awkward and misunderstood kid who can't wait to grow up so that he can leave high school, SHANNON BALLARD (Jenna Conway), a super positive and gung-ho hippy hipster feminist who wants to change the world, CHELSEA MARTIN (Erin Kaufman), a cynical and unambitious staff writer who doesn't know how to express herself, ROBBY BOBBY (Peter Cowley), the sports editor and self proclaimed class clown, and GREG LEVITICUS (Justin Klett), the overbearing and controlling editor in chief. Together, they are forced to navigate the endless abyss of darkness known as high school, which is riddled with awkwardness, insanity, heartbreak, bad puns, and life long friendships. Follow along on Facebook for more up to date news!