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CEM Productions LLC 

We are committed to producing great, profitable films from great scripts on a reasonable budget. 

About Us

At CEM Productions LLC, we believe that making a great movie doesn't require a $200 million budget. We prioritize the quality of the script and the filming process, knowing that good work always gets noticed.

CEM Productions LLC was established and founded by Greg Glienna in 1992 with his creation of the highly acclaimed independent feature film "Meet The Parents," which he co-wrote, directed, and starred in. The film was made for $30,00  dollars and premiered at The Music Box Theater in Chicago, Illinois, and quickly attracted the attention of Hollywood, proving that a great story can overcome any budget constraints.

CEM,  stands for Climb Every Mountain, the name was inspired by the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein song from The Sound of Music. Greg chose this name to reflect the hurdles that we must overcome in order to be successful indie filmmakers.

Our company's rebirth was trail blazed in 2022 by co-founder Yasuein Paradise, an emerging producer who navigated the productions first feature film since 2009. The Road Dog, is the first in a long line of CEM Productions LLC cinematic treasures.

Greg has had many experiences working with the studio system in Hollywood, who rework  and "re-imagine" what starts as a good script. Say’s Greg “I’ve come to the conclusion that I work better when notes and outside influences are at a minimum. If I have to work with a lower budget to do my best work,  that’s a small price I'll have to pay.” 


In Hollywood history, most great films have been made by one or two people in control. Especially in the field of comedy.  Artists like Chaplin, Woody Allen, the Coen brothers, Stan Laurel and Alfred Hitchcock did great work by following their own unique visions.


Greg feels even if he doesn’t achieve the greatness of those people, at least the resulting films will be true to his vision.

Our Defining Story

Previous work

Greg Glienna wrote and directed the films below under CEM Productions LLC.

(only co-wrote 'A guy thing')

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