Los Angeles Film Production Company Founded in 2017

Squid Farm actively partners with studios like Paramount and Lionsgate, prioritizing elevated genre projects and comedy, alongside narratives crafted by and for women. Based in Los Angeles, this film production company actively champions diversity and innovation in storytelling, aiming to resonate with audiences across the globe.

On the commercial side, The Squid Farm has produced advertisements for global brands including Goodyear, AT&T and National Basketball Association.

Tara L. Craig, President

Tara L. Craig is the founder and president of The Squid Farm, which launched in 2017. The Los Angeles film production company focuses on the creation of genre motion pictures, TV series and commercials.

Under the Squid Farm banner, Craig most recently produced Sheroes for Paramount studios. The action thriller stars Sasha Luss, Isabelle Fuhrman, Skai Jackson and Wallis Day and is directed by Jordan Gertner (The Virgin Suicides, Spring Breakers). She also recently produced the Neil LaBute drama Out of the Blue starring Diane Kruger, Ray Nicholson and Hank Azaria.

Past movies from the Squid Farm catalog include the feature comedy Guest House (#1 on Amazon Prime – Sept. 2020) and the sci-fi thriller 3022 (Top 10 on Netflix – March 2020). The first Squid Farm production, the psychological horror feature Shook sold to Shudder and was released in February 2021.

Other Credits

In 2018, Craig also served as Executive Producer on the comedy feature Friendsgiving (released theatrically and on Amazon Prime in October 2020), produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions and starring Malin Akerman. She also produced commercials for the National Basketball Association, Goodyear and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Before launching The Squid Farm, Craig produced the features Mad Families, No Way Jose, the 2013 Tribeca film Trust Me, Balls to the Wall, and April Fool’s Day.

Craig graduated cum laude at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and completed a screenwriting program at University of London. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America. Craig is also an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design and has guest lectured at UCLA and USC.

Other Projects by Tara L. Craig


Molly and Abbey, along with their crew of close friends and acquaintances, host a dysfunctional, comical and chaotic Thanksgiving dinner.

The To Do List

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

Mad Families

Three families compete for a camping spot during a busy Fourth of July holiday weekend.

No Way Jose

Jose Stern, an erstwhile indie-rocker relegated to playing children's birthday parties, is on the verge of turning 40 and at a crossroads in his life.

Just Before I Go

On the verge of giving up on life, a guy travels to his hometown to make amends.

Kiss Me

A teenager diagnosed with scoliosis navigates her way through her formative years.

Balls to the Wall

An engaged guy is forced by his future father-in-law to take a side job moonlighting as an exotic dancer in order to pay extravagant wedding neither of them can afford.

April Fool's Day

A year after an April Fool's Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge.

Trust Me

In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him.

Look at Me

Finding love in city can be hard, keeping it can be harder. Look at Me revolves around the lives of seven twenty-somethings and their complications with dating and surviving in New York City.