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  • In 1945, two depression-era teenagers from Brooklyn, George and Mel, rode their bikes to Philadelphia for an adventure they’d remember for the rest of their lives—until Mel lost his memory to Alzheimer’s. Now over seventy years later, his grandsons in their early twenties, Alex and Koby, are...

  • ALIEN: The story of America’s high-skilled, legal immigrants is a character driven documentary about high-skilled, legal immigrants in the US, who are living on a merry-go-round of various visas to stay in the country. These immigrants who are simply striving for the American dream are forced to...

  • Howard Suber is one of the foremost minds in cinema that you’ve never heard of. Long before Howard Suber wrote THE POWER OF FILM, his lectures at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television were legendary for teaching the art of great film storytelling and instilling penetrating lessons for...

  • CLARKSTON (working title) is a documentary feature film currently in production that aspires to rediscover the soul of America through the eyes of outcasts. This place-based and character-driven film intimately shares stories about the power of human connection.

    After the tragedy in...

  • Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama.  Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives.  Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists.  The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who...

  • Every exoneration story has a lesson.

    With 2,220,300 of our citizens incarcerated, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. Experts believe five percent of those prisoners- over 110,000 - are innocent.

    Since its creation, nine innocent men have been...

  • Threads is an intimate portrait of an 86-year old Muslim artist in Bangladesh who transforms a unique quiltwork tradition to create possibilities for a better life for her family and for hundreds of impoverished mothers. Over three decades, as the intricate story-telling art...

  • OUTWORDS is the first-ever national project to document the remarkable evolution of the LGBTQ community over the past several decades, through on-camera interviews with the people who led, participated in, or simply witnessed it. The OUTWORDS coffee table book (published by Harper Collins) and...

  • "My Japanese Garden" is a one-hour public television program about the people, history and design concepts associated with Japanese gardens in North America. Japanese gardens have a universal visual appeal that transcends cultural barriers. Noted for their beauty, this enduring landscape style...

  • Women are now the fastest growing population in the U.S. criminal justice system. The majority of women going into prison are serving time for drug related offenses. Taking an in-depth approach, the film follows three women – who are part of an innovative reentry program in Cleveland, Ohio – as...

  • Tucked away in the Thai jungle lies a small democratic school called Children’s Village. Children's village teaches freedom of speech and human rights to some of Thailand’s most underprivileged children. 6 WEEKS TO MOTHER’S DAY documents the everyday lives of the students as they prepare a...

  • "Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience" is a frequent expression of top filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. This documentary explores the history and artistry of cinematic sound design with legendary sound designers and their directors...

  • We said No! No! is the true story of civil disobedience set against the backdrop of the Tule Lake Segregation Camp from 1943-1946. It follows a group of dissidents deemed disloyal as they fight for their freedom, their dignity and their families in an America that had forsaken them.

  • "We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians." - Dr. Edgar Mitchell

    Edgar Mitchell's return to Earth in 1971 was a revelation, setting the course for a lifetime of ceaseless exploration.

    The Space Less Traveled is a feature length documentary about Apollo 14...

  • While many are familiar with Woodstock, New York's musical history, Woodstock: 100 Years of the Arts presents the first comprehensive documentary solely focused on the town's artistic and cultural history that resulted from the institutions and artists that came together in the twentieth century...

  • In the fall of 2011, 24 year-old Sam Fox will embark on one of the greatest physical challenges imaginable: attempting to break the speed record on the 2650-mile long Pacific Crest Trail. To do it he will need to finish in 60 days, running 44 miles each day, pushing his body to the brink of...

  • "Bella, Citizen Artist," is about the life, work, influences and impact of California-based artist Bella Lewitzky. Dancer, choreographer, educator, caring humanitarian and champion of freedom of expression, Lewitzky was a strong, talented, out-spoken artist, who gave her creative life to protect...

  • In Ethiopia, there is a community of over nine thousand Jews. They speak Hebrew, keep kosher and have relatives in Israel, yet Israel continues to deny their appeals for aliyah — the Jewish birthright to become a citizen of Israel. They survive within a temporary, difficult reality in Ethiopia,...

  • That’s How We Roll is a character-rich, feature-length documentary about the uniquely American phenomenon of mobile home parks, and the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis. This issue-based film unfolds through the colorful stories of mobile home park residents across the US – retiring...

  • A TOTAL DISRUPTION is an interactive video portal for innovators and entrepreneurs, documenting the thought leaders and doers who are driving the greatest revolution in the history of mankind with technology in order to empower and educate us all so we can make our visions real, through what we...

  • Pirooz Kalayeh uncovers a traumatic event with racism when he was a child and seeks to heal himself and his family through interviews and dramatic reenactments that seek an understanding about the world between Iran and America, heartache, loss, and the American Dream

  • The godfather of a peculiar subculture, Keith London, and his mentee, Choo Choo, survive life in South Central L.A. through their dedication to somersaulting pigeons.

    Photograph above by Shaughn + John.

  • As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, a community of self-described “urban Indians” are threatened with forced eviction to make way for a stadium named after the original indigenous inhabitants of the territory. As the mega-events begin threatening a...

  • At the heart of The Think Big Start Small Project are five dramatic, incredibly entertaining stories about U.S. kid-entrepreneurs as they learn how to start a business and experience the challenges and successes of earning, saving, spending and giving. They make something, a business, out of...

  • Several people have died during the making of this documentary.

    In Brighton, UK, a small group of women have been changing the way people look after their dead. Supporting them during the ritual of care after death, and empowering them to create personal ceremonies reflecting the life...

  • “unMASKing Hope” goes behind the “masks” we don everyday. The masks we hide behind, created by personal trauma, shame, grief and moral injury that scars to our very souls. “unMASKing Hope” tells this story through an aggregate of personal stories from seemingly disparate individuals, soldiers,...

  • Set in a small, blue-collar Vermont city pulling itself out of the opioid epidemic, The Gut (working title) begins with Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras as he fights...

  • Shirley Price Katz (SPK) is simultaneously healing from brain injuries and dying from an aggressive uterine cancer. She joins the millions who become brain injured each year and the multitude of those who are misdiagnosed and under served. This project is informed by Shirley's words, "We must...

  • WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author, and her battle to make a name for herself. Through new interviews, her own words, and never-before-seen archival, our film shows her modest beginnings, how her unique voice was forged, her...

  • The documentary explores the South China Sea territorial disputes from a historical perspective. It examines how a history of nationalism throughout Asia has affected the current political, social and economic turmoil in the South China Sea.

  • The natural way of the cultural wave: we generally experience that musical and cultural trends shift from an outstanding position within public opinion to near utter rejection, refusal and ridicule, through an ever-shortening period of time. However, if that period of time is extended, to often...

  • Driven to Abstraction unravels a complex mystery of self-delusion, greed, and fraud-- the ongoing $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, Manhattan’s oldest and most venerable gallery. It also brought down the esteemed gallery director, Ann Freedman, who...

  • Chinatowns have been home to vibrant communities of Asian immigrants since the mid-19th Century. They provided the inhabitants with an entry point to support and services and a place to establish their new identity. However, many of these historic neighborhoods are now threatened by...

  • Three old friends travel to the North Carolina county named 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression, intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.  Capturing The Flag begins in the fall of 2016 as Laverne Berry, Steven Miller and...

  • A former Nashville cop and childhood domestic violence survivor works to shatter the culture of violence and silence that surrounds crimes against women in America. The film asks how men and boys can recover from household trauma to break the cycle of abuse. Why does one male victim become a...