View Projects:
  • 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...

  • Bandage up an open wound.
    Eat nutritious foods and exercise.
    Drink plenty of fluids and rest when feeling ill.

    We know how to take care of our physical bodies because we are taught how to do so, but when it comes to mental health we're severely under-informed.

    ...

  • At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the...

  • Generations of family farming tradition go up in flames as the North Dakota oil boom leaves human memory, culture and identity scorched in its wake. My Country, No More follows one family's path to resistance, raising a fundamental question: what are we willing to sacrifice in our pursuit...

  • Following a cast of art world disruptors, our film uncovers a dangerously flawed ecosystem at risk of marginalizing the very voices it’s intended to support.

  • “Visions of Warriors” enters the minds of four veterans from the Vietnam War era to the Iraq War who are battling against mental illness—Mark Pinto, Homerina “Merina” Bond, Ari Sonnenberg, and Priscila “Peni” Bethel. They participate in the groundbreaking Veteran Photo Recovery Project at the VA...

  • ISKRA, the electro-technical company, the ‘cash cow’ of non-aligned socialist Yugoslavia created the most stylish and copied telephones in the world. Their computer-department was bigger than Microsoft. When Gorbachev visited ISKRA in 1985, he was there to investigate why the New York Times...

  • When legendary rock keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer died, the music world was shocked. It was an open secret amongst musicians he had been suffering for years with repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) from playing. But nobody talked. Facing an upcoming tour in Japan and unsure...

  • In the United States, there are over 6.8 million people in prison, jail, on probation or parole. That is 1 in every 35 adults. Perhaps even more alarming is that women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985.

    ...

  • In the midst of China's monumental transformation to a modern society, Chinese Opera, a unique blend of performing arts that reflects the soul of its ancient culture, is quickly disappearing. Filmed in mainland China over a six-year period, with additional scenes shot in Iran and California,...

  • Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS is a 67 minute documentary that tells a story that has never been told: the vital role that women have played - and continue to play - in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

    Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, and...

  • Got the facts on Milk? a comical yet jolting feature documentary that questions the health benefits of milk and examines the dairy industry's advertised claims on milk. A hybrid Bible belt style road trip unwinds across America to uncover the compelling behind the scenes story of milk and...

  • The Yazidis are a small religious group scattered across northern Iraq. In August 2014, their ancient culture collapsed as ISIS militants swarmed into their homeland and targeted their communities for destruction. A Fire Came to Cleanse Us (working title) shares stories of strength and survival...

  • Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles, is a groundbreaking 4-part series that tackles a long-overdue and sometimes painful examination of the early history of Los Angeles' Anglo American, Mexican American and other ethnic interactions, and illuminates how these many layered and often...

  • This sequel to the critically acclaimed "Paper Clips" revisits Whitwell Middle School as, ten years after their renowned Paper Clips Project began, the children continue their extraordinary journey of tolerance and understanding. They travel both literally and metaphorically from their small...

  • "We want to be the biggest band in the world" is the battle cry from the young musicians in this film. When asked how they will do it, the overwhelming response: "We just copy what the bigger bands are doing".

    Bigger bands...mostly broke and suicidal. Signing with a major label the goal...

  • "A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour" is a feature-length documentary about Gregg Gour, a 48-year-old HIV positive gay man who is on the "Road Trip" of his life. Gregg has lived with HIV/AIDS for 24 years, and in July of 2004, after struggling with the side-effects for so long, he...

  • This is the story of Partners In Health, a remarkable public health charity organization operating in thirteen of the poorest countries around the world and the controversial man who founded it, Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues are larger-than-life heroes to millions, fighting to...

  • May 21, 2013 was the worst day of my life.  My small intestine perforated due to a long undiagnosed case of Crohn’s Disease.  Over the next year I worked towards recovery through surgeries, medicines and a multitude of procedures but most of all, running.November 2014 my wife and I ran our first...

  • Saving the City is a multi-part documentary series with related educational material highlighting successful and unsuccessful examples of urban development throughout the US and Canada so that we can learn to create better places.

    Programs are arranged by theme, not city, so we can...

  • ! VOTER SUPPRESSION IS REAL IN AMERICA !  

    Voter suppression is one of the painful legacies of hundreds of years of systemic racism.  And, unless the story is told, it’s not going away. 

    In 2016, our film team set out to document the first presidential...

  • 'The Samurai of Gold Hill' is the little known story of the Aizu-Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, the first Japanese immigrant settlement in the United States. It is a fascinating and compelling story that follows a colony of 22 samurai, farmers and carpenters, and their families, who escape the...

  • The teenage girls of Warrenville Prison are not your average juvies. They're the poorest, most damaged, and some would say the most likely kids to remain in the prison system their whole lives. What happens when they're given a shot at redemption� via a musical? We follow four girls as this...

  • The Paper Trail: Into the Hornet's Nest chronicles modern American homesteader Lydia Doleman as she helps mobilize her community to block a massive timber sale in an attempt to defend the Little Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon.  Motivated by a government agency eager to log, Lydia and others...

  • Mild-mannered Liansu Wang reunites with his family in San Francisco after 12 years in a Chinese prison. Against his wife’s wishes, he decides to build a replica of the torture chair that left him crippled to seek justice for his sister’s murder and to tell his story to the English-speaking world...

  • At 12 years of age, Destiny is navigating 7th grade, enduring homelessness and along with Moms4Housing, igniting a movement for housing as a human right.

  • "WHY." is a documentary series with a focus on People who are inspired & dedicated to pursue a particular calling in their Life. Among these people are artists, musicians, small business owners, leaders, teachers, athletes, caretakers, advocates & farmers.

    No one is making them do...

  • Star Weavers - One woman’s journey around the world to promote peace. The story will trace the development and impact of this participatory public arts project initiated by an Australian master weaver of Samoan descent, whose response to a local tragedy evolved into collective action in 200...

  • In the remote Andean highlands, Victoriano Arisapana cares for the woven footbridge that has stretched over the gorge for hundreds of years. The secrets of this bridge, the only one left from the ancient Incan empire, have been passed down by the men of Victoriano's family for 300 years. He is...

  • Longing to protect her daughters from the discrimination and violence of Congo’s endless civil war, Rachel Namberwa composed a unique blessing song for each of her children at birth. In a historic context where physical features could be blamed for discrimination and hatred, Rachel sheltered her...

  • World-renowned forensic psychiatrist from Yale University, Dr. Bandy Lee, like France’s Joan of Arc, is on a divinely-inspired quest to remove Donald Trump from power. Defying professional ethics, she ignores thousands of death threats, and publishes The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. Dr. Lee...

  • Nearly a thousand children call the streets of Cape Town, South Africa home. Known as 'strollers', these children live in an urban wonderland where they hustle, play, fight and drug the day away. But street life can be dangerous and most children express a sincere desire to leave the street...

  • In a region scarred by conflict, with a people stained by distrust, a simple act of kindness may be the most difficult act of all to conclude.  “The Eyes of Eden” is the documentary tale of an effort to restore hope to a seemingly hopeless circumstance, one child, one family, one village, at a...

  • Julie Magers' world turned upside down when her husband, Michael Mehaffie, was sentenced to twenty years for commercial burglary. In the state of Maryland commercial burglary carries the same weight as murder. Over the past five years of incarceration Julie began to be an advocate for Michael...

  • "For Such a Time as This" poses and seeks to answer several provocative questions: Is reconciliation between Evangelical Christians and the Gay community possible? Can common ground be found in the intense culture wars that have consumed our nation? Central to evangelical efforts to reach out to...

  • "Thanks for the Mammaries, Bettina Hubby" is a feature length documentary about Los Angeles artist Bettina Hubby's diagnosis with breast cancer and the power of art to transform and sustain our struggle to survive.