In 2014, twenty-four servicemen were awarded America’s highest military recognition, the Medal of Honor for their valorous acts in either WWII, Korea or Vietnam. Why were some of these servicemen overlooked for nearly seventy years? These men of various colors and ethnicities were denied the award during a period that is often defined by integration and the civil rights movement. Was their denial sparked by discrimination or just a simple oversight?
Unforgotten 24 is a story of one man’s fight to ensure his fallen childhood friend received the Medal of Honor and how that fifty year long battle lead to twenty-four other servicemen receiving their proper recognition. Eyewitness accounts, interviews with historians, and testimony from a senior legislative assistant illustrate the enormous struggle that it took to bring due honor to these forgotten men. Set against the political, historical, and social backdrop of the era, this film shares the heartbreak and joy of five distinct families who saw their loved ones transition from obscurity to honor.
This story serves not only as an inspirational reminder to all Americans that valor has no race, but it also explores why it matters that we fight for honor. In a time of divisive polarization, Unforgotten 24 serves as a unifying beacon to one our nation’s foundational virtues - selfless sacrifice.
Warehoused sheds light on the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing refugees across the globe through an intimate glimpse into daily life at Dadaab, Kenya -- the world’s largest refugee camp. We see the camp's inner workings through the refugees’ personal stories, most notably Liban and his perseverance to provide for and reunite with his family. Featuring commentary by the UN Refugee Agency workers who courageously provide desperately needed aid during the protracted crisis; “Warehoused” reveals the increasingly vital roles which relief agency organizations, host countries and permanent asylum nations have in the lives of millions of people struggling to find a place they can call home.
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make those clothes and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an untold story and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many more. This unprecedented project invites us all on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Since its invention over 100 years ago, the vinyl record has revolutionized the way people hear and feel recorded music. In the 1980s, video killed the radio star and CDs killed the record industry. Now—with CD and digital sales on the decline—vinyl records is in the midst of an epic comeback.
A collector of records since childhood, Alex Rodriguez has turned his addiction into a career. Follow record collector, Alex Rodriguez across America as he discovers and curates records for Coachella Music Festival’s on-site record store. Dig into the world of record collecting, as Alex spends weeks on the road, buying records and swapping stories with fellow collectors, musicians, and producers.
Featuring interviews with Pete Rock, Lenny Kaye, Monalisa Murray, Oliver Wang, Valerie Calano, “Slug” and “Ant” from Atmosphere, Sheila Burgel, Steven Blush, Rebecca Birmingham, Jamison Harvey “DJ Prestige”, and Kevin Patrick. Record Safari gives viewers an intimate inside look into the world of record collecting through some of the industry’s most knowledgeable enthusiasts. Is it just a hobby or something deeper and more meaningful? What explains vinyl records' steady popularity in the age of streaming?
The film explores the many reasons why people become vinyl enthusiasts and hopes to show viewers why the format has been and remains a powerful medium for music. Is it just a hobby or something deeper? What explains vinyl records steady popularity in the age of streaming? Tag along for the journey as Alex answers these questions and searches high and low for these sought after pieces of plastic.
THE NEW BREED is a cinematic feature film, documenting the rise of a new type of businessperson - The Social Entrepreneur.
The film follows the journey of three millennial social entrepreneurs as they uncover a problem with the world that needs fixing, develop a business plan, build a product, take it to market and share their business’s success with some of the most vulnerable people, communities and environments on the planet.
Entertaining sketches throughout the film will tackle complicated topics like globalisation, inequality and poverty in fun and easy to understand ways, shedding light on the global forces that have triggered the rise of the Social Entrepreneur.
The project itself is a Social Enterprise - Proceeds from the film will be used to provide film equipment and education to aspiring filmmakers from disadvantaged backgrounds in the USA and around the world.
Incarcerating US is a feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world.
Through dramatic first-hand accounts, expert testimony, and shocking statistics, Incarcerating US asks fundamental questions about the prison system in America: What is the purpose of prison? Why did our prison population explode in the 1970s? What can make our justice system more just?
The film begins with a brief overview of U.S. prisons and the flawed policies that fueled unprecedented overincarceration. In many cases, these laws exacerbate problems they were designed to solve. Through both empirical evidence and the eyes of those tragically affected by the system for committing minor crimes, we see the failures of two major initiatives: the War on Drugs and mandatory minimum sentences.
Incarcerating US tells the story of America’s broken criminal justice system through the eyes of those who created it, those who have suffered through it, and those who are fighting to change it. After decades of failures, now is the time to unshackle the Land of the Free.
American Made Movie is a feature-length documentary that explores the decline in America’s manufacturing workforce and highlights innovative Americans across the county who succeeded in spite of a global marketplace that has driven-out American-made products by outsourcing and driving-down prices. Directors Vincent Vittorio and Nathaniel Thomas McGill demonstrate that the American Dream is still attainable for future generations by featuring several small businesses that have seen success despite the ever-expanding global economy.
With the Syrian conflict now in its seventh year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.
After the End is a documentary film about the effect of loss in each of our lives. Following the stories of people who have each experienced the death of a loved one, the film explores what it means to lose someone without losing ourselves in the process.
Guided by Andrew Morgan, who lost his father in a cycling accident, the filmmakers journey across America speaking with families who have recently experienced a loss, sharing their heartfelt stories about working through the experience. Through interviews with hospice coordinators, bereavement specialists and experts on grief counseling, including Alan D. Wolfelt (author, educator and founder of Center For Loss & Life Transition), Rev. David M. Smith and
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (via archival video), the author of the seminal work on grief issues, “On Death and Dying,” we are reminded that by sharing our pain, we allow ourselves to heal.
One Day in April is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the triumphs and failures of four collegiate cyclist teams competing to win the Little 500. The film is a bittersweet portrait of life in the midwest and the drama from training through race day.
At a time when collegiate athletics is navigating an increasingly uncomfortable intersection of profit and competition, the Little 500 remains an example of pure sport in America’s heartland. Through the stories of the individuals who make up the Little 500 community, “One Day in April” is a testament to the virtue that sports build community and forge kinships rarely savored otherwise.
The expansive narrative of friendship, failure, and redemption plays out across a cast of characters that includes experienced veterans, accident-prone rookies, and alumni coaches who treat the Little 500 like it’s the Indianapolis 500. In a once-a-year event like this, there is no tomorrow.
From its humble beginnings as a one night affair, the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner has grown into a nearly week long celebration of press, power players, celebrities and parties. A Politico reporter, Patrick Gavin, quits his job interviewing some of Washington’s top policymakers and exposes a private world of excess and extravagance that is like nothing you’d ever imagine.
An Inconvenient Tax sheds light on one of America’s messiest problems — a fundamentally broken tax code that affects every part of people's lives. With the U.S. Congress making over 16,000 changes to the tax code in the last two decades alone, many Americans want something better, but few know where to start. This feature-length documentary film reveals the many ways Congress uses the tax code to achieve political goals that have nothing to do with raising revenue. It also tackles the controversial issue of tax reform through a non-partisan presentation of U.S. tax history and current proposals to fix the code. In a time when America faces fiscal crisis, An Inconvenient Tax brings a crucial exploration of the tax code to the big screen.
The Singing Revolution shares how, between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered publicly to sing forbidden patriotic songs and share protest speeches, risking their lives to proclaim their desire for independence. While violence and bloodshed was the unfortunate end result in other occupied nations of the USSR, the revolutionary songs of the Estonians anchored their struggle for freedom, which was ultimately accomplished without the loss of a single life.
In 2009 Maureen & James Tusty, filmmakers for The Singing Revolution, produced a second film out of Estonia. Seen nationally on U.S. Public Broadcasting, this one hour documentary tells the history of Estonia's massive Song Festival, and the role music plays in Estonian culture, even today.
Ned and Benedicte Clark, a married couple, go to Niger to visit Leslie Clark, Ned’s aunt, and the founder of The Nomad Foundation. Bringing their friend, Cooper Bates, the three of them commence a 4-week journey into the poorest, hottest and most remote place you can think of. This is a place completely unlike anything most Westerners get to experience in their lifetime.
This 70 minute film takes the audience along on an incredible journey, where no one is allowed to travel without special permits and security team. They make friends with Nomadic tribes members, for whom owning a cow literally determines whether they live or die. They travelled with the Tuaregs who spent years in the desert dunes, fighting the dictatorial government during the rebellions.
While our group did not originally go to Niger with this purpose, it becomes pertinent for Benedicte to make a difference in the lives of the Tuareg nomads and raise awareness about this forgotten country. Road Trip Niger is the fruits of this effort.
In 1970 Robert Kraft came back home to South Beach from Nashville and Las Vegas, where he tried to make it as a songwriter.
He started running with some boxers from the 5th Street Gym and slowly built up to 8 miles He made a New Years resolution to run 8 miles a day for one year starting on January 1st, 1975. He found the benefits mentally, physically and spiritually were all positive so he kept running 8 miles a day on the sands of South Beach.
Follow the filmmakers on an epic 32 city - 32 day promotional tour for their latest documentary, American Made Movie!
Come along as they promote the values of manufacturing and highlight the organizations and employers they meet in each community who uphold those values. This behind-the-tour documentary includes never-before seen moments from the American Made Movie Tour and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers, crew, and cast as well as new friends they meet along this incredible 32 city - 32 day journey.
PEZheads: The Movie is a documentary exploring the zany world of PEZ® collectors who immerse themselves in an endless sea of colors, characters, and candy.
Chris Skeene, a PEZ® enthusiast with 800 dispensers displayed on his livingroom wall, journeys across the country in search of others who share his passion for this memorable candy toy. Along the way, he makes new friends, visits huge PEZ® conventions and discovers vintage collections worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Every individual has a unique role in a much bigger story and should feel connected to the topics we bring to life through the stories we tell. Life Is My Movie marries image and reality by bringing content into the visual realm for widespread discussion. The majority of our work emphasizes nonfiction cinema, and our mission is to focus on finding “the story” within any topic.