Films

BatKid Begins

Director, Co-writer, Producer
Feature Documentary
2015
Warner Brothers

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It’s November 15, 2013.Twenty-five thousand people descend on San Francisco. Online, two billion others join in. This massive crowd erupts with a collectivedisplay of public emotion rarely seen. With a Beatlemania-like intensity, people take to the streets and screens. They are all united to fulfill the wish of 5-year-old Miles Scott, who is recovering from Leukemia. It is his dream to become Batkid and save Gotham City.

Batkid Begins chronicles the making of the overnight international phenomenon that is BatKid.

Awards & Festival Screenings

Certified Fresh – Rotten Tomatoes
Cine Award – Best Documentary Feature
Audience Award Best Documentary – Ashland Independent Film Festival
Audience Award Best Documentary – Cinequest Film Festival
Audience Award Best Documentary – Omaha Film Festival
Audience Award Best Documentary – Dallas Film Festival
Audience Award Best Documentary – Rincon International Film Festival
Jury Award Best Documentary – Rincon International Film Fesitval – 2015
Heartland Film Festival – Truly Moving Picture Award – 2015
Common Sense Seal Award – Common Sense Media
Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival
Official Selection Chicago Film Critics Film Festival
Official Selection Cleveland Film Festival
Official Selection San Francisco International Film Festival
Official Selection San Francisco Doc Festival
Official Selection Port Townsend Film Festival
Official Selection Children’s Film Festival

Love Hate Love

Writer, Co-director, Producer
Feature Documentary
2011
OWN

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Executive Producer Sean Penn presents Love Hate Love that tells the story of three families whose lives were torn apart by terrorism. Filmed on five continents, “Love Hate Love” is a documentary about families who faced the unthinkable, then began a journey all across the world to ensure that love triumphs over hatred.

$9.99 + $3 S&H in the US or $9 S&H International

Awards & Festival Screenings

Tribeca Film Festival
Best Directing – Doc Utah Film Festival
Southern Utah Film Festival
Artivist Spirit Award

Pick Of The Litter

Writer, Co-Director, Producer
Feature Documentary
Coming in 2018

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Pick of the Litter follows a litter of Guide Dogs for the Blind puppies from birth through the day they make it into the hands of a person who is blind, or… get cut from the program. Our cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility will be to protect their partners from harm. The ultimate canine career.

The Final Show

Writer, Director
Short Narrative
2017

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We meet Betty Schwartz in the last 2 minutes of her life. She’s eating breakfast when Betty goes unconscious and gets transported to The Between. She opens her eyes and SNAP all her senses are back. She feels the deep massage on her scalp and realizes it’s the touch of her best friend and hairdresser Marion who has been dead six years. Betty is thrilled. We bounce out to the real world where paramedics are wheeling Betty into the ambulance. Back in The Between Marion takes Betty through the The Between as all the men in her life show up. Betty flat lines in the hospital and the call comes in to The Between. Betty must decide who to take to eternity.

Starring: Marion Ross, Peter Mark Richman, Nancy Dussault, Jerry Douglas, Murphy Dunne

Awards and Festival Screenings

Official Selection – Bentonville Film Festival
Official Selection – Cinequest Film Festival
Official Selection – LA Shorts International Film Festival
Official Selection – Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Official Selection – Robinson International Short Film Competition
Official Selection – Female Eye Film Festival
Audience Award Best Comedy Short – Woods Hole Film Festival
Official Selection – DC Shorts Film Festival
Award Favorite Narrative Short – Napa Valley Film Festival Audience
Official Selection – Tacoma Film Festival
Official Selection – Cambodia Town Film Festival
Official Selection – Tallgrass Film Festival
Official Selection – St Louis International Film Festival
Official Selection – Big Apple Film Festival
Special Jury Award Comedy – San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Finalist – Lexington Film Festival
Official Selection – Desert Film Society
Official Selection – New Jersey International Film Festival
Official Selection – Comedy Film Festival & Screenplay Festival
Official Selection – Oxford Film Festival
Official Selection – Omaha Film Festival
Official Selection – Albany Film Festival
Official Selection – Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection – Rincon International Film Festival

 

The Human Experiment

Writer, Co-Director, Producer
Feature Documentary
2013

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The Human Experiment follows the quest of 7 crusaders fighting to hold chemical companies accountable for what’s inside their products. Through their personal journeys shot across the country, the film will explore the true impact of man-made chemicals on human health. And it will examine the US regulatory system that has allowed more than 85,000 chemicals to reach and remain on the market without anytesting for their health effects. This inspiring story of real people working to make a difference on this issue willempower us all to take steps toward protecting our health and the health of future generations.

Awards & Festival Screenings

Mill Valley Film Festival 2013 (Mill Valley, CA)
IDFA 2013 (Amsterdam)
Nominee: Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2014 (Berlin)
FIFE (International Environmental Film Festival) Paris 2014
Richmond Environmental Film Festival 2014
Cinema Verde Film Festival 2014
Boulder International Film Festival 2014
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014
Colorado Environmental Film Festival 2014
One World Int’l Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2014
Cinequest Film Festival 2014
EcoFocus Film Festival 2014
Thunder Bay Environmental Film Festival 2014
Cleveland International Film Festival 2014
Gasparilla Film Festival 2014
Washington DC Environmental Film Festival 2014
Garden State Film Festival Best Feature Length Documentary
Sonoma International Film Festival 2014 –BEST DOCUMENTARY
Nashville Film Festival 2014
Investigative Journalism Film Festival 2014
Planete Doc Film Festival 2014
Crossroads Festival for Documentary Film & Discourse 2014
Catskill Mountains Film Festival 2014
Boston Environmental Film Festival 2014
Oregon International Environmental Film Festival (Eugene & Portland, OR) –BEST DOCUMENTARY & BEST ENVIRONMENTAL DOC
Portland Film Festival 2014
Korea Green Film Festival 2014
Madra Loop Justice Film Festival 2014
Sunscreen Film Festival 2014 (Hermosa Beach, CA) –CLOSING NIGHT FILM & BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
Artfest Film Festival 2014
Environmental Film Festival Melbourne 2014
Kansas International Film Festival 2014 Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2015

 

Washed Away

Writer, Director, Producer
Short Documentary
2017

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There are many days that Brandon Anderton cannot get out of bed. But on the days he can, he creates sand mosaic masterpieces only to see them enveloped by the tides hours later. He captures the scope and beauty of his art from a drone he flies overhead. In the hours while he is creating his art, his chronic pain fades into the background and sometimes vanishes all together, only to return with a vengeance after so many hours on his feet.

Washed Away chronicles the transformation of a person who goes from one of the darkest places a human can go to a place of hope and inspiration. The driving force behind his change is art.

Awards & Film Festivals

Best of Fest Award – Pacific Coast Film Festival
Jury award & Audience Choice Best Doc Short – Oceanside Film Festival
Official Selection – Doc NYC Film Festival

Official Selection – Mill Valley Film Festival
Official Selection – Boston Globe Film Festival
Official Selection – Newport Beach Film Festival
Official Selection – Albany Film Festival
Official Selection – San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Official Selection – American Doc Film Festival
Official Selection – St Louis International Film Festival
Official Selection – Pacific Coast Film Festival
Official Selection – Vero Beach & Wine Film Festival
Official Selection – Maui Film Festival
Official Selection – Motion for Pictures Film Festival
Official Selection – SF Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection – Oceanside Film Festival
Honorable Mention Best Documentary – San Jose Intl. Short Film Festival
Official Selection – Edmonton Film Festival
Official Selection – Napa Valley Film Festival
Official Selection – Santa Cruz Film Festival
Official Selection – Carmel International Film Festival
Official Selection – Portland International Film Festival
Official Selection – New Jersey International Film Festival
Oxford Film Festival – Honorable Mention
Hollywood International Independent Doc Awards (Finalist)
Official Selection – Omaha Film Festival
Official Selection – Taos Shortz Film Festival
Official Selection – Semi Finalist – Huntington Beach Film Festival
Official Selection – Yountville International Film Festival
Official Selection – Ashland Independent Film Festival

Witch Hunt

Writer, Co-Director, Producer
Feature Documentary
2008
MSNBC

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On the night John Stoll was roused from his bed and carted off to jail, his attitude bordered on the cavalier.

“Aren’t you worried?” His lawyer wondered. “Hell no, I ain’t worried,” John answered. “I didn’t do this. You can’t convict me of something I didn’t do.” It was more than two decades before John Stoll was free again.

Executive Producer Sean Penn proudly presents “Witch Hunt,” a gripping indictment of the United States justice system told through the lens of one small town.

It’s John Stoll’s story, but it’s also the story of dozens of other men and women who found themselves ensnared in a spiral of fear, ignorance and hysteria. These people are Americans, working class moms and dads, who were rounded up with little or no evidence, charged and convicted of almost unimaginable crimes. All sexual. All crimes against children. Years, sometimes decades later, they would find freedom again, but their lives and the lives of their children would be changed forever.

$9.99 + $3 S&H in the US or $9 S&H International

Film Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival
Denver Film Festival
AFI Film Festival
Cinequest Film Festival – 2009 – Audience Award Best Documentary
DC Independent Film Festival – 2009 – Best Documentary Jury Award
Sausulito Film Festival

Untitled Malcolm X Project

Producer
2018

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Details Coming Soon