Producer | Feature Doc | 2020
Directed by Jen Rainin
With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and a title that called to mind a certain French film star, Franco Stevens launched the best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine ever published, connecting her community in an unprecedented way. AHEAD OF THE CURVE is a new feature documentary about the extraordinary woman who started Curve magazine, and by doing so helped accelerate the political and social evolution of the nation.
Director | Short Fiction Film | 2017
A close-knit mother and her daughter unravel.
Featuring: Chrissy Mazzeo, Hannah Grace Payne
Festivals: Mill Valley Film Festival (Premiere); DeadCenter; California Independent Film Festival
Director | Short Fiction Film | 2018
Deborah and her family let go of their guinea pig.
Featuring: Chrissy Mazzeo, Hari Kondabolu, Mona Sishodia, Karinda Dobbins, Una Stella
Festivals: Mill Valley Film Festival (Premiere)
Associate Producer | Feature doc | 2016
Directed by Katy Grannan
THE NINE, Grannan’s first feature film, is an intimate, at times disturbing, view into an America most would rather ignore. Raw, poetic, direct, and unnerving, the film is less a window into a foreign world than a distorted mirror reflecting our own shared existence.
Festivals: DocNYC; Visions du Réel International Film Festival; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival; Viennale International Film Festival; DocsMX; Krakow Film Festival; International Women's Film Festival of Créteil; Mill Valley Film Festival; New Orleans Film Festival; Fargo Film Festival; Atlanta Film Festival; St. Louis Film Festival; Denver Film Festival; American Documentary Film Festival; Flyway Film Festival; Cleveland International; International Film Festival of Uruguay; Valdivia International Film Festival; Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts; UCLA Hammer Museum; MoMA NY
Producer | Television series | 2017
Directed by Martin Edwards | Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chrissy Mazzeo, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Don Reed, Michael Sommers, Irene Sofia Lucio, and Anthony Veneziale
Struggling creative director Roger Newhouse has just 10 hours to turn his life around in a comedic satire set in that vast gray area between fraud and re-invention known as advertising.
Available on Amazon Prime
Producer | Feature doc | 2019
Allergies, obesity, asthma, intestinal disorders, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes are all on the rise, with some even doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the complex ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us – our microbiota – as a major cause. But how could microorganisms that live in your gut affect the odds you’ll develop asthma, a disease of the lungs – or diabetes, a metabolic disorder? LET THEM EAT DIRT: The Hunt for our Kids’ Missing Microbes connects with young families, researchers, and doctors to sleuth out what’s harming our microbiota and learn what we can do to reverse this dangerous trend.
Ongoing photography project
Producer | Feature doc | 2016
Directed by Paul Mariano
Francesco Pannofino. Martin Umbach. Shaktee Singh. Tamer Karadagli. Marco Antonio Costa. These are the international voices of acclaimed actor George Clooney. BEING GEORGE CLOONEY delves into the creative, often humorous world of audio dubbing a Hollywood hit into an international blockbuster. The film explores this multi-billion dollar business, the actors who make it happen, and the process of audio dubbing, from its curious origins in Mussolini's Italy to technological developments changing the face of the industry today.
Festivals: Santa Barbara Film Festival; Zagrebdocs Film Festival; Newport Beach Film Festival
Available on Netflix, Itunes, Amazon
I joined the Rainin Board in 2011 where we enhance quality of life by championing the arts, promoting early childhood literacy, and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all our programs. Our work is guided by our commitment to change through inquiry, creativity and compassion.
Over the pat 8 years we have awarded over 8 million dollars to narrative film projects including SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, HELLION, FRUITVALE STATION, and SHORT TERM 12.
Photo credit: NEW Program Lenora Lee Dance
Associate Producer | Feature doc | 2005
Festivals: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (Best Doc Award); Wild & Scenic Film Festival; International Ocean Film Festival; United Nations Association Film Festival; DC Environmental Film Festival; CINE Golden Eagle; Screenings for US Congress
Director | Feature doc | In production
Co-directed by Juju Angeles
Director, Producer | Feature doc | 2009 / 2013
Lance, Craig, and Ubaldo live with schizophrenia. They also live with Larry, their alcoholic caregiver / chosen Dad. And even though none of them is related by blood, they've lived together as a family for 20 years. The documentary SONS OF A GUN follows this unique family as they get evicted, move into a cramped motel room, joke around, and scramble to find a new home before self-destructing.
Festivals: SXSW (Premiere); Big Sky Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival; True/False Film Festival; Salt Lake City Film Festival; Temescal Street Cinema; Community Partner screenings across the US
Available on KQED / PBS