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THUNDER SOUL
SNOOT

 

All Aboard

CURRENTLY AIRING at Showtime and available on Netflix

 

SXSW – Audience Award (Lone Star States)
NAACP Image Award Nominee – Best Documentary
Heartland Film Festival – Crystal Heart Award
Hot Docs – Audience Award
Los Angeles Film Festival – Audience Award
Dallas International Film Festival – Audience Award
Aspen Film Festival – Audience Award
Indie Memphis – Best Documentary Feature
Pan African Film Festival – Best Documentary Feature


In Houston, Texas in the late 1960s, musician and composer Conrad O. Johnson, widely known as "Prof", took a job as Music Director at the predominantly black Kashmere High School where he would go on to transform the school's mediocre jazz band into a full-fledged funk powerhouse. The Kashmere High School Stage Band and their dynamic leader would soon become legendary and world reknown. Produced by Snoot Productions, Directed by Mark Landsman, Cinematography by Sandra Chandler


CLIPS:

Playing Again After 30 Years

Return to Kashmere

Prof’s Birthday

End of an Era

Prof Hospitalized

Prayer for Prof

 

www.thundersoulmovie.com

ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT
CROSSOVER PROD./
SANDBAR PICTURES

 

 

All Aboard

O W N Documentary Club

 

ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT follows the poignant journey of circus producer David Balding as he discovers just how difficult it is to find a nurturing and permanent home for Flora, the 18-year-old African elephant that he raised as an infant and made the star of his European style, one-ring circus. Producer: Jordana Glick-Franzheim, Cristina Colissimo, Director: Lisa Leeman.


CLIPS:

Pittsburgh Zoo

Elephant Sanctuary

Letter about Flora

 

www.oneluckyelephant.com

HALF THE SKY
PBS Independent Lens/ SHOW OF FORCE

 

 

Sandra chandler Half the Sky

 

HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE A journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. I followed Diane Lane and Nicholas Kristof as Edna Adan showed us her Maternity Hospital and Clinic in the rural village of Baligubadle. I also profiled Kahdra, and her nomadic family of camel and goat herders.

 

CLIPS:

Kahdra

Edna Adan

 

 

INTERVENTION
A&E

 

Intervention

Marci, Sarah, Amy, Richard, Ryan, Kelly
A small crew follows an addict and their family leading up to the intervention.

 

CLIPS:

Marci

Sarah

ICONOCLASTS
3 Episodes SUNDANCE CHANNEL

 

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CAMERON DIAZ + CAMERON SINCLAIR : Cameron Diaz spends time with Architecture For Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair, a global organization that seeks sustainable architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and communities in need. They journey to New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi to witness the enduring environmental and human impact of Hurricane Katrina.

 

CLIPS:

Architecture and Design

Lost homes in New Orleans

Cameron Sinclair and Cameron Diaz


BIG IDEAS
For a Small Planet SUNDANCE CHANNEL

 

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Addressing some of the most important issues facing humanity, this original documentary series from Sundance Channel focuses on environmental topics with interviews with forward-thinking designers and features on green products and alternative ideas that may transform our everyday lives.

 

CLIPS:

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. gets fitted for an eco-friendly jacket
Taking a JUMBO JET POLLUTER and turning it into a sustainable...
An ARTIST who makes fabric from used tapes...
A couple tours their beautiful NEW GREEN HOME...
Food filled with love – SUSTAINABLE FAST FOOD...
Tim Pope about RAINWATER CATCHING...
The owner of AMY'S KITCHEN talks about their ingredients...
Ken Wells talks about waste in Sonoma County

ALL ABOARD!
Rosie's Family Cruise HBO

 

All Aboard
One cruise. Five hundred families. Thousands of memories. This feature-length documentary brings viewers onboard the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship or a joyous voyage, in which celebrity superstar Rosie O’Donnell and her family joined hundreds of other gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight families on a weeklong trip from New York City to the Bahamas and back. Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins, Kelli O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell, John Hoffman, Producer: Shari Cookson. Awards: Nominated for three 2006 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming : Single-Camera Productions.

CLIPS:

We are Family

Moms

Teens

Dads

LIVING DOLLS
The Making
of a Beauty Queen
HBO

 

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In this documentary produced for the HBO cable network, child beauties and their parents throw themselves passionately into the national pageant circuit made famous by the Jon Benet Ramsey murder case. Presented with only a few factual intertitles and without voice-over narration, the 90-minute film focuses on delicate five-year-old blonde Swan Brooner and her no-nonsense mother, Robin Browne, as they try to parlay Swan’s success at local beauty pageants into national recognition and cash prizes. Executive producer, Sheila Nevins; producers, Jean Guest, Shari Cookson; Nancy Abraham; co-producer, Gloria Morris. Director, Shari Cookson. Awards: Emmy- Emmy Nomination for cinematography


CLIPS:

He's still working on me

Swan and Robin

Shane and Mike

GOOD OL'
CHARLES SCHULTZ!
PBS/American Masters
Lumiere/WNET

 

 

All Aboard

For 50 years, Charles M. Schulz captivated and comforted millions with his innovative chronicle of cruelty, hope, and heartbreak in the Peanuts set. But worldwide success did not quiet his own Charlie-Brown-style doubts. Good Ol' Charles Schulz tries to decipher an iconic, enigmatic American success story. Directed by David Van Taylor. Produced by Ali Pomeroy. 

American Masters Premiere 10/25/2007. Chicago Herald called it "one of American Masters' best and most profound episodes."

 

Screening at the Tate Modern as part of Arts on Film. Selected as favorite from the screening at the 27th International art-film festival FIFA, where it played in competition in Montreal 2009.



WOMEN ON TOP
World of Wonder
AMC

 

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The chance for some of Hollywood's most well known women to pay homage to women who have had a profound impact on the expanding role women have forged in the entertainment industry. Celebrating the impact of women on Hollywood, on our culture, and on each other. Executive Producers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato Director: Roberta Grossman, Featured: Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Gena Rowlands, Kirsten Dunst

 

CLIPS:

Actresses talk about producers they have worked with

THE NEW
LOS ANGELES
PBS/KCET

 

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This engaging documentary explores the complexities of inclusion in Los Angeles -- the nation's largest "majority-minority" city and the city with the nation's largest divide between rich and poor. The film provides a riveting portrait of a city in often turbulent transition, beginning in 1973 with the election of Mayor Tom Bradley -- the first African-American mayor of a major city without a black majority -- and concluding with the political empowerment of Latinos and the election of Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles's first Latino mayor in more than 130 years. Producer/Director Lynn Goldfarb

www.californiadreamseries.org/nla.htm

THE YOUNG
AND THE DEAD
HBO

 

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A documentary about the Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, resting place of such screen legends as Rudolph Valentino, Tyrone Power, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, and Janet Gaynor. Directed by Robert Pulcini + Shari Springer Berman.

Other collaborations with with Bob and Shari include “Hello he lied & other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches” (2002) USA “Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen”s (1997)

PEACE X PEACE
Women On
the Frontlines
Patrica Smith Melton

 

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Women are more likely than professional soldiers to be the casualties of war. From genocide and rape to displacement and starvation, they bear more than their fair share of the suffering. But amongst all this hardship, women around the world are standing up for peace. By advocating justice and educating future generations that war is not the answer, they are at the forefront of reconciling their communities. This high-quality documentary made for PBS follows women peacemakers from four different conflict zones. Narrated by Academy-Award winning actress Jessica Lange, this film redefines the role of women in war. Awards: Golden Eagle Cine Award, Best Documentary Aurora Award

 

CLIPS:

Bosnia and Herzegovnia

Burundi