FILM + VIDEO
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
ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT
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.
HALF THE SKY
PBS Independent Lens/ SHOW OF FORCE
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.
3 Episodes SUNDANCE CHANNEL
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.
For a Small Planet SUNDANCE CHANNEL
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.
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
Rosie's Family Cruise HBO
of a Beauty Queen HBO
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
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
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
AND THE DEAD
PEACE X PEACE
the Frontlines Patrica Smith Melton
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