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Daring Docs

The goal of a good documentary is two-fold: to open up a new world and to dive deep into what makes us ourselves. These do both.

Frameline International LGBTQ Festival, Outfest LA Film Festival, +3 MORE

2016 Feature Documentary, LGBTQ, Romance

A powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. A young trans man uses his candid humor and steadfast, all-inclusive Christian beliefs to counter the bigotry he experiences daily.

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"Things start to look tough in the doc's second half, as the practical realities of grown-up life pile on top of some already considerable stresses. But in its admiring account of Cole's perseverance, Deep Run remains both optimistic and sweet."

The Hollywood Reporter

Hotdocs, Camden IFF, +2 MORE

2016 Feature Drama, Documentary

In the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always relied on the sea for food. But when dangerous contamination levels are found in the local whale population, the islanders must choose between health and tradition.

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"Mike Day’s impressive documentary profiles the pilot whale hunters of the Faroe Islands. The film has an elegiac feel.... the film has a similar feel to Michael Powell’s The Edge Of The World. Day fills the film with beautiful imagery of seascapes and mountain ranges but the story he is telling is bleak. In future years, his documentary is likely to be regarded as a record of the final days of a way of life that cannot not be sustained."

Independent

DOC NY, Dallas International Film Festival, +2 MORE

2014 Feature Documentary, History

The longest litigated civil rights case in American history starts after police use a list of black college students to search for a criminal.

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"In the age of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, “Brothers of the Black List” is a timely portrait of the racial problems that continue to plague America. "

Indiewire

Frameline 40, Los Angeles Film Festival, +76 MORE

2015 Short Documentary, Drama, LGBTQ

Greg and Michael struggle with a disease that is actively eradicating the memory of their 40-year relationship, and the love that has held them together through it all.

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"It gives us a dynamic portrait of Alzheimer’s that couldn’t have been verbalized in an interview, and though I wish we could could have seen Greg and Michael in their prime, I’m glad I was able to meet them in this way. It proves that some relationships are damn-near indestructible."

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2017 Feature Sports, History, Documentary

Stand on the sidelines for the 60-year football rivalry between two Akron, Ohio parochial high school powerhouses; culminating in the annual game attended by 20,000 people.

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""Everyone was blown away by the football sequences. They were 'How many cameras did you have there? It was insane.'""

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mountain Film Festival

2016 Short Documentary

After 4 years of monumental drought, farmers in California’s Central Valley struggle to sustain their crops and their livelihoods while predicting the fate of the US’s produce supply.

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LA Film Festival , Portland Film Festival, +1 MORE

2015 Feature Documentary, Sports, Biography

For those with dreams to follow, the journey of pro skateboarder Thalente Biyela is a true inspiration. Also...those moves.

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"A vivid, affecting chronicle of a life redeemed."

The Hollywood Reporter

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, +1 MORE

2014 Short Documentary, Biography

A Native American fishing couple navigates the changing waters beneath them.

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"Brings a gently wrenching resonance to Cindi and Ed’s reflections on the uncertain future of their culture, lifestyle and business."

Aeon

SXSW

2012 Feature Documentary, Sports, History

It's all fun and games 'til capitalism takes over. Enjoy this rowdy doc about what happens when a fun weekend pastime is bulldozed by serious business.

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"More than a Heavy Metal Parking Lot-like piece of smirking anthropology."

The Hollywood Reporter

SXSW

2005 Feature Documentary, Drama

Witchcraft is something many of us only hear of in fairy tales and history books, but in Ghana, persecution is real. Meet the women surviving despite it.

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"Sobering study of contemporary West African women victimized by primal fears and ancient superstitions"

Variety

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