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Why Did You Kill Me a Top Ten Streaming Hit

Nielsen has “Why Did You Kill Me?” at 253 million minutes streamed in our first 5 days, which put us as the #2 most viewed movie that week across all streaming platforms even though the movie wasn’t out for the full week. From the Hollywood Reporter: Nielsen’s streaming top 10s […]

World’s last Blockbuster video store more popular after Netflix show

First, it debuted at the #4 position on Netflix Most Watched Movie’s list, and now comes this news on The Last Blockbuster, from The Chicago Tribune: “Since the documentary aired March 15, people from all over the world have sent flowers and called the store just to say “thank you” […]

The Last Blockbuster Netflix Premiere’s at #4

“The Last Blockbuster” premiered at an amazing #4 of all movies on Netflix! Netflix’s New #4 Movie Tells the Story of the Last Remaining Blockbuster Video It’s been more than a decade since Blockbuster Video declared bankruptcy and announced that it was closing all but one location. And now, Netflix […]

“The Oxy Kingpins” to Premiere at Virtual SXSW

From the LA Times: One year after COVID shut it down, the SXSW Film Festival announces full virtual lineup: Documentary Feature Competition: “Kid Candidate” directed by Jasmine Stodel; “Lily Topples The World” directed by Jeremy Workman; “Not Going Quietly” directed by Nicholas Bruckman; “The Oxy Kingpins” directed by Brendan FitzGerald; […]

Inauguration

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IDA Awards Nominations Announced

The International Documentary Association has announced the nominees for its 36th Annual IDA Documentary Awards, and a certain streaming service dominates. Boys State is nominated for BEST EDITING, and I Am Not Alone is nominated for BEST WRITING. The nominees are: Best Editing Boys State (USA / Apple, A24) Crip […]

Oscar Season is Here

The Hollywood Reporter cites both Boy’s State and I Am Not Alone as top contenders for this years Best Documentary award. From the article: “I Am Not Alone chronicles the incredible story of the recent Armenian revolution, is absolutely outstanding — stranger than fiction and tremendously inspiring.” “Boys State, the winner of […]

Joe Wong Music Video

The official lyric video for “Dreams Wash Away”, the debut single from Joe Wong. From the Netflix Original Series ‘The Midnight Gospel.’ Listen to Joe’s music here: https://decca.lnk.to/JoeWongSpotifyID

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann Scores in Netflix Ratings

Netflix has unveiled its most popular titles internationally with true-crime doc The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann topping the UK list. In the United States, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann ranked as the seventh most popular documentary on Netflix. As reported in DEADLINE, “The streamer hasn’t officially revealed the methodology, but the […]

“The Animal People” Los Angeles Premiere

After it’s debut at the Austin Film Festival last month, this weekend our own Casey Suchan, Sasha Perry and Brian Palmer brought “The Animal People” to Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Film Festival. They were joined for the West Coast premiere by Executive Producer Joaquin Phoenix.

“I Am Not Alone” wins Audience Award at TIFF

Premiering earlier this week, I AM NOT ALONE was a breakout film at the Toronto International Film Festival, winning first-runner up for the The Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award and garnering rave reviews. From the Hollywood Reporter: “Had they unfolded in a work of fiction, the events of I Am Not […]

“Red, White & Wasted” Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

Editor Michael Vollmann was on hand at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday for the world premiere of “Red, White & Wasted”. Early review from FILM PULSE: “Red, White & Wasted is an entertaining and, dare I say, fascinating look into this world that many of us simply aren’t a part of, […]

“The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” drops on Netflix

Launching tomorrow on Netflix — we were honored to be brought in as part of the team of editors to help put this mammoth undertaking together. From The Atlantic: “Over eight episodes, available on Netflix on March 15, the series compiles a staggering amount of information, patching together archival news […]

Operation Allie

(Documentary Short, 2016, Big Sky Film Fest) Anthony Marquez, a former Marine and military dog handler, has returned from Afghanistan. He lost 17 friends in the war, and has been suffering from the effects of PTSD. When he finds out that the dog that he went through the war with, Allie, […]

The Life of Reilly

(Feature Film, 2006, Premiere SXSW) Original SXSW Trailer.

Denis Henry Hennelly (director)

Denis Henry Hennelly has directed four feature films – Rock The Bells (Warner Home Video), Bold Native, and Goodbye World (Samuel Goldwyn Films), and The Animal People. The critically acclaimed documentary Rock The Bells premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned comparisons to Gimme Shelter and Woodstock. Premiere called it “outright exhilarating,” and The Village Voice hailed it […]

Frank Anderson (writer/director)

Understatement Alert: Frank has led an interesting life. Born in the Philippines. Raised in rural Wisconsin. Played pedal steel guitar bars and beer halls as a teenager. After a stint as a ranch hand at a working cattle ranch he attended San Francisco State University, majoring in Japanese language and […]

Chris James Thompson (director)

Chris James Thompson is an award-winning director whose first feature film The Jeffrey Dahmer Files premiered in competition at the SXSW Film Festival (2012), became a New York Times Critics Pick, and was acquired by IFC for distribution. He also recently completed a short documentary MECCA, which was released by EPSN as part of their ’30-for-30′ series […]

Tim Irwin (director)

Tim Irwin grew up on skateboarding and punk rock.  It was a video production class in high school that first put a camera in his hands and he began shooting his friends skateboarding and making documentaries about his friends bands.  That’s where it began and he hasn’t stopped pointing his […]

Chris Smith (co-founder)

An accomplished filmmaker, Chris’ films include American Job (1996 Sundance Film Festival), American Movie (1999, Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Sony Pictures Classics), Home Movie (2001, Sundance Film Festival), The Yes Men (2004, United Artists), The Pool (2008, Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival), and most recently Collapse, which premiered at […]

Dave Myszewski (editor)

Dave Myszewski is a video editor, animator, motion graphics artist, and videographer.

Brian Palmer (editor)

Brian Palmer’s most recent film as an editor is WHIRLYBIRD, which premiered to great acclaim at Sundance in 2020. He is a frequent collaborator as an editor with Clay Week and producer Seth Gordon on films such as FINDERS KEEPERS, which premiered at the Sundance film festival in 2015; and GLEASON, which […]

Sasha Perry (editor)

Sasha Perry (they/them) is a documentary editor with over a decade of experience in TV and film. Sasha was an editor and producer on the 2020 Netflix documentary, THE ANIMAL PEOPLE and an editor on a number of other recently-released films including I AM NOT ALONE (Toronto International Film Festival, 2019) and […]

John Lyons Murphy (writer)

Most recently, Murphy co-directed and produced Kingdom Come, a documentary film that chronicles aspiring filmmaker Daniel Gillies’ quest to make his first feature.  The doc features such independent film and Hollywood icons as Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, Edward Burns, Selma Blair, Seth Green, Nicole Holofcener, Robert Townsend, and Bruce Campbell.  […]

David Dahlman (biz dev)

Dave grew up loving the Harold Lloyd slapstick comedies.  “Daring, ridiculous, and funny… but enough about me,” he jokes.  “Lloyd was very simple, and very inventive, and I think that’s the essence of effective communication and storytelling.” Dave has also directed and shot some of his own documentaries (including “The […]

Jack Turner

A fine arts graduate of the University of Vermont, Turner has grown into a successful film producer with critically acclaimed credits. Out of college, he was hired as receptionist for October Films in New York City and spent much of his time reading movie treatments and learning what makes a […]

Patrick Buckley

Beginning his career as a production assistant on “American Movie”, Pat has since produced hundreds of television commercials and long format works for clients like Nike, Miller Brewing, Thule, Wilson Sports, Under Armour, Firestone, and Trek Bicycle among others. He has worked with and for production companies like @radical media, […]

Ryan Dembroski (producer)

Starting at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Ryan was planning to be a doctor.  Until he got to Organic Chemistry. “On the first day of class, they had a quiz,” Ryan recalls.  “I sat there looking at questions about all of the things I was supposed to remember about […]

Steve Roeder

Steve began his career as an agency art director. He then worked various positions on the AICP from gripping to art department, finally settling on producing. For the past two decades, Steve has brought his attention to detail and can-do spirit to hundreds of productions. He listens and engages, priding […]

‘After the Apocalypse’ Begins

This just in — Manny reports in that the first Skype call with Henry and Don — two original “Apocalypse Now” cast members — went great. This is a screen snap from the call that ended only minutes ago. He reports that we have some cool stuff lined up! And here’s […]

Whole Meal In

Chef Coleman demonstrates how to prepare a whole meal at one time, in one oven, using Wolf’s dual convection system. Your kitchen is where life happens. Where you share food, drink, conversations and confessions with the people you love. Why not make your kitchen the best it can be? Learn […]

Zera: Unsolved

(Feature Documentary) It’s June of 2015 and Kent Schoonover is enjoying his retirement and his new career as a private investigator.  He gets a call from Justin Landry saying, “We’re reopening the Zera case.  Can you come in and help us with a few things?” Schoonover’s biggest regret in retiring from […]

Mothers For Justice

(Feature Documentary) After Maria Hamilton’s son, Dontre, was shot 14 times by a Milwaukee Police Officer, she set out to make a difference for Mother’s who have experienced similar tragedy. In November of 2014, she organized the first Mother’s For Justice meeting with other mothers who have lost their loved […]

Art Shay

(Feature Biographical Documentary) Art Shay flew more than fifty combat missions during World War II, where he photographed the war as a hobby under the command of his commander, actor Jimmy Stewart. When he returned home he began working as a photojournalist for Life Magazine, and eventually became a ‘go to’ photographer for Sports […]

Jonny Leahan (producer)

Jonny began as a writer for IndieWire and later began making films, first as an Associate Producer on the Tribeca award-winner Oxyana and on the recent SXSW hit Tchoupitoulas, just released by Oscilloscope. He later Produced Tom Noonan’s The Shape of Something Squashed, and worked as Executive Producer on Jonathan Caouette’s The Tic and The Toc. His […]

Amanda Griffin (editor)

Amanda Griffin is a film editor based in Los Angeles. Originally from the Midwest, she graduated from The University of Iowa with a BA in Cinema and Comparative Literature in 2010. She found that Filmmaking was a way to combine her interests in fine art, film theory, and photography. She has […]

Jack Davidson (director)

Jack Davidson has been directing film and video since 1997. His work in both the commercial and documentary arenas has taken him all over North America and Europe.  Specializing in day-in-the-life storytelling of real people, Jack has an eye for the beauty and humor in the unusual and in the […]

Erik Ljung (director)

Erik Ljung is a Producer and Director of Photography who has directed / produced / shot content and short documentaries for the New York Times, VICE News, Al Jazeera, PBS and the Wall Street Journal. He is a current Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellow, and is currently working on a documentary […]

THE BOOK OF MOZILLA

(Documentary or Doc Series) “And the beast shall be made legion… and the followers of Mammon shall tremble.”  — The Book of Mozilla, 3:31 It’s David vs. Goliath in the wild frontier of 1990’s Silicon Valley as a quirky group of idealistic misfit computer coders sets out to change the […]