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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 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; […]

IDA Awards 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 […]

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.

American Music

(Feature Music Documentary, Work in Progress) The textbook American cult band of the 1980s, the Violent Femmes captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision; raw and jittery, the trio’s music found little commercial success but nonetheless emerged as the soundtrack for the lives of troubled adolescents the world over. The […]

“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, […]

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 […]

Denise McKee (Operations)

Named as one of the top 40 Digital Strategists in the nation by the Online Marketing Institute, Denise is a frequent speaker and author on storytelling and documentary. Her most recent book is “THE ELECTRIC CAMPFIRE: A Marketer’s Guide to Documentary Storytelling.”

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 […]

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 […]

Riverwest Radio Launches

You can now listen to “Cinema Fireside” (featuring Xav Leplae, Gabe Van Handel and Mark Borchardt) over the air. From today’s Journal Sentinel: With a coveted FCC radio license in their hip pocket, a band of artists, activists and audiophiles operating out of a Riverwest storefront is taking to the airwaves New Year’s Day. […]

“Sky Line” Premieres at DocNYC

Jonny Leahan and co-director Miguel Drake-McLaughlin’s latest project, feature documentary “Sky Line”, premiered yesterday at Doc NYC. The film is a production of our friends at Cowboy Bear Ninja. In his 22nd century-set 1979 novel, The Fountains of Paradise, noted sci-fi author Arthur C Clarke imagined an elevator connecting Earth with […]

Congrats to Joe and Didier

Didier Leplea & Joe Wong (who did our music on THE POOL, MODUS OPERANDI and COLLAPSE, among others) are composing the original music for the new Netflix original series Master of None created by Aziz Anzari & Alan Yang and starring Anzari himself, alongside H. Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu.  Master of […]

‘Trap Set’ Announces Funny Drummer Month

The worlds of drumming and comedy finally merge in the form of Funny Drummers Month, starting August 5th on The Trap Set With Joe Wong. Joe is a good friend of the September Club (and the composer for our music on COLLAPSE and THE POOL). His great podcast, The Trap Set, is about […]

Premiere of EDGE

Too good not to post: With a team of more than 300 news warriors, EDGE pummels viewers with immersive reporting that is uncaged, unaccountable, and totally fucked up. Series premieres Aug. 3, 2015.  

Satellite love

(Music Video, MARITIME, 2015) “Satellite Love” from Maritime’s upcoming album “Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones” available now on Dangerbird Records. Vice says: “Maritime’s sound is aging beautifully” and “all killer no filler”. The AV Club gives the album a very strong B+. And Paste Magazine says Maritime has a “musical identity […]

Anne Meara

I met Anne Meara at the Provincetown Film Festival in 2006. I randomly ran into her in the lobby of our hotel. I was eating breakfast and there was nobody there but myself, her and her husband, Jerry. She looked over to me and asked if I was there with a film, […]