Projects

Projects

 

DELIKADO (PBS/POV)

Palawan appears to be an idyllic tropical island. Its powder-white beaches and lush forests have made it one of Asia’s hottest new tourist destinations. But for a tiny network of environmental crusaders and vigilantes trying to protect its spectacular natural resources, it is more akin to a battlefield.

DELIKADO follows Bobby, Tata and Nieves, three magnetic leaders of this network, as they risk their lives in David versus Goliath-style struggles trying to stop politicians and businessmen from destroying the Philippines’ “last ecological frontier”. Visit the website HERE.

AWARDS

  • Sustainable Future Award - Sydney International Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Feature Film at Newburyport Film Festival

 

Beirut Dreams in Color (Guardian Documentaries)

At a concert in Cairo, the biggest band in the Middle East, Mashrou’ Leila, energizes a crowd of 35,000 people. On stage, the charismatic lead singer, Hamed, the first openly gay rock star in the Arab world, faces a sea of swaying flickering lights. Among the incandescence, a fan raises a giant rainbow flag, capping off a magical night. Yet, that one simple act of pride and joy would ultimately catapult the band, the fan and others headlong into a tragic series of events. Visit the website HERE.

AWARDS

  • Best Documentary Short - Kashish Mumbai International
  • Tribeca Film Festival - Documentary Short Competition

ALMOST SUNRISE (PBS/POV)
Emmy-Nominated for Best Current Affairs Documentary

Two veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves. Visit the website HERE.

AWARDS

  • Moving Mountains Impact Award: Telluride Mountainfilm
  • Best Documentary: NASW
  • SAMHSA Voice Award
  • Best Thought Provoking Film: Waimea Film Festival
  • Audience Award: Reel World Film Festival
  • Centerpiece Presentation: Milwaukee Film Festival
  • 61st CINE Golden Eagle Award

 

VOICES OF RESILIENCE: INSIGHT FROM INJURY (PBS/POV)

Voices of Resilience is a 15-minute standalone short film that aired on PBS in November 2017 following the national broadcast of Almost Sunrise. It follows the struggles of a diverse group of veterans – that of a young man from Colorado, and a young couple in Saipan (one of many remote islands in the Pacific) where enlistment rates tend to soar higher than any other community in the U.S. population. Visit the website HERE.

Special presentation as part of POV 30th Anniversary Season


GIVE UP TOMORROW (PBS/BBC/DR)
Emmy-Nominated for Outstanding Investigative Journalism

When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of a double murder, the country's entire judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption. Visit the website HERE.

AWARDS

  • Audience Awards: Tribeca Film Festival
  • Best New Director Special Jury Prize: Tribeca Film Festival
  • Winner of 18 major awards at festivals worldwide
  • Nominated for Grierson Award for Best Documentary
  • Selected for BritDoc/Puma Impact Award 2013

 A strong and inspiring Hatian-born woman and her quest to make a difference in her beloved homeland. Visit the website HERE

AWARDS
  • Winner of the Belief Matters Award
  • Mandela Day Tribeca All Access Award
  • Selected for the Media that Matters collection