doc feature, currently in post
For over fifty years, doctors have been prescribing benzodiazepines. The drugs bear well-known names: Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan. They are commonly thought of as safe, even innocuous drugs that help take the edge off or offer a better night’s sleep. "As Prescribed", however, documents a strikingly different narrative. Through personal accounts and investigating mounting evidence, the film reveals benzodiazepines’ constellation of frightening effects, as well as the errant medical culture that continues to promote them. The result is the story of an under-the-radar epidemic that is devastating lives globally.
tv doc, 52m
Holocaust survivor Karl Schapiro, who evaded Nazi persecution by hiding in a crawl space under a barn for almost two years, has always vowed to never return to Europe. But Karl's granddaughter, Rachel, desperate to know more about Karl's incredible story, has other plans. "The Barn" follows Rachel and Karl as they travel first to Poland, and then to the Ukraine, in search of what remains of his history and those who risked everything to save him.
doc feature, 80m
Charlie Hardy's political journey running for the US Senate in Wyoming is that of the ultimate outsider. A former educator and Catholic priest who lived in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan barrio for a decade, Charlie cobbles together a band of misfits to run a Quixotic campaign as a Democrat against three-term Republican incumbent Mike Enzi. "Charlie vs Goliath" follows Charlie's hilarious, revealing and ultimately poignant journey across one of the most conservative states in the country.
documentary short, 20m
"Rothman" captures the life of Frank Rothman, the son of a small time crook, who grew up to become the kind of lawyer that helps crooks — a New York criminal defense attorney.
doc feature, 54m
doc feature, 75m
F.W. de Klerk was the last President of apartheid-era South Africa. In less than 4 years he went from being Nelson Mandela's jailor to his vice president. Together they changed history for the better and may have prevented a civil war, yet little is known about de Klerk. Through his probing lens, director Nic Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complicated figure.