current film projects
Dancing on the Elephant
Two women in their twilight years forge an irreverent and bittersweet friendship over the absurdities of nursing home life, the challenges of declining health, and their determination to age with dignity.
My Chasing Rabbits collaborator Julia Meyers Neill and I teamed up to produce and direct this terrific award-winning script. The script is adapted from a produced play by the same name, which also won a pile of awards, by the Toronto-based playwright Lisa Hagen.
The project is in development, with production scheduled for late 2019 and a mid-2020 release. To learn more or to sign up for the email list, check out the Dancing on the Elephant website.
Waking the Sleeping Giant
Waking the Sleeping Giant is the story of the effort to build a reenergized progressive movement in the United States. Through the eyes of five extraordinary individuals wrestling with racial injustice, economic inequality, and money in politics, the film probes the widespread discontent of the past several years, Donald Trump’s dramatic electoral victory, and the key fault lines on the political left. Waking the Sleeping Giant makes sense of this singular moment in American politics and grapples with the urgent question of "where do we go from here?" Featuring Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, Amy Goodman, Ai-jen Poo, Robert Reich, and more.
Produced by Purple Frog Productions, in association with Bright Blue EcoMedia and Old North Productions.
And community and classroom screening kits are available as well.
To learn more about the film and stay plugged in as we announce new screenings and launches on additional platforms visit the Waking the Sleeping Giant website.
What would you do if your mom was a spy? Thirteen-year-old Ericka suspects her mom might be and launches her own espionage effort - with her best friend to help her - to find out what's really going on. Winner of the "Audience Favorite: Best Live Action Short" at the Seattle Children's Film Festival!
Chasing Rabbits is now available on the kweliTV streaming platform!
48 Hours in Baltimore
48 Hours in Baltimore follows two teams as they struggle through the challenges of a 48-hour filmmaking contest, one fully expecting to win top honors and the other simply hoping to complete their film on time. Stresses mount, with unpredictable results as they scamper to write, shoot, and edit their film while barreling toward the deadline.
48 Hours in Baltimore premiered at the Maryland International Film Festival in April 2016.