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Our short and feature-length documentary films tell important stories that teach, captivate, and inspire.

The Inupiat are an Inuit people whose territory crosses northern Alaska

from the Bering Sea to Canada.  Over the past century, they have endured

many threats to their hunting culture, including epidemics brought by American

and European whaling crews, mandatory government-run boarding schools

for Inupiat children, and cities built overnight during the construction of the

TransAlaska Pipeline.


Now the Inupiat way of life faces it biggest challenge yet: climate change. 

Hunting grounds are shrinking on a daily basis, as warming temperatures melt

sea ice and permafrost, transforming wildlife migration patterns.  In the feature-length

documentary ELMER GOODWIN: AN INUPIAQ LIFE, these changes are explored

through their impact on the life of one Inupiaq man, Elmer Goodwin, an elder from

the small coastal village of Kotzebue. 

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ELMER GOODWIN: AN INUPIAQ LIFE (In production)

Blind and deaf students experience their own stories

through a multi-sensory stage show performed by

a children's theater company.

SEE ME, HEAR ME

RIVER OF BEARS explores the legendary McNeil

River Alaska State Game Sanctuary. During the summertime

it hosts the largest congregation of brown bears in the world.


This is the flatscreen version of the fulldome film we made

as a commission for the University of Alaska Anchorage.

RIVER OF BEARS

Peter is a charismatic motivational speaker who privately battles

bipolar disorder.  On stage in front of hundreds of people, he has

boundless energy.  He makes people laugh.  He’s a professional

life-skills guru.  In his private life, he struggles with chronic depression,

anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

GURU: The Dark Side of Self Help

tribeca

Peter is a charismatic motivational speaker who privately battles

bipolar disorder.  On stage in front of hundreds of people, he has

boundless energy.  He makes people laugh.  He’s a professional

life-skills guru.  In his private life, he struggles with chronic depression,

anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

GURU: The Dark Side of Self Help