Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Michael Barnett’s urgent and subsuming sports documentary illuminates what many have called the civil rights issue of our time: transgender inclusion in sports. Changing the Game takes people into the lives of three transgender high school athletes across the country whose fight to participate in the sports they love has become one of the most controversial cultural touchpoints.
We get to know Sarah Rose Huckman, a spunky adopted Asian-American teen skier and policymaker in New Hampshire, Mack Beggs, the charismatic two-time Texas State Champion wrestler who made front page headlines for dominating girl’s wrestling with the dream to wrestle other boys, and Andraya Yearwood, a quiet African American high school track star in Connecticut whose winning record running with girls has landed her smack at center of a precedent-setting federal ACLU case–launching a cascade of cross country legislation even during COVID-19.
Caught in the crosshairs of international debate about their identity and inclusion, these kid athletes channel the endurance they’ve learned on their sports teams into their ever more public and accidental advocacy battles. Familiar to anyone who’s ever been an underdog or outsider, people will find themselves surprisingly relating to these teens and their families and rooting for them as the stakes sharpen in their daily lives on and off the field all the way up to the Supreme Court.
The Mars Generation examines the science, politics and philosophy of mankind’s future journey to Mars. The story unfolds through the eyes of the teens who will be the next pioneers in space as well as the vanguards pushing the limits of space exploration. The film reveals that Mars is closer than you think.
The Mars Generation was chosen as one of the opening night films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and premiered in the spring of 2017 on Netflix as a Netflix Original.
Becoming Bulletproof is an intimate documentary that features a group of filmmakers living with disabilities who gather every year to write, produce, and act in an original film. Becoming Bulletproof chronicles the magical filmmaking process as a transformative experience with the power to change perception about what equality and inclusion truly mean.
Superheroes is an unvarnished tale of courage and compassion, where fantasy and reality collide on some of the meanest streets in North America. This awe-inspiring documentary unmasks the true life stories behind these costumed avengers as they confront not just drug dealers, muggers and slumlords but also the most dangerous offender of all – apathy.
Funny, heartwarming and at times painfully intimate, Superheroes will refresh and provoke as it casts light on an unsung movement and celebrates the spirit of altruism.
Superheroes had multiple Emmy Nominations, won over a dozen film festivals and was distributed by HBO Documentary Films.
No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is a look into the fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. This is Gore Vidal’s last word and testimony.
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia premiered to rave reviews at the 2013 TriBeCa Film Festival with Robert De Niro calling it, “the best film at the festival”. It was theatrically distributed by IFC and Sundance Selects and was one of the top grossing documentaries of the year.