Current Projects

There aren’t many documentaries about love stories. LEAPS OF FAITHS will be.  We’ll meet interfaith couples (Jewish and Christian) in love and facing a spectrum of challenges and choices. We’ll also meet parents, sons, daughters, grandparents and clergy. Together, they discover that love tests faith, and faith tests love. Together, they can break down walls of old misunderstandings to build bridges of new possibilities. As the number of multicultural families in the U.S.

Every eight months, on average, a new invasive species enters the Great Lakes.

Mister Kelly’s called a supernova in the local and national night life firmament,” illuminated Chicago’s iconic Rush Street, and all of America, by launching talent like Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Dick Gregory, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor.

How events in a tiny country in 1941 changed U.S. families, a country and our world today.

Breaking new ground, Rumbula's Echo is the first documentary about a large mass shooting of the Holocaust. Eyewitnesses tell how, in late 1941, 25,000 Jews were murdered in two days at Rumbula Forest -- the second largest such mass shooting of WWII. Set within the broader story of the Holocaust in Latvia, viewers see and hear how 98% of Latvian Jews trapped in the country were killed, and how 2% survived.

This intriguing documentary will explore the history and background of one of the most controversial works of modern children’s literature: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. In the 1980s and 1990s in elementary libraries across the United States these books developed a growing interest from boys and girls who were taken in by the gothic tales, the whimsical tone, and the ghostly illustrations.

Powerful, traditional medicine men and women still exist in the cultural landscape of the Americas.

Songs of an Unsung America is the name of our series where we cast light on neglected pockets of regional music. Our first chapter is "The Center of Nowhere (The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Mo,)."

Our 90-minute documentary celebrates community and how everyday life informs music: the hills, religion, Route 66, the lakes, Springfield-style cashew chicken and even the birthplace of the Beverly Hillbiillies shape the sound of the most overlooked  mid-sized regional music scene in America.

The Area is a feature-length documentary film that explores the tensions between place, community and transportation infrastructure on the south side of Chicago. Residents are struggling to maintain friendships and traditions while a freight yard expands into their neighborhood.

"Art Paul did for publishing what Warhol did for fine art: he blurred the line between what hangs in galleries and what appears in magazines.”
----Hugh Hefner, Playboy Magazine

 

This is the story of a rebel disc jockey who changed how a generation listened to radio as told through the eyes of one of his biggest fans who came of age under the influence of that voice. This is a love letter to the era when radio was King.