Vitch is our most recent doc and is currently on the film Festival circuit.
Three years in the making, "Vitch" explores the moral dilemmas of survival. Eddie Vitch was Polish Jew who illegally immigrated to the US in 1930, created amazing caricatures of Hollywood's golden age stars at the Brown Derby in LA and was deported back to Europe in 1934. With his mime act, he was performing in Paris when the Nazi's invaded. Hiding his Jewishness or being protected he managed to survive the war. In the movie his family searches for answers about their Father, Uncle and Grandfather.
Co-produced with National Geographic Channel-International, Koxinga: A Hero's Legacy is a film that follows two threads, one the story of Koxinga, a famous Chinese general who is revered in three major Asian countries for different reasons. In China he bravely resisted the invasion of the Qing, in Taiwan he defeated the Dutch and in Japan, where he was born, he is honored as the son of a Samurai mother. The other story follows the city of Tainan in Taiwan as they attempt and succeed at creating a modern version of the 17th century war junks that were used by Koxinga to oust the Dutch from Taiwan.
PAPA BOSS is the nickname given to Mayor Edward Hagedorn by his grandson. It perfectly describes this former gangster from Manila who becomes an environmental crusader. He is both a compassionate father and a strong handed leader.
Released in 2012, this 52-minute public television documentary reveals the motivations, struggles and ultimate triumphs of the people designing and building the most elaborate ground-based astronomical observatory ever, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
This documentary by Seattle independent producer Marc C. Pingry follows the creation of Kentucky stained-glass artist Guy Kemper's large public art commission for a major light rail station in Seattle. From the design work at Kemper's studio in Woodford County to visits to a German fabrication plant to the installation and opening, the process is followed from conception to completion.