Recently Completed Documentary Films and Awards
Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery is an hour-long documentary on the daunting, courageous and inspiring journeys of recovery of four survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Going the Distance won the Most Inspirational Film Award at its world premiere at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival in Portland, November 11, 2017. It was an award winner at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, 2018, and preselected at the Toronto Independent International Film Festival, 2018.
It aired nationally on PBS stations in 2018 – 2021.
Bob Woodruff, former ABC News anchor, TBI survivor: “The best documentary on traumatic brain injury I’ve seen yet. It’s a great piece of work.”
Keeper of the Beat: A Woman’s Journey into the Heart of Drumming won the Runner-Up for the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival.
It will air nationally on PBS starting in March, 2018.
Running for Jim won Best Documentary at the 2013 Soho International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the 2013 Tiburon International Film Festival and 11 other international festival awards.
Of Wind and Waves: The Life of Woody Brown received an Emmy nomination for Best Documentary, the Inspiration Award at Mountainfilm in Telluride and the Audience Award at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. It aired on PBS Hawaii as a pledge special and received a national PBS broadcast in 2008.
Keeper of the Fire is a half-hour documentary-in-progress exploring the life and work of activist poet Alejandro Murguia, a writer passionately involved with the social justice struggles of his times.