SELECTED NON-FICTION WORK
MENUDO FOREVER YOUNG | HBO MAX
Documentary | 4x45m | 2022
Menudo Forever Young chronicles the rise and fall of the most iconic Latin American boy band in history, bringing viewers into the world of the popular teen idols’ global tours, magazine covers, ‘80s outfits, and screaming fangirls. But the four-part documentary also exposes that behind the glitz and glamor was a web of abuse and exploitation. Through revealing interviews with more than a dozen former Menudo members, the series examines how this extravagant facade was disguising serious harm.
Ángel Manuel Soto
Cristina Costantini and Jeff Plunkett of Muck Media
Alex Fumero of Trojan Horse
Bryn Mooser and Justin Lacob of XTR
CO- EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Carla Roda ( 4 episodes)
Carla Gutierrez ( 1 episode)
WE ARE GUARDIANS
Documentary | 82m | 2023
We Are Guardians follows Indigenous forest guardian Marçal Guajajara and activist Puyr Tembé as they fight to protect their territories from deforestation, an illegal logger who has no choice but to cut the forest down, and a large landowner at the mercy of thousands of invaders and extractive industry. Through intimate, character focused storytelling, the film brings the issues to the forefront — from the science of the Amazon Rainforest and its pivotal role in our global climate stability to the economic drivers of deforestation. The film weaves together politics, history, economics, science, and consciousness, providing an in-depth exploration of this incredibly complex and critical situation — the origins and the impact of which ripple out far beyond the boundaries of the Amazon itself.
World Premiere: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
US/NY Premiere: New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Edivan Guajajara, Chelsea Greene, Rob Grobman
Christopher Gebhardt, Randy Gebhardt, Bruce Cohen, Edivan Guajajara, Flay Guajajara, Erisvan Bone Guajajara, Rob Grobman, Iz Web, Luiza Krapels, Marco Krapels.
Fisher Stevenes, Maura Anderson, Chelsea Greene, Zak Kilberg
Atanas Georgiev, Carla Roda, Chelsea Greene, Rob Grobman
Edivan Guajajara, Chelsea Greene, Rob Grobman
Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton
KICKBACK | AMAZON PRIME
Documentary | 96m | 2022
Kickback is the decades-long crusade of one eccentric investigative journalist, Andrew Jennings, to expose corruption inside football's sole governing body and the largest sports organization in the world, FIFA.
VOTE NEIL | Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival
Documentary | 18m | 2021
Two gay Marines in Birmingham, Alabama battle their hardest mission: Election Week 2018. Neil is a first time politician running for State House. Mike is his fiancé and campaign manager searching for purpose. An intimate portrait about politics, the Southern LGBTQ experience, and one incredible love story.
Licensed by NBC News and Meet The Press, Revry, WINNER: Best Shout (LGBTQ) Short at Sidewalk Film Festival, Official Selection AFI FEST, Official Selection Indy Shorts, Official Selection Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection American Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Official Selection HollyShorts Film Festival, Official Selection Cinequest Film Festival, Official Selection Original Thinkers
INVENTED BEFORE YOU WERE BORN
Documentary | 92m | 2022
Invented Before You Were Born is an American feature length documentary film. White siblings, Jonathan and Rachel Knight, discover they are descendants of Kentucky slave holder Richard Bibb. Confronting this family history leads to meeting black descendants of the people enslaved by their ancestor. Joined by Le Datta Grimes (journalist and historian), they set off on a journey to share the stories of descendants and cousins linked by enslavement and the inheritance of Bibb's resources. Their efforts culminate in a powerful family reunion in Kentucky at the site that represents both bondage and freedom.
Winner Orson Wells Award, Winner Audience Award Denton Film Festival, Winner Award Of Merits at Impact Docs, Official Selection Santa Monica International Film Festival, Official Selection Tiburon Film Festival.
THE GREEN WAVE
Documentary | 86m | 2020
The Green Wave tells the true story of Louis Mulkey, a Charleston firefighter, basketball coach and substitute teacher at a local high school, who passes away in a massive fire, while on duty. His underdog team continues playing on without their coach, trying to win the 2008 State Championship title in his honor.
Documentary | 85m | 2020
Our Quinceañera is a documentary which showcases the incredible story of a former mayor in small-town Texas. Who, only four years ago, decided to throw a Quinceañera for 4 of his students who couldn't afford to have one. This year, the event hosted 74 girls, and the annual celebration had become a community celebration, with food, music, and dancing.
Official Selection San Francisco Latino Film Festival, Winner Best Documentary at Cine Sol Film Festival, Audience Award Documentary at Bentonville Film Festival, Audience Award Documentary at Panamanian , International Film Festival, Official Selection San Diego Latino Film Festival
WE STAND CORRECTED: DANNEMORA
Documentary | 90m | 2019
We Stand Corrected: Dannemora is an alternative narrative to Ben Stiller's Showtime limited series, Escape at Dannemora. The film pulls the curtain back on the intricacies of the prison system, the dynamics between officers and inmates and the aftermath of the largest manhunt in New York state history.
TRUST ME, I'M SICK
Documentary | 4x8min | 2020
You often can't always tell from the outside when someone has a chronic illness or disability. In "Trust Me, I'm Sick," we want to uncover the struggles, triumphs, and life changes that people with invisible illness experience. Ezra , Giuliani, Henriette, Matt and Cassandra share intimate stories about how Lupus, HIV and other chronic health conditions have helped shape their relationships, careers and expectations for the future.