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The Social Dilemma

Official Selection, 2020 Sundance Film Festival Winner, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards Winner, Webby Award Over 38 Million views on Netflix

The Holly

Winner, Audience Award, 2022 Denver Film Festival  Winner, Audience Award, 2022 Mountainfilm  Winner, Best Documentary, 2022 Santa Fe International Film Festival

This Is [Not] Who We Are

Winner, People’s Choice Award, 2022 Boulder International Film Festival  Winner, Best Documentary, Hamilton Black Film Festival Winner, 2022 Los Angeles Film Awards Winner, Best Editing, 2022 Toronto Film and Script Awards Winner, Best Editing, 2022 Berlin Indie Film Festival 

Featured Projects

Beasts Undiscovered

Beasts Undiscovered is a father-daughter wilderness comedy, similar in tone to Sundance darlings like Little Miss Sunshine and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, but set in the Rockies, and with the addition of Jim Henson fantasy elements.

The Rock Within

A traditional East Indian American determined to give her only child a sibling, risks her cross-cultural friendship, her family, and her career to define herself beyond motherhood.

Making Tracks

Tracks is a legendary gay nightclub known countrywide. Little do people know, this LGBTQ+ safe-haven was founded by a straight, conservative businessman, Marty Chernoff, who stumbled into owning it. Inspired by true events in 1980s Denver, Making Tracks is a coming-of-age drama that follows Marty and a young, recently outed gay teen who ran away from home as they journey through identity, love, and belonging.

Final Descent

Final Descent is a short story that reveals the promise of the human spirit, even when the end is eminent for the ones we love, we are still capable of magical and wondrous things.

The Great Now What

After surviving a devastating stroke, a newly chronically-ill actress takes hold of the camera and finds fellowship with other badass disabled women. Together they interrogate ableist stereotypes while gathering the grit and worthiness to keep making art. #ArtHealsPain #TheGreatNowWhat

Stop Resisting

This new documentary from award-winning director donnie l. betts explores the communal and individual impact of police brutality in Colorado and nationwide, calling for stakeholders, from police departments and policymakers to community leaders, to "Stop Resisting" systemic change in policing.

The Heels Have Eyes

A Dragumentary is an intimate look behind the makeup of one of the most fascinating subcultures to captivate popular culture: drag performance.

The Holly

Award-winning journalist Julian Rubinstein turns his lens on the city in which he grew up, capturing an unforgettable story from inside one of Denver’s legendary gang communities.

The Social Dilema

Your donation will go directly to the impact campaign for The Social Dilemma and support our team in using the film to change how technology is designed, regulated, and used.

A Long March

In 1941 Filipino forces were conscripted into the U.S. Army. During WWII 260,000 Filipino troops fought, falling at seven times the rate of their American counterparts.

Mujer Santuario (Sanctuary Woman)

After being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017, our cameras follow Jeanette Vizguerra’s public activism as well as her private battle to remain in the United States with her children.

Pain Brain

Alan Gordon, a therapist from Los Angeles, claims to be able to cure chronic back pain — a 600 billion dollar thorn in the paw of US healthcare.

Red Earth Rising

The US Government called it Indian Territory. Those who survived the Removals called it a POW Camp. The Choctaw called it Oklahumma — meaning “Red People.” A settler’s granddaughter explores her past through new teachers — the very people whose land was taken by her ancestors.

This is (Not) Who We Are

'The happiest place in America is Boulder, Colorado.’ – said no Black person ever.

I Was Born This Way

I WAS BORN THIS WAY is an innovative documentary by the Oscar and Emmy winning team of Daniel Junge and Sam Pollard, telling the incredible story of Archbishop Bean through interviews, archival footage, and animation.

Voices Rock

Established in 2015, Voices Rock is a community of rock choirs serving both children and adults in the Denver area. A “come as you are choir,” Voices Rock welcomes all individuals whether they are seasoned or brand new singers.

The Story of Nobody

Formerly known as BLACKFACE: the story of nobody. n 1918 New York, Bert Williams is known for his minstrel performances but he is growing weary of playing small and has concerns about his impact on the next generation. When his dream of performing Shakespeare’s Hamlet unbelievably unfolds - so does something much more.


ERASED is a feature documentary about the hidden crime of drug-facilitated sexual assault. ERASED explores the lack of data yet enormous prevalence and impact of this type of assault, showing how rape culture makes every aspect of this crime perfectly constructed to remain invisible — underreported, unbelieved, and easy to get away with.

The Last Bill, A Senator's Story

The Last Bill, a Senator’s Story, following Senator Linda Newell’s suicide prevention bill through the legislative process, is being primed for distribution.

She Quit

She Quit is a six-episode docuseries about the exodus of Black women from the traditional workforce due to the health, financial and emotional trauma we are experiencing.

Duain Wolfe: A Life Of Excellence

Now, as he begins his journey towards retirement, Duain Wolfe’s story ripe to be told through film. From his humble beginnings in rural Louisiana to creating one of the country’s leading children’s choirs to directing two of the top symphony chorus ensembles in the world, Duain Wolfe has shaped how choral and musical directors approach the craft.

Fracking the System

Fracking the System is an investigative exposé about the harms of fracking, the lengths to which the government is complacent with industrial pollution, and the nefarious tactics the oil and gas industry uses to undermine democratic elections.

The Jazz Artist

In this project the lasting and stirring message of community is told through an intertwining of music and life, a story that needs to be repeated again and again as we navigate the ups and downs of being lost and found as human beings.

Mile High Nights

Mile High Nights (working title) tells the story of 3 Deep Productions, a group of young black men that began as a collective of Colorado DJs and street promoters and their journey into creating a massive party and concert promotion company that’s dominated the Denver hip-hop scene for more than two decades. The documentary also tells the history of the hip-hop club scene in Denver, starting in the 1980s.

What Does That Make Me?

Michael, a new-to-town sophomore, falls in love with a senior as her group copes with the tragic death of their close friend. Can goodness be found in the face of tragedy?

Cue Card Girl

Cue Card Girl is a short documentary that delves into the fascinating world of Saturday Night Live during the 1980s. We capture the unique experiences of Eileen O’Brien, the sole female cue card girl at the time, offering an entertaining behind-the-scenes glimpse into a rarely-seen aspect of television production. Through Eileen’s story, we celebrate her trailblazing spirit and highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion within the entertainment industry.

Garland Jeffreys: The King of In Between

Hubris, anger, prejudice…doo-wop, reggae, rock…expectations, heartbreak, transformation…Garland Jeffreys: The King of In Between examines the fifty-year career of this genre-bending, biracial singer-songwriter and asks why, as a deejay says in the film, “the name Garland Jeffreys either means nothing to you or everything to you.”

Reed Gig

Coming-of-age horror comedy short Reed Gig is about a son who recklessly loses his bassoon reed the night before his audition for Juilliard, while his dad walks off to stumble on a fateful encounter. Both father and son experience a rite-of-passage night, realizing their love can bring them to break away from each other. But dealing with the missing reed makes it very difficult.

Exposure Labs

Your donation to Exposure Labs will directly support a slate of forthcoming films and campaigns designed to expose extractive systems and heal our relationship with each other and the planet.

Alex Chilton: Why Should I Care?

A story about the difference between fame & success & what it means to be a pop star, & then a cult figure, while retaining one's humanity. The enigma of Alex Chilton is made accessible by a filmmaker who knew him with the aid of his musical collaborators.

Anger Never Dies

Mack Walker, a retired black used car salesman, confronts the cruel consequences of pursuing the American Dream as he battles to keep his lifelong property only to find that his most implacable foe is his own family.

The Painting

What lengths will an artist go to finish their art? The Painting is about an Artist who is on the downward slope of his career. He was once a popular and successful painter but is now finding it difficult to sell his work.

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