You may have seen the viral video “Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Music.” Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett talks about that moment and his documentary about reaching through dementia with music.
"Our film addresses some subjects people don’t like to talk about, yet it’s a joyous experience because we show that people suffering from memory loss still have this life inside that runs incredibly deep."
Brian Knappenberger talks about his new film, the life and legacy of Aaron Swartz, and the troubling trends that survive the Internet activist.
The Internet’s Own Boy details how F.B.I. and Secret Service agents went after members of Swartz’s inner circle. Knappenberger says, “They told Aaron’s father they wanted to make an example out of him, but an example of what? What kind of behavior were they trying to deter? The majority of Aaron’s activity was about social organizing and getting people involved in their government. The notion that Aaron was some sort of quasi-celebrity hacker who needed to be made an example of is absurd and unsophisticated.”
The three 6-year-old girls who make up the Pink Helmet Posse, profiled by The New York Times, in a short Op-Doc, are equal parts adorable and badass. The film opens with the three friends, Relz, Bella, and Sierra, painting their nails in the middle of a skate park. Next, we see them dropping into a half-pipe and maneuvering around a pile of leaves. The rest of the film follows the insanely talented crew as they practice tricks, fall on their faces, and get scared of bees.
If you think you know what the cloud is, Timo Arnall’s hypnotic film Internet Machine will prove you wrong.
In the Maine backwoods, a loner with no TV or hot water heater lives mostly in obscurity, even as his face is plastered on beauty products sold around the world.
The video above is a trailer for the film She Started It – a documentary, co-directed by journalists Insiyah Saeed and Nora Poggi, which follows four different female founders, as they create new startups.
"Their [vicemag] tone absolutely resonates with the Call of Duty audience. That’s all we asked for—apart from tying it into the premise of the game—just tell the story and let the insanity of the reality speak for itself.”
Filmmakers Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson delve into the world of Lego—taking a historical look at the company, revealing the rabid fan base, and illuminating the broader applications of this so-called toy—in the first-ever Lego-approved documentary.
It wasn’t an easy film to make due to the simple fact that Maier was a loner. “The biggest challenge in making the film was finding people who knew her.”
Mark Levinson, a filmmaker with a PhD in physics talks about finding the human story behind science’s biggest breakthrough, and the documentary as science experiment.
A music journalist-turned-filmmaker on his 10-year quest to create Time is Illmatic, the cinematic story of one of hip hop’s greatest albums.
"These villains are not those kinds of villains [Shakespearean]. Sure, there’s palace intrigue and ambition, insane jealousy and a will to power, but our modern villains seem to be demonic in their cluelessness.” - Errol Morris On The Value Of Just Listening
Everybody! Nobody! In my short documentary I Party Cup I introduce you to some of the people behind every frat boys favorite plastic cup.
The husband-and-wife duo, who have a new film, Game of Lions, premiering on Nat Geo Wild in December, talk to Co.Create about how they tell the joyous and heartbreaking stories of Africa’s big cats.