In the late 1940's and early 1950's polka was the music dominating the airwaves both on radio and the newest technology at the time: television. One of the first live television programs in Green Bay, Wisconsin's history was a polka variety show featuring the group Cousin Fuzzy and his Cousins. One of the last surviving members of the band is Agnes Benz, aka "Cousin Aggie." She was interviewed in 2011 as the beginning of a large documentary on Cousin Fuzzy.
Stories from Richert Ranch is an autobiographical multimedia animated documentary film which illustrates stories of growing up on a farm in Northeast Indiana.
Twin photojournalists lead us back to a pre-digital era, when Americans read newspapers and facts mattered.
Bad Candy follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it’s a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive?
1972. Vietnam war protests and racial tension is sizzling in the late summer heat of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Billy Mitchell (Devon Bostick, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), a recent college graduate, spends the summer working on the lush grounds of an old world mental institution run by his psychiatrist father (Tate Donovan, Rocketman). Billy falls in love with Virginia (Natalia Dyer, Velvet Buzzsaw, Stranger Things), a patient who is possibly crazy, or perhaps she is the only sane person Billy has in his world.
Becoming Geppetto explores the life and craftsmanship of master luthiers Bruce, and son Matt, Petros, accompanied by performances with solo guitarists. The film consists of three elements; 1) the biographies of Bruce and Matt, 2) scenes of guitar construction accompanied with design and structural commentary and, 3) musical performances by the musicians.
A short contemplative documentary on beekeeper Charlie Koenen and the importance of urban beekeeping.
In a rapidly gentrifying city, the construction of a luxury condominium threatens a local mural forcing the artists and a neighborhood to rally to protect its history, voice, and land.
Neutrals is a dark comedy short film about two friends, Chris and Dan; who, after accidentally killing the wrong person, find their night spiraling out of control while being pursued by the vicious Wes and his punks.
A lonely man finds a love connection.