“To be an artist means never to avert your eyes.”
-- Akira Kurosawa
"Interacting with Autism," the three-year transmedia project funded by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that I am directing with University Professor Marsha Kinder, the Executive Director of the Labyrinth Project at USC, will be launched publicly on September 28, 2013. We are very proud of our interactive, video intensive website which contains over six hours of material on various aspects of autism. An all-day event to promote the website will be held at USC on Saturday the 28th.Join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/interactingwithautism
In June three new feature documentaries I produced had their world premieres. Code Black, a documentary I executive produced about ER physicians at the County Hospital at USC, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival. In the coming months it will screen at several other festivals, including Vancouver and Aspen. www.codeblackmovie.com
Lost for Life, a film I produced about juvenile murderers who are sentenced to life imprisonment without parlor, had its debut at the AFI Silver Docs and the Nantucket Film Festival a week later. Keep an eye out for it at other upcoming film festivals as well.
Spirit of the Marathon II, Rome, which I also executive produced, opened theatrically for one-night only in 600 theaters across the country. We're hoping to see it in theaters again soon. . You can find more about it by going to www.marathonmovie.com