Rockfish Stew

We are a documentary company that employs a process and style that poet Ross Gay calls “lyric research”, in reference to Sam Stephenson’s book, Gene Smith’s Sink. Gay writes, “It’s a wandering and associative research, and in this way, it has as much to do with poetry as ‘documentary’ or ‘non-fiction’.” As a collective, we work with […]

This Belongs to Us

The practice of brewing beer is as old as human civilization. It is a craft that was originally practiced by women in parts of the world we now refer to as Africa and the East, but looking at the modern, craft brewing industry in the United States, you would never know.The epicenter of this industry […]

The Lost Cause: A New Southern History

The Lost Cause: A New Southern History is a feature documentary about the unexpected removal of Confederate monuments in Raleigh, North Carolina from the capitol grounds. The film will be told from the perspective of black and brown activists working to increase police accountability in the city. 2020-09-17Civil Rights & Social Justice|History & Biography Director: Devine Utley Producer: […]

Captain Scott B and the Ingredients for a Magical Life (working title)

Betsy’s father, Scott, was her best friend. When he dies following a 4-year dance with cancer, Betsy finds herself lost in dark sadness unlike any she’d known, until her dad’s old home movies and journals cast a light. Something in the unmitigated joy of Scott’s storytelling stirs her soul and she sets about finishing the […]

Saltwata Vibes: Sankofa Seeds from Geechee Roots (working title)

Saltwata follows the brother and sister – children of Ron and Natalie Daise, from popular 1990s Nickelodeon TV show “Gullah Gullah Island”. Chronicling their generation of Gullah Geechee, together they face the challenges of finding an identity when you are born within a culture, that is within a culture, that is within a culture. The […]

Adventures of T-Man: Autism and the Quest for Independence

‘Adventures of T-Man’ is a coming of age story about Terrence, a 26-year-old African American man with high-functioning autism living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Curious, earnest, but naïve, he yearns to live an independent life, despite the many obstacles. When he’s chosen by a financial technology firm to be part of a pilot program hiring […]