We All Die (working title)

Americans have had a fluid relationship with death. In the 19th century it was romanticized and even embraced. Today death is a forbidden topic – something relegated to sterile hospital wards and discussed infrequently. We’ve lost part of what it means to be human by ignoring and avoiding what we all will face. But among …

Recovery Boys

In the heart of the modern opioid epidemic, a group of young men rebuild their lives in a farming-based rehab after years of drug abuse. Attempting to break the cycle of generational poverty and addiction, addicts attempt to reclaim their lives, their children’s futures, and mend broken relationships. They let go of painful pasts as …

First Vote (Working Title)

As the filmmaker contemplates becoming a first-time voter, she takes a deeply personal journey to battleground states and explores the themes of identity, race, and immigration through a series of conversations with Asian American voters. Producer/Director | Yi Chen www.c35films.com/film/firstvote

120 Days

Family man Miguel Cortes could be forced to leave the country in four months as a result of his immigration status. In exchange for Miguel agreeing to leave the country voluntarily and paying a $5,000 bond, a North Carolina immigration judge offers him 120 days to get his affairs in order before leaving his wife …

Senior Night

Senior Night is a short film retelling the final basketball game of two graduating high school seniors. Juxtaposing the nostalgia and bitter-sweet emotions of these players with rich moments from the game, Senior Night captures the poignant ending of a beloved sport. As these young men express their memories of basketball in real-time, their reflections achieve …

Tobacco Money Feeds My Family

While tobacco kills, for some it’s their livelihood. Why grow this killer crop? Cynthia Hill and Curtis Gaston explore this question in their film, Tobacco Money Feeds My Family. For three years, they documented the lives of tobacco farmers, their families and communities. Through their stories and Hill’s memories of growing up in a tobacco …

Truth Underground: 3 NC Spoken Word Poets

Three spoken word poets struggle through poverty, discrimination, PTSD and abandonment to prove the power of the word. When Kamaya Martin’s father abandons her mother with four kids and bills she can’t pay, Kamaya finds a creative outlet through her spoken word poetry, which leads to international team competitions in Chicago and Philadelphia. CJ Suitt …

Urban Bowhunters

A large majority of Americans approve of hunting. Problem is they don’t have a high opinion of hunters themselves. To many they’re just beer-swilling rednecks who behave irresponsibly. Often they arrive at this conclusion without knowing any hunters personally. Contrary to popular belief, the new frontier for bagging a monster buck isn’t the wilds of …

Vittles

Vittles is a team of documentary filmmakers producing stories about the intersections of people and food. Culture, community and identity all revolve around our most essential need: the act of nourishing ourselves. Traditions and legends, excess and inequality, finely tuned senses and deep personal connections — Vittles ventures to follow these threads and attend to …

A Weaverly Path

To me weaverly is totally tactile, between my hands and my eyes and my feelings – Silvia Heyden A Weaverly Path offers an intimate, visually stunning portrait of Swiss-born tapestry weaver Silvia Heyden and captures the inner dialogue and meditations of an extraordinary artist in the moments of creation. The film follows Heyden during a …