New documentary about tragic Oxnard, CA school shooting and emotional aftermath premieres in US Documentary Competition, Sundance Film Festival 2013:
Cinelan’s “Focus Forward” initiative asks 30 of today’s top documentary filmmakers to create a 3 minute film about social and/or technological innovation. Eddie’s film GOOD BREAD, which follows an ex-gang member turning his life around in the bakery of Homeboy Industries, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and can now be seen online.
Eddie is an Executive Producer of an irreverently charming new film that follows the life and work of multi-media artist Wayne White (“Pee-wee’s Playhouse”). BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING also features Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh, Matt Groening, and Todd Oldham.
An all-star, Emmy-nominated chronicle of the L.A. singer-songwriter scene of the late ’60s/early 70s, featuring Carole King, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and many other music luminaries, premiered in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It went on to win Audience Awards at the Santa Barbara, Port Townsend and Thin Line Film Festivals, [...]
A sweet n’ sour look at candy, capitalism and the fringes of the American Dream, CANDYMAN chronicles the rise and fall of Jelly Belly mastermind David Klein. Directed with subtle whimsy by New Zealander Costa Botes (who famously helmed FORGOTTEN SILVER with another famous New Zealander, Peter Jackson), and featuring running commentary by pop icon [...]
This Film Is Not Yet Rated – Trailer from Kirby Dick on Vimeo. This Film Is Not Yet Rated is an unprecedented investigation into the MPAA film ratings system and its profound impact on American culture, from Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Eddie Schmidt (Twist Of Faith). The MPAA, a lobbying organization for [...]
TWIST OF FAITH – Trailer from Kirby Dick on Vimeo. Academy Award nominated TWIST OF FAITH follows the powerful and intimate psychological journey of Tony Comes, a firefighter from Toledo, Ohio, who survived years of sexual abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest. When we first meet Tony, he seems to have it all: [...]
In November 2001, director Kirby Dick and producer Eddie Schmidt invited terminal patients in the Kaiser Permanente hospice program to participate in a bold experiment: to take home cameras and record their last experiences on Earth. Surprisingly, many patients and families embraced the concept. For some it was a last new endeavor, a final project [...]
How do you capture cinema verite in a world of façade? SHOWGIRLS: GLITZ & ANGST, an explosive documentary musical about the men and women mounting a new Las Vegas show, delivers the memorable and colorful answer. An innovative blend of high-energy dance numbers and revealing behind-the-scenes footage, SHOWGIRLS presents a fast-paced nonfiction narrative about hopes, [...]
CHAIN CAMERA – Trailer from Kirby Dick on Vimeo. No lights, no crew – no rules. For a groundbreaking experiment in documentary filmmaking, students at Los Angeles’ John Marshall High School (“two miles East of Hollywood”) were given video cameras to record their lives during the 1999-2000 school year. These cameras were passed around from [...]