Documentaries in progress

REPRESENT    with Kartemquin Films


with Kartemquin Films

Women hold less than a quarter of elected offices across America. But the new administration has inspired a resistance movement determined to change the face of our democracy.

Represent is an intimate look at three women risking their careers, their reputations, and the wellbeing of their loved ones to step into the political spotlight for the first time.

THE ROAD UP    with Siskel/Jacobs Productions


with Siskel/Jacobs Productions

The Road Up follows five Chicagoans as they seek to make the monumental journey from rock bottom to gainful employment, with the help of a transformational job-training program called Cara. Through intimate, verité portraits, the film chronicles their struggles and successes as they seek to overcome the history, habits, and choices that have defined them until now. An unflinching look at the intersection of poverty, homelessness, and addiction, The Road Up offers a timely and ultimately hopeful window on the complex challenges of a population too easily—and too often—ignored.

NO SMALL MATTER    with Siskel/Jacobs and Kindling Group


with Siskel/Jacobs and Kindling Group

Narrated by Alfre Woodard, No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for change in America today—early childhood education. Through poignant stories, compelling interviews, and surprising humor (including a memorable cameo from Cookie Monster), the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country.