For years our company has been producing short documentaries - infomercials, 10-15 minutes in length for clients to use as presentation aids, remembrance pieces and company histories.
However, what began in 2007 as a suggestion from Bryan's wife has morphed into not only an extended facet of storytelling, but also a cornerstone of our success: "Feature Length" Documentaries.
Starting in October 2007, we embarked to create a documentary on the famous Tuskegee Airmen from World War Two. Our production took us along the East coast, with stops in New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta. We’ve even interviewed Airmen from as far away as Detroit and Los Angeles. At the completion of the production phase, we interviewed 16 of the original Airmen and heard enough stories to fill at least a three part miniseries! You can read the behind the scenes - including how we started on the project - via the Creative Cow Magazine, who did a feature story on us in their March 2012 issue. You Can Read About it Here!
What started as an interest to learn more about history became a mission to tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen the best we could. Our project was named "In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen."
The documentary was even requested by Lucasfilm as a reference source for actors portraying the Airmen during the production of “Red Tails” a Hollywood account of the heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen. We heard reports that "In Their Own Words" was watched on the set of "Redtails" in Prague during principle photography.
In November 2012, we were invited by the Pittsburgh Steelers to be honored alongside an Airman and representatives of every war since World War II as part of their Veteran's Day Monday Night Football game. Humbled doesn't begin to describe the feeling when we were honored alongside Wendell Freeman, for the Tuskegee Airmen. We even managed to be seen on national tv during the televised National Anthem.
(Footage courtesy of the NFL)
You can order your copy from this website! Click below!
In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen is also making its way to Netflix and schools all across the nation! Here is our current timeline.
2007 - The idea came to us after prayer in local diner one night
2009 - The documentary premieres to a sell out showing (over 850 people) at Augusta's famous Imperial Theater
2010 - George Lucas uses the documentary on the set of Red Tails as an aid for the Actors
2012 - Documentary released to Retailers - Walmart, Best Buy, Barnes and Nobles, et al. - to coincide with Red Tails
2014 - A five minute edit of the documentary was put together for McGraw Hill so that high school seniors across the country would be inspired heading off to college
2016 - The documentary appeared in 207 theaters (Regal, AMC, Cinemark) across the country as a one night Fathom Event
2016 - Worldwide syndication through the American Forces Network
2017 - Nationwide Television Syndication through Network Affiliates and AFN
2017 - Available on Netflix
2018 - As a curriculum in schools all over the country (we are hoping)
After the initial release of our Tuskegee Airmen documentary, we produced a documentary on the history and people of Graniteville, SC. A portion of the documentary includes the tragic story of the 2005 train accident that released chlorine gas onto the sleeping town and killed ten residents.
The trailer of the documentary can be seen below:
We're currently in production on five documentaries. Keep watching our site as we add teasers for the new projects we're working on!