THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH
Peabody Essex Museum Morse Auditorium
166 Essex St. Salem, MA 01970
Massachusetts has a long and storied tradition of documentary filmmaking. Are you curious about what documentaries are currently in production in the Bay State? Join us for a spirited discussion with local filmmakers as they pitch their upcoming documentary films to a panel of industry and media members in a competition before a live audience, in which you have a vote!
Modulus Studios will provide the winner of the pitch with $5,000 in finishing services.
Scheduled to participate:
THE ACT OF READING
Directed by Mark Blumberg
A retired high school English teacher is confronted by a former student who failed her class 15 years prior. He then involves her in a sprawling, feature-length presentation on Moby-Dick and the science of reading.
HER NEXT MISSION
Directed by Cheyenne Picardo
Alexandra Chandler leaves the Office of Naval Intelligence to run for an open Congressional seat representing the third district of Massachusetts, where she hopes to become the first openly trans woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.
LIVING BETWEEN STORIES
Directed by Kevin Tobin
An exploration into the past, present, and future of wealth inequality in the United States, with a focus on reframing historical analysis and narratives of wealth creation.
Directed by Diane Hendrix
When an ambitious young Dominican American faces a menacing housing crisis in his beloved hometown, he creates a homegrown, utopian vision for housing, fresh food, fresh talk and politics.