A Cambodian fisherman in coastal Louisiana faces the prospect of becoming a refugee for the second time.
Directed & Produced by Katie Mathews • Executive Produced by Darcy McKinnon • Cinematography by Alex Glustrom & Biliana Grozdanova • Edited by James Page • Part of the New Orleans Video Access Center's Post Coastal series • New Orleans Film Festival 2017
KEEPERS OF THE MOUND
As coastal erosion threatens Louisiana’s indigenous communities, an ancient earthen mound highlights what’s at stake in the battle to save our coast.
Directed & Produced by Katie Mathews • Executive Produced by Darcy McKinnon • Cinematography by Justin Zweifach • Edited by Paavo Hanninen • Commissioned by the Smithsonian and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as a piece in their Water/Ways project • Part of the New Orleans Video Access Center's Post Coastal series • New Orleans FF 2017, Southern Screen FF 2017
An unusual combination of disorientation and euphoria occurs in the hours leading up to the birth of expectant mother Angelle's first child. 36 hours is an immersive and tender document of quiet love, celebrating the natural processes of life and the labor involved in existence.
Directed & Edited by Adam Sekuler•Produced by Katie Mathews•Cinematography by Adam Sekuler•Coming to Festivals in 2019
A centuries-old Black community in Louisiana is contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants. As the community comes to terms with the loss of their ancestral home, one man standing in the way of a plant’s expansion refuses to give up.
Directed & Edited by Alex Glustrom•Produced by Katie Mathews, Daniel Bennett, & Catherine Rierson•Cinematography by Alex Glustrom•Music by Carlos Alvarez•Coming to Festivals in 2019
Wild peach groves grow full and lush along the Mississippi River. But tantalizing as they may be, they remain untouched for the people of Natchez know the bloody history of the land that feed these strange fruit.
Directed by Zuri Obi • Produced by Katie Mathews • Cinematography by Sienna Pinderhughes
blood peach is a Tribeca Film Institute 2018 If/Then Short Film Grant recipient
A group of college students confront the sexual violence on their campus with an artistic experiment, using their own experiences with rape culture to craft an immersive theater piece.
Directed by Katie Mathews•Produced by Lauren Cargo•Cinematography by Paavo Hanninen•In collaboration with Goat in the Road Productions
IN A WILD STATE
Conservationists and Indigenous trackers embark on a bold project in the Australian Outback to bring endangered native species back from the brink.
Directed by James Page•Produced by Katie Mathews•Cinematography by Nisa East
Sentenced to death, exonerated, and sentenced to death again: over 30 years Tim Hennis was tried three times for the same murders. Each trial introduces new characters and evidence, painting contradictory versions of the same story.
Directed by Tom Rosenberg•Produced by Katie Mathews
Tom Rosenberg is a 2019 Berlinale Talent and THREE TRIALS will be a part of the Doc Station program