Though categorizing media these days may not be terribly useful or accurate, it may help you navigate some of what we've done to date (and a little of what's to come).
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama clip reel
Produced and directed by Amy Rice and GRF's Alicia Sams for HBO Documentaries. Primetime Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Nonfiction Special. Winner of Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.
Gypsy Blood (excerpt)
Written and directed by Samantha Sanders of Green River Films, this short film tells the story of a young woman exploring her family history as she learns to cope with her new wings. Winner of a Cine Eagle Award.
Green River Films has had a hand–whether writing, directing, producing, editing or all of the above–in numerous films that have played for audiences around the world. Long or short, doc or narrative, we love good stories told well. Here are a few samples.
Louder Than a Bomb
Green River Films edited this multiple award-winning feature documentary for Siskel/Jacobs Productions. One of Roger Ebert's top 10 documentaries of 2011, this film garnered 17 festival prizes-10 of them audience awards–and received the 2011 Humanitas Prize for Documentaries. It traveled internationally as part of the U.S. State Department's 2011 American Documentary Showcase and is 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
In this scene from the 2007 Avignon Film Fest Prix Panavision Grand Prize-winner for Best American Short Film, Walter's world starts to unravel when everything he thought he knew begins to disappear. Directed by Bernadette Demisay. Produced and edited by Green River Films.
Official selection of the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival
Directed by Marisol Torres
Produced and edited by Green River Films
Executive Producer, BDYD Productions, Richard Sweren
Distributed by Screen Partners
Produced by Green River Films for director Marisol Torres, this feature documentary follows a U.S. Army unit as they gear up for the 2005 Iraqi elections and endeavor to save the life of their interpreter, Fadi "Freddie" Fahil, who has been targeted by insurgents for working with the Americans.
Green River Films principles Sam Sanders, Alicia Sams and John Farbrother have many years of experience creating television programs producing, directing and editing. Series and specials they have worked on have aired on networks such as HBO, Discovery, A+E, CNBC, and PBS among others.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth in Music Festival
This 2013 Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® winning short documentary was shot over the two weeks of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Youth in Music Festival, and was edited concurrently for presentation at the closing Festival event on at Symphony Center.