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OPEN CALL: A short form documentary about Artists with Disabilities

OPEN CALL: A short form documentary about Artists with Disabilities

It is a basic human need to want to be known for who we are, what we care about and what we contribute to the world - in other words, to be fully self-expressed. Most of us have something to overcome as we try to fulfill this need. This film looks at people in a field where self-expression is paramount, and it looks at people in that field for whom physical, mental or emotional disabilities present special challenges. Viewers will find themselves both captivated by artists determined to break free of their apparent limits and inspired by their example.

Apathy to Oblivion: Virginia's Fight to Keep Historic Sites Relevant

Apathy to Oblivion: Virginia's Fight to Keep Historic Sites Relevant

This documentary will focus on the lesser known historic sites in the state of Virginia. Examples of these sites include Scotchtown, Long Branch, Berkeley Plantation and Belmead. The sites that will be explored are in dire straits, either financially or physically. The film is by no means, a travel log. The apathy toward American history by most young people who want immediate gratification and to vacation at Disney World, as well as the new demographic in 21st century America, have forced Virginia to think of new, out of the box ways to bring focus on these struggling sites in order to save them for future generations.

Paper Clips

Emmy nomination, chosen One of Top Five Documentaries of 2004 by National Board of Review, Christopher Award, plus over a dozen other awards

Paper Clips, which played in theatres across the country for nine months, is a feature-length documentary about rural Tennessee students who decided to honor Holocaust victims by collecting one paper clip for each life lost.

Paper Clips is available on DVD for home viewing, and is the centerpiece of a new education curriculum. Read more about Paper Clips.

Bedford: The Town They Left Behind

Cable broadcasts, home video
GI Film Festival documentary award

Bedford tells the story of the enormous personal sacrifice of the small town of Bedford, Virginia – the community that lost more men per capita on D-Day than any other in America. And the sacrifice continues. The film connects Bedford’s bravest soldiers from WWII to those from the community who served recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After proving its popularity with audiences as an official selection at various festivals around the country, Bedford: The Town They Left Behind was given a special screening, hosted by Senator Mark Warner, for nearly 800 dignitaries at the U.S. Capitol. It was also presented in Normandy at the 65th Anniversary of D-Day and in Bastogne at the 65th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

Bedford is available on DVD.

Client Samples

Beyond Anxiety

Beyond Anxiety, produced for the Anxiety Disorder Association of America, was credited with giving new hope to countless thousands of sufferers. Anxiety disorders are the most common of psychiatric disorders, affecting nearly one in ten Americans.

Living With Hope

Living With Hope was produced for the National Institutes of Health and is a documentary about the struggle experienced by teens living with HIV/AIDS. Living With Hope won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for Excellence and was honored by the US International Film and Video Festival.

A Gift of Time

A Gift of Time, produced for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, tells the story of parents and courageous children who struggle to defeat the disease as well as the social stigma that follows them daily.

Broadcast Work

Crossover: A Worldwide Basketball Odyssey

Showtime

The Johnson Group executive produced this feature length documentary with Penny Marshall and Magic Johnson. Directed by Kip and Kern Konwiser, Crossover looks at the phenomenal global influence of the NBA.

HALO

Discovery Channel, Military Channel, Wings Channel

HALO takes an in-depth look at an elite unit of soldiers training to become “High Altitude, Low Opening” jumpers. As part of the nation’s effort to combat terrorism, HALO soldiers train to jump at altitudes as high as 35,000 feet, freefalling to about 2,000 feet before opening their chutes. HALO also explores the impact of such rigorous training on the
families that support these unusual soldiers.

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Lighting of the National Christmas Tree (formerly The Christmas Pageant of Peace)

For nearly 20 years, The Johnson Group produced the annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree. For one special night of the year, The Ellipse near the White House becomes America’s town square. More than 7,000 visitors and neighbors in the Capital area gather to hear the President’s Christmas message and to watch as he lights the National Christmas Tree. For years on end, The Johnson Group hosted some of America’s favorite entertainers to participate in the lighting ceremony.

More information is available at www.nps.gov/whho/pageant.htm.