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THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED

Surveillance & Investigations

The hit of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED is an unprecedented undercover investigation into the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) film ratings system and its profound impact on American culture.

 

Featuring insightful and often hilarious interviews with John Waters, Matt Stone, Mary Harron, Kimberly Peirce, Atom Egoyan, and Kevin Smith, the film reveals how the rating system restricts the exhibition independent and foreign films, gay-themed films, and rates sexuality much more harshly than violence.

 

Maintaining power through secrecy, the MPAA refuses to let the public know even the names of the people who rate the films. To overcome that secrecy, the filmmaker's team up with a female private investigator, Becky Altringer and follow her as she goes deep inside the rating system – what they discovered compelled the MPAA to finally make long-overdue changes to its rating system. 

OUTRAGE

Surveillance & Investigations

"A powerful and significant film.” Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES 

One of the most explosive films about politics ever made, OUTRAGE is a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, the film takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets. With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activists Larry Kramer and Mike Rogers, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, the film probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures. 


Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Television: HBO Documentary Films 
US Premiere: 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
International Premiere: 2009 Edinburgh Film Festival 

THE INVISIBLE WAR

 Investigations

THE INVISIBLE WAR is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Profoundly moving, we meet characters who embraced their service with pride and professionalism, only to have their idealism crushed. Their chilling stories of violent sexual assault become even more rattling as they seek justice in a Kafkaesque military legal system.  

 

As a courageous few defy victimhood, they face their most challenging fight yet: penetrating a closed circuit where officers collude, cases are routinely swept under the rug, and few perpetrators are tried or convicted. Both a rallying cry for the hundreds of thousands of men and women who've been assaulted and a hopeful road map for change, THE INVISIBLE WAR is one of those rare films so powerful it has already helped change military policy.

News

January 16, 2006 ‘Rating (and Finding) the Movie Raters’ by The New YorkTimes.com
 
August 28, 2006 ‘Rewind: These Film Ratings Are Not Yet Rated; New documentary has us looking at 10 historical (or is that hysterical?)moments in movie rating history.’ by MTV.com

May 7, 2009 ‘Outrage’ by Popmatter.com
 
September 29, 2009 ‘Hollywood's Nightmare Couple’ by Diane Dimond

November 08, 2009 ‘Inside Story: Randy Quaid’s Journey from Actor to Alleged Felon ’ by People Magazine

December 24, 2009 ‘Home video: Randy and Evi Quaid's even more bizarre world’ by NY Dairy News.com

January 15, 2010 ‘EXCLUSIVE: Randy And Evi Quaid P.I. To Get Own Reality TV Show EXCLUSIVE: Randy And Evi Quaid P.I. To Get Own Reality TV Show’ by radaronline.com

April 29, 2010 ‘La Verne’s Very Own Columbo P.I. Right Out of Disney Central Casting’ by laverneonline.com

October 20, 2010 ‘Courting Disaster: What Went Wrong with Randy Quaid’ by ABC news

January 2011 ‘The Quaid Conspiracy’ by Vanityfair.com 

Film

Walking with Herb * Background * Optimisment 

The Mule * 2018 * Background * Warner Bros.

The Invisible War * 2012 * Investigator * Chain Camera

Outrage *  2009 * Investigator * Magnolia Pictures/Chaincamera

Loma Lynda, The Red Door * 2008 * Fabi James * Destroy Rock Music

This Film is Not Yet Rated * 2006 * Herself * IFC/Chaincamera

Television 

Stumptown * 2019 * Technical Consultant * ABC Studios

Sex Offenders & Megan's Law * 2008 * Herself * SBS Global * Korea

Stalkarazzi * 2007 * Herself * Assistant Producer * Hobnox, Inc. USA

Undercover Investigation * 2007 * Teen Intervention/Herself * CBS/Dr. Phil

Podcast 

The Killing of Marilyn Monroe * 2019 * Investigator