A MURDER IN THE PARK (2014) Directed by: Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber US Distribution: Theatrical, Showtime, Netflix, IFC Rotten Tomato critic score: 76% Our first film examines the wrongful conviction of a man who's confession allegedly cleared a previous wrongful conviction. This complicated story garnered a great deal of attention.
WHITE BOY (2018) Directed by: Shawn Rech US Distribution: Starz, Netflix Rotten Tomato audience score: 80% Our second film examines the prosecutorial and police misconduct that led to the over-sentencing of a non-violent juvenile offender. This story was the basis of the 2018 motion picture, "White Boy Rick" starring Matthew McConaughey. After the film's release, it reached #4 on the Netflix Top 10 Movies chart, and #8 on it's Overall Programs chart.
It won the Audience Choice Award at the FREEP Film Festival and reached #1 on the iTunes Documentary Chart.
American Gospel: Christ Alone (2019) Directed by: Brandon Kimber US Distribution: Netflix, AGTV Amazon Prime audience score: 4.8/5 Stars (4,898 reviews) Does Christianity mean Christ + the American dream? American Gospel examines how the prosperity gospel (the Word of Faith movement) has distorted the gospel message, and how this theology is being exported abroad. This feature-length film is the first in a series.
American Gospel: Christ Crucified (2020) Directed by: Brandon Kimber US Distribution: AGTV Amazon Prime audience score: 4.8/5 Stars (3,808 reviews) The gospel message of 'Christ crucified' has always been offensive. In our culture it is common for preachers to soften the offense of the cross, and the attributes of God that are displayed in the person of work of Jesus Christ. American Gospel: Christ Crucified explores how the paths of post-modernism and progressive Christianity lead to a different gospel, and a god created in our own image.
Wrong Cat (2021) Directed by: Shawn Rech US Distribution: Available Fall 2021 We follow a legal team and loyal friends and family working to reverse the longest wrongful conviction in US history. The case, the murder of a police sergeant, has tentacles that reach all the way back to the Chicago murders of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and his security director Mark Clark.
Convicting (2021) Directed by: Shawn Rech US Distribution: Late 2021 The most popular crime docuseries in television history enthralled and outraged the world. But was it factual? We examine the murder of Teresa Halbach and convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, hearing from many who weren't a part of the original series. We also examine the role of documentary filmmakers in a news landscape terribly in need of authenticity.
Holy Martyrs (2021) Directed by: The Arehart Brothers US Distribution: Available Winter 2021 In 1980, three US nuns and a lay worker were brutally murdered while working with the poor in El Salvador. This docuseries re-examines the murders through the lens of the Church, it's workers, and the victims' friends and family. The directors have unprecedented access to Church archives, including audio recordings that enable one of the victims to help narrate the story of her life and murder.
Missing Lauren Spierer (2021) Directed by: Shawn Rech US Distribution: Available Winter 2021 A decade ago, an Indiana University student went missing. A massive search and exhaustive investigations have not turned up answers, but the behavior of some in her social circle has raised many questions.