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AFT on Irish Public Radio’s The Green Room

The Green Room is like Irish Public Radio’s answer to NPR’s Fresh Air.  From their website, recipe About the Show:  “A-List actors, more about directors and writers have appeared on The Green Room since its first broadcast in 2010. It’s Ireland’s only culture show to focus on both national and international art and entertainment events. George Clooney, Colin Firth, Harrison Ford and Salma Hayek are among the actors to have appeared on The Green Room. Directors include Mike Leigh, Neil Jordan and Kathryn Bigelow along with many award winning writers such as Howard Jacobson, Garrison Keillor, Colm Toibin and Hanif Kureishi.”

Samantha Grant was honored to be interviewed by Orla Barry for The Green Room during Sheffield Doc Fest in June.  The episode only recently aired and you can listen to a podcast version of the show here.

Poynter: Jayson Blair on AFT

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listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world,” he writes.

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listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world,” he writes.

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poynter_profile_biggerAndrew Beaujon reports on Blairs comments on the film. “I am sure she told the story in an excellent way, website
capsule ” Blair said. “But, as I have told Sam, I probably won’t watch it for years because of the painful honesty of the piece.”

No Ripcord: AFT provides “Great Insight” and is “Very Relevant”

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listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world,” he writes.
IndiewireBryce Renninger reviews A Fragile Trust, sickness
listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world,” he writes.

IndiewireBryce Renninger reviews A Fragile Trust, ampoule
listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world,” he writes.

IndiewireBryce Renninger reviews A Fragile Trust, page
listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world,” he writes.

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listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world, information pills
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listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world, physician
” he writes.Indiewire
Ryan Finnigan reviews A Fragile Trust saying, more about
“A Fragile Trust is a very interesting and tight documentary providing great insight into the world of print journalism in the digital age and of journalism ethics, a very relevant topic even now.”

Indiewire: AFT one of “Five of Docs to See from Sheffield”

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ONLINE NEWS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

17 Oct 2013 @ 10:30am


HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

18 Oct 2013 @ 6:15pm

19 Oct 2013 @ 1:45pm

 

 

US PREMIER

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

11 Oct 2013 @ 3:45pm
12 Oct 2013 @ 1:30pm

 

WORLD PREMIER

SHEFFIELD DOC FEST, story
Sheffield, England UK

15 Jun 2013 @ 15:30
16 Jun 2013 @ 13:00

TV

A FRAGILE TRUST NATIONAL PBS BROADCAST

National PBS Broadcast on Independent Lens-  May 5, hospital
2014

 

FILM FESTIVALS & COMMUNITY SCREENINGS

THESSOLONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
•Thurs. March 20, 2014 @ 3:00pm

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
•Thurs. March 20, 2014 @ 9:00pm at Apollo Theater
•Thurs. March 27, 2014 @ 9:45pm with FilmForum
•Friday March 28, 2014 @ 4:15pm with FilmForum

SEBASTOPOL FILM FESTIVAL
•Saturday March 29, 2014 @ 7pm

GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL
•Saturday April 5, 2014 @ 3:00pm

ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
•Schedule to be announced soon!

KANSAS CITY FILM FESTIVAL
•Schedule to be announced soon!

 RIVER RUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
•Schedule to be announced soon!

SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
•Schedule to be announced soon!

DOXA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
•Schedule to be announced soon!

 

Past Screenings

 

BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
•18 Feb 2014 @ 7:00pm

 

DOC NYC
•16 Nov 2013 @ 7:00pm

 

STARZ DENVER FILM FESTIVAL

•10 Nov 2013 @ 4:00pm
•11 Nov 2013 @ 9:00pm
•12 Nov 2013 @ 4:00pm

 

EAST LANSING FILM FESTIVAL
•9 Nov 2013 @ 4:00pm and 9:00pm
•11 Nov 2013 @ 4:00pm

 

FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL
•24 Oct 2013 @ 3:30pm
•25 Oct 2013 @ 6:00pm
•26 Oct 2013 @ 6:30pm
•28 Oct 2013 @ 5:30pm

 

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL
•20 Oct 2013 @ 7:30pm


HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

•18 Oct 2013 @ 6:15pm
•19 Oct 2013 @ 1:45pm

 

ONLINE NEWS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
•17 Oct 2013 @ 10:30am

 

US PREMIER

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
•11 Oct 2013 @ 3:45pm
•12 Oct 2013 @ 1:30pm

 

WORLD PREMIER

SHEFFIELD DOC FEST, Sheffield, England UK
•15 Jun 2013 @ 15:30
•16 Jun 2013 @ 13:00
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listing it as one of top five to see at Sheffield International Film Festival. “The film is a never-before-seen narration of a story that may have been forgotten but says much about the way institutions work and the ways that they exist in a digital world,” he writes.Indiewire

Nominated for the Special Jury Prize!

We are honored and delighted to find out that A FRAGILE TRUST has been nominated for the Special Jury Prize at Sheffield Doc Fest.  Very exciting!  Here’s what the Sheffield site says about the award “Our Special Jury Award honours a film selected from highlights of the Doc/Fest programme that displays excellence in style, substance and approach. A jury of documentary specialists from the UK and around the world will view selected highlights of the programme, remedy awarding the prize to the best of the bunch.”  Keep your fingers crossed for us!

500 Likes and… Here’s our TRAILER!

Samantha Grant (Director/Producer)

SAM_Headshot_for_websiteSamantha Grant (Director/Producer) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, capsule journalist, search and educator. Her approach to storytelling is influenced by both her undergraduate degree in American Studies/Literature from Yale University and her Master’s of Journalism degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Through her San Francisco based production company GUSH productions, malady Sam has created work for clients including MTV, ABC, PBS, CNN, NPR, FRONTLINE, FRONTLINE/World, and Al Jazeera International. In 2007, Sam was named a Carnegie/Knight fellow as part of the News 21 Initiative on the Future of Journalism and in 2011, Sam was named a BAVC MediaMaker Fellow, where she began work on the robust transmedia companion project for A FRAGILE TRUST. Currently, Sam is creating the Educational Alternate Reality Game DECISIONS ON DEADLINE, which teaches journalism ethics through an interactive and entertaining experience. Sam is also the DP/Producer of the upcoming feature documentary GIRLS IN THE FOREST, which tells the story of a revolutionary girls high school being built in one of the last pristine forests in South America. When she’s not shooting or producing independent documentaries, you can find Sam lecturing at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford’s Knight Fellowship program.
Company Website: gushproductions
 
 

Brittney Shepherd (Co-Producer)

Brittney_Headshot_for_WebsiteBrittney Shepherd (Co-Producer) is a San Francisco-based independent filmmaker. Brittney is one of the creators of the Alternate Reality News Game, DECISIONS ON DEADLINE, where players act as journalists reporting on a fictional story. Brittney is directing her first feature doc, EYE, CAMERA which follows artist Tanya Vlach, who after losing her left eye in a car accident, sets out to build a camera inside her prosthetic eye as a means to re-envision her disability. In 2013, Brittney was named a BAVC MediaMaker Fellow, where she will be building BIONICS BASECAMP a companion interactive database and one-stop-shop for current trends in biotechnology and human body enhancement. She is also the Co-Producer of OUT RUN (dir: Johnny Symons and S. Leo Chiang), a feature documentary about openly gay politicians in more traditional regions of the world. Brittney was the Associate Producer on Emmy-nominated film A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES (ITVS), and MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON (CAAM). Brittney is the former Staff Producer at GroundSpark, where she produced award-winning films alongside the Academy-Award winning director Debra Chasnoff, including CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF DEL MARTIN and STRAIGHTLACED. Brittney holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies.
 
 

Richard Levien (Editor)

Richard_Headshot_for_websiteRichard Levien (Editor) has a PhD in theoretical physics from Princeton University, but has found his real passion in film. As a freelance film editor, he co-edited the feature documentary D Tour, which won the Golden Gate award for Best Bay Area documentary at the 2009 SF International Film Festival (Independent Lens, 2009). He edited the short film Remigration (Dir: Barry Jenkins, “Medicine for Melancholy”) which premiered at SxSW and appeared in the ITVS web series “Future States”, and edited and did motion graphics for “On the Assassination of the President” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.
 
 

Jessica Jones (Associate Producer/Assistant Editor)

Jessica_Headshot_for_websiteJessica Jones is a filmmaker and independent media producer specializing in documentary style video productions. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in Psychology and International Studies, and is a graduate of George Washington University’s Institute for Documentary Filmmaking. With a background in both film and nonprofit advocacy, Jessica views visual storytelling as a unique platform for social innovation, and intends to use filmmaking as an opportunity to shed light on community based issues. She is a 2013 BAVC MediaMaker Fellow, and was the 2011 George Stoney Fellow at Working Films.
 
 

Justin Melland (Composer)

With over 30 feature and documentary film credits to his name, Justin Melland has become known for his wonderfully eclectic scores and his constant use of LA’s finest studio musicians, which always elevate his music to the highest level of quality. After finishing his Master’s Degree in music composition at UCLA and UC Berkeley, one of his first composing positions was to write an original score for “The Death of Kevin Carter, Casualty of the Bang Bang Club” which was nominated in 2006 for an Oscar® by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is distributed by HBO. In addition to his very full film composing schedule, he has also written the scores for seven successful television series: “Live Through This” (Fuse), “Inside” (National Geographic/PBS), “Undercover History” (National Geographic), “City Confidential” (A&E), “Frontline/WORLD” (PBS, Discovery/Times), The Human Weapon (History) and “Snapped” (oxygen).
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I care deeply about the future of the profession. Getting people thinking and talking about the challenges facing journalism, diagnosis
while highlighting how reliable and accurate journalism is essential to a functioning democracy,
is why I’m doing this work. My hope is to draw people in with a gripping and entertaining account of this amazing story, and then keep them engaged long enough to explore these issues in a deeper way.

With most major newspapers planning to move the bulk of their operations to an online format the potential for plagiarism is on the rise, thereby giving new relevance to the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Blair Affair. Nearly every week it seems there’s a new plagiarism scandal breaking, and the story of the Jayson Blair scandal is becoming a frighteningly familiar narrative. A FRAGILE TRUST takes a deeper look into the mind of Jayson Blair, the serial plagiarist, and explores what caused this promising young man to make so many bad decisions, while also examining dynamics inside the Times that may have contributed to Blair’s downfall.

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Thank you to everyone who has liked our A FRAGILE TRUST Facebook Page.  We are currently well over 500 likes and are hoping to get another 500 soon.  When we get to 1000, patient
we are going to start releasing a series of very special surprises.  Stay tuned for more info.

As promised, diagnosis we are releasing our Trailer today! After 7 years, it feels great to start sharing this project with the world.  Please share widely.  #afragiletrust #sheffdocfest

Sheffield Doc Fest World Premiere!

After 7 long years in the making A FRAGILE TRUST: Plagiarism, about it
Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times will be having its World Premiere at one of the top international documentary film festivals in the world – SHEFFIELD DOC FEST.

We are thrilled that A FRAGILE TRUST was chosen from the over 2000 films that were submitted and cannot wait to share all our hard work with the world. We even got a great mention in The Guardian UK’s coverage of the upcoming festival.

In other news, we have a new website for A FRAGILE TRUST in the works, and lots more surprises coming soon.

A FRAGILE TRUST in The Guardian

TV

National PBS Broadcast will be scheduled for 2014

 

SCREEN

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

•Fri. Oct. 11, adiposity
2013 @ 3:45pm at UA East Hampton Cinema 6, buy
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•Sat. Oct. 12, side effects
2013 @ 1:30pm at Sag Harbor Cinema

For tickets, go here.


ONLINE NEWS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

•Thurs. Oct. 17th, 2013 @ 10:30am-11:30am

More info, go here.


HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

•Fri. Oct. 18th, 2013 @ 6:15pm at Dole Cannery E

•Sat. Oct. 19th, 2013 @ 1:45pm at Dole Cannery C

For tickets, go here.


FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL

•Thurs. Oct. 24th, 2013 @ 3:30pm at the Cinema Paradiso, Hollywood

•Fri. Oct. 25th, 2013 @ 6pm at the Muvico Pompano

•Sat. Oct. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30pm at the Sunrise Civic Center

•Mon. Oct. 28th, 2013 @ 5:30pm at the Cinema Paradiso, Lauderdale

For tickets, go here.


HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL

•Sun. Oct. 20th, 2013 @ 7:30pm at the Arclight Cinemas Hollywood

For tickets, go here.

 

ST LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

•Sat. Nov. 23rd, 2013 @ 1:30pm at Plaza Frontenac Cinema

For tickets, go here.

 
Great piece about Sheffield Doc Fest in The Guardian’s ‘Northerner’ Blog. Tells a bit about the festival and the criteria used to select films. Out of 2000 submitted, for sale capsule only 80 feature films were selected, and of those 80, A FRAGILE TRUST was one of just a handful to get a good mention. Very much looking forward to our world premiere in just a few short weeks!
Read the full article HERE.

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