Our new documentary, ONE SOUTH: PORTRAIT OF A PSYCH UNIT, will premiere at the DC/DOX Film Festival in Washington, D.C. on June 14th, 2024.

ONE SOUTH is a deeply intimate, two-part observational portrait of an inpatient psychiatric unit at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, NY, specializing in treating young adults. It may look more like a college dorm than a psychiatric hospital, but patients arrive every day in acute crisis. They are dealing with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and psychosis, and many have contemplated or attempted suicide. A team of doctors, social workers, and nurses work together to stabilize the patients and prepare them to return to the outside world, but time is limited, and there are many obstacles. The two-part film follows the trajectory of hospital admission–from intake through the ups and downs of treatment to discharge–as various patient and provider stories are blended to create a rich portrait of a unique place.

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Current Projects

In Post-Production

The Year of Outliving (w.t)

At 10, filmmaker Alexandra Shiva lost her mother to cancer – a diagnosis her mother had kept hidden from virtually everyone. 36 years later, as Shiva is set to outlive her mother, she embarks on a cinematic journey to explore the mother-daughter bond through its absence. Using a treasure trove of personal belongings, including decades worth of home movies, the film offers a glimpse into a bygone era of Hollywood glamour, while peeling back the layers of a life to reveal a poetic meditation on memory, loss and motherhood.

Our Films

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