We Are Not Alone (2020)
Directed by Jodi Wille, We Are Not Alone is a feature documentary about Ruth Norman, AKA “Spaceship Ruthie,” leader of the Unarius Academy of Science.
The Unarius Academy of Science were on a radical mission from the late-’70s to the mid-’80s: to spread their “inter-dimensional science of life” and the principles of reincarnation to the masses via some of the most wildly inventive public access TV programming in America. As part of their outreach under the direction of their cosmic leader, the flamboyant septuagenarian Ruth Norman, AKA Archangel Uriel, The Unariuns created elaborate psychodrama “documentaries,” where Uriel and students channeled and re-enacted their previous lives together on film for purposes of spiritual healing. Utilizing otherworldly costumes and makeup, elaborate sets and ingenious no-budget special effects, this ambitious collective produced a legacy of some of the most mind-shattering, oddly uplifting gems of American outsider cinema.
The Heist (2021)
A feature documentary about the 1985 theft of Willem DeKooning’s famous painting Woman-Ochre from the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
Directed by Allison Otto
Produced by Caryn Capotosto, Josh Kunau and Jill Howerton
Just A Band (2020)
Directed by Anjali Nayar, Just A Band is a feature documentary about four nerdy Nairobians who drop out of university to form the now infamous Afro-electric pop band called “Just A Band.” In the process, they create a counter-narrative to the traditional lives expected of them.
Borrowing from a post-modern cultural mishmash of Sun Ra and blaxploitation films, this documentary is a fantastical coming-of-age story about one of Kenya’s seminal rock bands, flourishing during the art renaissance of a newly democratic Kenya in the early aughts.
Directed by Anjali Nayar
Produced by Katie Doering and Caryn Capotosto
Executive Producer - Roger Ross Williams
Co-Producer - Wanuri Kahiu
Lady Parts Justice in the New World Order (2020)
In a dangerously polarized political climate, reproductive rights advocates Lady Parts Justice League barnstorm the country with a boots-on-the-ground strategy to support reproductive rights, using comedy as the ultimate weapon.
The LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE, led by Lizz Winstead (Co-Creator of The Daily Show), is a collective of feminist comedians and political satirists who use humor and pop culture to expose the truth about ever-growing attacks against reproductive rights for women in the current political climate. The issue has been under-reported in the media until now. LPJL takes us to the states and clinics that are most vulnerable right now to meet the women (and men) on the front lines protecting reproductive freedom as the battle for abortion rights heats up in dozens of states across the U.S.
More info on the series can be seen here.
Directed by Ruth Leitman
Produced by Rachel Rozycki, DeAnna Cooper, Ellen Barnard
Executive Producer - Caryn Capotosto, Betsy Steinberg, Gordon Quinn
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (2018)
For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America in his beloved television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at Fred Rogers, a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
The film won many awards including: Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, Critics Choice Documentary Award, Producers Guild Award, Gotham Audience Award, and many regional Film Critics awards in 2019. The film also became the 12th highest grossing box office documentary of all time.
Soundtrack by Jonathan Kirkscey
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Directed by Morgan Neville
Produced by Caryn Capotosto and Nicholas Ma
Afghan Cycles (2018)
A feature documentary that follows a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists using the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights - human rights - and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society.
The film is available for purchase on the following platforms:
US: iTunes, Microsoft, Google Play, Vudu and Amazon.
Canada: iTunes, Microsoft, Google Play
UK: iTunes, Amazon Microsoft, Google Play
Ireland: iTunes, Microsoft, Google Play
Purchase the DVD on Amazon.
Festivals & Awards
Winner: Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary, Brooklyn Film Festival
Hot Docs, Woods Hole Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Bicycle Film Festival, Telluride MountainFilm Festival
Sarah Menzies // Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Caryn Capotosto // Executive Producer
Jenny Nichols // Cinematographer, Photographer, Producer
Shannon Galpin // Producer
Anna Brones // Impact Producer
Tony Hale // Editor
Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (2014)
A feature documentary about the legendary pop punk pioneers.
Matt Riggle // Director, Producer, Writer
Deedle LaCour // Director, Producer, Editor
James Rayburn // Editor, Producer
Justin Wilson // Director of Photography, Editor, Producer
Caryn Capotosto // Co-Producer
Stefany Strah // Co-Producer
Marissa LaCour // Co-Producer
Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back (2014)
A funny andinspiring documentary that chronicles the rise, fall and resurrection of '80s metal band Quiet Riot. It offers an unlikely and surprisingly personal account of coping with the loss of a friend. The career of Frankie Banali, the band's drummer, reached a serious crossroads when his best friend and singer Kevin DuBrow died in 2007. Years later, Banali realizes he must forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter, and he goes on an alternately tragic and hilarious quest to reunite the band and fill the immense void left by his bandmate. Directed by Regina Banali
The Love Bugs (2019)
Over the course of 60 years, Lois and Charlie O’Brien, two of the foremost entomologists and pioneers in their field, traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the world’s largest private collection of insects--a scientific gamechanger with more than one million specimens and more than 1,000 undiscovered species. And now after decades of research and the development of a parental bond with their collection, these two soulmates decide to give it away. But they live in a time when the beleaguered field of science needs them most. And the O'Briens know they need to continue fighting for it. So they turn to their one million insects for a little help. This humorous and poignant documentary short explores the nature of Love--and the love of Nature--and what it means to devote oneself completely to both.
Directed by Allison Otto and Maria Clinton
Executive Producers Caryn Capotosto and Linda and David Cornfield
Judith Hill - Back In Time (Behind-The-Scenes at Paisley Park) 2015
Short behind-the-scenes video of Judith Hill recording with Prince at Paisley Park in 2015. Directed by Morgan Neville // Produced by Caryn Capotosto
Judith Hill Behind The Scenes at Orpheum Theater Los Angeles Photo Shoot
Behind the scenes video of Judith Hill from her photo shoot with Randee St. Nicholas at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA. September 2015. Directed by Morgan Neville // Produced by Caryn Capotosto
Judith Hill - Cry, Cry, Cry (Official Music Video)
Music video from Judith Hill's first single "Cry, Cry, Cry" off her debut album "Back In Time". Out now on NPG Records. Recorded at Paisley Park & Produced by Judith Hill & Prince. Directed by Morgan Neville // Produced by Caryn Capotosto
Barbra Streisand - It Had to Be You with Michael Bublé
Behind-the-scenes of a duet recording with Barbra Streisand and Michael Buble in 2014. Directed by Morgan Neville, Produced by Caryn Capotosto.
Barbra Streisand - Come Rain or Come Shine with John Mayer
Behind-the-scenes of a duet recording with Barbra Streisand and John Mayer in 2014. Directed by Morgan Neville, Produced by Caryn Capotosto.
Barbra Streisand - People with Stevie Wonder
Behind-the-scenes of a duet recording with Barbra Streisand and Stevie Wonder in 2014. Directed by Morgan Neville, Produced by Caryn Capotosto.
Barbra Streisand - New York State of Mind with Billy Joel
Behind-the-scenes of a duet recording with Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel in 2014. Directed by Morgan Neville, Produced by Caryn Capotosto.
Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were with Lionel Richie
Behind-the-scenes of a duet recording with Barbra Streisand and Lionel Ritchie in 2014. Directed by Morgan Neville, Produced by Caryn Capotosto.
Barbra Streisand - Evergreen with Babyface
Moby Celebrates L.A. Architecture (2013)
Moby riffs on LA architecture in this video about the Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA. Produced by Caryn Capotosto
Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980
Video documentation of the Getty Institute’s 2011-2012 Pacific Standard Time Initiative. Produced by Caryn Capotosto // Cinematography by Catherine Goldschmidt.
Pacific Standard Time began in 2002 as a Getty initiative to recover the historical record of art in Southern California. Fueled by a series of Getty Foundation grants, it grew into a region-wide collaboration between more than 60 cultural institutions, culminating in a series of exhibitions and events from October 2011 to April 2012 across Southern California called Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. The initiative resulted in more than 40 publications documenting Los Angeles’ impact on art history during the postwar years, dozens of traveling and related exhibitions all over the world, and unprecedented international press attention focused on Los Angeles’ art scene.