Patrimonio (post-production)

Patrimonio (post-production)

Teale Productions and Jackson Films

Unrestricted development and mining threaten water sources in Baja California. A global problem is seen in microcosm as small desert communities begin to push back. Visit our Website or Read more... 

 

 

 

My Father's A Cop

My Father's A Cop

Teale Productions

My Father a Cop is the story of one man desperately trying to confront his manic depression and a childhood trauma as he cycles up and down the American dream of fame, power and money. Visit our Website or Read more...

Grazers: A Cooperative Story

Grazers: A Cooperative Story

Teale Productions and Jackson Films

For two tumultuous years Grazers: A Cooperative story chronicles an unlikely group of fiercely independent farmers in upstate New York as they struggle to form a cooperative to sell their grass fed beef and are almost undone by a broken food system and their own naiveté. Read more...

The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation

HBO TV Series Documentary

HBO spotlights one of the most serious threats to the health of Americans in this four-part documentary series on obesity. Three years in the making, "The Weight of the Nation" addresses both the facts and myths of obesity, showing how it affects the health of individuals and strains the health care system. The four documentaries include case studies and interviews with experts from the nation's leading research institutions and with individuals and families struggling with obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity contributes to six of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S., including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Read more...

Death on a Factory Farm

Death on a Factory Farm

HBO Documentary Films
Produced by Tom Simon and Sarah Teale

Three years in the making, Death on a Factory Farm follows the undercover investigation of Wiles Hog Farm by the animal rights group The Humane Farming Association (HFA), and the resulting court case against it. Acting on a tip from a farm employee that animals were being abused, HFA turned to an undercover investigator, "Pete" of Dealing Dogs, who wore a hidden camera while he worked as a farmhand at Wiles. The film follows Pete from his initial entry into this dangerous world of abuse to the raid and trial that followed. Read more...

Hacking Democracy

Hacking Democracy

HBO Documentary Films
Executive Produced by Sarah Teale and Sian Edwards

Who really counts America's votes? This HBO documentary answers that question, following Bev Harris' in-depth investigation of our country's voting machines. With the help of several likeminded activists and computer scientists, this resourceful grandmother shows that the machines can easily be hacked and their tallies altered. You will witness the unraveling of our voting system, and what you will learn will shock and spur you to action. Visit our Website or Read more...

Dealing Dogs

Dealing Dogs

HBO America Undercover
Produced and Directed by Tom Simon and Sarah Teale

Each year thousands of dogs are bought by research labs and veterinary schools from "Class B" dealers who, although licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have been known to violate laws meant to protect the animals. In 2002, Last Chance for Animals, a small U.S. animal-rights organization, placed one of its investigators "Pete" undercover inside Martin Creek Kennel, one of America's largest and most notorious "Class B" dealers of dogs sold for research. This brutally revealing HBO America Undercover Film chronicles Pete's daunting, highly dangerous undercover operation as well as its aftermath, when Last Chance for Animals shared its findings with federal authorities in an attempt to shut down Martin Creek Kennel—and save the dogs being mistreated there. Read more...

First Person Killers: Ronald DeFeo

First Person Killers: Ronald DeFeo

A&E
Executive Produced by Sarah Teale
Directed by John Edginton
Produced by Alex Braverman

What makes a person decide to become a killer - and what does he feel like before, during, and after the act? First Person Killers: Ronald DeFeo explores the mind of Ronald DeFeo, who killed six members of his family in Amityville, N.Y., in 1974. Interviewed inside Greenhaven prison in New York State, DeFeo discusses his motivations, why he was so angry the night of the killings, how he felt as his family died, and why he ultimately confessed. A chilling visit to a place where few of us ever go - inside the mind of a killer. Read more...
 

Bellevue: Inside Out

Bellevue: Inside Out

HBO America Undercover
Produced by Sarah Teale
Directed by MaryAnn DeLeo

Half of the mentally ill people admitted to Bellevue Hospital's emergency psychiatric center are struggling with substance abuse problems. This creates an added challenge for this famous New York City facility that admits 7,000 men and women each year. During this program, actual case histories help illustrate why it's so difficult to provide quality therapy and long-term treatment to transient populations, those battling addictions, and people trying to cope with the most debilitating mental illnesses. Read more...

Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself

Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself

PBS
Produced by Sarah Teale
Directed by Oren Jacoby

This hour-long documentary presents the playwright, actor, and director Sam Shepard giving viewers a glimpse of his inner self through the prism of a group of his plays presented off-Broadway in 1996 and 1997. Shepard, who won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for his play Buried Child, is also the writer behind Curse of the Starving Class, True West, and Fool for Love. Highlights include scenes excerpted from play performances, Shepard in his first television interview, and commentary by actors Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, and Ed Harris. Read more...