Ed Asner is one of the most celebrated actors of his generation, delighting audiences of all ages, from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant to Elf and Up. But he's also an all-American activist who refuses to budge on his ideals, no matter what anyone thinks. Beneath the tough skin of this crotchety crusader lies the heart of a true warrior for justice.
The Delaware Department of Agriculture asked us to develop a short video that told the history of farming in the First State, and TELEDUCTION and its non-profit sister company Hearts and Minds Film teamed up to expand the project into a thirty-minute documentary film for public television broadcast. We worked with our long-time partners the Delaware Humanities Forum and received additional support from the Delaware Farm Bureau and Farm Credit to bring this story of Delaware's biggest industry to life.
Always striving to maximize impact, TELEDUCTION took the idea for a short orientation video for the historic John Dickinson Mansion and expanded it into a multi-version program that included a ten minute video for site visitors, a three-minute public awareness tool to aid in tourism, and a thirty-minute historical documentary for public television broadcast. Using our expertise in writing, research, and historic reenactment, we crafted an in-depth exploration of one of the nation's founding fathers.
This Hearts and Minds Film chronicles the lives and work of the Twin Poets, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills. Artists and social workers, these identical twin brothers recoiled from a high profile life in the entertainment industry, opting instead to devote their lives to saving children. Most often, they work with young people living in the Riverside housing projects, where gun violence, drug culture, and an overriding sense of failure result in the arrested development, disproportionate incarceration and even death of a high number of young residents.
Facts, fear, and hope - the humanity behind the headlines in the current U.S. immigration debate is seen through the experience of a small American town where an estimated 10,000 Guatemalans have arrived in the last decade.