GoodMovies are what we all hope to see: Media that is both entertaining and thought provoking, that comes to us from established talent and lets us discover new talent. Media that offers new voices and perspectives, and inspires passion in those who make it and those who watch it.
Here are some GoodMovies:
GoodMovies Entertainment was formed by Producer Karen Johnson in 2000 to produce scripted and non-scripted media. Stories by, for, and/or about women and girls, and especially those that feature compelling female characters who defy stereotypes are of special interest. GoodMovies productions have played major film festivals, won top awards, and been distributed worldwide.
Charlotte: A scripted feature film telling the breathtaking true story of the visionary German Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon - her life, her loves, and her empowered transformation. In just two years, with the Nazi threat hovering ever closer, Charlotte frantically painted a vibrant collection of over 800 paintings that became a lasting record of a passionate life, well-lived, in a world at war.
Style on the Streets with Lily Gatins: A docu-series in development following international street style artist Lily Gatins who discovers and works with aspiring avant-garde designers around the world. Viewers travel with Lily to meet them, learn their inspirations, challenges, and the intricacies of their creative process. Once Lily curates their head-turning creations into a collection, she showcases it on the streets of major fashion weeks building exposure, fans, and new markets for these talented, up-and-coming designers. www.lilygatins.com
The Overground Railroad: A scripted series in development inspired by the role of The Negro Motorists Green Book in the history of the African American experience. From the 1930s to the 1960s -- an era when America that was so dangerous for black people it necessitated a guide to navigate it -- African Americans developed their own communities and resources to keep themselves safe. The travelers through these communities brought new perspectives and possibilities, that resulted in enrichment, change and challenge. In each decade, members of these communities were both disseminators and gatherers of information. They represent the depots of the Overground Railroad — where interactions spark the conflict that drives the drama.
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound: After a 2019 Premiere at Tribeca and Cannes, this feature documentary is currently on the festival circuit. Building on the pioneering sight-and-sound discoveries of iconic filmmakers, this documentary features the first generation of recognized Sound Designers and their visionary Directors. Directors like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, among others. This documentary lets viewers into their creative realms via interviews and clips from their movies, to discover how sound transforms not only cinema, but also our lives. Winner: Cinema Audio Society Award For Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing Documentary Feature; Nominee Cannes Film Festival Golden Eye Award; Nominee Critics Choice Documentary Award Best First Feature Midge Costin; Nominee Women Film Critics Circle Best Documentary By or About Women; Nominee American Cinema Editors Eddie Award Best Editing Documentary; Nominee Motion Picture Sound Editors Award Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing Feature Documentary, NYTimes Critic's Pick, Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh
Kusama: Infinity: A competition documentary at Sundance 2018, currently being distributed by Magnolia Pictures and Dogwoof, Ltd. This feature documentary tells the story of world famous artist Yayoi Kusama's turbulent journey to the top. The story spans over 7 decades -- from her childhood in Japan, to her days as a young immigrant in New York rivaling Warhol, to her rocky return to Japan and slow climb to the top. Kusama has battled sexism, racism and mental illness that led her to the Tokyo mental institution she has called home for over 40 years. Nominee Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize; Nominee Critics Choice Documentary Award Best First Feature Heather Lenz
Nerd Girl Nation: A new webseries talk show featuring young women changing the planet with their ingenuity, resolve, and collaborative attitude. Brainy and powerful, these girls are the first generation to have been reared entirely on hi-tech. They are today's forensics experts, bioengineers, and rocket scientists. Nerd Girl Nation features this impressive new generation and gives them a voice through a show of their own. Awardee: IEEE Disruptive Innovations Grant
Double Dare: From Oscar-nominated director Amanda Micheli, this action-packed feature documentary follows legendary stuntwoman Jeanne Epper and newcomer Zoe Bell as they struggle to keep working, stay sane, and stay thin in male-dominated Tinseltown. This consistent Audience Award winner features Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Linda Carter, and Lucy Lawless. Winner: AFI Fest Audience Award; San Francisco International Film Festival Audience Award; Boston Independent Film Festival Audience Award; Sonoma Valley Film Festival Audience Award; Woodstock Film Festival Best Editing; Boston Independent Film Festival Special Jury Prize Amanda Micheli; www.doubledarethemovie.com
Twice Upon A Yesterday: A magical rom-com from award-winning director Maria Ripoll. An out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back time and get a second chance. This multi-award winner features Penelope Cruz, Lena Heady, and Douglas Henshall. Winner Best Screenplay Montreal Film Festival; Nominee Goya Award Best New Director Maria Ripoll; Nominee Imagen Award Best Theatrical Feature Film.
Wanda the Wonderful:The true story of a sharpshooting, gun slinging, Wild West woman, forging her own way in the early 20th Century. Filmmaker Carolyn Macartney's docu-drama explores the grandmother she never met, but whose story of rebellion, recklessness, and pioneering independence intrigued and inspired a family.
Prospect: Renowned playwright Octavio Solis's adaptation of his stage play about death, identity, and the hedonism of 80's Reaganism in America.