Carbon Trace Productions is a documentary project by Dr. Andrew Cline and the Media, Journalism & Film Department at Missouri State University. The production crew recently finished its first feature-length project -- Downtown -- a documentary film about the emerging trend of Americans choosing to move away from the suburbs in search of a new American Dream in re-developing urban centers. Downtown recently screened at the 2016 New Urbanism Film where it won the Best Urbanism Sociology Film award. The team also produced a documentary short related to Downtown called Shared Spaces -- an official selection at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival. Production has begun on two more feature-length documentaries, one about the student debt crisis and the other about doctors treating Syrian children in the refugee camps in Jordan and elsewhere. The team is finishing post-production on a documentary short about the Trans-Siberian Rail Road focusing on the stereotypes Russians and Americans have about each other.
CTP professional staff: Andy Cline: Executive Producer | Chelsea Eichholz: Producer | Shannon Cay Bowers: Producer | Shane Franklin: Producer | Tyler Beck: Producer | Taye Taye: Producer and Chief Cinematographer
Carbon Trace Productions is a multimedia documentary project run by students and faculty at Missouri State University. We are dedicated to telling compelling stories about people living sustainable, global lives. CTP adheres to journalistic standards in research and reporting in its quest to inform its audience about the contextual complexities of the stories it tells, including: cultural explorations, urbanism, and sustainability.
- Shared Spaces | A documentary short | Screened at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival - October 8 to 10 2015
- Downtown: A New American Dream | Screened at the 2016 New Urbanism Film Festival - October 6 to 9 2016
- Stereotypes on the Trans-Siberian Railroad (working title) | In post-production | Premiere spring 2017
- Student Debt Crisis (working title) | In production
- Syrian Doctor (working title) | In production
You can help Missouri State students turn important stories into documentary films by making a tax-deductible donation to the documentary film fund with the Missouri State University Foundation. You may contribute directly to our Syrian Doctor project by making a tax-deductible donation through our crowdfunding campaign: http://gvcmp.us/p1vnac
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