Aleph is a travelogue, a feature length creative documentary by award-winning filmmaker Iva Radivojevic, a journey through a labyrinth. It explores the lives of ten people in ten countries over five continents. The collected stories and experiences serve as pieces of a puzzle that connect both unified and disparate events, ideas, dreams and realities over time and place. The puzzle ultimately leads to – what Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges described as the center of the unimaginable universe where all of human experience resides: the Aleph.
Dir. Iva Radivojevic
This experimental documentary marks the culmination of a call for work from filmmakers, artists, and writers across the United States. Weaving together cinematic tableaux and intimate audio interviews, Testament is a visual tone poem, verging on science fiction, that probes our nation’s pandemic-induced identity crisis. We watch ourselves as if from a panopticon: fearful, alone, constantly commodified, and yet ever striving for change.
Dir. Lou Pepe, David Auerbach & Keith Fulton
A Machine to Live in
A Machine to Live In is a hybrid documentary linking the cosmic power structures of the state to the mystical architecture of cults and utopian cities in the distant hinterlands of Brazil. This “sci-fi” documentary provides a complex portrait of life, poetry, and myth set against the backdrop of the space-age city of Brasília and a flourishing landscape of UFO cults and transcendental spaces.
Dirs. Meredith Zielke & Yoni Goldstein
So Late So Soon
A half-century into their marriage, two Chicago artists look back at their lives together as they fight to remain in their home and preserve the unique life they have built for themselves.
Dir. Daniel Hymanson
Truth or Consequences
The Hottest August
A film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety.
Dir. Brett Story
In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year.
Dirs. Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan
A Thousand Thoughts
A live cinema portrait of the legendary classical music group the Kronos Quartet and its 40 year career. Green narrates the film in-person and Kronos performs the soundtrack live. A meditation on music itself – the act of listening closely to music, the experience of feeling music deeply and the power that music has to change the world.
Dir. Sam Green
A Photographic Memory
A daughter attempts to piece together a portrait of her mother, a woman she never knew. Using the rich and vast audio-visual archive Sheila Turner-Seed produced as an internationally renowned journalist along with contemporary footage, the film explores the ideas of memory, legacy and stories left untold.
Dir. Rachel Elizabeth Seed
Genuine Article Pictures
Genuine Article Pictures encourages the creation of creative non-fiction filmmaking by providing grants at all stages of production. We seek to support artists with unique aesthetics who push the form into new directions, with the potential to create works that stand the test of time. While we do not select projects based on subject matter, we are particularly interested in films that explore universal themes (rather than a particular timely issue), the creative process, and positive human traits.
Genuine Article Pictures does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.