documentaries.

 

WHY NOT US

An all-access docuseries on the North Carolina Central University men’s basketball program, which looks to become the first HBCU to reach the Sweet 16. Directed By Michael Gleaton. Produced by NBA star Chris Paul and ESPN's Stephen A. Photographed by Adam Booher and Gregory Kerrick. Now streaming. Watch the trailer here.

With unprecedented access, Give Us This Day follows a year in the life of three police officers, and three residents of East St Louis, IL, as their stories intersect and transform. Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist. Produced and Photographed by Adam Booher. Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Distributed by AT&T Audience Network. Watch the trailer.

With unprecedented access, Give Us This Day follows a year in the life of three police officers, and three residents of East St Louis, IL, as their stories intersect and transform. Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist. Produced and Photographed by Adam Booher. Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Distributed by AT&T Audience Network. Watch the trailer.

GIVE Us THIS DAY

 
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Movie critic James Wegg wrote, “being embedded with both the saints and the sinners (always so difficult to know which is which), cinematographer Adam Booher does a superb job, capturing the good, the bad and deadly".
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Joshua Speiser writes, "how the filmmakers were able to film several scenes of such incredible emotional intimacy testifies to their skill and, undoubtedly, affection for each of their subjects...don’t miss this gem of a documentary".

momentum generation

In Momentum Generation a ragtag community of teenage surfers bring their sport to unprecedented heights. Written and Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist. Executive produced by Robert Redford. With Editing by Adam Booher. Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Awarded the national Emmy in the sports category for best feature film. Read more at HBO.

 
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"Breathtaking", writes The Washington Post.

ALL IN

 

This all-access, behind-the-scenes documentary follows Steph Gilmore and Kanoa Igarashi as they take on the World Surf League Championship Tour. Directed by Marc Levy and Marc Salomon. Edited by Adam Booher. Distributed by Red Bull. Watch Episode One. Discover more episodes.

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Surfline says, "who could’ve predicted back in the early ’00s that an energy drink company would set the gold standard for evocative cinematic backstory behind surfing’s greatest athletes? But sure enough, Red Bull’s All In: Life on the WSL Championship Tour series has transcended the proof-of-concept phase in examining the lives — both waterborne and terrestrial — of our sport’s most decorated heroes".

ferguson

a report from occupied

territory

 

Through a system of excessive traffic tickets municipal police forces in St. Louis County, MO have criminalized the communities they serve. Directed by Orlando de Guzman. Photographed and Edited by Adam Booher. Distributed by Fusion. Watch the film.

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Huffpost writes, "watch this film to understand institutionalized racism in Ferguson". Meaningful Movies writes, the film "offers invaluable insights from Ferguson residents for whom the burdens of discrimination and injustice are a daily fact of life".

rio bizarro

super hero politics in brazil

 

As political tensions rise in Brazil ‘rich batman’ and ‘poor batman’ take to the streets to fight their discordant ideas of public corruption. Directed by Orlando De Guzman. Edited by Adam Booher. Distributed by Fusion. Watch the film.

THE LAST BONESETTER

 

An aging healer, in a remote region of Peru, looks to pass on the knowledge he has gained through a lifetime of practice. Directed, photographed, and edited by Adam Booher. Co-Directed and produced by Kathryn Oths. Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. Watch the film.

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Peter Guarnaccia writes, "the film is striking visually as it uses the dramatic vistas of the high Andes as effective background to the narrative. It successfully conveys both the beauty and challenges of living at the top of the world".

YOUNGSTOWN

BOYS

 

Youngstown Boys explores class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel. Written and Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist. With Editing by Adam Booher. Awarded the national Emmy for Outstanding Edited Sports Series. Watch the trailer.