Becoming Jamie: Shock and Joy – in production

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Blog, Film | 0 comments

Jamie Peebles turned 65 on December 31st. At age 63 he realized he is a woman. On November 28th we filmed her confirmation surgery in San Francisco. Less than two months later she experienced her first orgasm as a woman. Becoming Jamie: Shock and Joy will end in August as she walks her daughter Tina down the aisle at her wedding.  The feature documentary is Jamie’s personal, poignant, revelatory, hilarious, and joyful story told through video diary recordings and my filming. Jamie, surgery is tomorrow Jamie, real estate agent Jamie and Dr. Marci Bowers,...

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John Cardinale

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

My name is John Cardinale. They call my office partner and me the “mad scientists” of the New York Department of Health and Human Services. I received a PhD in quantitative methods in social service research from City University. I’m working on a very new initiative to help fathers who have violations because they’re not paying child support. They might have gotten out of jail, they may have disabilities, or they’re having trouble getting work. And, the mothers of their children are mostly single parents. The data we’re looking at helps us understand why they’re failing. The...

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Velib in Paris

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Velib in Paris

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Anna Reifman

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi, my name is Anna Reifman. We all have things that are wrong in our lives, but we got up this morning. Be grateful! I am proud of the fact that I am grateful to be alive. There were days when I was younger when I wondered why I was alive, because I suffer from depression. I didn’t even want to get out of bed. I am finally following my dream of going to college, even if it is taking me forever: one or few classes at a time. After high school I went right to work. I was laid off after they moved part of my job Barcelona, Spain, and then the rest of it to somewhere in Texas. At that time I...

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Gladys Esquijarosa

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

My name is Gladys Esquijarosa. Growing up, others have taken it upon themselves to define me. Now it’s time that I define myself. I love to write, listen to music, go to museums, and go out and see nature. In my life, most people, including my family, have seen my challenge and not me. It is a part of my life. I wish I wasn’t there, but it is not my whole life. I’ve been striving to work on not seeing myself as a victim, but sometimes I’m not successful. I have mild cerebral palsy. If I were to describe my situation I would say that I am a person who happens to have a physical...

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Muhammed Javed

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

My name is Muhammed Javed. At age two, I developed a childhood cancer of the eye called retinoblastoma. My parents were able to bring me to the United States from Pakistan for treatment. One eye was removed, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. This caused a cataract to form in my remaining eye, which made me severely visually impaired for the next fifteen years. I couldn’t have the cataract removed earlier because of the high possibility of complications that could lead to losing my only eye. The surgery was done just four years ago and was a miraculous success. I can never fully...

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