Our PRACTICE

Our creative projects are the heart of what we do, and we see them as ongoing lessons in craft, form and technique. Here are some of our favorites:

A Person Known to Me

A 19th-Century Detective Adventure.

This current, ongoing project is an experiment in using many different storytelling forms to weave a grand, multi-part tale. It's also an experiment in using story to bring people in different communities together. It draws on U.S. history from 1895 through 1905, it takes place all over the United States, and it's being built in the form of apps that combine movies, prose, illustration and real history. Will it work? You tell us!

A spy...a thief...a top-secret code machine.

In The Red Machine, our lead characters disassemble a code machine to figure out how it works. The Red Machine was our first narrative feature, and we felt as though we did the same thing, taking apart the machinery of film production, examining every part, then putting it back together. It was thrilling, and exhausting, and wonderful -- and we'll tell you more stories all through this website.

"Two Thumbs Up!" - Roger Ebert

Gandhi at the Bat

Our 11-minute newsreel about the little-known incident when Mahatma Gandhi pinch-hit for the New York Yankees. (Based on the terrific New Yorker short story by Chet Williamson, which Salman Rushdie once described as one of the funniest things he'd ever read in the magazine.)

WINNER! Award for Filmmaking Excellence
Baseball Hall of Fame

Short Story Recordings

Classic short stories by Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Bret Harte and more, read by some of our favorite actors.

We thought...wouldn't it be fun to introduce you to some of our favorite collaborators by having them read you classic short stories from the era of our projects? Here you go! Meet Roger Ainslie, Anne-Marie Mueschke, Donal Thoms-Cappello, Peter Wiant and Brian Wiles.

Photography, Music and More

A new, developing site...music and photography by Alec. Updated every Sunday night around midnight...