Filmmakers in Residence in Port Townsend.

Doug Blush and Lisa Klein are thrilled to be this year’s Filmmakers in Residence at the Port Townsend Film Festival for an in-person teaching program! Doug and Lisa will lead a 3 session class on beginning your journey into documentary filmmaking Aug 16, 18, and 22 from 10am-12pm in the PTFF office at 211 Taylor St, Ste 401A. Do you have …

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Mr. Soul! Peabody Award.

We are thrilled to announce that Mr. Soul! was a winner the prestigious Peabody Award in the documentary category. Madpix Films’ Doug Blush was co-producer of the film. From the Peabody Awards website: A joyful tribute to the local television program SOUL! and its creator, the impresario Ellis Haizlip, the documentary film Mr. SOUL! is a loving celebration of Black …

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Ben Fong-Torres Documentary.

Quite a bit of news to share about Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong Torres. Very happy to announce that the film is now available on Netflix! Great write up in Rolling Stone magazine in recognition of Ben Fong-Torres as one of the pillars of the classic magazine and great chroniclers of a huge era of …

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Lisa Klein Article for Slate.

Madpix Films co-founder, Lisa Klein, recently wrote an article for State of Mind on Slate.com. State of Mind is a partnership of Slate and Arizona State University that offers a practical look at our mental health system—and how to make it better. My Mother’s Ghostbuster Boyfriend: Haunted by three suicides and an overdose, my mother found companionship with someone with …

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PureWow Highlights OF TWO MINDS.

We are very pleased to announce that our film, OF TWO MINDS, is included in the PureWow list of 16 of the Most Eye-Opening Documentaries About Mental Health written by Nakeisha Campbell. From PureWow: Inspired by Liz Spikol’s story for Philadelphia Weekly, which detailed her experience with bipolar disorder, Of Two Minds follows the everyday lives of people who are living with the condition. …

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Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres.

Madpix Films’ Doug Blush is an Executive Producer and the Supervising Editor on LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021. The film is currently available for consideration for this year’s Academy Awards and receiving accolades at screenings around the country. From Cara Cusumano for the Tribeca Film …

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Mr. SOUL! on HBOMax.

Madpix Films’ Doug Blush was Co-Producer on Mr. SOUL!, A Film by Melissa Haizlip. The film has received numerous awards and accolades over the past few years, was featured on PBS’ Independent Lens and is now streaming on HBOMax. From Independent Lens: “In 1968, America’s first Black variety show, “SOUL!,” helmed by producer and host Ellis Haizlip, premiered on public …

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The S Word on Documentary+.

We’re excited to announce that THE S WORD is now streaming for free on the Documentary+ platform. THE S WORD amplifies the stories of those living through suicide attempts and losses in surprising and hopeful ways. It’s time to end the silence and help each other to not only survive, but to thrive. Please share with your friends and let’s …

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Port Townsend Film Festival Workshop.

The Port Townsend Film Festival has partnered with MadPix Films’ Doug Blush and Lisa Klein to offer The Art of Documentary Film Creation. The online documentary filmmaking seminar is taught by the pair, who are PTFF’s 2021 Filmmakers-in-Residence (remotely, this year!). The goal of the nine-week class is to give students a solid foundation to plan, produce, shoot, direct, edit …

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From Cradle to Stage.

Madpix Films’ Doug Blush is the Supervising Editor on the new Dave Grohl unscripted series From Cradle to Stage that debuted on Paramount+ Thursday, May 6th. This six-part part series was inspired by the critically acclaimed book From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars by Dave’s mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl. Dave directed the …

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