Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Madpix Films co-founder, Doug Blush, was Executive Producer on two films showing at the Palm Springs International Film Festival: BAD FAITH and FIRST WE BOMBED NEW MEXICO. FIRST WE BOMBED NEW MEXICO, directed by Lois Lipman, is the untold story of Trinity, the world’s first nuclear bomb detonated in New Mexico one month before the bombing of Hiroshima. It is …

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Guest Essay for Mindsite News.

Madpix Films co-founder, Lisa Klein, recently wrote an essay for MindsiteNews about her mother, Jackie Klein, who was a journalist for more than 50 years in Southfield, Michigan. Jackie was “the voice of Southfield.” This story is a reflection on the ambiguities of love and loss. MindsiteNews is a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital journalism organization dedicated to reporting on mental health …

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The Elephant Whisperers Oscar Winner!.

It was an amazing night for the filmmakers of The Elephant Whisperers! Winner of the Best Documentary Short at the 95th annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023. Director Kartiki Gonsalves, Producer Guneet Monga, Executive Producer Doug Blush of Madpix Films and the entire team on The Elephant Whisperers had an incredible night.

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The Elephant Whisperers Oscar Nomination.

Madpix Films co-founder, Doug Blush, was Executive Producer on the widely acclaimed documentary short film, THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS which has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Film at the 2023 Oscars. The film is available on Netflix. The Oscars airs on Sunday, March 12th. Directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, the 41-minute documentary short film follows a family in the Mudumalai Tiger …

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The Last of the Winthrops.

Madpix co-founder, Doug Blush, was an Executive Producer of the film which is currently at the Laemmle Santa Monica for a limited run. Doug took part in a Q&A after the premier on October 7th with Director, Writer and Executive Producer Viviane Winthrop as well as other members of the film team. THE LAST OF THE WINTHROPS explores the powerful …

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Summer Vacation in Port Townsend.

What I Did on my Summer Vacation by Lisa Klein It was some time in 2018 or 2019 and the folks at the Port Townsend Film Festival asked if my husband, Doug and I would like to be their Artists in Residence in 2020. That was a resounding yes. And then we started to discuss the details — how long, …

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Starz Take the Lead Transparency Talk.

Madpix co-founder Doug Blush, Susan Cartsonis, Carl J. Gist Jr., Sumi Parekh, & Eli Reed join moderator Ruben Garcia for a conversation on ways to prepare marginalized students with education and job training for opportunities in the entertainment industry in August’s #TakeTheLead Transparency Talk from STARZ. Watch the full discussion.

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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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Teaching in Latvia.

Madpix Films’ Doug Blush has an ongoing working relationship with American Film Showcase, a program of sharing documentaries and mentoring film students around the world. Doug’s most recent workshop was in Latvia. It was an amazing experience with wonderful students and educators. American Film Showcase is the premier American film diplomacy program organizing screenings and workshops with American filmmakers in …

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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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