Sneak peek! Screengrab of attorney Jeff Blackburn, from a forthcoming short documentary about the famed exoneration case of Tim Cole.
My newest short documentary:
Throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, an independent Baptist preacher named Lester Roloff established a series of rehab homes dubbed “The Farm” for troubled youth and adults. The homes were continually accused of abuse, and in some cases, torture. This retrospective short documentary uses found footage to take a look inside the culture of “The Farm”. Commissioned by the Center for Sustainable Journalism for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Funded in part by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
Read the companion article: jjie.org/tough-love-or-abuse-inside-the-anchor-home-for-boys/107197/
From a forthcoming scene of Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four——here, Nick Vilbas, who runs the Innocence Project of Texas is pictured with thousands of files from inmates wishing to exonerated…
The Inner Sanctum at the Innocence Project of Texas office in Lubbock.
Nick Vilbas, Executive Director, is pictured here along with thousands of files and claims from inmates wishing to be exonerated.
Production stills from a new short documentary I’m directing on the Cult of Personality, Lester Roloff, a Baptist Minister from Corpus Christi.
April 12, 2014 | Universal City, Texas | Jeffrey Barnes
A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE GREATEST PRISON EXPERIMENT YET // In-Production
The Prison Entrepreneurial Program, referred to as P.E.P, is an extraordinary high-level educational M.B.A. program offered to inmates in Texas. Among their core curriculum and offerings, inmates read Dostfyesvky’s Crime & Punishment, prepare business plans and exit strategies from prison, and offer transitional housing and job placement. See this riveting TED talk:
More production stills from a short doc we’re producing. It’s a short filmic meditation on Keller’s life in prison, the role of love, and of course, the function of art and music on the soul.
DANIEL KELLER, painting with coffee——a skill he devised in prison.
PRODUCTION STILLS FROM A SHORT DOCUMENTARY in the works….
DAN KELLER created a unique style for painting while in prison——he uses coffee to create textures and shades….
I’m creating a short film—-a meditation—-about a man whose life and family were stolen during the ‘Satanic panic’….
I’m excited to start working on a new short film about this incredible project.
To learn more, www.pep.org.
What an incredible, exhausting, crazy experience at Sundance this year!