deborah s. esquenazi \\ film + radio + stills

Documentary film and radio producer, instructor, and journalist. Sundance Documentary Film Fellow for 2014. Director of Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, supported by Sundance Film Fund | MacArthur Foundation and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Loves directing short docs. Works primarily in crime & criminal justice. Native Texan, based in Austin.

Visit my official site at www.deborahesquenazi.com.

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. 

SCENE: The Inner Sanctum—- a scene from SOUTHWEST OF SALEM from blue cabin studios | austin, tex on Vimeo.
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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. 

(Source: sanantoniofour)

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:
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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:
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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….
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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….
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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….
Zoom
Info

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….

(Source: voxpopuland)

PRODUCTION STILLS
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’….
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PRODUCTION STILLS
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’….
Zoom
Info
PRODUCTION STILLS
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’….
Zoom
Info
PRODUCTION STILLS
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’….
Zoom
Info
PRODUCTION STILLS
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’….
Zoom
Info
PRODUCTION STILLS
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’….
Zoom
Info
PRODUCTION STILLS
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’….
Zoom
Info

PRODUCTION STILLS

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’….

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