A sampling from the archive, some old and some new
RIC SIZZLE 2019
The Riseboro Impact Competition (The RIC) is an innovative crash-course in how to organize and fund a start-up social enterprise. Three ambitious women - a former teen mom, a social worker for homebound seniors, and a subsidized housing specialist, all with deep roots in their Brooklyn community, are among those competing for the top prize - a chance to launch a division of their own, designed to benefit some of the neediest in their community. The best people to find solutions are those closest to the problem, and there is no shortage of problems in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. From isolated seniors to the physically handicapped, from homeless families to pregnant teens, Riseboro, the largest social services agency in the borough, serves thousands of local residents with disparate needs. When Riseboro’s senior staff hire a consultant to help promote entrepreneurship within their ranks, more than 50 employees jump into the competition, learning what it means to be entrepreneurs, fighting for the opportunity to give back, and demonstrating the untapped potential of this understated neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn. RiseBoro is a Brooklyn-based community development agency that works across generations and service areas to invest in Bushwick’s people and challenge narratives that have painted Bushwick as hopeless and helpless. The story documents competitors as they use the RebelBase innovation platform to pilot, partner and pitch disruptive models for making their community more resilient and unleashing its potential to thrive.
Inside the Criminal Mind - The Last Resort (Maximum Security) for Court TV
This show includes intimate interviews with serial killers David Berkowitz and Arthur Shawcross. A-RAY produced the series Inside the Criminal Mind as part of the Crime Stories series that aired on Court TV in 2000. Seed money for the project was provided by HBO. When large state mental institutions were shut down in the final decades of the twentieth century, many patients were released to the streets where they often wound up on the wrong side of the law. We wondered what type of treatment they were receiving behind bars. Our investigation revealed that in many cases, the treatment was far superior to what was available in the community.
Constellation Our Stories: McCormick Spices
As part of their sustainability mission, McCormick has reduced their energy consumption by 14% over the past decade. In an innovative agreement with Constellation, the company is also saving money while operating the largest rooftop solar panel system in the state of Maryland.
Athens Film and Video (Award)
Baltimore Women’s Film Festival (Award)
Kent Film Festival
United Nations Film Festival (Award)