EASTWIND FILMS, INC. is a 501(c)(3) corporation I use for pro bono and non-profit film work. These projects range from 30 seconds, to 26 minutes. Samples include:
North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign
Since its first campaign in 1965, the North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign (NCSECC) has raised more than $87 million in gifts from state employees. The purpose of NCSECC is to support charitable organizations which are accountable, fiscally sound, and committed to improving the quality of life in North Carolina, the nation and world. The program is hosted/narrated by LINDA A. CARLISLE, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. A co-production with North Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield. http://www.ncsecc.org/
Financing the Future
North Carolina’s economy and population have changed dramatically over the last century, yet the state’s financial systems have remained relatively stagnant. This program focuses on what has been developing and what it may mean for the 21st century. It features, among others, ERSKINE BOWLES, former Chancellor of the UNC system. A co-production with the Institute for Emerging Issues (Raleigh, NC). http://www.ncsu.edu/iei/index.php/emerging-issues/financing-the-future
1999 United Way Campaign
The United Way of the Cape Fear Area works to address the underlying causes and create lasting, measurable change in the key areas of education, income, and health. A co-production with JC Penny and New Hanover Wilmington Health Network, this film is credited with helping the United Way exceed its financial goal! http://www.uwcfa.org/
1998 Cape Fear Area United Way
This program includes portraits of individuals and agencies United Way supports. The film is credited with helping the agency exceed its campaign goal! A co-production with Blue Cross Blue Shield. http://www.uwcfa.org/
The documentary is specifically intended for victims of domestic violence. The bureaucracy is a maze to those who are frightened and abused and this program informs victims of how they can get help and what they can do after they get help. The story features, among others, BEN DAVID, district attorney for New Hanover and Pender counties in southeastern North Carolina.
Fifteen Years of Caring
This was put together by television news anchors and other media personnel, including me. The half-hour regionally broadcast documentary took a look back at the start of Camp Good Days & Special Times and its growth after fifteen years. I was asked to participate on camera to talk about my biography of Teddi Mervis, the organization’s–and a college dance marathon held annually for more than thirty years at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.
Landscape Architecture: North Carolina Pioneers
Three North Carolina greats, RICHARD BELL, LEWIS CLARKE, and KENNETH COULTER tell the story of their careers and the early years of landscape architecture in the state. Their impact has been great, and sustained by a new generation of landscape architects. A co-production with the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. http://www.ncasla.org/
One Time a Year
A documentary about the 1982 Dance Marathon at St. John Fisher College, which raises money for the last wish of terminally ill children. Broadcast on Time-Warner, the film is still used to raise awareness and inspire students to participate in the event. The students have done so for 30 years and it has become an annual tradition at the college. The students have raised more than one million dollars. A co-production with Time Warner, Camp Good Days & Special Times, and Telesis Communications.
Teen driving is the number one killer of young people year after year and this documentary tease highlights some of its causes and what can be done about it. Under review.
Women in Christianity: Uncovering Their Stories
Is God male or female? Should women be ordained? This program focuses on the views of those who believe that there should be gender equity in the church and inclusive images and language about God. A co-production with the Lilly Endowment Program for the study of American Religion based at the Louisville Seminary, Louisville, KY. Diana Pasulka, Executive Producer & Professor, UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.
The Seamless Garment
Esteemed Roman Catholic pacifist EILEEN EGAN, who appears in the program, used the phrase “seamless garment” to describe a holistic reverence for life. The phrase is a Biblical reference in John 19:23 to the seamless robe of Jesus–which his executioners did not tear apart. The film also includes Village Voice columnist NAT HENTOFF. http://www.seamless-garment.org/
A Year of Unity
Reflections on a year at Unity Christ Church, Orchard St., Wilmington, NC. “Unity” is open to all faiths and to those without a religious preference. It looks to care for the needy and downtrodden.