Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Christopher Productions announces four new productions for release

Based in Albuquerque, Christopher Productions would like to announce four productions that are due to be released.

Based in Albuquerque, Christopher Productions would like to announce four productions they have coming up that may interest you: two national productions (one about paralysis and one about global warming), one about adolescent brain development, and one to help kids lose weight in a healthy way. Also, Chris Schueler will teach a course in Documentary production at CNM this summer beginning May 22. You can find more information about CNM's programs at http://www.cnm.edu/depts/at/programs/film/

CODY: The First Step
Narrated by Glenn Close, this documentary follows the life of Cody Unser who was paralyzed at age 12 and is now graduating from the University of Redlands 10 years later and is fighting to walk again.

We opened the theatrical version of this program in Los Angeles last week and will be opening in NYC beginning May 1 in order to be eligible for Oscar consideration. The show has a one hour version that will be made available to PBS stations around the country beginning in July.

If you are near LA or NYC here are the theatres and times/dates:
Friday, April 17- Thursday, April 23, 2009 Laemmle's Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA
Friday, May 1- Thursday, May 7th, 2009 IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014

The First Millimeter: HEALING THE EARTH
Filmed around the world, this program explains one of the solutions to global warming and details with the way farmers and ranchers can increase the health of their land, save
money and pull the Carbon out of our atmosphere.

The program premieres in New Mexico on KNME TV 5 Wed. April 22 (Earth Day) at 8pm. It will be made available to PBS stations nationwide beginning in June. The program has a theatrical version that will have showings in select markets this spring.

RISK
This half hour special explains why even “good” kids can make bad decisions as it examines brain development in adolescents. The last part of the brain to develop is the area that controls impulse behavior and it’s not totally “wired” until the mid to late 20’s; thus, kids are not only combating peer pressure, they are not equipped to always make the right choice.

The show will air in New Mexico on KOB 4, KRWG (Las Cruces) and KENW (Portales) in early to mid September. It will also be distributed to school districts statewide through Cooperative Educational Services and New Mexico PTA.

ACTION
In conjunction with the National Institute of Health, we’re developing a DVD tool to help motivated young people make healthy decisions about nutrition and exercise in order to lose weight. This will be completed by July and used in conjunction with the University of New Mexico in a clinical trial at two area high schools.

For more information, go to: http://www.christopherproductions.org/

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