It’s great, really powerful work.
— The Atlantic
A strikingly beautiful portrait.
— Amira Abdellahi, Hot Docs Festival Programmer
A masterfully directed story.
— Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker
Brings a gently wrenching resonance to Cindi and Ed’s reflections on the uncertain future of their culture.
— Aeon Video
 
 

No matter how big the challenge, we treat each job with the same obsessive attention to detail and quality. 

We write, produce, shoot, and edit – subtitles included. 

Our award-winning work has screened in top film festivals worldwide, received accolades from major film institutions, and been TV broadcast.

Discover a selection below.

 
 
 
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A DOG IN MY CELL (2018)

In a prison outside Detroit, three inmates struggle to transform an unruly puppy into a highly-disciplined guide dog. Read More.

TRUE WHEEL (2015)

Fender Bender, a women/trans/queer bike workshop collective, puts together the first bike-sharing program of Detroit. One bike at a time, they build community. Read More.

 

3 ACRES IN DETROIT (2014)

 Facing a brutal Detroit winter, a willful urban farmer sets out to transform an abandoned house into a greenhouse. Read More.

80 TO 90 FT (2014)

A Native American fishing couple negotiate the warming waters beneath them. Read More.

 
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SFMOMA - TOMAS SARACENO (2017)

MAKO spent 2 days with Tomas Saraceno at his studio in east Berlin for SFMOMA. 

 
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VOCATIV/EUROLEAGUE - SYRIAN REFUGEE BASKETBALL (2016)

VOCATIV - NEO NAZI HIPSTERS (2014)

VOCATIV - MEET OZ (2014)

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NEW MONEY (2017)

 
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World Premiere Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2017. 

Shortlisted for Venice Critics Week 2017,

A sharp-witted true crime drama, New Money follows Debbie Tisdale, a struggling pet store worker who kidnaps her estranged father after he cuts her out of his will.

Starring Louisa Krause (Starz's The Girlfriend Experience) and Emmy and Gotham Nominee Robin Weigert. 

 

THE SLAUGHTER (2013)

Warning: Contains graphic violence. 

A pig farmer tests his unemployed son's resolve to join the family business. 

A profound viewing experience that is nothing short of immersive.
— Alex Blanchette, Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, Spring 2016
Able to pack more of an emotional punch in just 15 minutes than many studio feature films.
— Katie Walsh, Indiewire's The Playlist