IDEAS ROADSHOW DOCUFILMS: The common denominator linking all films is using the power of film to produce engaging non-fiction storytelling illuminated through a detailed contextual setting and a wealth of exciting visuals. All films have been extensively researched and present a range of intriguing insights and perspectives within a strong narrative arc.
2023: A 4-part docuseries investigating the remarkable impact of chess across a wide range of times and places touching on cultural history, art, literature, artificial intelligence, psychology, game theory, chess variants, genius, gender issues, education, social empowerment, prison reform and much more in an attempt to comprehensively address the question of what makes the game so unique.
“…a fascinating stroll through the history of the game, pausing to examine its many (non-Hollywood) cultural connections to the world at large.” — Chief Film Critic Chris Knight, National Post
2022: A thoughtful window into a spectrum of key societal issues illuminated by the COVID-19 Pandemic through the prism of 32 international experts in biology, education, history, law, philosophy, politics, psychology, and more. All participants were filmed remotely using local film crews during the second half of 2021.
“In this brilliant and unsettling film Burton takes us where others fear to go, probing deep into the causes of the causes, exposing the sloppiness of our thinking and making us smash up our tired, worn paradigms.” — Charles Foster, University of Oxford
COMING SOON: Starting in early 2024, we’ll be steadily releasing a large number of films about the Italian Renaissance, from narrative explorations of the lives and accomplishments of famous artists to detailed profiles of renowned writers to a series of broad contextual overviews illustrating what made this particular time and place so special.