2023: A captivating documentary investigating the remarkable impact of chess across a wide range of times and places touching on cultural history, art, literature, AI, 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.
“..an outstanding documentary series that is incredibly thought-provoking and informative. Four distinct hour-long episodes with varied appeal and structure. Through the Mirror of Chess has as much place in the classroom as it does public library documentary shelves. Highly Recommended.” –Video Librarian (4 1/2 stars out of 5)
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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
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FILMS IN PRODUCTION: Feature-length documentaries in a fresh, original format exploring the fascinating lives and accomplishments of leading Renaissance artists. The first one will feature Raphael followed by Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi and many more.
These stand-alone films take viewers on an enchanting, highly-informative journey through spectacularly beautiful Renaissance art in a fresh and unique format with lots of images and maps.