GRACEFUL AGING WITH LYNN MEDOW (2009)
80 minutes. Demonstrates a variety of Yoga exercises for older adults to help them remain limber and relax. Various class levels are presented including Yoga exercises done in a chair for those who cannot get down on the floor.
IT ALL ADDS UP: MATH CORPS (2008)
30 minutes. An innovative, free summer math camp held on the Wayne State University campus that helps hundred of inner-city Detroit middle school kids learn vital skills in math and in life. 95% graduate high school and over 85% go on to college. The simple secret of its success is love, respect and high expectations.
ALZHEIMER’S: Care Giving (2007)
25 minutes. Streaming video. A website video panel of experts to answer specific questions about various methods of care giving for people with Alzheimer’s
A HEART TO HEART PARTNERSHIP (2005)
16 minutes. An historical look at the collaboration between Harper Hospital and General Motors in the early 50′s which resulted in the creation of a heart pump and the first successful open-heart surgery.
ALZHEIMER’S: Early Detection (2004)
22 minutes. A streaming video for Alzheimer’s Association website featuring a panel of experts answering frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s disease and early detection of this devastating disease..
THE NEW NORMAL: Life After Bone-Marrow Transplant (2001)
46 minutes. Produced for General Motors and the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Told by six very different and remarkable transplant survivors and their caregivers, it takes an unblinking look at what it’s like to be in the fight for your life and win.
REMEMBERING: Families Talk about Death (2000)
24 minutes Four families share their personal stories with comments from a funeral director and a grief therapist to encourage people to openly discuss this difficult subject.
GENERATION TO GENERATION: Jewish Families Talk About Death (1999)
35 minutes. This film explains Jewish traditions surrounding death and provides the knowledge and tools needed in the event of a crisis. Personal stories told by young children and their parents confirm the need for open and honest dialogue.
CINE Golden Eagle
SILVER MEDAL New York Film Festival
LABOR’S GENTLE GIANT: Doug Fraser (1997)
18 minutes. A personal portrait of Doug Fraser, former President of the United Auto Workers Union. Produced for Wayne State University.
47 minutes. What does it take to win? A portrait of five competitive swimmers, two female and three male, who trained with the same coach since childhood. Four now swim for top college teams, one is still in high school.. They all dream of making the US Olympic team – or at the very least-being good enough to try. Will they realize their dreams? Ford Motor Company Fund.
GOLD MEDAL Worldfest Charlston Film Festival
SILVER APPLE National Educational Media Network
KADIMA: FROM SHADOWS TO SUNLIGHT (1996)
10 minutes. A video which showcases a unique approach to treating people with a mental illness. It highlights the group homes established for them and the programs available to assist their families.
ALWAYS MOM, ALWAYS DAD (1996)
30 minutes. A documentary produced in association with the Oakland County Friend of the Court intended to educate, encourage and promote parenting by divorced fathers.
FORGET ME NOT (1996)
30 minutes. A documentary produced in association with the Oakland County Friend of the Court intended to educate, encourage and promote parenting by men who were never married to the mother of their children.
TALKIN’ ABOUT “IT” (I995)
10 minutes. Young teenagers talk frankly and openly about sex. To be seen primarily by parents and caregivers.
ROOM TO GROW (1994)
6 minutes Explains the need for adding a new area code by showing hi-tech advances and state of the art equipment by AT&T to young audiences in schools and community organizations.
AIDS 101: TAMMY BOCCOMINO TALKS WITH TEENAGERS (1993)
60 minutes. A television special co-produced with WXYZ-TV and broadcast in primetime, statewide. Reached over 1,000,000 viewers and was highest rated program in its time-slot.
Special Excellence Award: National Association of Women in Radio Television
3 EMMY Awards
National Council on Family Relations 27th Annual Media Award
IF YOU DO DRUGS, YOU WON’T DO FOR US (1993)
13 minutes. For the Michigan Department of Education, to warn high school students that drug testing is a pre-requisite for job employment with many companies. Also, to inform students how these drug tests are performed. Shown to high school students throughout Michigan.
BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE (1993)
17 minutes. A video documentary about Life Directions, Inc.,an organization that offers educational alternatives and emotional support to urban students who are “at risk.” Shown to schools and educators in an effort to build awareness.
TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR A CHANGING WORLD (1992)
24 minutes. Explains the Michigan Partnership for New Education, a public private university partnership working toward educational reform, at Michigan State University.
LEGAL HARD HAT REQUIRED (1991)
13 minutes. For the American Institute of Architects. This video explains the 1990 Federal Consent Law regarding anti-trust laws. Viewing of this video is mandatory for all architects.
New York International Film and Television Festival Finalist
SHARE YOUR CARE WISELY (1991)
24 minutes. For the State of Michigan. Filmed throughout the state, we meet working parents who, along with experts, explain various childcare options. Designed to make working parents aware of the importance of selecting quality childcare.
CHILD CARE: THE BOTTOM LINE (1991)
13 minutes. Corporate responsibility and child care. Showcases Michigan companies which have demonstrated outstanding child-care initiatives.
25 minutes. Produced for Wayne County. Documents how – against all odds – a quality on-site childcare center was developed in downtown Detroit. Of particular interest is the fact that two top male Wayne County executives were primarily responsible for developing KidSpace and making it available to all working parents in one of the largest counties in the United States.
BLUE RIBBON: American Film & Video Festival
ITVA Gold Cassette Award of Excellence
CINDY Award – Association of Visual Communicators
BRONZE MEDAL: International Film & TV Festival
GOOD FOR YOU: THE MICHIGAN MODEL FOR COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION (1991)
13 minutes. For Michigan Department of Health. This video encourages parents to get involved in their children’s health education, and explains the Michigan Model programs. Shot on location, this video features actual classroom situations. Shown to community groups statewide.
NO LAW WITHOUT LAWYERS (1985)
22 minutes. Produced for the State Bar of Michigan in celebration of its Fiftieth Anniversary and features a variety of practicing lawyers throughout the state of Michigan. Introduced on camera by former Supreme Court Justice and author of Anatomy of Murder, John Voelker (a.k.a Robert Traver)
BRONZR MEDAL International Film and TV Festival
A CHANCE TO WORK: MICHIGAN YOUTH CORPS (1983)
30 minutes. Documentary about the nationally acclaimed Michigan summer youth employment program. Produced for WTVS in Detroit and broadcast nationally on PBS.
THE CLEVELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL: SPECIAL (1978)
20 minutes. Produced for the Detroit Public Schools about a troubled middle school that turned itself around. Used throughout the national educational network, at conferences, workshops, etc.