Films That Work
At Green Wish, the most visible outcome of our work is film. We believe our documentaries not only educate and inform but also serve as humanistic guideposts for nonprofits and for-profits seeking to address important issues for their cities and regions. In an age in which video distribution is always available for viewing on many devices, the power of video to inform, inspire and lead change is greater than ever.
ONLY IN THEATERS, a film by actor/director Raphael Sbarge, is an intimate and moving journey taken with the Laemmle family, spanning nearly three years of challenges, losses, and personal triumphs.
Laemmle Theatres, the beloved 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain in Los Angeles, is facing seismic change and financial pressure. Yet the family behind this multigenerational business – whose sole mission has been to support the art of film – is determined to survive.
Featuring: Greg Laemmle, Tish Laemmle, Allison Anders, Cameron Crowe, Ava DuVernay, Nicole Holofcener, James Ivory, Kenneth Turan, Bruce Joel Rubin, Leaonard Maltin, Michael Renov, Mark Ulano and more.
In February 2023, “10 DAYS IN WATTS” premiered on KCET and PBS SoCal in collaboration with Wishing Well Entertainment and KCET Los Angeles. This 4-part series, which is now available for streaming on PBS SoCal, PBS, and KCET, explores the theme of resilience and hope in the underserved neighborhood of Watts, Los Angeles. Using a verité-style approach, the series delves into the lives of the diverse and complex individuals who not only survive but also strive to see their community thrive. The series showcases the opening of Mudtown Farms, an educational and healing community garden where people of all ages gather to connect with their historical roots.