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Latest News: December 2013
Year in Burgundy:DVDs
available from December 3 on amazon.com
Journey of the Universeavailable
on VOD/DVD worldwide 8
Ways to Wellbeing:new
website with feedback:
The Lute Maker’s Daughter:InCA’s
first-ever animation/fiction film
Year in Champagne –Final
post-production. Premiere late January 2014
Year in Port –Final
scenes in Porto and London
Burgundy film DVDs launch 3 December, huge hit on
Written and directed by David Kennard
Camera and editing: Jamie Lejeune
Producers: David Kennard and Martine Saunier
Executive Producer: Todd
YEAR IN BURGUNDYfeatures a year
in the life of six wine-making families of Burgundy,
France. Shot on location in 2011and
early 2012, it is passionate, romantic and full of
film launched on 5 November in full worldwide
distribution on iTunes, X-box etc.
It has already made #2 of all documentary sales in
the US and UK (and in the top 10
in Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc). We are also
in the Top 15 of all Indie film sales.
NOW IT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD, with extra material, from
December 3 on amazon.com
FilmBuff of New York handle all markets (including
limited theatrical release).
Kino-Lorber are distributing DVDs in the US and (in
multiple languages) worldwide in 2014.
The film has
received many great reviews internationally, and has
won the coveted
Audience Prize at the prestigiousOENOVIDEOFilm
Festival, held in Carcassonne,
prize-giving was held on September 28 at the French
Senate in Paris. Follow
our success and order copieshere
The World Premiere of the film was a smash hit at
California’s Santa Barbara
International Film Festival in January 2013, filling
the 800-seat Lobero Theater and
selling out the venue twice at the Museum of Art,
where 200 people were turned away.
We were selected as “Best of the Fest”, one of the
top-10 favorite films of the 200 shown
at Santa Barbara.The film had its Northern California
Premiere at the Sonoma International
Film Festival in April and a screening at
Healdsburg’s multiplex Raven Film Center.
The film was screened in the summer as part of a
mini-festival of wine films,
at the Cameo Cinema in Saint Helena, Napa Valley on
June 25, 26, 27.
Follow our success and order copieshere Visit the
film’swebsitefor all the
latest news, and to watch the trailer.
A Year in Champagne premieres late January
and directed by David Kennard
Camera and editing: Jamie Lejeune and James Kennard
second film on fine wine,A Year in
is finishing post-production.
the extraordinary history and mythology of Champagne,
this film paints intimate portraits of wine-makers
and their families,
and reveals some of the secrets of creating legendary
The film will
premiere in late January 2014, at a noted California
location shoot completed for A Year in Port
and directed by David Kennard
Camera and editing: Jamie Lejeune and James
Kennard Our third film on
fine wine, A Year in Port, completed its final
in London and the city of Porto, Portugal in
November. This will complete a 3-box set
of important wine films, when it is released in late
8 Ways to Wellbeing: new film project and
website This new cross-platform
documentary project features the ground-breaking
of Psychiatry, Anthropology and Philosophy at U.C.
Titled “8 Ways to Wellbeing”, the project
investigates how TLC’s (Therapeutic Lifestyle
can achieve dramatic effects not only to our physical
well-being, but to our mental health.
How can we personally confront and control our
anxiety, depression, even alzheimer’s?
How toxic is our personal lifestyle? What can we do
to change things, in small steps?
The resulting 60-minute documentary will be
nationally distributed on PBS.
The website will offer information and support for “8
visit the new website,8waystowellbeing.com
We are now
searching for completion funds for this remarkable
Producer and Director of Research:Dr
Elizabeth Kennard, PsyD, MFT
Senior Producer, Writer and Director:David
The Lute Maker’s Daughter: new animated film Surprising things
connect the life of a 7th Century teenage girl and
the present era...
Pre-production continues on InCA’s first-ever
animated film, a half-hour fantasy
set in ancient China, based on historically accurate
backgrounds and research.
The script is now complete. Storyboards and
soundtrack are now being created.
concept artist and lead animator.
Based on a book by Dan Liebowitz and Barbara
Kanowick, the film will be targeted at
a worldwide family audience and launched at animation
If successful, this will be the first in a series of
animated films featuring Chinese history.
Completion funding is being sought currently from
Chinese and American sources.
for a gallery of selected production
sales success for InCA’s Emmy-winning Universe
Journey of the Universe
A mind-blowing journey through 14 billion
special produced and directed by David Kennard and
Location Producer (Samos, Greece): Lizzie
“Journey of the Universe” is a roller-coaster ride
through 14 billion years of history, in 57 minutes!
Set in the Greek island of Samos, it is a unique
experience, with stunning special effects.
The film won the Northern California Emmy for Best
Documentary of 2012, and the Global Award at the
2012 Montana CINE International Film Festival, for
Scientific Achievement and Cinematography
University Press publishes the book, also available
in Korean & French. To order, visithere DVDs are now available on
amazon.com worldwide, with many different language
educational video series is now available. Seeherefor a pdf press
and presented by Brian Swimme, co-written and
executive-produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Produced and directed by David Kennard and Patsy
Northcutt, with location producer Lizzie Kennard.
and produced by Lizzie Kennard and David Kennard.
Story producer Jamie Lejeune.
compelling one-hour film tells the story of four
people who decided to start life all over again –
re-shaping their work, their relationships and their
world-view. Why and how did they take this step?
The final story shows how the Chickasaw nation
decided to follow the path of creativity and
in April/May 2012 on PBS stations nationally
Now available on DVD directly from InCA
Created and produced by Alisha Lumea. Written and
directed by David Kennard
first ever short documentary feature is set in the
took place in August 2011 in Pangnirtung, a tiny
Inuit community on Baffin Island.
The film features Inuit families as they battle for
survival in this harsh but beautiful place.
Can fishing continue to support their way of life, as
the climate changes and the ice melts?
click below to watch the story: “Summer
Keeping Score: Mahler – final episode of series
featuring creativity in music InCA’s
legendary series has won the ASCAP/Deems Taylor
and the German Record Critics’ Awards. For more
information, visithere. Our entire 10-part series on
Great Symphonies, featuring Michael
Tilson Thomas and stunning locations all across
Europe, was a national hit on PBS (2003 – 2011)
and is now being seen in 27+ countries, including the
UK’s Sky Arts channel. Visit the award-winning
website of our co-producer, the San Francisco