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“Studio H” is a film which documents a year in the life of one of America's most innovative classrooms.

In "Studio H" we spend a year in the life of one of America's most innovative classrooms.  The film follows Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller as they teach the fundamentals of design, architecture and construction to a class of high school juniors in rural North Carolina.   Faced with rising unemployment rates, a struggling educational system and simmering racial tension the people of Bertie County North Carolina turn to Pilloton, Miller and their students for help. We discover that what the class designs and builds for their hometown has a chance to transform their community for generations to come.  

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  • It depends on the subject matter, but our films tend to take about 1-2 years to complete. "Wordplay" was pitched to Will Shortz, pre-produced, written (or "organized" -- we don't really "write" our docs the way a typical screenplay is written), photographed, edited by Mad Man Doug Blush, motion graphic-ed (or "Oakes-ed" as we say around here), scored by the great Peter Golub, and delivered to Sundance in under one year -- whew! It was a very busy year. "I.O.U.S.A." was completed start to finish in about 18 months, made all the more difficult by the fact that the story was changing as we went... the national debt went from an issue that nobody was talking about in November of 2006 to the most talked about issue on the planet by the time the film was released in August of 2008.

    "Studio H" took over a year to shoot and we're still editing now... it will likely be 18 months start to finish.

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    Each pledge brings us a step closer to our goal. Every little bit helps so THANK YOU!!!

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    Your name will appear in the THANK YOU section of the credits of the DVD version of the film. It will also appear on the Studio H website. Every contribution helps! You have our sincerest appreciation and we’ll keep you updated with the film’s progress.

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    Sent all the way from Bertie County, NC, you get a limited edition reusable shopping bag (aka "BAGGU"), plus everything above.

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    This is cool... you'll get an 8X10 photograph of the community project built by the students of Studio H. The photograph is the work of renowned architectural photographer Brad Feinknopf. We've seen the photo -- it's awesome.

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    Our previous documentaries (Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A.) were about creative people and their desire to tackle complex problems. If ever there was a “Problem Solving Trilogy”, these three films fit the bill. With this pledge you will receive signed DVD's of Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A., plus everything above.

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    Two tickets to the world premiere of the film (travel and lodging not included), plus all of the above. Come out and celebrate the opening of the film with us! We're buying the first round of drinks.

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    A lunch meeting with the O’Malley Creadon team in Los Angeles, CA (travel and lodging not included). You choose the topics for discussion and we’ll treat for lunch. You also get all of the above.

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    Lunch on the CBS lot in Los Angeles with Studio H producer Neal Baer. Neal Baer is an executive producer behind the award-winning shows “Law and Order: SVU”, “ER” and this season’s new hit, “A Gifted Man”. You also get everything between the $10 thru $500 incentives.

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    Host a screening of Studio H in your home, school or community center. Patrick and Christine will attend the screening and do a Q &A afterward, (within the continental U.S. only). Plus everything between the $10 thru $500 incentives.

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