San Francisco-based 13th Gen / Marc Smolowitz in attendance
at CPH: DOX - March 17 - 25,  2017 
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Dear Global Documentary Friends and Colleagues:

I will be in Copenhagen at CPH: DOX from March 17 - 25. I'd welcome the chance to meet with you about potential collaborations, co-productions, pre-sales and more.

I am bringing a portfolio of (8) very promising documentaries at every stage of the filmmaking process (see full details below), and I am actively seeking involvement in new projects from around the world.

I also have (3) finished films that have been very successful in 2015 and 2016 that are seeking continued sales and distribution opportunities. Please see my IMDB for a complete bio and film list -

I look forward to connecting with many of you in person in the days ahead!

Very best,

Marc Smolowitz
13th Gen Inc.
Director | Producer | Exec. Producer
Cell: + 1 415 370 0434 (text or call)



A Feature Documentary About Giftedness &
Learning in the 21st Century | In Production  

with Producer Ron Turiello | Co-Producer Tim Kulikowski

THE G WORD explores what giftedness looks like through a mosaic of personal, intimate stories of children, adults, and elders. The film’s narrative arc is an examination of the gifted through all stages of life, from childhood through old age, documenting their search for acceptance, connection, and authentic success, which belie popular misconceptions about what it means to be “gifted.” Interwoven with historical context and expert insight into the challenges related to high intelligence, THE G WORD sheds light on this largely hidden but emerging special-needs population.    

Feature Documentary |
In Development / Pre-Production 

with Writer & Producer Alix Wall    

THE LONELY CHILD is a song written in the Vilna Ghetto, describing a girl in hiding. It is still performed over 70 years later—long after its lyricist, composer, and subjects have passed on. The song has taken on a life of its own. Who is keeping it alive and why? And how did they find it in the first place? The daughter and granddaughter of the song’s subjects—who for years has struggled with the legacy of the Holocaust in her family—goes on a quest to meet some of these people, to find out what the song means to them.    


Paternal Rites | Essay Film | In Post-Production

Directed & Produced by Jules Rosskam
Producer Marc Smolowitz

In PATERNAL RITES, filmmaker Jules Rosskam examines the history of sexual abuse in his own family story by re-tracing a cross country road trip that his parents took in 1974 — a journey on the open road that becomes a wellspring of exploration of often private and unspeakable topics that touch the lives of so many American families — mental illness, abuse, addiction, and trans and queer identity.    




50 Years of Fabulous | LGBT / Historical Documentary
 In Post-Production

Directed by Jethro Patalinghug
with Executive Producer David Lassman & Producer Marc Smolowitz

50 Years of Fabulous recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council - one of the oldest and most influential LGBT organizations in the world - from its genesis as a critical public space for the community and capacity building of LGBT San Franciscans, to its vital role in the advocacy for LGBT human rights. The film documents the organization's historical evolution up to its contemporary struggle in finding relevance, both in the wake of social progress it has helped foster, and in light of a newly empowered political coalition committed to rolling back a half-century of civil rights achievements.



Diamond Diplomacy | Documentary Feature 
In Production

Directed & Produced by Yuriko Romer
Producer Marc Smolowitz        

Deep devotion to the game of baseball has been tossed between the U.S. and Japan since its opening to the West in the late 1800s, and mirrors profound shifts in diplomacy between the two nations. DIAMOND DIPLOMACY charts this 150-year story revealing pivotal moments of an often controversial duality that has existed throughout this history.
Our recent Kickstarter campaign raised $40,000+ USD!

Divine Deviance | Documentary Series 
In Development

Directed & Produced by Jorg Fockele
Executive Producers Marc Smolowitz, Race Bannon
Adam Ouderkirk, Lola De Milo

DIVINE DEVIANCE is a multi-part documentary and web series about Kink, BDSM, and Fetish around the world. As a first of its kind project, this comprehensive series will dive deeply into what was once considered a world of sexual outlaws, showing that alternative sexualities, identities, and communities are increasingly where large numbers of diverse people find themselves most at home. By focusing on powerful, personal stories, the history of Kink will be examined across a range of cultures, showing all of the nuances of race, class, gender and other aspects of identity that come with being a "kinkster." Spirituality and the mainstreaming of fetish will also be highlighted.

At the Matinee | Feature Documentary
In Production

Directed by Giangiacomo De Stefano
Produced by La Sarraz Pictures (Turin) - U.S. Co-Producer Marc Smolowitz

Through the memories of Walter Schreifels and his music, AT THE MATINEE tells​ ​the unique story of New York's Lower East Side in the late 1980s — a place and time​ ​that became synonymous with hardcore music, counter culture and defiant youth. Through Schreifels’ unique first​ ​person lens, we will meet a motley cast of characters who were also there and​ ​influential in the scene, painting an unmatched portrait of that time and how it still​ ​influences their creative lives to this day. AT THE MATINEE will also take us to Germany and Italy, places that are important to Schreifels’ life as a musician, to examine how hardcore and its legacy has had a footprint in other parts of the world to this day.​

WATCH THE TRAILER  (password: WalterSchreifels)


The Brothers | Feature Documentary
In Production

Directed & Produced by Ken Schneider & Marcia Jarmel

Ilmar and Aldo López-Gavilán, virtuoso musicians born in Havana, are long separated by geopolitics. Ilmar struggles as a classical violinist in NY.  Aldo, famous as a jazz and classical pianist in Havana, dreams of recognition abroad. Both find opportunity and challenges in their chosen countries.  With the opening between Cuba and the U.S. in December 2014, New York and Las Vegas beckon, but with the death of Castro and the election of Trump, all bets are off.  



Marc Smolowitz will be in Copenhagen from March 17-25.
He will be in attendance at the CPH: FORUM.
Please contact Marc directly to set-up an in-person meeting to discuss the
above projects as well as your own.

Ph: + 415 370 0434 - Email:


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