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10 DAYS IN WATTS (2023)

In February 2023, Wishing Well Entertainment joined forces with KCET Los Angeles to present “10 DAYS IN WATTS” on both KCET and PBS SoCal. This gripping 4-part docuseries shines a light on the unbreakable spirit and optimism of the residents of Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles that is densely populated and underserved.

With a verité-style approach, “10 DAYS IN WATTS” takes an immersive look at the diverse and complex individuals who call this community home. Despite the challenges they face, these resilient people are determined to thrive, as evidenced by their creation of Mudtown Farms, a community garden and educational space that brings together the young and old to celebrate their shared history.

Watch this powerful and inspiring tale of hope and resilience on PBS SoCal or PBS. All four episodes will show on PBS SoCal on April 4th starting at 8pm.


Only In Theaters

Only in Theaters (2022)

In 2022, Wishing Well Entertainment debuted its latest documentary, “Only in Theaters,” at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The film delves into the story of the Laemmle Theatres, an 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain based in Los Angeles that faces financial pressures and seismic change. Despite these challenges, the family behind this multigenerational business is resolute in their commitment to supporting the art of film and ensuring its survival.

Distributed by The Film Collective, “Only in Theaters” has been screened in over 70 theaters both domestically and internationally. It has garnered critical acclaim, with The New York Times describing it as “undeniably compelling.” Only in Theaters continues to captivate audiences far and wide.

ONLY IN THEATERS is an intimate film about the Laemmle Theatres, the beloved 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain in Los Angeles, as they face 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 see it survive. • Feature-Length Documentary • Directed by Raphael Sbarge

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND ON DEMAND

The Tricky Part

The Tricky Part (2020)

One of the most heralded one-man plays in recent memory, The Tricky Part has been produced and performed all over the world — from the U.S. to Africa, Canada, India and now on film. Martin Moran takes us on an often funny and always surprising journey through the complexities of Catholicism, desire and human trespass.

LA Foodways (2019)

LA Foodways looks at the storied agricultural history of Los Angeles to understand present food waste challenges and opportunities to bring fresh foods to urban communities.

From the importance of orange crops in the 19th century to the massive scale of food waste in the U.S., the series is a deep dive into the different manners in which local organizations are coming together to ensure the future of agriculture in the region in order to identify environmentally friendly solutions for the future.

The Bird Who Could Fly (2017)

Arthur, a young Korean-American attorney, juggles his mother’s religious extremism with his attempts to heal his brothers’ self-destructive lives. He struggles to be a good son as well as a good brother, with no one giving him an opportunity to be himself. Ultimately, he must emerge to find his own life, apart from the cultural pressures and real-life rubble from which he comes.

The Bird Who Could Fly has earned the following honors:
Asians on Film: Winner, Best Short, Best Drama, Best Ensemble and Best DirectorGreenpoint Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Short
First Glance Film Festival: Winner, Best Short, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best of Festival
DisOrient Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Short
Asian American International Film Festival: Nominee, Best Narrative Short
Action on Film Festival: Nominee, Best Actor and Best Cinematography

A Concrete River by Wishing Well Entertainment

A Concrete River (2015)

A Concrete River: Reviving The Waters of Los Angeles chronicles the importance of the Los Angeles River culturally, economically and ecologically.

Supported by a matching challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, this special telecast takes viewers on a historical tour of the Los Angeles River starting with the native Tongva tribes that lived along its banks before the Spanish arrived, all the way through to the present day. 

On Begley Street (2013)

On Begley Street follows noted actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. and his wife, Rachelle Carson-Begley, as they built a new home under LEED Platinum-certified standards.

The streaming series earned several awards, including Best New Media at the Burbank Film Festival, Best of Show at the Aurora Awards and Outstanding Reality Series at LA Web Fest. It was also nominated for a Best Reality/Documentary Series honor at the Environmental Media Association’s EMA Awards.