Founded in 2006 as a film foundation, Cinereach began supporting independent filmmakers through grants. As the challenge to create cutting-edge, independent films became financially unsustainable for many artists, Cinereach expanded its efforts evolving into a robust philanthropic endeavor to support films, as well as independent filmmakers, producers and organizations that push boundaries. In 2012, building upon the learnings of philanthropic support, Cinereach Productions was founded.
To date Cinereach has:
Given grants to over 200 fiction and non-fiction films including The Florida Project, Black Mother, The Last Black Man in San Francisco and The Witch and Academy Award-nominated films Hale County This Morning This Evening, Strong Island, Cutie and the Boxer, I Am Not Your Negro andCitizenfour (Best Documentary, 2015)
Given over 30 artistic fellowships to bold independent filmmakers including Barry Jenkins, Young Jean Lee, Terence Nance and Kirsten Tan and independent producers including Effie Brown, Anish Savjani, Julie Goldman and Jamund Washington
Produced, co-produced and/or financed over 15 films including We The Animals, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., upcoming releases After Yang and Mughal Mowgli, Independent Spirit Award winner Sorry to Bother You and Academy Award nominee Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Given organizational and programming grants to over 15 groups including Borscht Corp. of Miami, Indie Memphis, Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA), SFFILM Invest, Stockade Works of Kingston, NY, and Sundance Institute’s Art of Nonfiction and Creative Producing Programs.