Brewing films to bring people together.
We brew our films with passion for the craft of storytelling and belief in the power of film to ignite change.
Craft Film Society believes in the power of film to illuminate ideas, enliven audiences, and ignite change. Each year, we fiscally sponsor a Flight of Films that celebrates the creative craft of filmmaking and sheds light on universal truths by doing what we humans do best: tell stories. Whether through dance, documentary, poetry, music, or fiction, our Flights of Films aim to connect communities, encourage conversation, and allow audiences to sip from different perspectives. By partnering with craft breweries and small business making locally crafted food across the country, we tap into the communal atmosphere these local hubs create and screen our Flight of Films alongside the work of local filmmakers.
Craft Film Society was founded in 2017 by Gina Duci, Eric Mann and Kaia Rose. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit all donations are tax-deductible, which enables us to act as a tax-exempt umbrella and facilitate funds for filmmakers’ projects that require non-profit status. By taking part in our fiscal sponsorship program Flight of Films, each filmmaker is guaranteed a spot at any screening we hold that season and agrees to allow the Craft Film Society logo to be included in all promotional materials. Craft Film Society does not provide funding or take any part of the intellectual property of the film, we simply help the film take flight.
Donations can be made to:
1. Any of our Flight of Films projects listed on our website; any contribution donated will be tax-deductible and go to the budget of that specific project.
2. Directly to Craft Film Society; these funds are tax-deductible and will go towards the running and administration of our non-profit organization, which includes producing our screening series at craft breweries and other venues across the country.
Gina morphs to whatever is needed for that day. She is sometimes caught dancing and singing a happy tune. She also likes to laugh a lot, eat Italian food, and give a sarcastic remark. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
She is a NY native who studied Musical Theatre at Penn State University. Though Gina loves to perform, she has also found a love for directing and choreographing. She is the Associate Choreographer/Director for the Broadway show After Midnight for Norwegian Cruise Line and recently developed her own show for Norwegian; a 70’s Rock-dance narrative, along with Jason A. Sparks. Gina discovered her passion of storytelling through video production and film after collaborating with Eric Mann and Jeffrey Nunez on their ROYALS TAP video. Telling stories through movement took on a new meaning when she realized the possibilities in film. Being able to combine three passions; Dance, Storytelling and Film, is a dream come true!
Kaia is a freelance filmmaker based in New York City. She is the creator and director of Climate Countdown, an award-winning web-series that maps out the ecology of climate solutions, and believes in the power of stories to enact change. Kaia is a consultant for Connect4Climate at the World Bank, filming high-level events and editing videos focused on climate action; she shoots and edits for Unreel Films, working on dozens of videos for The Juilliard School and editing both short films and documentaries; she is the archive manager on an upcoming PBS documentary about how Medicare helped desegregate American hospitals; and creates content for web-series, theatre shows, educational groups, and organizations such as 350.org, Pathway to Paris, the UN Foundation, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Before becoming a New Yorker, Kaia lived in the UK where she was the lead producer and studio manager at the BAFTA-winning production company ArthurCox. There she produced and production managed commercials, shorts, TV shows and feature films for such companies as Disney Jr, Aardman Animations, the BBC, the UK Film Council and 20th Century Fox TV. Kaia is a co-founder of the non-profit Craft Film Society and a graduate of the University of Bristol.
Eric is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. Since founding Unreel back in 2013, he has directed, produced, written, filmed, and edited over 300 projects and videos. Works include the SAG short film Alistair's Wednesday, Sizemic, the feature-length documentary Just Go, the TV pilot "Looking Up," the documentary Climate Countdown, and other short films Finish Her, Bristles, and Defunkt. As an actor, he has toured with the national tour of A Chorus Line, and performed across the country and New York. He graduated from Elon University, and has studied at the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio, Upright Citizens Brigade, Broadway Theatre Project, and Ballet Arkansas. He also gets to talk about life, love, philosophy with his dear friend Daniel J. Self and their podcast - Self Made Mann.