About Us

Carbon Trace Productions is a documentary project by Dr. Andrew Cline, Associate Professor of Media, Journalism & Film at Missouri State University. The production team recently finished its first feature-length project -- Downtown -- a documentary film about the emerging trend of Americans choosing to move away from the suburbs in search of a new American Dream in re-developing urban centers. Downtown recently screened at the 2016 New Urbanism Film where it won the Best Urbanism Sociology Film award. The team also produced a documentary short related to Downtown called Shared Spaces -- an official selection at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival. Production has begun on two more feature-length documentaries, one about the student debt crisis and the other about doctors treating Syrian children in the refugee camps in Jordan and elsewhere. The team is finishing post-production on a documentary short entitled "Souriyat" about a rehabilitation facility for Syrian men and boys in Amman, Jordan.

CTP has begun the process of becoming a non-profit media organization dedicated to education in and through the genre of documentary film for the greater good. Follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter.

CTP professional staff: Andy Cline: Executive Producer | Chelsea Eichholz: Producer | Shannon Cay Bowers: Producer | Shane Franklin: Producer | Tyler Beck: Producer  | Taye Taye: Producer and Chief Cinematographer

Social Media

Facebook and YouTube

Follow our progress on the Carbon Trace Productions page on Facebook. We'll keep you up to date on the films we produce, and we'll let you know how you can help. Also check out our YouTube channel.

Twitter, Instagram, and Blog

Follow @CarbonTraceProd on Twitter. We'll keep you posted about Carbon Trace Productions, news about documentary films, and issues of interest based on our projects. Dr. Cline also posts pictures to Instagram and news items to the Carbon Trace weblog.


You can play a big role in our success. In addition to following us on social media, we want to hear from you. We want to know what you know. Also, please visit this page on the Missouri State University Foundation web site to make a tax-deductible donation to our documentary film fund.

Carbon Trace Productions Documentaries

Downtown: A New American Dream -- Winner -- Best Urbanism Sociology Film 2016 New Urbanism Film Festival
Our Mission

Carbon Trace Productions is a multimedia documentary project by Dr. Andrew R. Cline at Missouri State University. The production team is dedicated to telling compelling stories about people living sustainable, global lives. CTP adheres to journalistic standards in research and reporting in its quest to inform its audience about the contextual complexities of the stories it tells, including: cultural explorations, urbanism, and sustainability.

Our Projects
  • Shared Spaces | A documentary short | Screened at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival - October 8 to 10 2015
  • Downtown: A New American Dream | Screened at the 2016 New Urbanism Film Festival - October 6 to 9 2016
  • Souriyat | In post-production | Premiere summer 2017
  • Stereotypes on the Trans-Siberian Railroad (working title) | In post-production | Premiere fall 2017
  • Student Debt Crisis (working title) | In production
  • Syrian Doctor (working title) | In production

You can help Missouri State students turn important stories into documentary films by making a tax-deductible donation to the documentary film fund with the Missouri State University Foundation.  You may contribute directly to our Syrian Doctor project by making a tax-deductible donation through our crowdfunding campaign: http://gvcmp.us/p1vnac


Please share your thoughts and suggestions about our projects.