Our Mission

Carbon Trace Productions is a Missouri non-profit media organization (501c3 status pending) dedicated to educating college students about the art of filmed and multimedia documentaries. Students learn to tell stories of compelling social importance without regard to commercial potential. Carbon Trace Productions specializes in working with, and telling stories about, humanitarian organizations, other non-profits, and NGOs.

Current Projects:


Souriyat is a documentary short about a rehabilitation facility in Amman, Jordan serving Syrian men and boys hurt in the war. This project is finished and now being submitted to film festivals.

Syrian Doctor (working title)

This documentary film explores the ravages of “human devastation syndrome” among Syrian refugee children. It follows the work of two doctors providing care to refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece: Dr. Khalid Hamza and Dr. Tarif Bakdash. It is in production now. We have no firm release date set.

Student Debt (working title)

This film explores the Student Debt crisis — America’s next economic bubble. This film is in production and will likely be released by the spring of 2019.