Missing Sports Crowds? Here is a Film for You

Missing Sports Crowds? Here is a Film for You

Do you yearn for sports crowds and local teams playing against each other?

Look no further… You can watch this award-winning film right now.  Watch the documentary film “Zero” for $$2 or buy a digital copy of the movie for $5. This film is the 2020 WINNER of the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Arts International.

Film Synopsis:

After two winless seasons, Central High School Basketball Coach Armando Johnson feels “defeated as a human.” For students such as Donte Reese, basketball is life. And he’s not sure what he’ll do if he can’t continue to play. For head coach Johnson, defeat is the driver of a new plan. He’s retiring to do something about the problems he thinks causes failure.

“Zero” explores how students, parents, and coaches handle defeat. The Central High School boys’ basketball team has not won a game in two years. This is a story of defeat and how players and coaches react to it. The documentary’s director Shakha Benbow says,

“This film highlights the personal toll losing has on a group of players, coaches, and parents… The reality of this toll is heightened as we look through the lens of a talented high school senior and a coach in his last season.”

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Carbon Trace can provide significant guidance in developing, funding, producing, and distributing a documentary film. For high school students wishing to learn more about documentary filmmaking, Missouri State University offers degrees in digital filmmaking, media production, journalism, and other associated areas.

To participate in the documentary education provided through the Carbon Trace Team, we encourage you to apply for a filmmaking internship, submit a documentary idea, or apply to become a volunteer using the forms below.

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Carbon Trace Looking for Student Filmmakers

Carbon Trace Looking for Student Filmmakers

One half of our dual mission is documentary education. Carbon Trace Productions is dedicated to educating students in the diverse skills required for the art of documentary filmmaking. Our nonprofit film studio in Springfield, Missouri works primarily with students at Missouri State University, but we will work with any student anywhere with an important story to tell. Carbon Trace can provide significant guidance in developing, funding, producing, and distributing a documentary film. For high school students wishing to learn more about documentary filmmaking, Missouri State University offers degrees in digital filmmaking, media production, journalism, and other associated areas. The department of Media, Journalism & Film offers a documentary certificate program open to students and the public.

To take part in the documentary education provided through the Carbon Trace Team, we encourage you to apply for a filmmaking internship, submit a documentary idea, or apply to become a volunteer using the forms below.

Join Carbon Trace as a student volunteer

Apply for an internship

Submit a documentary idea

Songs From the Street to Premiere at the Moxie Cinema

Songs From the Street to Premiere at the Moxie Cinema

Carbon Trace Productions is proud to announce the release of Songs From the Street – a documentary film produced by media students from Missouri State University and the professional staff of Carbon Trace Productions.

In the fall of 2019, a group of homeless people gathered for the first time to form the Springfield Street Choir. Student filmmakers began following this unique group as it rehearsed, performed, and continue to live life on the streets. According to Christie Love, lead pastor at The Connecting Grounds interdenominational church where the group rehearses, the street choir’s core purpose is to show audiences that homeless people are regular people, who deserve kindness.

“The Choir aims to help homeless people on an individual level by giving them something enjoyable to do while promoting a message to the public to incite local change.”

The film’s Director, Mackenzie Huffman, says the project came from a desire to humanize the people that are typically ignored.

“The intent of this documentary is to give homeless people a voice and to show the public that the homeless are people too and deserve their respect and attention.”

As momentum for the choir was building, the COVID-19 pandemic approached Springfield, putting an already at-risk group in danger of greater harm. Neighboring residents and businesses also began to voice complaints about the increasing numbers of homeless people gathering at the church. With no end in sight to the pandemic and no opportunities for rehearsals or performances in the immediate future, “Songs From the Street” is a window into the world of shattered hopes and dreams of a segment of the population that many choose to look past.

“Songs From the Street” will be at the Moxie Theater on

Thursday, August 27th, at 7 pm and 7:30pm,

Friday, August 28th at 5 p.m.,

Saturday, August 29, at 3 p.m.

Pre-ordering your tickets online are recommended due to limited seating.

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**Note on online ticket sales and social distancing**

Please order tickets in groups of the 3-4 that you want to be seated next to at the event.

After you reserve your seat, the website will block off the remaining seats close to you.