Hello supporters!

Over here at Carbon Trace, we are celebrating whatever victories pass our way – and we have some big ones. We are continuing to teach 3 awesome interns the documentary craft, we launched our Youtube page, and we have a US Senator talking about “A Portrait of the Ozarks.

The making of this video got me thinking that defining the trait of progress in the 21st century appears to be a person’s driving curiosity. If you are not looking for answers, it seems as though you may get left behind. Sitting down to watch a documentary always puts me in that sweet spot of feeling informed without feeling overwhelmed. I am hoping that same feeling for you.

Respectfully, Shannon Cay

You may know we are hard at work on a significant project, “A Portrait of the Ozarks.”
Our film is a follow-up to the famous and now viral 1981 documentary of the same name. We just finished our concept video – a first look into the documentary film. We are very excited about it and wanted to be sure and show all of our loyal subscribers.

Click HERE for more information.


16 Weeks is our student project for the semester. It is a social media-based documentary film guiding its audience through a semester at Missouri State University during the coronavirus pandemic. They are currently running an IndieGoGo campaign. Student films like “16 Weeks” rely on a large number of small donations to reach our goals. The production team is humbled and grateful for donations of any size.

Click Here for more information on that.



Carbon Trace Productions is now on YouTube!

To make all of our free content more accessible to our viewers, we have now published all of our works on this new page. There you will also find our humanitarian service projects and our educational videos. We hope that you take a look, give us a like, and please subscribe.

Welcome, Cameron Durington, this semester’s production intern!
Cameron Durington says,

“I particularly enjoy the art of documentary filmmaking because of the light it brings to the issues of our community. This company doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, and I’m proud to be a part of the team!”

This is his second semester as an intern, and we hope he returns for as many semesters as possible. We appreciate the continued efforts on his part. He has worked with the crews on “All of a Sudden” and the upcoming student film “16 Weeks.”

Support Nonprofit Documentary Filmmaking:

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.

Join Carbon Trace as a student volunteer

Apply for an internship

Submit a documentary idea

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