“The State of Marriage recounts a truly groundbreaking chapter in the history of marriage equality. And this important film is also much more than that. It's engaging and colorful, and it's tender and warm, showing not only the devotion of committed couples, but that of hard-working activists and legal advocates who paved the way for all of us. These are the heroes who fought on the front lines, at at time when national media attention was either nonexistent or overtly hostile. They faced an enormous backlash but they beat it back with fortitude and on their belief that justice would win out. It is a remarkable story.”
- author, broadcaster, activist Michelangelo Signorile
“The State of Marriage is an indispensable addition to the filmed history of the marriage equality movement . . . and a suspenseful nail-biter right up to the feel good ending.” - The Hollywood Reporter
Father Joseph founded Haiti’s largest micro-finance bank, which has lifted thousands of families out of poverty. He built a K-14 school, a rural university, an orphanage, a health clinic, a radio station, and more. Almost everything was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, but he is moving forward with an unstoppable faith and determination.
"One of the most powerful human documentaries I have ever seen."
- Elise Auerbach, Iran Specialist for Amnesty International
“Brush With Life brings into view a fascinating and thoroughly admirable human being, as well as a history of his and our time. Edward Biberman was an extraordinary artist, and also much more than that. I was totally captivated by this film.”
- author and historian Howard Zinn
Jeff produced, directed, and wrote the documentaries Every Act Of Life, The State of Marriage, Father Joseph, The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America, Brush With Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman, and Education Under Fire, plus programs for The Discovery Channel and The History Channel. He also contributed cartoons to The New Yorker, and illustrations to The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, wrote / illustrated several children's books, and hosted radio talk shows in Vermont and Los Angeles.
Marcia produced Every Act Of Life, The State Of Marriage and Father Joseph. As a casting director and executive, she has also been involved in hundreds of feature films, TV series, pilots, and movies for television. She served for 16 years as EVP for Casting at Walt Disney Motion Pictures, and for 5 years as VP for Casting and Talent Development at Warner Brothers Television. Her credits include Clueless, thirtysomething, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Princess Diaries, Enchanted, Parental Guidance, and Oblivion.