Storytelling for the Big Screen

We are currently in various stages of production on several feature-length documentaries.

Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman

Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman covers the life and works of Stickley as told through interviews, archival photos and some of the best and most iconic pieces created by Stickley and his companies. The film traces Stickley’s rise, creation of diverse businesses including the Craftsman Magazine, Craftsman Farms and his Manhattan store, along with his eventual loss of business and the rebirth and recognition of the movement he inspired. The film features key locations in his lifetime such as the Columbus Avenue house, where he lived and created the first arts and crafts interior, the pump house at Skaneateles Lake which he restored as a summer family camp and addresses the talented collaborators Stickley surrounded himself with, such as Harvey Ellis, Lamont Warner and Irene Sargent.

The dramatic story of American furniture designer, architect and early lifestyle entrepreneur Gustav Stickley and his rise, fall and eventual resurrection as an icon and founder of the first true “American style”. Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman covers the life and works of Stickley as told through interviews, archival photos and some of the best and most iconic pieces created by Stickley and his companies. The film traces Stickley’s rise, creation of diverse businesses including the Craftsman Magazine, Craftsman Farms and his Manhattan store, along with his eventual loss of business and the rebirth and recognition of the movement he inspired. The film also addresses the talented collaborators Stickley surrounded himself with, such as Harvey Ellis, Lamont Warner and Irene Sargent.

This film was completed in 2020 and a sneak peek was screened to 800 attendees at the National Arts and Crafts Conference in Asheville, North Carolina in February. We are currently seeking distribution.