TRUE PRODUCTIONS

Truth. Inspiration. Discovery.

As the Founder of True Productions, Dwayne J. Clark proudly shares his mission to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world.

In 2016, Dwayne J. Clark, CEO of Aegis Living and the founder of True Productions partnered with the Seattle International Film Festival to award a $50,000 grant each year, for the next three years. The inaugural year’s competition was so strong that True Productions provided an additional grant to “Big Sonia” and “Gold Balls,” both of which focus on subjects over the age of 80. Each were awarded a $50,000 grant.

Dwayne J. Clark and True Productions are proud to share in the mission to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world.

True Productions x SIFF

Expanding his creative reach beyond business and book publishing and playwriting, Clark has delved head first into film producing, earning a reputation for inspiring film projects .Since 2016, SIFF and True Productions have partnered to underwrite two $50,000 documentary grants for filmmakers. The inaugural year’s competition was so strong that True Productions provided an additional grant to “Big Sonia” and “Gold Balls”, both of which focus on subjects over the age of 80.

The sole purpose of the grants is to invest in the filmmaking community, the filmmaking process, and – most of all – the
art of true storytelling through the lens.

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Thin Skin

A dark music infused comedy about keeping 
it together when you’re falling apart.

True Productions is the proud sponsor of a new film by Ahamefule Oluo, Charlies Mudede, and Lindy West based on the smash off-broadway show ‘Now I’m fine’. Ahamefule Joe Oluo’s days are spent at a soul-deadening corporate job and his nights come alive behind a trumpet at Seattle jazz clubs. After losing his home, Aham is living with his entire family once again. Pressed together in this vise of a home, the family struggles with adult life and the meaning of family.

Big Sonia

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski –
great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than thirty years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

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Full Court

Full Court seamlessly parallels Haywood’s personal and professional struggles with the civil-rights struggles of the time. His untold, human-interest story will come to life through rare archival video, photography and music. Interviews with Haywood’s peers and talented, young players – for whom he paved the way – will bring this compelling documentary full circle. The story culminates with Haywood’s long overdue enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Gold Balls

On this cross-country odyssey, obstacles include travel challenges, aging body parts and the ultimate opponent: mortality. When they must face their toughest obstacles yet, these athletes are forced to dig even deeper to make their dreams of championship a reality. It’s a story about the ageless human spirit and an inspiring must-see for people of every age and stage.

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Big Sonia

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than thirty years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.