THIS LAND IS…
WHOSE LAND?
Pedal-Driven delves into the escalating conflict between mountain bikers hungry to ride and the federal land managers charged with protecting the public lands that belong to us all. Is there room for mountain bikers in the American landscape?

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Gee Whiz

The Apples of Grady AuvilRunning time: 33 minutes

"GEE WHIZ: THE APPLES OF GRADY AUVIL" tells the story of guru, saint, sage and occasional pain-in-the-appleseed, Grady Auvil, the pioneering orchardist who brought the likes of the Granny Smith apple, the Rainier cherry and the Fuji apple into mainstream production in the United States.

DVD Extras:

  • Director's Commentary
  • Teachers' Guide aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Spanish subtitles
GEE WHIZ is a non-profit project from Howell at the Moon Productions created in affiliation with the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

Download the Teacher's Guide, aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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Tom Mathison

The Growing SeasonRunning time: 34 minutes

"TOM MATHISON: THE GROWING SEASON" is the biography of the much-loved, hard-working family man who, through perseverance and a willingness to take big risks, founded what would become one of the largest tree-fruit companies in the world, Stemilt Fruit.

DVD Extras:

  • Director's Commentary
  • Teachers' Guide aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Spanish subtitles
TOM MATHISON is a non-profit project from Howell at the Moon Productions created in affiliation with the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

Download the Teacher's Guide, aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Purchase Tom Mathison: The Growing Season:

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The Last Director

Running time: 28 minutes

Jaime Donegan is the last of his kind. Once a fixture in the American landscape, traveling Follies directors like Donegan are now all but extinct. He breezes into towns across America and, in a mere four weeks, puts on a full-scale variety show using nothing but raw, local talent. In his wake leaves a wealth of community spirit, changed lives and a whole lot of money. His productions, which always benefit local causes, have raised a total of more than $18 million.

Hilarious, touching and exactly what the country needs most right now, THE LAST DIRECTOR shows what's possible for those who make time and are to take the stage.

THE LAST DIRECTOR is a non-profit project from Howell at the Moon Productions created in affiliation with the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

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Broken Limbs

Apples, Agriculture and the new American farmer – Running time: 57 minutes

BROKEN LIMBS received two Northwest Emmy nominations for its exploration of the hopeful stirring emerging from the ashes of burning apple orchards. The documentary delves into the real issues forcing small farmers off their land and helps viewers discover how any individual can play a role in restoring America to a more sustainable agriculture.

"Amazing, excellent and on the mark!" - The Rodale Institute

"Broken Limbs is a very accurate and moving depiction of what is happening to agriculture in America." - Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

BROKEN LIMBS is a non-profit project from Howell at the Moon Productions created in affiliation with the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

Behind the scenes: Shooting Pedal-Driven at Seattle's I-5 Colonnade.

Excerpts from Pedal-Driven's visit to Sea Otter Classic in 2010.

It's all about the kids.

One of the PD riders takes a test run at Duthie Hill.

Behind the scenes
at Duthie Hill

Documentary Works

Howell at the Moon's history is rooted in documentary film, beginning with the Emmy-nominated production of "Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture and the New American Farmer." Today we seek to capture and preserve the stories of real people through the artistic medium of film in order to preserve and amplify the vital lessons of our past while encouraging thought and action around the most important issues of the day.