Founded by filmmakers Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell in 1978, Media Projects produces and distributes films that personalize some of the most searing social issues of our time. We also create films that celebrate events and people who indelibly touch our lives.

Featured Projects

A Fair To Remember

A Fair To Remember

Lone Star Emmy award film that weaves together the colorful stories of the 125-year history of Dallas' own State Fair of Texas, its impact on the Lone Star State's commerce and cultural heritage, and how this annual event epitomizes the city's "can do" spirit.

The Monster Among Us

The Monster Among Us

A provocative and timely film revealing the anti-Semitism in Europe today seen through the personal stories of people living in six European countries.

Sisters of '77

Sisters of \

This vibrant film recounts the passionate story of a revolutionary Conference that set the agenda for women’s rights in Houston, Texas, in 1977. Features Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Ann Richards, Liz Carpenter, Bella Abzug and Ellie Smeal.

Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience

Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience

The Peace Corps experience told through the letters, journals and blogs of the Volunteers written while on the job. Allen Mondell was a Peace Corps teacher in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

A Reason to Live

A Reason to Live

A powerful documentary about teen and young adult depression and suicide - personal stories of despair and hope told by young people of different ages, ethnicities and sexual orientation - and their families. The honesty and openness of these individuals bring us face to face with a mental illness that can result in the third-leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds. A 2-DVD set includes classroom and adult versions of the film, with additional special features.

Latest News & Blogs

Support us for North Texas Giving Day

northtexasgivingday-1426083994.1724-circle-logo2015Save the date: North Texas Giving Day is on September 17. 2015 has been a transformative year for us. We were able to reach out to new audiences, present our work in different art forms, and continue to distribute our films. With your donation of $25 or more, you can help us continue to produce and distribute impactful films. We hope you join us this year.

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WAGING PEACE Wins Platinum REMI

statue-platinum-remi Allen received a prestigious Platinum REMI for his film, WAGING PEACE, at the 2015 Worldfest Houston’s International Independent Film & Video Festival. Worldfest, now in its 48th year, is the one of the oldest and largest film and video competitions worldwide, receiving thousands of entries every year.

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SHOE CONFESSIONS A HIT AT FIT

Purple and red heel SHOE CONFESSIONS was a hit at FIT.  The talented actresses strutted their talents to sold-out audiences and rave reviews. Susan Sargeant’s WingSpan Theatre performed SHOE CONFESSIONS as part of the Festival of Independent Theatres.  We are now booking it at other venues. Stay tuned.

 

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THE MONSTER AMONG US

The Monster Among Us is airing on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). This is the perfect film to understand what is going on behind the horrific headlines in Europe.

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Films in Progress

Sole Sisters

Sole Sisters

"Every Shoe has a story. Every woman has both." SOLE SISTERS will be a documentary film about women's lives seen through personal stories about their shoes. Anchored by the film, Media Projects will develop a multi-media platform with educational and entertainment experiences that include the web, theater and publishing opportunities. The SOLE SISTERS' project will reach a global audience as it celebrates, uplifts and empowers women of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life.