I founded Goodwin Grayzel Productions in 2004 as a means to pursue my career in non fiction filmmaking. I create independent films, work in a freelance capacity and contract directly with clients who have a story to share. I primarily work as a director, producer, and editor, though lately I have been spending more time with the camera, which I enjoy and has allowed me to pursue independent film projects.
Documentary film is a powerful tool that engages both our hearts and minds. I want my work to not only educate and entertain, but also to be provocative; challenging audiences with stories that arouse emotion, spark introspection and inspire action.
In October of 2016 I briefly made national news when I was arrested and charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor while filming a direct action that shut down the TransMountain tar sands pipeline. After mounting a vigorous legal defense, my charges were dropped and I went on to complete "The Reluctant Radical," a feature length documentary that follows climate activist Ken Ward as he puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry. The experience has reinforced my resolve to bring important stories to the attention of the public, and to strengthen our First Amendment rights of a free press by exercising them.
What is your story?
- Lindsey Grayzel