At the height of the Red Scare, 10 Hollywood writers were blacklisted. But there was another witness, famed playwright Bertolt Brecht, who stood before the House of Un-American Activities to testify. Co-produced by Mercury Films and directed by frequent collaborator, Sean Mitchell, with Mercury’s Chris Lawing as Director of Photography, Angie Lawing as Associate Producer and Derek Weikle as Second Assistant Camera, this short film is a faithful reproduction of a dark time in America’s modern history. In addition to our cinematography, producing and camera duties, Mercury Films also designed posters and digital marketing campaigns, and we earned publicity for the film in IndieWire and several San Francisco Bay Area outlets where the film was shot. Witness 11 has played at the St. Louis International Film Festival, Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival and Palms Springs International Film Market and won several festival awards.
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