Documentary Films

Documentary films are arguably the most powerful format in all of non-fiction media. At Nostrand Productions we give memories, tradition, and social issues a voice and artistically organize them into an emotional and impactful story.

“Destined To Fly” (2017)

2016 Rosendale Artist’s New Work Forum
2016 Kingston Film Festival
2016 ASK For Film Series

“Destined To Fly” is a 41-minute documentary film about Cole Palen, the founder of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Founded in 1958, Cole’s passion and vision to build, repair and fly antique airplanes transcends multiple generations forging connections through childhood experience, memory and storytelling. But the community brought together by the romantic era of flight lost their hero after the death of Cole Palen in 1993. More than twenty years later, Cole’s childhood dream is sustained by the now grown children who were inspired at an early age by Cole’s personal love for vintage aviation.

“Mister Morvillo” (2015)

2015 CUNY Film Festival Best Documentary
2015 GI Film Festival
2014 CINE Beacon

Mister Morvillo shares his story of a spontaneous trip to the state of Florida that lead him to a military plumbing position in the Korean War. By the end of his journey he is left with a self-discovery he claims is the most important asset in life.

“Against The Wind” (2014)
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2016 DOC NYC
2016 The Armchair Travel Series at OLONA Historic Site
2015 Kingston Film Festival Best Documentary
2015 Beacon Film Festival
2015 CUNY Film Festival Best Documentary Runner-Up
2015 CUNY Film Festival Best Cinematography
2014 International Documentary Challenge Best Historical Documentary
2014 Woodstock Film Festival

A group of weather-hardened ice yachters cling to the traditions of a centuries old sport on the Hudson River, despite the looming threat of climate change. Against The Wind follows a handful of practitioners of the almost forgotten sport as they take advantage of one of the coldest winters the Hudson River Valley has seen in decades. These yachters are intent on taking full advantage of one of the deepest, longest ice sheets on the Hudson in years, knowing they might not see its like again anytime soon.

“Silent Exposure” (2013)

2015 143rd Annual American Public Health of America Meeting
2014 CUNY School of Public Health Research Symposium Award
2014 CUNY Asian American Film Festival Best Documentary
2014 Telly Bronze Award – Non Broadcast Production
2014 GI Film Festival Official
2014 NewFilmmakers New York Summer Series
2014 Underexposed Film Festival yc
2014 The Americas Film Festival
2014 PHANYC Public Health Association of NYC: Movie Night
2014 Spoke the Hub Union Street Film Series
2014 Netherlands Meets New York
2014 First Fridays: Short Takes on Health & Justice Film Series
2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award

During the Vietnam War, vast quantities of a herbicidal chemical were sprayed across the battlefield to defoliate the jungles of Vietnam to improve the strategic position of United State troops against the Viet-Cong. This chemical’s code name is known as Agent Orange.

A marine, Alfred Nostrand served during the Vietnam War where, inevitably, he was exposed to Agent Orange. Thirty-five years later, in 2005, Alfred passed away from cancer of the liver.

In 2013, Alfred’s son, Christopher Nostrand, the filmmaker, opens the wound of losing his father in “Silent Exposure,” uncovering the issue of Agent Orange use in the Vietnam War. On his journey, Chris meets with professionals and his own family to unravel new findings and surprises experts with his story.