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Behind the Doc takes you on a behind the scenes look at some of the most authentic, illuminating, and exciting documentaries chosen from the Gravitas Ventures collection. Hosts, B.C. Wehman and Heather Grayson, talk with filmmakers to get their best stories, biggest surprises during production, and uncover just what it took to bring these documentaries to you! *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.


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Behind the Doc takes you on a behind the scenes look at some of the most authentic, illuminating, and exciting documentaries chosen from the Gravitas Ventures collection. Hosts, B.C. Wehman and Heather Grayson, talk with filmmakers to get their best stories, biggest surprises during production, and uncover just what it took to bring these documentaries to you! *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.




FEED DROP – Introducing “Countdown to Dallas: The Kennedy Assassination”

Evergreen Podcasts, the network that brought you Behind the Doc, is pleased to introduce Countdown to Dallas. On the sixtieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, former White House correspondent Paul Brandus takes an in-depth look at the seemingly unconnected events that led to that infamous afternoon in Dallas, Texas. He explores the troubled and broken life of Kennedy’s killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, and challenges six decades worth of conspiracy theories—none of which have been proven. Enjoy this trailer and subscribe to hear the first episode of Countdown to Dallas today in your favorite listening app or at


*Bonus* Behind the Scenes of Behind the Doc

It's episode 16 of Behind the Doc and in this super special bonus episode Heather and B.C. talk with producer Sarah Willgrube all about the films and interviews of season 1!


Ladies and Gentleman Inc, presents "Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story"

Warning: This episode may ruin your childhood. If you grew up in the ’90’s like we did, you’ve probably seen an episode of two of “Ren & Stimpy,” and if not, you’ve definitely heard of it. It was the biggest cartoon of it’s time, known for it’s outrageous content, original artwork, and grotesque images that kids loved! By all appearances things couldn’t be better for “Ren & Stimpy.” Behind the scenes it was a different story though. A dictator, grueling hours, and loads of controversy. This is “Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story.”


David Jakubovic presents, "CBD Nation"

Sio Rodriguez has suffered from depression and anxiety her whole life. Jayden has been a victim of debilitating seizures since he was four months old. Rylie developed bone eating tumors in her face that led to surgery and seizures. In a nation that is so quick to write you a prescription these three found their cure with CBD. The powerful discovery of the effects of CBD date all the way back the 1960’s, so why haven’t we been integrating it into our treatments? In CBD Nation, director David Jakubovic, teaches the science behind CBD as well as introduces us to the growers, the doctors prescribing it, and those who’ve been saved by this amazing plant. Cast of Characters: David Jakubovic…..Director Jason David……….Jayden’s Father, Owner of Jayden’s Journey Jayden David……..Epileptic Child Using CBD Rylie Maedler …....7yrs old, Passed Rylie’s Law allowing minors the use of CBD for medicinal reasons Janie Maedler…...Rylie’s Supportive Mother Colin Wells…….....Veteran, CBD User, and Creator of Veterans Walk and Talk Sio Rodriguez…...CBD User


"In The Belly of The Moon" is presented by A & M Productions

Mezcal is an experience all in itself. Co-Directors, Antoine Hunt and Juliz Ritchie, take us on a poetic journey of the maguey (agave) as it is harvested, roasted, and distilled transforming it into this spirit that we love. In The Belly of The Moon is based on the myths and folklore of the Oaxacan region of Mexico. This is the story of the many paths that mezcal travels and of the people it meets along the way. Tell us, how did mezcal find you? Cast of Characters: Antoine Hunt......Director Juliz Ritchie.........Co-Director Kent Evans...........Narrator


"Gamemaster" with Charles Mruz & Jimmy Nguyen

Board games aren’t just for kids anymore. Adults all over the country, all over the world, have caught on to the craze and it won’t be ending anytime soon. Gamemaster takes us on a deep dive into the world of board gaming, its creators, and its players. We learn about the origin of games such as Exploding Kittens, and the famous Settlers of Catan. Heather and B.C. talk to director, Charles Mruz, and producer, Jimmy Nguyen about the making of their film and their future in becoming Gamemasters. Cast of Characters: Charles Mruz…….....Director Jimmy Nguyen…....Producer Charlie Bink……….....Creator of Trekking Elan Lee…………...........Creator of Exploding Kittens Nashra Balagamwala…..Creator of Arranged Scott Rogers……...Creator of Ray Guns and Rocketships Klaus Teuber……...Creator of Settlers of Catan Jason Serrato……...Creator of Thug Life


"Tread," a Film by Paul Solet

“Tread,” tells the story of Marvin Heemeyer’s rampage through Granby, Colorado. The owner of a muffler shop and renowned welder, Marvin reached the point where he had had enough. Carrying out his God-given mission, Marvin altered a Komatsu D355A bulldozer to become a war machine. He set out to destroy every building and home of those who had wronged him. Marv began at the cement batch plant and continued on his reign of terror until the Killdozer got stuck in the floor of the hardware store. Without an end planned, Marvin took his own life. This documentary is much more than a story about destruction. It’s an objective view as the town of Granby, Colorado heals. Listen in as we talk to director Paul Solet about his experience creating “Tread.” Cast of Characters: Paul Solet…..Director Marvin Heemeyer...Deceased, Star Cody Docheff….Marv’s Arch Nemesis Patrick Brauer...Ski-Hi News Reporter Glenn Trainor….Under Sherriff (1993-2004) Trisha MacDonald...Marv’s Ex-Girlfriend Stuart Spencer….Marv’s Friend Tread is distributed by Gravitas Ventures (


"Pigeon Kings," a film by Milena Pastreich

The South Central Rollers aren’t who you think they are. In fact, these men gather together to compete in the sport of pigeon rolling. They breed, raise, and train their pigeons on how to fly in their kit (group) and do synchronized somersaults throughout the air. This film follows the #1 pigeon roller in Los Angeles, Keith London, as he takes on the challenge of mentoring an up and coming roller named Choo Choo. We learn more about Keith’s life as he must choose between his family and his birds.


"The House in Between," A Film by Steve Gonsalves and Kendall Whelpton

Have you ever been inside a haunted house? Come, step inside Alice Jackson's home. Alice built her dream house in a beautiful field filled with wildflowers, but from the beginning of construction something seemed not quite right. Strange instances of doors closing, objects moving, and the chandelier dimming quickly became the norm for Alice. Day in and day out she knew that her house was different from other houses, but she was okay with that, until one night when everything changed. Alice awoke to an experience she would never forget, an experience so unsettling she vowed to never sleep in her home alone until she knew the cause of the occurrence. Fast forward 10 years and Alice has no answers, but she does have a team of paranormal investigators working vigorously to see what they can find. Welcome to The House in Between. Cast of Characters: Alice Jackson.......Home Owner Steve Gonsalves....Professional Paranormal Investigator, Director Kendall Whelpton...Co-Director, Cinematographer Erin Brown......Alice's Neighbor Brad Cooney....Paranormal Investigator John Bullard....Paranormal Investigator Quilin Dai........Scientist Mary Alice Hydrick.....Records Keeper The House in Between is distributed by Gravitas Ventures ( You can watch it on iTunes and Amazon


Window Pictures Presents "Jasper Mall"

Malls all across America are dying. What we once knew as the place to be is no longer. Fewer and fewer people visit malls every year, and many store fronts remain vacant, the memories of a not so distant past. Join us as we spend a year of our lives in Jasper Mall. We meet the many characters that make up the mall including Robin, a florist who has been a part of Jasper Mall for many years. Kasey and Isadore a teenage interracial couple whose extracurricular activities take them to the mall, Nikki who works at Master Cuts, Santa, and the Domino Players. Then there’s Mike, the malls manager, security, housekeeping, heart and soul. Cast of Characters: Bradford Thomason....Director Brett Whitcomb...Co-Director, Director of Photography Mike.......Mall Manager, Security, Housekeeping....EVERYTHING Nikki....Master Cuts Hair Stylist Robin...Florist at Robin's Nest Jeweler....Jeweler Kasey......Teenager, Mall Patron Isadore.....Teenager, Mall Patron Mall Santa.......Santa Weapon Salesman...Weapon Salesman


Pen & Banjo Films & Nonchalance present, "In Bright Axiom"

In Bright Axiom takes you on a journey with the Latitude Society. This journey has a beginning, but it has no end….or so we thought. The rise and the fall of the San Francisco chapter of Latitude Society happened very quickly. Requiring absolute discretion from all members the society was growing at a rate that the creators couldn’t quite keep up with leading to the dissolution. There are many unanswered questions surrounding the Latitude Society such as what is it really? A cult? A secret society? A religion? A community? Experiential art? We’ll let you decide. In Bright Axiom. Cast of Characters Spencer McCall.....Director Jeff Hull......................Creator Geordie Aitken.......The .Professor Quas..............................The Great and Powerful


Nomadic Films Presents, "Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys"

Joe Humphreys is a world-renowned fly fisherman. He fell in love with fly fishing at the young age of six, and ever since then he hasn’t been able to put a fly rod down, but there is much more to Joe. He is a father, husband, ice skater, wrestler, coach, but most of all a teacher. This film follows an 86 year old Joe Humphreys through the streams of State College, PA, and all the way to Arkansas as he tries to catch his dream fish: a 20lb brown trout. We see so much more as we learn about Joe’s conservation efforts and see the lives he has touched as he spreads his joy of the sport of fly fishing. Remember as Joe always says, “the secret of life is having something to look forward to.” Cast of Characters: Joe Humphreys……….Legend, Star Meigan Bell………………Director, Editor Lucas Bell……………….. Co-Director, Cinematographer Alexander Gaskowski...Producer Johanna ………………… Joe’s Daughter Dolores……………………..Joe’s Daughter Denny………………………..Friend, Fishing Companion, Honorary Son You can watch it on Amazon


"We Stand Corrected: Dannemora," a film by Richie Elson

When Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015 it shook the state of New York and the prison system as they knew it. The investigation into the escape left no stone unturned and as blame was being placed it seemed to rest on the heads of the Corrections Officers (C.O) and the Superintendent. What the state seemed to forget was the budget cuts, policy changes, and the denied request for lockdown that had all happened previous to the escape and made Clinton the scapegoat. But, as we all know, there are always two sides to every story, and this film sets out to tell the other side and give the C.O.’s a voice. This is We Stand Corrected: Dannemora. Cast of Characters: Richie Elson………Producer, Director David Elson……….Richie’s Father, Retired C.O., Former Clinton Employee Gene Palmer…...Former C.O., Aided in Matt & Sweat’s Escape


CBC Docs Original presents Drag Kids

This is the story of 4 kids from all over the world that like to dress and perform in drag. We enter into the lives of Bracken, Stephan, Jason, Nemis, and their families as they prepare to participate in the world-famous Montreal Pride Festival. Not only will they be performing a choreographed performance together, but this is the first time any of them will be meeting another kid just like them, another drag kid. When they finally meet they are nervous, excited, and try on each other's...


Lake Effect Films presents "The Unknown Tour"

Jimmy, Billy, Mike, Zach, and Chris set out to travel from LA to NYC, and back, recording musicians along the way. They were in search of the forgotten musicians, the buskers, the ones who put their hearts and souls into their songs. What they found were singers, song writers, rappers, musicians from all over the country with one common goal: MUSIC! This film will inspire you and awaken your inner musician. This is “The Unknown Tour.” Cast of Characters: Jimmy Jimes……….. Director Billy Ferguson……… Cinematographer Mike Jaeger………….Producer/Tour Manager Chris Watson ……….Resident Songwriter/Music Consultant Zack Djurich…………Music Producer


Peter Pardini and Vinnie Tortorich present FAT: A Documentary

The American diet, now more than ever, is full of myths on what we should eat and how to lose weight and get fit: calories in calories out, sugar curbs your appetite, exercise makes you lose weight, and many more. We have a plethora of diet choices to combat those myths. Fitness trainer to the stars and nutrition expert, Vinnie Tortorich breaks those myths and talks to us about the health benefits of maintaining an NSNG (no sugar no grain) diet. It’s more than a diet it’s a lifestyle.


Pixela Pictura Films presents "Life Without Basketball."

Bilquis Abdul-Qaadir is a record-breaking basketball player, she is also a Muslim. When Bilquis was ready to go to pro she never imagined that it would be her hijab that prevented her from playing, but it was a FIBA rule put a halt to her career. We see Bilquis go through many life changes all the while she is still fighting this FIBA rule. In the end, its a bittersweet win for Bilquis and she is left wondering if she will ever play ball again. This is her story.


"Who Let the Dogs Out" a film by Brent Hodge

After seeing a presentation on the song "Who Let the Dogs Out," filmmaker Brent Hodge knew that there was a movie to be made. Brent Hodge (producer/director) and Aly Kelly (producer) take us with them on the journey of a lifetime as we discuss what it was like in the making of this documentary, meeting Ben Sisto, and the long line of ownership for one of the most popular songs of the late 90’s. This podcast will leave you wondering, who did let the dogs out?


Coming Soon

Behind the Doc takes you on a behind the scenes look at some of the most authentic, illuminating, and exciting documentaries chosen from the Gravitas Ventures collection. Hosts, B.C. Wehman and Heather Grayson, talk with filmmakers to get their best stories, biggest surprises during production, and uncover just what it took to bring these documentaries to you!