I scored the first 43 seconds of this trailer.

Christ In Youth, in association with The Mentoring Project presents, BECOMING SONS & DAUGHTERS. Every major social problem that plagues our nation today can be traced back to one root cause: Fatherlessness. From small town American to the heart of New York City, BECOMING SONS & DAUGHTERS tells the stories of people who are stepping into the lives of fatherless kids. Through adoption, mentoring, and simply paying attention, these men and women are planting hope and security. They are giving kids a future and helping them become sons and daughters. This film was an Official Selection at the 2013 Justice Conference Film Festival in Philadelphia, and won the award for Best U.S. Documentary at the 2012 San Diego Christian Film Festival. Watch the full film here: vimeo.com/43415481.

Christ In Youth presents LOVE COSTS EVERYTHING. Persecution is a reality for nearly two hundred million Christians around the world. Daily, they risk their lives simply because they believe in Jesus. They could surrender, or convert, or quit but the love of Jesus is worth the sacrifice. For many of them, this road leads to death. Christ In Youth invites you on a journey around the world. From the jungles of Colombia to the war-torn streets of Baghdad, LOVE COSTS EVERYTHING tells the real-life stories of Christians standing firm in the face of death. Though persecution is severe, the faithful continue to rise. The church is advancing. God’s people are risking it all in the name of love. And it is worth it, because love costs everything.

Can a small group of college students from Botswana challenge conventional wisdom about AIDS in Africa to save their generation? THE ROAD WE KNOW captures a moment in time when seven young adults took to the road to be part of what UNAIDS calls "the youth revolution in HIV prevention." A Citygate Films Production Director/Producer: Suzanne Taylor Co-Producer/Writer: Carolyn McCulley. © 2011 Suzanne Taylor theroadweknow.com citygatefilms.com. THE ROAD WE KNOW was an official selection at the Justice Conference Film Festival in 2013 and at the Doc Miami International Film Festival in 2011.

This is a teaser trailer for the forthcoming documentary film, MACH ONE MAC, which is still in production. It introduces the Korean War jet fighter pilot who is the main character of the film and his ongoing passion for flying.  Producer/director/writer - Carolyn McCulley. © 2010 Citygate Films LLC

A NOTE OF HOPE is a documentary in the final stage of production about a group of five African-American jazz musicians who are reinterpreting both the musical tradition of the American Negro spiritual and its legacy of social justice. As they continue the tradition of using music to uplift fellow human beings and create social change, they find themselves changing in the process. The film introduces the history of the spirituals, the unique musical contribution made by African-American slaves to our nation’s culture, and then follows these musicians as they decide to build on that legacy today. Just as those who first performed spirituals in concert settings gave their proceeds to the victims of the great Chicago fire of 1871, these musicians also connected music to humanitarian causes by raising funds for African AIDS orphans at U.S.-based benefit concerts. But the band wasn’t content to promote social change from afar. They longed for the human connection. So in September, 2009, these five friends (John Blake, Jr., Sumi Tonooka, Gerald Veasley, Rosella Washington, and Harry “Butch” Reed) made their first visit to Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana) to perform their arrangements there and meet the children for whom they have been raising funds. Along the way, they met and performed with other African musicians who are also using music to highlight humanitarian causes. Their journey deepened their understanding of African-American history, the current AIDS orphans crisis, their personal family experiences and childhood backgrounds, and their commitment to continue using spirituals to promote today’s social justice issue of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Part music appreciation, part humanitarian documentary, A NOTE OF HOPE offers audiences an understanding of the legacy of African-American music—not just in the form of spirituals and jazz, but in the context of how African-Americans used music to build their faith and reaffirm their human dignity. For this reason, it is a topic that transcends racial barriers, appealing to music fans and global citizens alike. A Citygate Films Production.

The singer in this film, Rosella Washington, passed away May 19, 2013. I had the great privilege of working with her on my soundtrack for the documentary film, THE ROAD WE KNOW, also produced by Citygate Films. She was a great talent and wonderful human being, and I count it a privilege that I got to know her and work with her on these projects.