March 24, 2015

Poster released for THE ARMOR OF LIGHT (Tribeca Film Fest premiere 4/18/15)


March 19, 2015

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT – world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced screening times for The Armor of Light, produced and co-directed by Okapi’s Kathleen Hughes. We hope you will join us at our world premiere on Saturday, April 18.  Passes and packages for ‪#‎TFF2015‬ are on sale now; individual tickets on sale March 31: http://bit.ly/tfftickets.

The Armor of Light

March 17, 2015

Tom Casciato & Kathleen Hughes appearing tonight with Project Lens

The Stories of Others: Balancing Representation and Interpretation

The Diller-Quaile School of Music, NYC

Join documentary film producers Kathleen Hughes and Tom Casciato, pianists Claudia Knafo and Alex Yagupsky, and the LENS team as we explore the challenges of telling other people’s stories. We’ll be presenting this event on the opening night of Diller-Quaile’s Keyboard Celebration conference. 7 pm tonight.logo











March 6, 2015

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Kathleen Hughes is the producer and co-director of THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, which will premiere in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Abigail Disney, the film tells the story of an evangelical Christian minister’s spiritual journey as he tries to reconcile his pro-life stance with America’s pro-gun culture.

Rob Schenck

January 3, 2015

Bill Moyers tells the Washington Post about his favorite project

In the Washington Post‘s story about Bill Moyers’ retirement he tells @farhip that Okapi’s series of Milwaukee films is favorite project.  He says the series “nailed what was happening as the middle class dropped through the cracks and the political class looked the other way except rhetorically.”  Read the article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bill-moyers-signs-off–for-the-final-time-he-swears/2015/01/01/1c641bac-9118-11e4-a412-4b735edc7175_story.html

Two American FamiliesWatch the film here: http://www.okapiproductions.com/watch/

October 17, 2014

In Production: The Black Middle Class

IMG_2163On location with Bob Herbert in Chicago for a film he and Tom Casciato are making for PBS with our friends at @POV about America’s black middle class. Bob is speaking with 91-year-old activist Clyde Ross (left) who successfully fought scurrilous housing practices in Chicago in the late ’60s. Look for the film in 2015.





January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger and the Fight To Save The Hudson River

Our film about the Hudson, “The Fight To Save The River,” is part of the series “America’s First River: Bill Moyers On The Hudson.”  The story of Pete Seeger and the famed sloop Clearwater begins at about 42:20.  See the whole film here or watch it streaming at billmoyers.com – and don’t miss Pete singing “Sailing Up My Dirty Stream” live over the end credits.






January 5, 2014


UnknownTom Casciato’s new doc, “State of Conflict: North Carolina” is now streaming at billmoyers.com.  It is also airing on public television stations around the country, including an airing in New York tonight at 6:30 pm on WNET/Thirteen.




December 19, 2013


State of Conflict: North Carolina will premiere on public television’s Moyers & Company on January 3, 2014. Check local listings for the time in your area.

November 7, 2013


New York City has a new Mayor … while you’re waiting to see how things work out for him, check out the wild ride one of his predecessors had.  ”Fun City Revisited: The Lindsay Years” tells the story of John Lindsay’s two turbulent terms (1966-73) as mayor of the city during one of its most challenging eras.  Watch it on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/53560997 Featuring interviews with Rudolph Giuliani, David Dinkins, Ed Koch, Jeffrey Katzenberg (a Lindsay volunteer in his youth), Eleanor Holmes Norton, Charles Rangel, Jimmy Breslin and many more who were there to witness the exciting times.  Executive Produced by Tom Casciato; produced by Rob Issen; written by Tom Casciato and Rob Issen; Field Producer, Rawan Jabaji; Interview Producer, Michael Epstein; Edited by Judith Starr Wolff; narrated by Jay O. Sanders.