Morgan Spurlock's New Short Doc Celebrates Downtown Las Vegas

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Morgan Spurlock

His film 'The Downtown Project' is one of three new films about small businesses that have been co-produced by Tribeca Digital Studios and American Express.

Morgan Spurlock, Gini Reticker and the filmmaking team of Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady have directed three short films celebrating small businesses that have been co-produced by Tribeca Digital Studios and American Express. The films will debut today on a number of cable on-demand platforms, reaching more than 40 million homes, that includes Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Cablevision and Cox and will also appear on Brighthouse, Vimeo, the TV app American Express Now, the American Express YouTube Channel and American Express Open Forum, an online community for small businesses.

The short docs include Spurlock’s The Downtown Project, which looks at small businesses emerging in Las Vegas; Retricker’s Buffalo Returns, focusing on a Native American reservation where a new energy bar is created; and Ewing and Grady’s A Dream Preferred, a portrait of Baltimore ice cream purveyors  the Taharka Brothers.

“These exciting new projects further Tribeca Digital Studios’ commitment to showcasing intimate stories and remarkable individuals dealing with strife and triumph -- a vision that we earlier embodied with Emmy-winning documentary We Could Be King,Paula Weinstein, EVP Tribeca Enterprises, said. “It was important for us to enlist the help of these incredible directors to capture the entrepreneurial spirit on the local level, and the often underestimated impact of these small businesses.”

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