Blowback Productions

Blowback Productions Telling powerful, real stories in a unique authentic style since
1988. Stay tuned for more to come. Blowback Productions was created by Marc Levin in 1988.

He and his producing partner, Daphne Pinkerson, have made over 20 films that have received Duponts, Emmy's and other accolades. Blowback's sister company, Brick City TV, produces nonfiction television series for major networks such as Sundance Channel, CNN, and Participant Media's new network, pivot. Brick City TV's Executive Producers, Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin won two Peabody Awards and rece

He and his producing partner, Daphne Pinkerson, have made over 20 films that have received Duponts, Emmy's and other accolades. Blowback's sister company, Brick City TV, produces nonfiction television series for major networks such as Sundance Channel, CNN, and Participant Media's new network, pivot. Brick City TV's Executive Producers, Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin won two Peabody Awards and rece

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Blowback is back with THREE FILMS at this years @docnycfest! Tickets are available now, don’t miss your chance to see th...
10/21/2021

Blowback is back with THREE FILMS at this years @docnycfest! Tickets are available now, don’t miss your chance to see the world premieres of THE SLOW HUSTLE, ADRIENNE, and KEVIN GARNETT: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE #blowbackisback #docnyc #theslowhustle #adrienne #kevingarnett

Blowback is back with THREE FILMS at this years @docnycfest! Tickets are available now, don’t miss your chance to see the world premieres of THE SLOW HUSTLE, ADRIENNE, and KEVIN GARNETT: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE #blowbackisback #docnyc #theslowhustle #adrienne #kevingarnett

Kevin’s got a story to tell… CONGRATULATIONS to Kevin Garnett, Directors Daniel B. Levin and Eric Newman, Producer Mike ...
10/19/2021

Kevin’s got a story to tell…
CONGRATULATIONS to Kevin Garnett, Directors Daniel B. Levin and Eric Newman, Producer Mike Marangu and the entire team for the Critics Choice Nomination for Best Sports Documentary, KEVIN GARNETT: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
Coming to showtime November 12

#kg #kevingarnett #anythingispossible #nba #criticschoice

Marc Levin’s New Documentary ‘I Promise’ Does LeBron James Proud" Exclusive Interview by H. Scott Bayer for Indie Entert...
10/06/2021
Marc Levin's New Documentary 'I Promise' Does LeBron James Proud - INDIE ENTERTAINMENT (News) MEDIA

Marc Levin’s New Documentary ‘I Promise’ Does LeBron James Proud" Exclusive Interview by H. Scott Bayer for Indie Entertainment Media

"It's been a long journey since Dan Levin, Executive Producer and Director of Photography (and my son), and Jackson Devereux, the Producer, and I first met the students and teachers at LeBron James' I Promise School; now we've come full circle. "I PROMISE" is finally available for free worldwide on YouTube. Tap the link below to learn more.” - Marc Levin, Director and Executive Producer

#IPromiseDoc #WeAreFamily​​ #Blowbackisback
👇 👇 👇 👇
https://bit.ly/IPromiseDoc

Exclusive Interview by H. Scott Bayer. Marc Levin is a New York City filmmaking legend whose cred in the realm of social justice has reverberated throughout the world just as strongly. In a prestigious and prolific career stretching over three decades, this year he has attained the rare milestones o...

"Marc Levin’s New Documentary ‘I Promise’ Does LeBron James Proud"  by H. Scott Bayer for Indie Entertainment Mediahttps...
10/05/2021
Marc Levin's New Documentary 'I Promise' Does LeBron James Proud - INDIE ENTERTAINMENT (News) MEDIA

"Marc Levin’s New Documentary ‘I Promise’ Does LeBron James Proud" by H. Scott Bayer for Indie Entertainment Media

https://indieentertainmentmedia.com/delivered-as-promised-marc-levins-new-documentary-i-promise-does-lebron-james-proud/

Exclusive Interview by H. Scott Bayer. Marc Levin is a New York City filmmaking legend whose cred in the realm of social justice has reverberated throughout the world just as strongly. In a prestigious and prolific career stretching over three decades, this year he has attained the rare milestones o...

10/05/2021

A hug and a high five can change everything. 💚
#WorldTeachersDay

Catch the 'I Promise Documentary' now available on YouTube Originals.
Photos by Jackson Devereux

#Wearefamily
#Blowbackisback

Meet Vincent, an avid horror fan and the funniest guy you’ll ever meet. You can find Vincent cracking up his classmates ...
10/05/2021

Meet Vincent, an avid horror fan and the funniest guy you’ll ever meet. You can find Vincent cracking up his classmates or playing with baby bunnies at his house. One of Vincent’s favorite ways to connect with others, like Lebron James, is talking about horror movies, especially his favorite one: "Friday the 13th."

#IPromiseDoc now available on @YouTube, link in bio. 💚

📸: by @jack.sunflower

#WeAreFamily #Blowbackisback

10/01/2021

For the students at the I Promise School, the I Promise circle is sacred. Whether they are giving their students constructive criticism or reacting to the song of the day, the I Promise circle gives students a safe place to express their concerns, thoughts, and ambitions.

#WeAreFamily #IPromiseDoc now available on YouTube. 💚
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuzDfEEzhfo

09/30/2021

We could have never imagined the magic inside the doors of the I Promise School that preached the philosophy, "We Are Family." As cynical New Yorkers, we were a little cautious about it.

By the time we left 2 years later, we had tears in our eyes having embraced their philosophy, truly feeling like #WeAreFamily💫

09/29/2021

An all time great meeting of the minds, Vincent and Lebron. Who else is as enamored by Vince as we are? Catch this moment for free, world wide on @YouTube today!

🔁: @thespringhillco "@kingjames started the @iPromiseschool to change students' futures — and knows it starts with his example. 🚀💚

#IPromiseDoc now available on @YouTube, link in bio."

When we arrived at Lebron James' @ipromiseschool and spent over two years making the film, the students would constantly...
09/28/2021

When we arrived at Lebron James' @ipromiseschool and spent over two years making the film, the students would constantly ask us, "What's this for?" "Is this going to be on Youtube?" Well, we can now say IT IS!! Catch the beautiful story of his school in the #IPromiseDoc on @youtube. Link in bio 💚

Directed by Marc Levin
Executive Produced by Marc Levin and Daniel B. Levin @danlivin
Cinematography by Daniel B. Levin
Produced by Jackson Devereux @jack.sunflower

#linkinbio #Ipromise #youtubeoriginals #youtube #leboronjames

When we arrived at Lebron James' @ipromiseschool and spent over two years making the film, the students would constantly ask us, "What's this for?" "Is this going to be on Youtube?" Well, we can now say IT IS!! Catch the beautiful story of his school in the #IPromiseDoc on @youtube. Link in bio 💚

Directed by Marc Levin
Executive Produced by Marc Levin and Daniel B. Levin @danlivin
Cinematography by Daniel B. Levin
Produced by Jackson Devereux @jack.sunflower

#linkinbio #Ipromise #youtubeoriginals #youtube #leboronjames

It's been a long journey since our team first met with the students and teachers at the @ipromiseschool, and we can't wa...
09/15/2021

It's been a long journey since our team first met with the students and teachers at the @ipromiseschool, and we can't wait for the world to finally enjoy the Feature Documentary on Lebron James' life-changing school: I PROMISE, a Blowback Production ‼️

Coming September 28th

Directed by Marc Levin
Executive Produced by Marc Levin and Daniel B. Levin @danlivin
Cinematography by Daniel B. Levin
Produced by Jackson Devereux @jack.sunflower

#IPromiseDoc #ipromise #youtube #youtubeoriginals #lebronjames

It's been a long journey since our team first met with the students and teachers at the @ipromiseschool, and we can't wait for the world to finally enjoy the Feature Documentary on Lebron James' life-changing school: I PROMISE, a Blowback Production ‼️

Coming September 28th

Directed by Marc Levin
Executive Produced by Marc Levin and Daniel B. Levin @danlivin
Cinematography by Daniel B. Levin
Produced by Jackson Devereux @jack.sunflower

#IPromiseDoc #ipromise #youtube #youtubeoriginals #lebronjames

Every child deserves a chance 💚 Experience a whole new approach to public education at LeBron James’ I Promise School th...
09/14/2021
I PROMISE | Official Trailer | YouTube Originals

Every child deserves a chance 💚 Experience a whole new approach to public education at LeBron James’ I Promise School that provides a blueprint for the education every student in every community needs. #IPromiseDoc premieres September 28 on YouTube → yt.be/IPromiseDocTrailer
#youtube #LebronJames

From executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter comes the story of the first academic year inside the groundbreaking I Promise School. With student...

The day the world changed forever as seen from our studio on the 17th floor of the Starett Lehigh building. Twenty years...
09/11/2021

The day the world changed forever as seen from our studio on the 17th floor of the Starett Lehigh building. Twenty years ago seems like yesterday, and a lifetime ago. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

The day the world changed forever as seen from our studio on the 17th floor of the Starett Lehigh building. Twenty years ago seems like yesterday, and a lifetime ago. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

December 2013 at the Maysles film Retrospective where I met Michael K. Williams for the first time. Such a rare talent a...
09/09/2021

December 2013 at the Maysles film Retrospective where I met Michael K. Williams for the first time. Such a rare talent and human being. You will be missed but never forgotten. 🕊

#ripmichaelkwilliams

December 2013 at the Maysles film Retrospective where I met Michael K. Williams for the first time. Such a rare talent and human being. You will be missed but never forgotten. 🕊

#ripmichaelkwilliams

Our HBO documentary "Stockton On My Mind" received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary!! Cong...
07/27/2021
News 2021 Nominees (Documentaries) – The Emmys

Our HBO documentary "Stockton On My Mind" received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary!! Congratulations to Michael Tubbs, Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration and the team.

The documentary is currently streaming on HBO-Max.
https://theemmys.tv/news/42nd-nominations/documentaries/

THE 42nd NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMYS® NOMINEES NewsDocumentariesSpanish LanguageCraftsPromotional AnnouncementNew ApproachesRegional Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary Father Soldier Son Netflix FRONTLINE Inside Italy’s COVID War PBS FRONTLINE United States of Conspiracy PBS HBO Documentary Fil...

“Acclaimed slam poet Saul Williams first made an impact onscreen in Marc Levin’s 1998 debut “Slam,” which he co-wrote, a...
07/20/2021
Cannes 2021: 12 Most Anticipated Films Playing at This Year’s Festival

“Acclaimed slam poet Saul Williams first made an impact onscreen in Marc Levin’s 1998 debut “Slam,” which he co-wrote, and the movie won the Camera d’Or at Cannes. Now, Williams is up for that first-time filmmaker award himself, with this long-gestating burst of Afro-futurism that he has teased as his attempt to “f**k s**t up. With Beauty.” -EK, IndieWire

I’ve known Saul Williams for over 21 years since his mesmerizing performance as Ray Joshua in SLAM with Sonja Sohn. Thrilled to see him back at this year's Cannes Film Festival for the world premiere, along with the reviews of his film, Neptune Frost. Looking forward to watching it!

#cannes2021
https://www.indiewire.com/2021/07/cannes-2021-most-anticipated-films-1234648183/

As in-person festivals ramp back up, a later-than-usual Cannes offers up a massive bounty of new films for patient cinephiles. Here are a dozen worth waiting for.

I saw “Chafed Elbows” at the Bleecker Street Cinema in 1968 and it changed my life - 24 years later I got to work with S...
07/08/2021

I saw “Chafed Elbows” at the Bleecker Street Cinema in 1968 and it changed my life - 24 years later I got to work with Senior and his son on “The Last Party” - He was a genius and a true pioneer of indie filmmaker - farewell Senior, your work lives on!
#RobertDowney #robertdowneysraprince

No. 1 tip for making an investigative documentary🔎: “Make sure that it’s a subject matter you are passionate about.” Son...
07/06/2021
Inside Investigation Panel | AFI DOCS

No. 1 tip for making an investigative documentary🔎:

“Make sure that it’s a subject matter you are passionate about.” Sonja Sohn Executive Producer of THE SLOW HUSTLE.

Thank you American Film Institute and the magnificent contributors to this discussion.

Click the link below to watch the Inside Investigation Panel at AFI DOCS on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3hjpiIc

SUBSCRIBE to this channel for exclusive videos from AFI: http://bit.ly/SubscribeAFIJust because a documentary filmmaker has not gone to journalism grad schoo...

07/06/2021
Inside Investigation Panel | AFI DOCS

No. 1 tip for making an investigative documentary🔎:

“Make sure that it’s a subject matter you are passionate about.” Sonja Sohn, Executive Producer of THE SLOW HUSTLE.

Thank you @americanfilminstitute and the magnificent contributors to this discussion. Click the below link to watch the full panel.

Inside Investigation Panel | AFI DOC:https://bit.ly/3hjpiIc

"Sohn’s film exposes the devastating ripple effects that police violence and corruption have on the people and communiti...
06/25/2021

"Sohn’s film exposes the devastating ripple effects that police violence and corruption have on the people and communities that law enforcement agencies are sworn to protect." --- Washington City Paper.

Click the link in our bio to read the full review and watch Director Sonja Sohn and Executive Producer Marc Levin discuss The Slow Hustle for #afidocs

"Sohn’s film exposes the devastating ripple effects that police violence and corruption have on the people and communities that law enforcement agencies are sworn to protect." --- Washington City Paper.

Click the link in our bio to read the full review and watch Director Sonja Sohn and Executive Producer Marc Levin discuss The Slow Hustle for #afidocs

"After Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter is killed in the line of duty, the tragedy soon becomes enmeshed in a wide...
06/23/2021

"After Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter is killed in the line of duty, the tragedy soon becomes enmeshed in a widening corruption scandal that threatens to unravel the public's already strained relationship with law enforcement."

Join executive producer Marc Levin and director Sonja Sohn of THE SLOW HUSTLE for a special conversation at the American Film Institute about how filmmakers can successfully embark on investigative documentaries. Moderated by the Director of the Sundance Documentary Film Program, Carrie Lozano.

June 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Buy your tickets now: https://bit.ly/3xJDeAC
#AFIDOCS

"After Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter is killed in the line of duty, the tragedy soon becomes enmeshed in a widening corruption scandal that threatens to unravel the public's already strained relationship with law enforcement."

Join executive producer Marc Levin and director Sonja Sohn of THE SLOW HUSTLE for a special conversation at the American Film Institute about how filmmakers can successfully embark on investigative documentaries. Moderated by the Director of the Sundance Documentary Film Program, Carrie Lozano.

June 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Buy your tickets now: https://bit.ly/3xJDeAC
#AFIDOCS

Marc and Dan, father and son, at the I Promise Tribeca Festival prescreening cocktail reception.
06/22/2021

Marc and Dan, father and son, at the I Promise Tribeca Festival prescreening cocktail reception.

Marc and Dan, father and son, at the I Promise Tribeca Festival prescreening cocktail reception.

06/18/2021

Come meet the extraordinary students, staff and families of I PROMISE.
Premiering June 19 Tribeca

Thank you to all our amazing partners on this project I Promise School, LeBron James Family Foundation, LeBron James, The SpringHill Company, Maverick Carter, and RYOT

“It’s almost like when you grow up in the inner city or grow up in the projects, no one cares about you. So many kids li...
06/15/2021

“It’s almost like when you grow up in the inner city or grow up in the projects, no one cares about you. So many kids like myself have dreams and the only thing to stop those dreams from becoming a reality is the support around them.” - Lebron James

Learn the story behind the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio in I PROMISE premiering June 19 at Tribeca.

“Public education is the bedrock of a free and healthy society.  Yet there has been a steady move to denigrate and disin...
06/14/2021

“Public education is the bedrock of a free and healthy society. Yet there has been a steady move to denigrate and disinvest in our public schools. We spent a year chronicling the start of this new I PROMISE SCHOOL in Akron Ohio. Their goal is to be a nationally recognized model of urban and public school excellence.” - Marc Levin, Director of I PROMISE.

See what it takes to create real change. I PROMISE premieres June 19 at Tribeca.

#IPROMISE

Photo Credit: Jackson Devereux

Captain Peter Hammarstedt fearlessly led his crew for 110 days across 3 oceans and 2 seas. Stream #chasingthethunder now...
06/11/2021

Captain Peter Hammarstedt fearlessly led his crew for 110 days across 3 oceans and 2 seas. Stream #chasingthethunder now on discovery+ to follow Sea Shepherd's epic 10,000 mile pursuit of the "Thunder." Download and subscribe on #discoveryplus: http://discoverypl.us/2L1fLrX

Directors: Mark Benjamin & Marc Levin
Production: Brick City TV

Captain Peter Hammarstedt fearlessly led his crew for 110 days across 3 oceans and 2 seas. Stream #chasingthethunder now on discovery+ to follow Sea Shepherd's epic 10,000 mile pursuit of the "Thunder." Download and subscribe on #discoveryplus: http://discoverypl.us/2L1fLrX

Directors: Mark Benjamin & Marc Levin
Production: Brick City TV

I PROMISEPremiering June 19th @Tribeca this film tells the powerful story of year one at the I PROMISE School and LeBron...
06/10/2021

I PROMISE

Premiering June 19th @Tribeca this film tells the powerful story of year one at the I PROMISE School and LeBron James’ efforts to close the achievement gap in his hometown of Akron.
We can't wait for you to meet the extraordinary students, staff and families of I PROMISE.

Thank you to all our amazing partners on this project I Promise School LeBron James Family Foundation LeBron James The SpringHill Company RYOT

#IPROMISE

I PROMISE

Premiering June 19th @Tribeca this film tells the powerful story of year one at the I PROMISE School and LeBron James’ efforts to close the achievement gap in his hometown of Akron.
We can't wait for you to meet the extraordinary students, staff and families of I PROMISE.

Thank you to all our amazing partners on this project I Promise School LeBron James Family Foundation LeBron James The SpringHill Company RYOT

#IPROMISE

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Love The Film I Promise Director Marc Levin All that hope inside these beatiful kids, is a message for the world