REWIND DOCUMENTARY – Interview with Filmmaker Sasha Joseph Neulinger

Sasha Joseph Neulinger directorial debut left me floored.  The eye-opening documentary peels back the dark reality of sexual and emotional family abuse.  The movie was just shown on PBS series Independent Lens and is one of the most important films of 2020.  The Special Jury Mention award recipient from the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival is now available on demand to stream or download on iTunes, Prime Video, GooglePlay and Microsoft.   Sasha was awesome enough to chat with me about the film, the festival run and so much more.

The filmmaker Sasha Joseph Neulinger said“In this time of uncertainty we are being challenged to dig deep and harness the power of our own internal light. Our resiliency is being tested, and now more than ever in the wake of COVID-19, it is important to remember just how much human beings are capable of overcoming. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share REWIND at this pivotal time.” 

Here is my chat with Filmmaker Sasha Joseph Neulinger:



It is remarkable the levels of sorrow showcased in this hour and 26 minute documentary.  Sasha’s brilliantly utilizes his family’s love of filming as the tool that helps unearth the horrible secrets that surrounded him and the family.  The meticulous editing done by Avela Grenier captures Sasha’s emotional journey with incredible nuance.   Sasha and his DP Jeff Dougherty captured profound interviews with the family, lawyers and authorities tasked with covering this terrible case.  A vivid score by composer T. Griffin helps illuminate the reality behind Rewind.

For more information about the documentary please go to, REWIND.

For additional information please go to FILMRISE and PBS INDEPENDENT LENS.

Thanks Sasha!


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