Anthracite Films, LLC is the home for independent filmmaker Michael James Kacey. Completed feature projects are: Daybreak and The Poet Laureate of Radio: An Interview with Norman Corwin.
Our current production is the documentary feature film HEARING VOICES: Modulating a Revolution exploring the relationship between the gutting of broadcasters’ obligation to serve the public interest goals of “localism, diversity, and competition” and the present state of our society. Through interviews, motion graphics, and archival footage, Hearing Voices deconstructs the myth of benign broadcasting, using the untold story of radio as its centerpiece. Although the mandate for serving the public interest originated with radio, the issues raised inescapably lead to the Internet and its impending future.
For more information about “Hearing Voices” visit: hearingvoicesthemovie.com
MICHAEL JAMES KACEY heads Anthracite Films. Mike began his career as an actor, appearing on television shows All That, Beverly Hills 90210 and the film Live from Baghdad, before turning to writing and directing. His debut film, Daybreak, a dark drama set in the coal region of northeastern Pennsylvania, has been released domestically on DVD. His next film was The Poet Laureate of Radio: An Interview with Norman Corwin. He is currently writing and directing the documentary film HEARING VOICES: Modulating a Revolution.
DAVE SANFORD is vice president in charge of production at Anthracite Films. He joined Anthracite Films as producer of The Poet Laureate of Radio: An Interview with Norman Corwin and our current project HEARING VOICES: Modulating a Revolution. Dave is an Emmy-winning writer-producer-director for the documentary Titanic: The Final Chapter, which aired on Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV. He lives in Los Angeles where he is developing his own projects.