Founded in 2000 by Suzan Beraza, the goal of Reel Thing is to produce thought provoking films that challenge viewers to examine their choices and be aware of their impact on the rest of the world. We are a small and dedicated team based in Telluride, Colorado. We seek projects that inspire people to action and fresh conversations. Social and environmental issues pervade our work.


Uranium Drive-In

The promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill has an economically devastated mining community in Colorado hopeful for the first time in decades. Despite the fact residents of this once prosperous area experienced economic, environmental and health consequences in the past, the majority of residents want to see the uranium industry return to the region. When environmentalists step in to stop the proposal, mill supporters are enraged.



Bag It

Finished in May 2010, Bag It is currently screening on National Public Television as well as being hosted by grassroots community organizers across the country and around the world.

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, ... MORE >

  • Audience Award Best Documentary: Ashland Film Festival
  • Audience Award Best Film: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
  • Audience Award Best Film: Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
  • Audience Award Best Film: Waimea Ocean Film Festival
  • Audience Award Best Film: Princeton Environmental Film Festival
  • Best of Festival Jury Award: Blue Ocean Film Festival
  • Best Conservation and Ocean Issues Film: Blue Ocean Film Festival
  • Best Environmental Film: Sedona Film Festival
  • Best Sustainability Film: Reel Earth Film Festival, New Zealand
  • Special Jury Award: Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Special Jury Award: Port Townsend Film Festival
  • Special Jury Award: EcoFocus Film Festival

Massacre River


Massacre River is a character-driven documentary that takes place in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, two ethnically and culturally distinct countries that have been forced to share an island since colonial times. The film follows Pikilina, a Dominican-born woman of Haitian decent, and her family. Racial and political violence erupt when the country of her birth, the Dominican Republic, reverses its birthright citizenship law, and she is left stateless, along with 250,000 others.