Fr. Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries said, “Show me a kid with hope and I’ll show you a kid who’s not in a gang.”
We worked with Luis Rodriguez, the author of Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. This award-winning and bestseller classic is about a young Chicano gang member who survives the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles. The Long Run takes the story a step further and talks with former gang members who have gotten out of the life, as well as youth who were able to escape being dragged into gang life.
Selected for dramatic competition at Sundance, 2013, Cookie Carosella produced the feature film "C.O.G.," written & directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, starring Jonathan Groff, Corey Stoll, Denis O'Hare, Dale Dickey, Dean Stockwell and Casey Wilson. C.O.G. is based on a David Sedaris essay that appeared in "Naked". She oversaw the feature film from development through completion, including negotiating all front and back end deals for cast & crew, as well as through post production and domestic sales.
Nominated for 2 Spirit Awards, EASIER WITH PRACTICE, an independent film, starring Brian Geraghty (THE HURT LOCKER) won the Grand Jury Prize at Cinevegas, Best International Feature at Edinburgh and the Winner of the "Someone to Watch" Award at The Spirit Awards for director, Kyle Alvarez.