Originals By Votary Films

ORIGINAL FILMS

Votary Original films are our own projects that we invest into and collaborate on with our community of filmmakers. They range from short documentary films, feature films, documentary series, and other passion projects. Our goal is to tell stories that move us on a personal level and create a positive ripple effect.

VESSEL SKATEPARK is a mini-documentary about the story of a small team on their journey to create an indoor space for the skaters of central Massachusetts to come together and maintain community through the challenges of the cold northeast and lack of public space.

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We partnered with our friend Andi Lipo , a very talented filmmaker and director to bring this story about a co-op created by two youth groups in Worcester Massachusetts that join forces to tackle the immediate needs of their community at the height of the pandemic.

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This is episode 4 of a mini series where we explore a behind the scenes look at why our team members became storytellers and what their filmmaking journey’s have looked like so far. Jamin Burdick got started young with a keen eye and ear, editing music and shooting videos. is his WHY story.  See more of Jamin’s work at: https://jamufasa.com/

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This is episode 1 of a mini series where we explore a behind the scenes look at why our team members became storytellers and what their filmmaking journey’s have looked like so far. Jed Burdick is the founder of Votary Films, a husband, father, writer, and filmmaker. This is his WHY story. He has a podcast entitled the Story Acceleration Podcast  

You can read his book FLY here

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IN DEVELOPMENT

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We’ve been producing a concept trailer for a feature documentary we want to develop about Major Taylor. The film will be called WHIRLWIND. Major Taylor was the fastest cyclist of his era, setting world records and becoming the 2nd black athlete to win a world championship, becoming a role model for fighting racial discrimination on and off the track. He lived here in Worcester, MA for a lot of his life. We’re really excited to see this film and teaser come together and to tell his story!

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Learn more at Worcesterwhirlwind.com

FROM is a documentary series about entrepreneurs and thought leaders who came through harrowing and heart wrenching circumstances such as war torn regions, extreme poverty, and profound loss. These characters, aiming for a better life, struggled to simply get to the United States… land of the free. But when they arrive, they face a new war, the daunting challenge of overcoming language and cultural barriers, racism, inexperience in business, credit, and finance.To overcome these barriers they must use all the strength resolve forged by what they’ve been through, and where they came FROM.