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  • BY Sasha Joseph Neulinger | IN Youth & Family
    Premiered May 11, 2020

About the Film

Made up of home video footage that reveals a long-kept secret, Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s Rewind is a brave and wrenching look at his childhood and his journey to reconcile his past. By probing the gap between image and reality, the film depicts both how little and how much a camera can capture. MORE

For as long as Neulinger can remember, a video camera was ever-present, with his father constantly filming—from birthday parties and hockey games to holidays. But his father’s camera, trained on the frequent gatherings of a tight-knit family, was also documenting a hidden secret, the revelation of which would lead to a media firestorm, a high-stakes court battle, and a generational reckoning. An intensely personal project six years in the making, featuring first-hand interviews with Neulinger’s family, and the law enforcement and mental health professionals on the front lines of subsequent legal battles, Rewind reframes the perspective on traumatic events from Sasha’s childhood, this time placing him in control of the camera, firmly at the helm of his own narrative. 

As each frame of footage unfolds, so, too, do the layers of this complex and affecting survivor story, the heartbeat of which is Neulinger’s vulnerability, bravery, and enduring positivity, against all odds.

The Filmmaker

Sasha Joseph Neulinger is the co-founder and head of production at Step 1 Films. After finishing film school at Montana State University, he discovered the raw materials that would propel him to tell the story of his life. An autobiographical film years in the making, Rewind premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival where it received a special jury mention. The film was Sasha’s feature-length directorial debut. LESS

Film Credits

Sasha Joseph Neulinger
Avela Grenier
Robert Schneeweis
Shasta Grenier Winston

Rick Smith

Sound Recordist   
Mike Kasic

Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer    
Christopher Barnett

Production Manager      
SaVenna Hanley Hughes

Associate Producer          
Samantha Bates

Assistant Editor  
Christi Cooper

Additional Editing        
Ken Schretzmann, A.C.E.

Additional Audio
Devon Riter
Robert Schneeweis

Technical Consultant
Scott Sterling

Consulting Producer
George Ohrin

Archival Cinematography
Henry Nevison
Sasha Joseph Neulinger

Archival Photography
John Solem

Title and Motion Design   
Blue Spill

Digital Intermediate
Final Frame

Post-Production Sound Services 
Skywalker Sound

Creative Consultants     
Blye Faust
Jonathan Oppenheim
Gabriel Rhodes
Sabrina Ross Lee

Legal Counsel         
Bianca Grimshaw

Additional Legal Counsel    
Elizabeth Corradino
Breting Engel
Wilder Knight

Clearance Counsel     
Innes Smolansky

Distribution Services 
Submarine Entertainment

Publicity Services  
Cinetic Marketing
Falco Ink.

Web Development 
Headwall Digital

Assistant to Cindy Meehl      
Brittany Batterton

Production Assistants
Carl Hansen
Katie Jepson
Taylor Johnson
Patrick Larson
Matthew MaCoy
Patrick Tormey

Archival Materials Provided by
George Feder-Philadelphia
Getty Images


Violin, Viola
Gene Back

Matt Bauder

All Other Instruments
T. Griffin

Composers' Assistant        
Jake Sillen

Additional Mixing & Score Sound Design
Sanghee Moon

Orchestration & Score Mixing
Gavin Brivik
Jordi Nus

Fiscal Sponsors  
Be The Example

Funding Provided by     
Artemis Rising Foundation
Jewish Community Watch
Louise Davis
Ira Cohen
Meredith & Randolph Scully
Julie Parker Benello
Maripeg Bruder
Richard J. Green
Jill Shannan
Matt Morgan
Linda & Ted Schmidt
La Parrilla
Quinn Fontaine
Joanne Kamiya
Donna Peck
Pete Strom

Original Series Funding Provided by  
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Wyncote Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts

This program was produced by Rewind to Fast-Forward Productions, LLC which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2019 Rewind to Fast-Forward Productions, LLC. All rights reserved.

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    Documentary Jury Prize
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