August 2016 News

A Year in Port wins 1st Place in Rhode Island; iTunes Launch September 6th,


Written and directed by David Kennard
Camera and editing: Jamie Lejeune and James Kennard
Senior Producers: David Kennard and Martine Saunier
Executive Producer: Todd Ruppert
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films

Our third film on fine wine, A Year in Port, is set to be released in September by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The film will be available on iTunes September 6th in all English Language regions, with other regions to follow.

A Year in Port made its world premiere in Providence at the Rhode Island International Film Festival on August 13th. We are proud to announce that out of a crowded field of outstanding films A Year in Port took home joint first place in the category of Documentary Feature. Second unit director James Kennard was in attendance, giving a Q&A after the screening. The festival is the largest public film festival in New England and a qualifying event for the Academy of Motion Pictures, as well as the British Academy of Televsion and Film Arts (BAFTA).

Following on A Year in Burgundy (2013) and A Year in Champagne (2015), the final film in the Trilogy portrays a year in the life of a legendary wine-making region: the Douro Valley in northern Portugal.

Feature Film on ‘The Book’ in Production


InCA has begun production on a feature documentary about The Book. Examining the past, present and future of the venerable codex, the film is to tell the story of how books changed the world, and follows the people that create and preserve books today. The Book is planned to be completed by the end of 2017.

New Mini-Docs with the San Francisco Symphony

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Directed and edited by James Kennard
Cinematography: Jamie Lejeune
Senior Producer: David Kennard

In 2015 we had the pleasure of once again collaborating with the San Francisco Symphony to produce a series of mini-documentaries focusing on stories of the symphony players, looking at their lives outside of Davies Hall.

Production ventured out to Spirit Rock with Cellist Barbara Bogatin, who connects practice with meditation. We spent time with Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang and his delightfully musical family. Violinist Sarn Oliver took us rock climbing and showed us just a few of his (seemingly endless) creative outlets. And Principal Percussionist Jacob Nissly dragged his drum kit out to Treasure Island for the cameras and invited us into the Jazz scene at the Seven Mile House.

Hats off to them all. It’s been great to see the positive reaction on the Symphony’s Facebook page, and you can also check out the videos on their Youtube channel.

A Year in Champagne now on Netflix, iTunes, and more


Written and directed by David Kennard
Camera and editing: Jamie Lejeune and James Kennard
Senior Producers: David Kennard and Martine Saunier
Executive Producer: Todd Ruppert
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films

If you missed seeing A Year in Champagne in theaters the second in InCA’s trilogy of wine films is now available to watch at home. The film enjoyed a year-long theatrical release across Europe and North America in 2015, being shown in film festivals, special events and limited theatrical release. Highlights included luxe events at Trump International Hotel & Tower and NYC’s City Winery, appearances at festivals such as the SPIS! Odense Food Festival in Denmark and International Festival Oenovideo in France, and a screening close to home with many friends at the Wine Enthusiast Magazine film series in San Rafael, California.

A Year in Champagne is available to stream on Netflix and Amazon, buy or rent on iTunes, or purchase on DVD.

Burgundy film a hit on iTunes. Find DVDs at


A YEAR IN BURGUNDY features a year in the life of six wine-making families of Burgundy, France. Shot on location in 2011 and early 2012, it is passionate, romantic and full of joy.

The film has received many great reviews internationally, and has won the coveted Audience Prize at the prestigious OENOVIDEO Film Festival, held in Carcassonne, France. The prize-giving was held on September 28 at the French Senate in Paris. Follow our success and read reviews here.

The film was launched at the end of 2013 in full worldwide distribution on iTunes, X-box etc. It is now also available in French and German. You can find the DVD, with extra material & deleted scenes on FilmBuff of New York handle all markets (including limited theatrical release). Kino-Lorber are distributing DVDs and handling non-theatrical rights.
Visit the film’s website for all the latest news, and to watch the trailer. 

8 Ways to Wellbeing: new film project and website


This new cross-platform documentary project features the ground-breaking work of Dr. Roger Walsh, Professor of Psychiatry, Anthropology and Philosophy at U.C. Irvine. Titled “8 Ways to Wellbeing”, the project investigates how TLC’s (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) can achieve dramatic effects not only to our physical well-being, but to our mental health.

How can we personally confront and control our anxiety, depression, even Alzheimer’s? How toxic is our personal lifestyle? What can we do to change things, in small steps? The resulting 60-minute documentary will be nationally distributed on PBS. The website will offer information and support for “8 Ways” followers.

Please visit the new website,
Having already raised $100,000, we are now raising completion funds for this remarkable film .

Consultant and Director of Research: Dr Elizabeth Kennard, PsyD, MFT
Senior Producer, Writer and Director: David Kennard.

Short Doc ‘Arion Press: Creating the 100th’ released

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InCA has partnered with San Francisco’s unique and extraordinary Arion Press to create a new short film about the process of high-end, collector’s-item book production.

The Arion Press creates extraordinary, valuable and highly-regarded books in the United States, using many technologies that date back hundreds of years. The creation of its 100th book, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is the feature of the first short film (13 minutes).

John Brown’s Body at San Quentin Prison


Twelve years ago, InCA partnered with film-maker Joe de Francesco and others to create a unique event at San Quentin Prison, on San Francisco Bay: ten inmates, many convicted of murder, performed a deeply moving theatrical version of the epic poem JOHN BROWN’S BODY, which was filmed in front of a live audience.

Now, Joe de Francesco has created a stunning documentary about the men who performed the play: what happened to them in the intervening years? How did the experience of becoming actors and creating a team shape their lives? On 27 February, 2014, the film received its “San Quentin Premiere” in front of visitors and inmates, and received an extraordinary, rapturous response.

Originally premiering in November 2013 at the Mill Valley Film Festival (three sell-out screenings), JOHN BROWN’S BODY is now available for distribution in all media.

InCA’s Emmy-winning “Universe” story


A documentary special produced and directed by David Kennard and Patsy Northcutt
Location Producer (Samos, Greece): Lizzie Kennard

“Journey of the Universe” is a roller-coaster ride through 14 billion years of history, in 57 minutes!
Set in the Greek island of Samos, it is a unique experience, with stunning special effects.
The film won the Northern California Emmy for Best Documentary of 2012, and the
Global Award at the 2012 Montana CINE International Film Festival
The 20-part educational video series is now available. See here for a pdf press release

Written and presented by Brian Swimme, co-written and executive-produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Produced and directed by David Kennard and Patsy Northcutt, with location producer Lizzie Kennard.

For more information on the film and the book, and to see the trailer, visit

Reinventing Yourself now available on DVD


Created and produced by Lizzie Kennard and David Kennard. Story producer Jamie Lejeune.

This compelling one-hour film tells the story of four people who decided to start life all over again –
re-shaping their work, their relationships and their world-view. Why and how did they take this step?
The final story shows how the Chickasaw nation decided to follow the path of creativity and re-invention.

Premiered in April/May 2012 on PBS stations, now available on DVD directly from InCA Productions

Download the Press Kit PDF