2020 Garrett Scott Grant

Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant

The 2020 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant has been awarded to Isabel Bethencourt and Parker Hill for Cusp and Anne Alvergue and Debra McClutchy for martha.

Isabel Bethencourt, Parker Hill
In a Texas military town, three teenage girls confront the dark corners of adolescence at the end of a fever dream summer.


Anne Alvergue, Debra McClutchy

She was once as famous as Jackie O. And then she tried to take down a President. martha is an archival documentary portrait of the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: Martha Mitchell, a Republican cabinet wife who was gaslighted by the Nixon Administration to keep her quiet. It offers a female gaze on Watergate through the voice of the woman herself.

martha will blur the lines between traditional documentary and thriller, leaning more experiential than expository. It will envelop the viewer within the time and place of Watergate, and expose gaslighting at the highest levels of power. 


Isabel Bethencourt, Parker Hill, Anne Alvergue, Debra McClutchy

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