A Million Movies a Minute is an independent documentary distributor based in Portland, Oregon. AMMAM specializes in short films and its inaugural release After the War: Life post-Yugoslavia featured 9 short documentaries from 5 award-winning, international film-makers including Jasmila Žbanic, winner of the Golden Bear award at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.
Now AMMAM announces its release of Animating Reality, a compilation of animated documentaries that cover a wide spectrum of subject matter. The collection includes award-winning animated short documentaries by filmmakers from Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, France, Finland, Canada, Belgium and the United States.
Erin Donovan, the founder of AMMAM worked as a project coordinator for Kill Rock Stars records. While there she put together retrospective albums for punk luminaries Essential Logic and the Delta 5. In 2000 she was a lead organizer of the Ladyfest arts festival, a model that has been replicated for dozens of subsequent Ladyfests around the world.
She spent an alternately very cold and very hot year in New England cutting her teeth on documentary film at the Media Education Foundation before going back to the west coast to work with independent film producers as an investment researcher. In 2009, she co-produced documentary film-maker Andy Blubaugh’s independent feature debut The Adults in the Room, which is currently screening at film festivals around the globe.