Traipsing Thru Films
Two-time Emmy Award winner Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges are featured in the books;
- The Complete Filmmakers Guide to Film Festivals
- Wheels Stop: The End of the Space Shuttle Era, 1986-2011
Their first feature documentary, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars was broadcast on CNN over 20 times and continues to be used as a learning tool in schools across the country, and locally at the California Science Center.
They serve on panels, juries, and as consultants for films and Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe.
Renee and Mj are filmmakers, content creators for social media, video-journalist/reporters covering star studded events all over Southern California, and activist citizens who volunteer their time, effort and expertise to create change, making a difference through art.
All Films are in streaming distribution:
"It is a portrait of a dynamic woman whose enthusiasm for learning and life-was infectious…" -- The Associated Press
“A compelling and honest account of Challenger 51L’s “Teacher in Space” mission.” -- Buzz Aldrin
“A riveting and unusually moving story, told from the inside." -- Ken Burns
"An outstanding tribute to an extraordinary woman, this is highly recommended. Editor’s Choice." -- Video Librarian
Moving documentary and tribute...touching profile...serves to motivate and inspire." -- Booklist
"Celebrates the extraordinary life of the first Teacher in Space anther legacy. Recommended for all collections." -- Library Journal
Ride along with Commander Pam Melroy and her crew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on an exciting journey to the International Space Station.
"Being an astronaut is totally cool. It's the coolest job in or out of the world.” -- Pam Melroy
"Promises to inspire teens to explore careers in this exciting field." -- Booklist
"Fast paced, fascinating and delightful film..." -- Democrat and Chronicle
Featuring: STS-120 Crew- ISS Crew-Commander Peggy Whitson, Clay Anderson, and Yuri Malenchenko.
Sam was preparing for his Bar Mitzvah when Hitler invaded Poland, drastically changing the course of his life. From the eyes of a young boy, Sam takes us through six heart-wrenching years of his life during the Holocaust.
“Goldwasser offers a sentimental recollection of the many stops along his journey to hell and back...” Recommended! -- Video Librarian
“Horrifying and sad in its inevitability, this documentary mostly impresses us with Goldwasser’s quiet dignity. A strong choice for history buffs and Holocaust collections.” -- Library Journal