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Feature-Length Documentary

Our first documentary, REWIND, was born from an unwavering belief that if a story can change lives and positively impact the world - it must be told.

 
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About The Film

In 2013, a 23-year-old Sasha Joseph Neulinger (Step 1 Films’ Co-Founder and Head of Production) decided he was going to direct his first feature length documentary, and an autobiographical one at that.

Despite the emotionally sensitive nature of his story, despite his age and lack of experience, his fear of vulnerability, and at the time, the taboo nature of his story, Sasha took the first step in what would become a six-year journey to bring his story to the screen.

In April 2019, REWIND, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it received a special jury mention and rave reviews.

"A wrenching self-portrait that joins “The Tale” and “Leaving Neverland” on the list of essential recent films about the internalization of trauma.”David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“Rewind” is a deeply personal, revealing, and unforgettable piece of filmmaking. It contains revelations as harrowing as those chronicled in HBO’s "Leaving Neverland," but imagine if the interview subjects in that film were directing their own documentaries and using their own home movies to tell their stories.Brian Tallerico, Rogerebert.com

"Sasha Joseph Neulinger's disquietingly effective doc memoir uses home-video footage to capture the cyclical nature of child sexual abuse.”Owen Gleiberman, Variety

The film was produced in collaboration with Grizzly Creek Films and Cedar Creek Productions.