The Green Home Makeover

Bank of the West and Grid Alternatives are partnering to provide a Green Home Makeover for a family in San Pablo, CA. Yesterday we spent the day documenting the solar panel installation with videographers Matt Rome and Eugene Huang. We’ll be covering the electric car delivery in a few weeks. The three videos we’ll be putting together will raise awareness of the bank’s commitment to the environment and show the impact of energy transition on local communities, and underserved communities in California in particular. We are excited to tell this story!

Setting up to interview the family in their San Pablo home

Setting up to interview the family in their San Pablo home


Interview with Alonzo King of LINES Ballet


“We all start with me. Me. Me. Me. Then with more development it becomes we. We. Then that's not enough. It inevitably goes into oneness where the plant, the animal, the chemical, it's no different than me, so I won't tear this mountain down thinking of what kind of money I can generate from its demise because I'm part of that oneness and that's what the world is aiming for.”

Alonzo King, Founder and Artistic Director of LINES Ballet

We are just finishing up four videos featuring Alonzo King for Bank of the West’s “Changemakers” series, which also includes conversations with Billie Jean King and filmmaker Chet Catherine Pancake.


San José State University: Spartan Rec Center

Just wrapped a video for San José State University that highlights their truly amazing new recreation center! Our local YMCA is looking hopelessly shabby after basking in the glorious light of this monument to fitness. Great working with you Rubén Bravo, Evan Henkel, and Jonathan McDermott!


BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells

Fine Grain Pictures spent five days at the BNP Paribas Open shooting and editing content for Bank of the West, a longtime sponsor of the tournament. We got to interview the legendary Billie Jean King (!), chat with CEO Nandita Bakhshi about gender equality, and watch Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal clean house.


Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley video!

We’re delighted with the video we produced for the East Bay/Silicon Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Working with the team there, we conceptualized a video that encapsulates the power of owning a home through Habitat, and the community that it helps create. We’re so lucky to work with such amazing people in the community!


Greentech Media Livestream 2018

We wrapped up the year with two Greentech Media events - the Power and Renewables Summit in Austin and the Energy Storage Summit here in San Francisco - featuring Casey Johnson, Lauren Veen, and Taj Musco on the risers and Vincent Tremblay as the man behind the curtain. Great work producing a seamless show everyone!


Unframed Sight: Filmmakers Showcase

Our quarterly free screening is this Saturday! We plan to show lots of interesting work from local east bay filmmakers. Come support your local artists, activists and friends. Light snacks and drinks provided. 

Saturday, September 29th —7:30PM - 9:30PM 
Panorama Framing
3350 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Check out the work we will be showcasing!

Landscape Brigades 
Directed by Vincent Tremblay
A kaleidoscopic look at a changing landscape as the members of a band from San Francisco embark on a DIY tour across the country.

At the Same Time (work in progress)
Directed by Lauren Veen and Ephi Stempler
A 64-year-old transgender actor must choose between her career (playing men) and living her life as a woman.

The Spirit of a Child (work in progress)
Directed by Louis Bryant
Round two with first time filmmaker Louis Bryant III. Since our last showing, new clips have been developed which dive deeper into the story of Mama Laadi and her children in Ghana.

Baghdad to the Bay (Trailer)
Directed by Erin Palmquist
A documentary that follows the journey of an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the US military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S., and ostracized from his family and country, Ghazwan Alsharif struggles to rebuild his life in the United States while coming out as an openly gay man.