Since 1985, The Duncan Entertainment Group has created long form non-fiction programming for broadcast television. Our films have been seen in more than 140 countries around the world and on a diverse array of networks including PBS, HBO, TLC, Discovery, Showtime, Lifetime and The Sundance Channel... among others.
An Interview with Chip Duncan
Writer-Director Chip Duncan discusses the making of "The Reagan Presidency" series including stories from behind-the-scenes.
An Interview with Peter Batchelder
Composer Peter Batchelder discusses his approach to the musical score for "The Reagan Presidency" series.
The Life & Death of Glaciers
The Duncan Group is in production on a feature length documentary on climate change featuring glaciers. The classroom component is already in distribution with Discovery Education. This is the trailer for the feature length film.
Revisiting Korem – Walking in a Father’s Footsteps
During October, 2011, Duncan and a team from Nairobi-based Camerpix created three short films for One.org. This segment featured here tells the story behind journalist Mohamed Amin’s historic work on famine during 1984. The film features his son, Salim Amin, as he returns to the fields of Korem, Ethiopia.
The Ghosts of Kabul
Following a visit to Afghanistan’s Bamyan Province during 2011, Chip Duncan was granted access to photograph the historic Darulaman Palace in Kabul. The film shows the haunting remains of what was once the most prominent architectural structure in Kabul.
Landslide -- The Presidency of Herbert Hoover
This short segment features an excerpt from the 2009 nationwide broadcast on PBS.
Conservation and Collaboration
Produced in association with the White River National Forest and Aspen-based For The Forest, this film was presented at the Aspen Institute during Feb. 2011.
During January, 2010, the Caribbean island nation of Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. This short clip profiles the days after the quake and the medical team response from Relief International.
The Magic Never Ends -- The Life & Work of C.S. Lewis
This clip is from the highly successful Duncan Entertainment production of the public television special on acclaimed writer, C.S. Lewis. The film was produced in association with Crouse Entertainment Group.
In a Just World -- Contraception, Abortion & World Religion
This film aired nationwide on PBS. The production looks at how various religions view a woman's right to use contraception or abortion.
Beyond the Gridiron -- The Life & Times of Woody Hayes
This film chronicles the life and times of controversial Ohio State University coach Woody Hayes. Produced in association with Crouse Entertainment Group, the documentary aired nationwide on public television in 2004.
No End in Sight
During 2008, Chip Duncan chronicled a team of physicians at the Relief International clinic in North Darfur, Sudan.
After the Dust Settles
Chip Duncan and Ben Kingsley ventured to Pakistan shortly after a devastating earthquake left 80,000 people dead and nearly 3 million homeless. This short film features the crisis relief efforts of Relief International.
Mystic Lands -- Burma
Produced in association with Discovery Networks, the 13-part series Mystic Lands has been seen in more than 125 countries around the world. The series was narrated by acclaimed actor Edward James Olmos and features an extraordinary score by Chris Spheeris.
Mystic Lands -- Interview with Chip Duncan
Duncan discusses the making of the 13 part television series Mystic Lands. The series was produced in association with Discovery Networks has been seen in more than 140 countries around the world.
Mystic Lands -- Interview with Chris Shpeeris
Composer Chris Spheeris discusses his groundbreaking work on the Mystic Lands series and the related soundtrack, Mystic Traveler.
Enough to Go Around
This short film chronicles the making of the book Enough To Go Around and features an interview with Chip Duncan.
The History of Prayer in America
In the hours and days after the devastating attacks of 9/11, many Americans came together in prayer. This two-part documentary film was inspired by the work of author Jim Moore and aired nationwide on public television in 2007. The narrative is based on two questions: How has prayer influenced America? How has America influenced prayer.
The Cost of Freedom
Our one hour documentary on the USA PATRIOT ACT was produced for national broadcast on public television in 2004. Iowa Public Television (IPTV.org) was the presenting station for the film.