What We Do

Finish Line Features, LLC produces cause-based feature documentary films. Our films tell stories that raise awareness of pressing societal issues. Our goal is to educate and motivate our audience to take action.

Watch Robin's TED talk
Can we protect AI from our biases?

Films

Tino

Tino tells the story of a lifelong cattleman whose dedication to ranching surpasses the modern-day forces challenging his way of life. As Northern California experiences severe drought, expanding vineyards, and the declining price of beef, Tino adapts to changing conditions and continues to nurture the cattle, ranch, and woman he loves.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap.  CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

 

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Bias

The toxic effects of bias make headlines every day: sexual harassment, racial profiling, the pay gap. As humans, we are biased. Yet few of us are willing to admit it. We confidently make snap judgments, but we are shockingly unaware of the impact our assumptions have on those around us. The documentary feature bias follows filmmaker Robin Hauser on a journey to uncover her hidden biases and explore how unconscious bias defines relationships, workplaces, our justice system, and technology. bias contemplates the most pressing question: can we de-bias our brains?

Running for Jim

Running for Jim won 14 awards and screened at 21 festivals in five countries in 2013 and 2014.

 

 

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Robin Hauser

Robin Hauser

Producer/Director

Robin is the director and producer of cause-based documentary films at Finish Line Features and President of Unleashed Productions. Robin’s award-winning film, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2015, and has caught the attention of the international tech industry and of policy makers and educators in Washington, DC and abroad. Robin’s most recent documentary, bias, explores unconscious bias and how it affects us socially and in the workplace. She delivered a TED talk about the impact of unconscious bias on artificial intelligence, and has spoken at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and at conferences worldwide on topics including diversity and inclusion, the importance of ethical AI, and gender equality. Robin has been featured in international publications: Forbes, Fortune, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, USA Today, Wired, Marie Claire, San Francisco Business Times and has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNN, NPR, CNBC. Robin is currently a diplomat for American Film Showcase and has screened her films at US embassies on multiple continents.

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