Unkut, a nonprofit production company designing films in the public domain

I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself, my name is Derek Kaler, I’m the Creative Director at Unkut, a nonprofit production company designing films in the public domain. Based in Austin, TX, our goal is to help create a sustainable future for independent cinema by fostering a culture of freedom and beauty in the spirit that cinema was originally created in.

Our first film, Everything, currently in pre-production, is a coming of age short set in El Paso, TX. It follows the story of Sinai, a 19 year old woman faced with the decision of working at a motel or joining the Army after the death of her ailing father. Set during the backdrop of the economic recession of 2008 and torn between a life of uncertainty or ill will, Sinai must decide if circumstance or faith will determine her destiny.

We are currently in the early process of fundraising and we will be self-distributing Everything on https://unkut.org once the film has been completed.

The film, music, code and all source material will be distributed with the film and released under a Creative Commons Public Domain CC0 license.


If you have any questions, want to contribute or just reach out, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

2028 E Ben White Blvd #240-1564
Austin, TX 78741