In the next seven days of the heroin epidemic, at least 180 people in Greater Cincinnati will overdose and 18 will die. Babies will be born to addicted mothers. Parents will go to jail. Children will end up in foster care. This is normal now. Producer, cinematographer and editor. The photo staff of the Cincinnati Enquirer took one week to cover the heroin epidemic. Cochran organized, directed and edited dozens of hours of footage to create this 30-minute documentary. Published Sept. 10, 2017.
The opening day of baseball is something special to the town that prides itself on having the first professional team. Cincinnati didn't invent the day. It just seems like we did. After six months of cold and clouds and darkness at 5 o'clock, who would not be utterly and entirely ready for the light of Opening Day? Published April 4, 2017.
Rashid Abdullah, 65, of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission challenges the black community to do more for its children. Avondale is one of 52 Cincinnati neighborhoods, yet one in five of the city's homicides has occurred there this year. Shot, edited and produced by Carrie Cochran. July 2014.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard says his dad never talked about the struggles he endured as a kid. Yvens Bernard, a Haitian refugee, arrived in America without even a shirt on his back. Filmed, edited and produced by Carrie Cochran, November 2015.
Attorney Ryan Poston was killed in 2012 by the woman he was trying to break up with. The trial of Shayna Hubers received sensational national media coverage, and was covered around the clock by several major networks. Jay Poston talks about what the media didn't cover. Filmed, edited and produced by Carrie Cochran, December 2015.
For Withrow High School student Daniel Sumuni, soccer is everything. He lived in a refugee camp for 15 years after most of his family escaped war in the Congo. But, because of his age, Ohio says he can no longer play high school soccer. Directed, shot and edited by Carrie Cochran. April 2015.
Joe Neyer of Oxford, Ohio, a member of a family of prominent Cincinnati builders, was diagnosed with the most aggressive brain cancer. Joe, a quirky guy with a vision, allowed a photographer and reporter to chronicle the last months of his life. Filmed, edited and produced by Carrie Cochran. July 2015.
Kara and Adam Ayers of Mason, who both have osteogenesis imperfecta – a type of dwarfism, traveled to China to adopt a Eli, who also has a form of dwarfism. International adoption is largely more accessible to parents with disabilities than domestic. Shot, edited and produced by Carrie Cochran. Premiered at Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival, March 2015. Published online July 2015 to mark ADA's 25th anniversary.
Prerna Gandhi of Rothak, India came to Cincinnati for treatment at Shriner's Hospital for Children after being attacked by acid. She became an inspiration to Graci Doll of Reading, and the other students at Mt. Notre Dame, but didn't understand why. Feb. 2016.
Michael Vanderburgh was abused by a priest as a child. Years later, he struck up a relationship with an elderly priest who had admitted abusing kids. “God put this opportunity into my life.” June, 2017.
Ryan Mulligan, a University of Cincinnati DAAP professor, is making ten short films about people in Walnut Hills. One of them features Courttney Cooper, an artist and Kroger bagger, who also has autism. Produced by Carrie Cochran. (Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival - March 2015.)
Tom Tsuchiya had a specific vision for his latest statue at Great American Ball Park. He knew Pete Rose had to be flying headfirst into third base. What he didn't know how he was going to turn his vision into reality. June, 2017.
After at least seven failed attempts at rehab, Desi Sandlin's parents' fear finally came true. Kenny and Lori Sandlin of Florence, Ky., had to bury their 22-year-old daughter. They plea for better treatment options. More info: cin.ci/1o7lsys Produced by Carrie Cochran. May 2014.
NYC-based photographer Rick Guidotti was in Cincinnati photographing local families of kids living with genetic, physical, and behavioral differences. His non-profit, Positive Exposure, aims to show the "beauty in human diversity." Produced by Carrie Cochran. September 2014.
A year ago a fire that gutted the Rabbit Hash General Store left a community devastated. After numerous fundraisers, donations, volunteer hours and painstaking detail work the 185-year-old store is set to open in early spring. Produced, photographed and edited by Carrie Cochran. Published Feb. 13, 2017.
Subzero temperatures don't stop Fraser Cunningham of Madeira, Ohio from biking to work. The 56-year-old GE engineer is attempting to break his own record.. Videography and editing by Carrie Cochran. February, 2015.