Ascendants is a multi-format science fiction endeavor created by Don Schechter that includes the short film series The Ascendants Anthology, a pilot for a television series, and an upcoming novel. Don Schechter is a Part-Time Professor of the Practice in the Film and Media Studies Program at Tufts teaching courses including Film and Media Production I and II. He has also taught Making Movies, Producing Films for Social Change, and The History of Documentary for the Experimental College. Don is the owner of Charles River Media Group and the Creator of Ascendants.