We approach each story asking the same basic questions we always have: how can we take this story - these people, words, ideas, and images and turn them into something that can last and be beautiful?
When we founded Redglass Pictures back in 2008, the world of documentary filmmaking was a little different. YouTube and Vimeo were obscure startups, Facebook had no video, and feature-length documentaries were the only ones that mattered. At a certain point, a question occurred to us: What if a film didn’t need to be 90 minutes long to move people and be something that they remember? We suspected that if you made a short film really well, with care and attention, that it could be every bit as rich and meaningful as a long one. So we set out to prove it.
Our work has been distributed by HBO, PBS, The New York Times, and The Atlantic and has been displayed in museums and public events all over the world. We have won a DuPont and two Webby Awards and our films have reached 45 million people on Facebook. We’ve interviewed some of the most influential leaders of our time including Barack Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and JJ Abrams. Recent projects include a viral short film featuring Neil de Grasse Tyson, and an immersive installation at The New York Historical Society.
A few of our projects: The World Expo, “How To Win An Election” with The New York Times Op Docs; George Saunders On Story for The Atlantic; and a twenty- part digital series: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies with Ken Burns for PBS.
Partners and clients include: The New York Times,The National Academy of Science, The New York Historical Society, WETA, PBS, Ken Burns, Thinc Design, Pepsico, GE and Johnson & Johnson.