Top 5 Documentary Production Companies

Here we will have a look at some of the most popular documentaries production companies, when and where they were started, and some of their most well-known productions to date. These companies focus on various subjects including wildlife extinction and other world subjects.

It has become more important for us to watch documentaries for knowledge and perception about world problems that our society is dealing with.

Argo Films

Argo films were founded in 1990 by Allison Argo in Massachusetts and has a focus towards wildlife documentaries. They have received a total of 6 Emmy Awards, a DuPont-Columbia Award, four Genesis Awards, and hundreds of other international awards.

The Founder Allison Argo also works as the main Director, writer, producer, and narrator of all the documentaries they film. Some notable works are Frogs: The Thin Green Line and Crash: A tale of two species.

Ironbound Films

This production company serves as an independent agency. Their main focus revolves around stories of how people fail and succeed to connect with each other. Their 2012 film Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and garnered rave reviews.

They were founded in 2003 by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger in Garrison, New York.

Midway Pictures

Midway Pictures are based in Rhode Island and was founded by the filmmaker David Bettencourt. One of their documentaries, Lake: Life and Love in a Distant Place, were nominated for a 2009 Emmy Award. Some other notable productions include You Must Be This Tall: The Story of Rocky Point Park which received 5 stars from the Providence Journal and What We Hate.

Skylight Pictures

Skylight Pictures was founded by Pamela Yates Paco de Onis and Peter Kinoy in 1981. They are presented as a human rights media organization and work from Brooklyn, NY. They have been producing feature-length documentaries as well as short digital projects.

Some notable works include When the Mountains Tremble which won the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1984. The documentary was later released in 40 US cities and 30 foreign countries.

Candescent Films

Founded in 2010 by Lilly Harley in New York, Candescent Films finance and produce documentaries that explore social issues around the world. Some of their notable works include the 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It was nominated for an IDA, DGA, and Critics Choice Award.

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