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May 29, 2015 4:05 pm Published by Comments Off on PRODUCTION

Complementing the skills of our esteemed directors, Nonfiction’s executive staff, producers and crew are hands-down some of the most talented working in the commercial industry today. We are innovative problem solvers who analyze each project’s goal, from the simple to the Never-been-done-before to create unique production methodologies to capture the authentic. With collaboration at the heart of every project we do, production is all about doing great work and having a great time doing it.


May 29, 2015 4:03 pm Published by Comments Off on EDITORIAL / POST

Post complements production, and Nonfiction’s editors, with their deep experience crafting documentary stories in commercials, content and film, are available to work hand in hand with the directors to create engaging stories and meet clients’ goals.


May 29, 2015 3:58 pm Published by Comments Off on CASTING / STORY RESEARCH

We have an extraordinary understanding of the delicate process of “casting” real people and finding stories that will resonate with audiences. Whether for a client-sponsored piece intended for film festivals or an advertising project of commercials and online short films, the process at Nonfiction involves extensive documentary-style research coupled with the rigors of the commercials world’s requirements to find the stories and personalities that will bring authenticity to the message.


May 29, 2015 3:03 pm Published by Comments Off on DEVELOPMENT

The changing landscape presents brands with new and unique opportunities to reach viewers who want to be entertained by the documentary genre in the many forms it now takes. Documentaries are deep within Nonfiction’s DNA and authentic content the cornerstone of what we do. We are available for project development on all levels – from the expansion of an initial concept for spots into webisodes or short films to the development of original ideas for documentary shorts or features for film festivals and beyond.


May 22, 2015 11:26 pm Published by Comments Off on PAUL CROWDER

Rock drummer-turned editor-turned director, Paul’s musical influences show on his kick-ass editorial work for Dogtown and Z-Boys and while partnering with Dave Grohl on Sound City. Paul’s directorial gigs include 1, the definitive Formula One Racing film and Last Play at Shea with Billy Joel. He once more taps into his rock background to edit The Beatles Documentary for Ron Howard.


May 22, 2015 11:25 pm Published by Comments Off on TRACY DROZ TRAGOS

Tracy was honored at the Sundance Film Festival when she won the Grand Jury Prize for her moving documentary Rich Hill. The beautiful and cinematic film follows three teenage boys struggling to find their way amidst rural poverty in small town Missouri.


May 22, 2015 11:22 pm Published by Comments Off on STEVE JAMES

Known for his groundbreaking Sundance documentary Hoop Dreams, Roger Ebert doc Life Itself, and The Interrupters. Steve’s recent docu work includes the Starz series America to Me and Oscar-nominated Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. Steve directs emotional spots and short films like those for Google and the Chicago Olympics Committee.


May 22, 2015 11:22 pm Published by Comments Off on RORY KENNEDY

An award-winning filmmaker whose Sundance documentaries include Ethel, a personal portrait of her mother, Robert F. Kennedy's widow, and most recently The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari, that debuted at #1 most-watched in US on Netflix, #2 globally. Rory's spot work includes the launch of the New Image Barbie with kids and technology in classrooms with Verizon.


May 20, 2015 9:38 pm Published by Comments Off on JESSICA YU

An Academy Award winner for Breathing Lessons, Jessica shows her unique approach to storytelling in documentaries like The Protagonist and In The Realms of the Unreal. She also directs episodic TV for 13 Reasons Why, Billions, Castle, Parenthood, Scandal and others and has spots for advertisers including Ford, Commit, GE and MasterCard.


March 15, 2015 9:27 pm Published by Comments Off on A REMEMBRANCE:

The late and beloved documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles inspired the creation of a company, our own Nonfiction Unlimited.


August 17, 2014 9:16 pm Published by Comments Off on TRACY DROZ TRAGOS ON

Director Tracy Droz Tragos follows up her Rich Hill documentary win at the Sundance Film Festival with a trip to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart