Independent Documentaries

Independent Documentaries

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We produce original docs, support co-productions and assist broadcasters and filmmakers with DC-based production needs.

Commissioned Shorts

Commissioned Shorts

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We use video storytelling to humanize the impact of services and programs, raise awareness of pressing issues, and drive campaigns.

Trainings

Trainings

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We build video storytelling capacity for organizations and schools through multipart trainings for nonprofit staff and educators.

Unlock the power of your community's stories.

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Our team

The team at Meridian Hill Pictures

Our award-winning team of independent filmmakers, media educators, and digital strategists is passionate about bringing our storytelling expertise to your organization.

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What People Are Saying

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Van Jones, CNN commentator
founder, Magic Labs Media

CITY OF TREES is honest. It is real. It explores the messy truths embedded in all fights for environmental and social justice...most importantly: the film respects the viewer's intelligence. It leaves room for interpretation. It remains open for diverse audiences to engage with the many paradoxes it explores. CITY OF TREES is a rare, people-centered, non-partisan story that captures the gut-wrenching, heartbreaking contradictions as they play out at the grassroots level."

 

 


Patty Fugere

Patty Fugere, Executive Director,
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

“MHP honored the importance and the impact of the voices of our clients. They were deeply committed to helping the community members tell their stories, in their own words. They listened, they were responsive, and they truly were a joy to work with.”

Pat_Aufderheide.JPGPatricia Aufderheide, Professor,
American University School of Communication

"CITY OF TREES is a richly nuanced, well-told story at the intersection of environmental, economic, cultural and racial concerns; this is the film to challenge anyone bringing one-dimensional solutions to urban development...anyone interested in the complex challenges of "helping others" will find deep insights in this parable of human aspiration."


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Messy Truth series viewed by millions during election

On November 3, Meridian Hill Pictures and Magic Labs Media launched a new Facebook-exclusive digital mini-series: THE MESSY TRUTH with Van Jones. Since launching the series, the episodes have had more than 4 million combined views on Van’s Facebook page and received national media attention on CNN.com, The New York Times, Sojourners, and The Huffington Post.
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Brandon Kramer awarded Best Director for CITY OF TREES

Meridian Hill Pictures had the distinct honor of attending and winning at the third annual IndieCapitol Awards on Sunday, October 9th. Our new and first feature film, CITY OF TREES, produced alongside Chicago’s legendary Kartemquin Films and Magic Labs Media, was nominated for five awards: best documentary feature, best director, best cinematography, best editor, and best sound design.
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Before My City Had Trees

These are my words and this is my journey. I am a third generation dancer. I live by a beat, and the beat keeps me moving. So walking into the opportunity to compete for a media assistant position was just another goal getting ready to get knocked down off my list.
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Meridian Hill Pictures Events

Community First, Inc

When: Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Where: Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, MI

Join Community First, Inc. second annual African American film series for a screening of City of Trees followed by a discussion. 

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