Independent Documentaries

Independent Docs

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We produce independent documentary films and series for broad distribution via festivals, broadcast, VOD, educational and theatrical.

Commissioned Shorts

Commissioned Shorts

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We produce short films commissioned by organizations to humanize the impact of services, programs, and raise awareness of pressing issues.

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

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Our award-winning team of independent filmmakers is passionate about bringing excellence in documentary storytelling to every project. We are a diverse and inclusive team and take pride in our studio culture as one that respects people of all races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and national origins.

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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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Studio News

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Intern Podcast: Behind The Messy Truth

MHP fall 2016 interns Lisa Fierstein and Aisha Jama share reflections on the day they spent working as production assistants for the The Messy Truth shoot in Gettysburg, PA.
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Winter Blast

Read the Winter 2017 newsletter from Meridian Hill Pictures, including updates on THE MESSY TRUTH, CITY OF TREES encore broadcast on PBS/WORLD Channel's America ReFramed, and our new Community Screening Kit + Discussion Guide.    
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The Messy Truth accepted in Seattle Web Fest

We are pleased to announce that our web-series The Messy Truth with Van Jones was accepted into the 2017 Seattle Web Fest.
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Meridian Hill Pictures Events

SEATTLE WEB FEST

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Where: Northwest Film Forum

"The Messy Truth at the Seattle Web Fest 2017

Seattle Web Fest features web-based fiction & non-fiction series from Seattle and around the world. We celebrate independent television by curating a selection of amazing shows for theatrical presentation while hosting panels & workshops from industry professionals. Join us on March 11th, 2017 for the third annual Seattle Web Fest at Northwest Film Forum.

 

New York City Urban Field Station

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Where: Pace University

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