Independent Documentaries

Independent Documentaries

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

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Video Storytelling

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



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

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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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Sonya Robbins-Hoffmann, Manager, VSA Programs,
Education Division at the Kennedy Center

“MHP was wonderful to work with — responsive, intelligent, probing. Their work was professional, thorough, and aesthetically captivating. MHP are gifted filmmakers, with a very clear sense of how to tell a story so that an audience will be both draw-in and urged to action.”



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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.”

Brigitte WinterBrigitte Winter, Executive Director,
Young Playwrights’ Theater

“MHP is an awesome documentary film company focused on creating films with social impact. They’re a mission-driven for-profit deeply invested in using media arts to empower communities.”

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A full circle to Full Frame

The best film festivals uniquely create an atmosphere that brings together the most experienced filmmakers in the craft and people just getting their start. 
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City of Trees will broadcast on America ReFramed

March 10, 2016 – (New York, NY) – Meridian Hill Pictures’ first feature-length documentary CITY OF TREES — directed by Brandon Kramer and produced by Lance Kramer — will have its U.S. television premiere Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 8 p.m. on WORLD Channel (check local listings), as part of the fourth season of AMERICA REFRAMED, public media’s newest documentary series hosted by Natasha Del Toro. The film will also be available for free streaming on starting April 20, 2016.
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Youth Documentary Program   

In the Path of My Father selected to two local film festivals

We’re thrilled to announce that IN THE PATH OF MY FATHER, the latest short documentary produced through the 2015 Meridian Hill Pictures/Sitar Arts Center Youth Documentary Program, has been accepted into the 2016 Annapolis Film Festival and the 4th annual Bethesda Film Fest.   
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CITY OF TREES: Workers Unite! Film Festival

When: Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Where: Cinema Village in New York, NY

We are thrilled to share that CITY OF TREES is an official selection for the 2016 Workers Unite! Film Festival in NYC! The film will be showed as part of Program 7 — Back Lives STILL Matter: 'City of Trees' & 'Profiled'. Tickets here

The Workers Unite Film Festival aims to feature student and professional films from the United States and around the world. These films highlight and publicize the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. We hope to illuminate, educate and motivate audiences to take action. In these last few years, unprecedented attacks have been launched against unions and workers’ federally mandated rights to organize, by well-funded corporate lobbies such as ALEC. Despite these well organized campaigns, workers continue to courageously challenge these attacks by raising their voices with determination and with unity.

A PIECE OF THE DREAM: Two Lives - A split screen imagining of what growing up is like for a young white male and young black female, watching the seemingly small discrepancies add up and amount to white male privilege/economic differences. Produced by the NY State Workers Development Institute. (2015, 5 min) 

CITY OF TREES - Set during the recession, the film follows three trainees and the director of a stimulus-funded green job-training program designed to put unemployed people back to work by planting trees in DC. As they navigate the community’s entrenched distrust of outsiders and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out, the film thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday. (2015, 76 min)

PROFILED - A powerful new documentary that knits together stories of the mothers of Black and Latino youths who have become victims of excessive deadly force by the NYPD. A damning indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, placed within the historical context of racism in the United States. (2015, 54 min)


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