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.

Video Storytelling

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.

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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Studio News

Blog

NFFTY Recap: Reflections from a Teaching Artist

Even after the movie ends, there’s always another strikingly beautiful moment of watching the credits roll for a film you helped bring to life. It always hits me when I see the names of all the people — participants, students, families, teaching artists, and other film advisors —  who traveled together on that challenging, yet amazing journey in creating the film.  As a media teaching artist and documentary filmmaker, I am reminded with every new project that documentary filmmaking is not easy; you have to let go of control, be a team player, and be ready to adapt to change at any moment during the process. It’s both stimulating and exhausting. But it’s always a joy to see my young students create. My phenomenal film students from Sitar Arts Center fully embraced those challenges last Spring and came out with a powerful and heartwarming film about the importance of community support in the face of struggle: IN THE PATH OF MY FATHER.
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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 www.worldchannel.org starting April 20, 2016.
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Events

Woods Hole Film Festival

When: Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Where: Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, MA

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CITY OF TREES will be screening twice at the 25th annual Woods Hole Film Festival. It will be playing on July 31st at 7pm and August 4th at 5pm. More details and tickets are available here

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Woods Hole Film Festival, is the oldest Festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, now celebrating their 25th year, from Saturday, July 30th through Saturday, August 6th, 2016. The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best independent films from emerging filmmakers.  Each summer over 8 days, the Festival presents over 130 films from around the world in the quaint village of Woods Hole and Falmouth.

We're excited to be part of the 2016 line-up! Tickets are $14 and can be purchased here

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Woods Hole Film Festival - Thursday Screening

When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Where: Redfield Auditorium in Falmouth, MA

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CITY OF TREES will be screening twice at the 25th annual Woods Hole Film Festival. It will be playing on July 31st at 7pm and August 4th at 5pm. More details and tickets are available here

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Woods Hole Film Festival, is the oldest Festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, now celebrating their 25th year, from Saturday, July 30th through Saturday, August 6th, 2016. The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best independent films from emerging filmmakers.  Each summer over 8 days, the Festival presents over 130 films from around the world in the quaint village of Woods Hole and Falmouth.

We're excited to be part of the 2016 line-up! Tickets are $14 and can be purchased here

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