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.



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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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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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Our clients


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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One neighborhood in NW DC comes together during the summer of 2011 to create a unique street fair. Transforming the street's row house porches into community showcases of food, art, music and culture, the film is a short exploration of the importance of knowing your neighbor. Full Project Profile
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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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Princeton Student Film Festival

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Where: Princeton Public Library in Princeton, NJ

IN THE PATH OF MY FATHER was accepted into the Princeton Student Film Festival! The festival will be held on Wednesday July 20 & Thursday July 21 in Princeton, New Jersey and admission is FREE


The film tells a deeply-personal story of two brothers growing up in DC without their father, and how relationships with their family, peers, community leaders and the arts have helped them cope and build new beginnings on their road to adulthood. It will be playing as part of the Wednesday line-up. See more about the film here.

The Princeton Student Film & Video Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. The mission of the festival is to encourage and support the work of youth filmmakers in a range of genres and styles, with the opportunity and a venue for the filmmakers to show their work to a broad audience. The festival is open to local, national and international high school and college students (and home-schooled, unschooled or not in school youth) ages 14-25. It is in its 13th year and we are proud to be able to join!

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Woods Hole Film Festival

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



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


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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