Independent Documentaries

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Original feature docs

MHP produces original feature-length documentaries and partners with nonprofits, foundations and broadcasters on co-productions. We leverage our expertise in people-centered documentary storytelling, capturing intimate personal stories that connect to broader issues and context. Our understanding of the complicated funding and distribution landscape helps ensure complex stories are brought from idea to screen and broad distribution. Our latest project, CITY OF TREES, was an official selection at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, DC/Yale/Princeton Environmental Film Festivals, Annapolis Film Festival, and was broadcast on PBS' Emmy-nominated series America ReFramed.

 


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We regularly assist out-of-town documentary producers with production support when filming in the District. Building on our deep relationships with DC communities and experience collaborating with neighborhood groups, nonprofits, schools, and city agencies, we can research characters and storylines, advise on production logistics, produce individual shoots, ingest media, and provide a temporary local production office hub. Most recently, through a collaboration with Chicago-based Kartemquin Films, we served as field producers for the DC Metro-area storyline for HARD EARNED, a landmark six-part series on Al Jazeera America following families living on low wage incomes.

Portfolio: Documentary Production

City of Trees
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City of Trees

Meridian Hill Pictures' first feature film, following the intimate story of one community's fight for equal access to good jobs and safe parks in our nation's capital.

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Project SING
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Project SING

An inspiring group of older people in DC’s Fort Lincoln neighborhood attempt to address the root causes of isolation amongst their peers.

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Kramer & Sons
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Kramer & Sons

A short film in-production, telling the story about one small, independent DC butcher shop and an immigrant family’s journey to establish respect, dignity, and community.

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Voices from Within
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Voices from Within

Co-produced with Video Diary Productions. A participatory film made with five residents of Saint Elizabeths psychiatric hospital.

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Fly By Light
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Fly By Light

MHP served as consulting producers with One Common Unity on this feature film about urban teens confronting the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past through an outdoor peace education program.

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Hard Earned
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Hard Earned

MHP served as associate field producer for the DC-based storyline in this 6-part series about getting by on minimum wage in America, produced by Kartemquin Films for Al Jazeera America.

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