MHP produces original 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 feature-length film, 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.
DC production support
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.