FIRELIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES

Over the last ten years, our sister organization, Firelight Films, has produced over 25 hours of primetime programming for cable and public television. Firelight has won every major industry award, including five Primetime Emmys, a du-Pont Columbia Silver Baton, a Peabody, the International Documentary Association Award, and numerous festival awards. With seven films at the Sundance Film Festival in the last eleven years, Firelight stands in a league of its own.

 

Our time-tested expertise is now available to organizations, institutions and other clients in search of innovative digital media tailored to their specific needs. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, Stanley Nelson serves as executive producer for all Production Services projects and helms each production from concept through execution.

 

Since its inception, Firelight has created dynamic, impactful and high quality video projects for clients including GE, CNN, the Ford Foundation, The United Negro College Fund, the Open Society Foundations, Carnegie Corporation of New York, amongst others.

WHY WE’RE EFFECTIVE

1 Experience

Firelight has been creating powerful, high-quality productions and dynamic educational engagement campaigns for over a decade. This work has garnered numerous accolades and has drawn millions of viewers. Firelight has a proven track record, a deep understanding of how to create dynamic non-fiction media for organizational partners, and the capacity to support a campaign or program through compelling storytelling and dynamic media.

2 Community Engagement Know-How

In addition to a focus on excellence in filmmaking, Firelight has a long history and ongoing commitment to the development and implementation of targeted outreach efforts related to its films. Underlying Firelight’s work, is the steadfast belief that strong, compelling storytelling has the power to transform passive viewers into engaged citizens. Whether through film broadcasts, community engagement campaigns, transmedia applications or mentorship programs, Firelight is committed to using powerful, story-driven media as a tool for education and action.

3 Storytelling Expertise

As demonstrated through our body of work, we know that no matter how important the point is you are trying to make, people will respond to stories in a more powerful way than they will to just statistics and information. Firelight is committed to telling great stories and retaining our production services will turn your great idea into a great story.

OUR CLIENTS

December 01, 2013
THEY STOOD UP. SO YOU CAN.

The Advancement Project hired Firelight to profile five real-life heroes who stood up for the right to vote. Disempowered by restrictive photo ID laws and voter intimidation, these individuals challenged politicians and fellow…

THEY STOOD UP. SO YOU CAN.
January 05, 2015
WHERE I AM GOING

Firelight Films partnered with the Open Society Foundations to produce a web series that highlights the negative impacts of NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk policy. The short documentaries tell the stories of ordinary New Yorkers –…

WHERE I AM GOING
November 13, 2014
YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY

The PBS WORLD channel recently commissioned, Firelight to develop and produce “Your Voice, Your Story,” a series of 24 intimate video portraits featuring the country’s most prolific game-changing leaders in the arts, politics,…

YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY
May 07, 2014
SUMMER BRIDGE

Firelight Films recently worked with the New York City Department of Education’s Expanded Success Initiative to produce a series of shorts that highlights the Department’s efforts to improve the educational outcomes for young…

SUMMER BRIDGE
April 07, 2014
THE AUTO-TUNE EFFECT

The General Electric Company commissioned Stanley Nelson to produce a tuneful look at the unlikely origins of the world’s favorite pitch-modulation audio software and the ways in which its creative impact has been…

THE AUTO-TUNE EFFECT