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Top 100 Documentary Production Companies

September 2022

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Documentaries are videos that capture reality. They typically include interviews and follow real-life events to weave a story or make a point. 

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  • 1
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Signature Video Group is a video production company and content agency based in Toronto, Canada. This company was founded in 2009 and has three employees. Services provided by Signature Video Group include video production and content marketing.

    Clients

    • Autodesk
    • Microsoft
    • Boston Pizza
    • Intel

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Signature Video Group helped a CXM solutions company produce various recruitment, marketing, and internal videos, both in location and remotely. The duration ranged from 20 seconds to four minutes.

    “The energy that SVG brings into projects is impressive; they’re really excited and passionate about what they do.”

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  • 2
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Bottle Rocket Media is a video content agency headquartered in Chicago. They were founded in 2011, and their team of 9 employees provide video production and AR/VR development to their small, mid market, and enterprise clients.
     

    Clients

    • Basis Technologies
    • United Airlines
    • Kenmore
    • Kimberly Clark

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bottle Rocket Media produced a video to explain a data analytics company's new product. Their service included brainstorming, script development, editing, and full production.

    "I definitely always knew I could rely on our feedback being heard and quickly incorporated and discussed."

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  • 3
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Columbia, MD

    5:00 Films & Media is a video-focused creative agency headquartered in Columbia, Md. Founded in 2004, they are an 8-person company that primarily does video production, but also does some broadcast video and web design. Their clients are mostly in the non-profit industry.
     

    Clients

    • 3BL Media
    • Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
    • America’s Charities
    • Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

    Industries

    Notable Project

    5:00 Films & Media produced a video for a renewable energy nonprofit’s 20th-anniversary event. They used 20 years’ worth of archival footage and decided on the final video’s narrative arc with the client.

    “5:00 Films & Media’s project management was fantastic; they were on the ball all the time.”

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Umault is a B2B video ad agency based in Chicago. Founded in 2010, Umault exclusively specializes in video marketing services for mid-sized and larger businesses. Services include creative development, video production, and distribution.

    Clients

    • Dell Technologies
    • MassMutual
    • Fresenius Kabi
    • James Hardie

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Umault has produced overview videos for the tech alliance department of a major professional services organization. The team handles everything from scriptwriting to voiceover talent scouting.

    “It's clear that the Umault team puts a lot of thought into their work before they deliver it.”

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Fluid is a production company based in Los Angeles. It was founded in 2007 and has a team of 2 that is entirely focused on producing videos in various styles.

    Clients

    • NASA
    • UCLA
    • Hindenburg Systems
    • Akademisk Arkitektforening

    Industries

    Notable Project

    FLUID took charge of the shooting, interviewing, and editing of a promotional video for a university science division. They also assisted with casting as requested.

    “The creativity in their shooting and interviewing was remarkable.”

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  • 6
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Bainbridge Island, WA
    Vignette Creative is a Bainbridge Island, Washington-based video production agency. The small team provides video production and corporate photography and was founded in 2011.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Vignette Creative helped a diamond retailer create a series of short videos to tell stories and engage with customers. Their work included writing the stories, hiring talent, and producing the videos.

    “One of their best capabilities is working on large-scale projects while keeping the story personal and meaningful.”

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  • 7
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Severna Park, MD

    Founded in 2012, Early Light Media is a media production company that offers video production services to their enterprise, mid-market, and small business clients in the advertising and marketing industry. Their 10 employees are based out of Baltimore, Md.

    Clients

    • Microsoft
    • Amazon
    • Johns Hopkins
    • D.C. United

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Early Light Media produced two videos featuring a report on e-cigarettes and tobacco-related disparities for a public health school. The goal was to present the research in a more visually appealing format.

    "They were open-minded, professional, and willing to work on a tight timeline."

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  • 8
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Gardner Productions is a video production agency established in 1995. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with an office in New York and teammates throughout North America, their team services clients in North America, focusing on commercial and video production. 

    Clients

    • Lincoln
    • Four Seasons
    • Swarovski
    • PepsiCo

    Notable Project

    Gardner Productions has produced videos for a life science firm's annual meetings. For their most recent project, they traveled to the client's labs to shoot footage and interview staff for a 5–7 minute video.

    “I can just tell them what I need the video to look like, and boom, they deliver something even better.”

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  • 9
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Brooklyn, NY

    Prosper Digital TV is a full-service video production and marketing company of 8 members that's based in Brooklyn. Since 2012, they have provided video production, advertising, and broadcast video for mid-market firms, as well as both small and large businesses. Prosper Digital TV works primarily in the fields of advertising, business services, and education.

    Clients

    • Amalgamated Bank

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A government agency hired Prosper Digital TV to produce a video that would attract members of the communities served by Family Enrichment Centers. They supervised the editing and interpreting requirements.

    "They stayed on top of deadlines, produced estimates, and advocated for ways to support the editing."

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Baltimore, MD

    Storyfarm is a motion pictures and film production company that is located in Baltimore. Founded in 2009, Storyfarm's team of 15 employees has nearly a decade of experience in video production. The firm primarily works with small, midsize, and enterprise B2C and B2B businesses.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Storyfarm produced promotional videos for an ice cream company's transition to being an employee-owned firm. One of the purposes of the videos was to spark excitement at the transfer of ownership virtual event.

    "The music, background, transition — there was never a person that watched our videos that didn’t say it was great."

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  • 11
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Sofia, Bulgaria

    Chase A Cloud is an animation and video production company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Founded in 2008, this company has 30+ employees. Services offered by Chase A Cloud include video production and broadcast video for companies of all sizes.

    Clients

    • LEGO
    • National Geographic
    • Nat Geo Kids
    • Mattel

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Chase A Cloud produced a series of animated videos for a nutrition and food education nonprofit. They handled everything from storyboarding to animation production. They also helped the firm hire voice actors.

    "Chase a Cloud took our idea and made it better than we could ever have dreamed."

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  • 12
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Hanoi, Vietnam

    Filming in Vietnam is a video production company founded in 2006. The agency specializes in video production and has a small team.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Filming in Vietnam supported a TV production company to shoot episodes in Vietnam. They searched for locations, found contributors, obtained government permits, and handled ad hoc logistical needs.

    "Filming in Vietnam’s project management was perfect."

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  • 13
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.6
    • Cost

      4.4
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Montreal, Canada

    Toast Studio is a digital strategy agency that is headquartered in Montreal with a second location in Toronto. They were founded in 2001 and their team of 30 specializes in content marketing, social media marketing, and video production. 

     

    Clients

    • Bombardier
    • Radio-Canada/CBC
    • National Bank of Canada
    • Hydro-Quebec

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A public media broadcaster hired Toast Studio to develop and produce a reality TV-inspired web series. The team was in charge of storytelling, budget management, language translation, and video post-production.

    "They had strong expertise when it came to storytelling, conceptualizing, and budget management."

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  • 14
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Dorst MediaWorks is a video production company headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 2002, and has a team of 2 people who solely provide video production services and specialize in documentaries, corporate videos, and commercial videos.

    Clients

    • USAID
    • World Bank Group
    • The Ross Prize
    • Millennium Challenge Corporation

    Notable Project

    Dorst MediaWorks created a two-minute video that explained a complex target to target key stakeholder partnerships. They collaborated on the script and graphic styles before drafting the storyboards.

    "We were impressed with the vendor's ability to produce a solid, engaging script."

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  • 15
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Pittsburgh, PA

    Covalent is a video production company located in Pittsburgh and Berlin. Founded in 2012, they have between two and nine employees specializing in creating unique and impactful stories for small, midmarket, and global companies, usually in education, finance, and healthcare. Services include video production, experiential marketing, VR, and drones.

    Clients

    • Rosetta Stone
    • GoDaddy
    • TechStars
    • 412 Food Rescue

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Covalent came on during pre-production and concepting for the on-location shoot of a documentary-style video and shorter 60-second long social media clips. They also handled all editing and post-production. 

    "Covalent was able to take my concept and run with it while also staying true to my creative vision." 

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Lambda Films is a video production and animation agency with bases in London, Cambridge & Norwich.

    Founded in 2009, the company is a full-service production company, with an in-house team providing ideation, scripting, video and animation production and editing services. Lambda serves mid to high-level clients and brands across all sectors, producing promotional videos, brand films, documentaries and explainer animations. 

    Clients

    • Nintendo
    • Woolmark
    • Lotus
    • Gemfields

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Lambda Films produced three explainer videos for an aromatherapy manufacturer. They handled all aspects of production, from scripting to editing. They used animation and live-action interviews for the videos.

    "Lambda was on the ball and had clever ideas. They produced top-quality work which we are happy to use and share."

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    BT Studio is a small video production company. The San Francisco, California-based company was launched in 2015. Their team offers video production and corporate photography.

    Clients

    • Microsoft
    • Amazon
    • Conde Nast
    • Webflow

    Industries

    Notable Project

    BT Studio is a long-standing partner of a photo and video production company, supporting video-focused projects of all sizes. They've recently managed an extensive photoshoot in LA and created video content.

    "They talk things through and follow up with a proposal that meets our discussed needs."

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  • 18
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Ottawa, Canada

    Simple Story Videos is a video design agency located in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2011, Simple Story Videos' team of approximately 10 employees offers video production, marketing strategy, and broadcast video services. Simple Story Videos works with clients of all sizes from the business services, advertising, and information technology industries. 

    Clients

    • Walmart
    • Pitney Bowes
    • Bell Canada
    • Interac

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Simple Story Video created 5 how-to videos for a marine navigation app. The videos were between 30–90 seconds in length and the process they lead was background and education, copy, style board, and animation.

    "It's clear everyone cares."

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  • 19
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Culver City, CA

    Video production agency FS MEDIA | FOOD STEEZ was established in 2017. Their small team is headquartered in Culver City, California. FS MEDIA | FOOD STEEZ provides video production, social media marketing, content marketing, and corporate photography.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    FS MEDIA | FOOD STEEZ provides on-and-off video production for a digital marketing agency. They provided enhanced creative support to grow client bandwidth, including booking the talent coordinating products. 

    "They had really good service overall. We’ll be using them again." 

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  • 20
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Pittsburgh, PA

    Piper Creative is a digital agency offering video production, digital strategy, and content marketing services to B2B brands. This company is based in Pittsburgh, Pa. and has six employees. Piper Creative was founded in 2018.

    Clients

    • PPG
    • GiftYa
    • 1517 Fund
    • SimCoach

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A robotic company hired Piper Creative to develop a podcast. The team is tasked with creating and publishing ab audio and video podcasts in order to establish models.

    "Piper Creative is attentive to details and efficient with turning around deliverables."

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  • 21
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Mumbai, India
    Camera And Shorts Media, a video production agency, is based in Mumbai, India. The small company was established in 2014. Their services include video production.

    Clients

    • Infosys
    • Tata Housing
    • Pratilipi
    • MIDC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An online literature platform hired Camera And Shorts Media to provide video production. They did live and animated content and went from the pre- to the post-production.

    ''Let them take ownership and their creative calls and run with it — they'll surprise you.''

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  • 22
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.4
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    LAI Video capitalizes on the role video plays in marketing by specializing in video production. Based in the heart of Washington, D.C. with a second office in Chicago, LAI Video was founded in 2013 and has a team of 39 employees. They create videos for branding and communications campaigns, commercials, and events.

    Clients

    • Amazon
    • Nestlé
    • MedStar Health
    • HITT Contracting

    Industries

    Notable Project

    LAI Video has provided video production services for a nonprofit organization. They’ve worked on several projects over seven years, making and editing videos from 15–30 seconds to four minutes.

    "What they do is really invaluable for us."

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Brooklyn, NY

    No Frames, a video production agency, is in Brooklyn, New York; Clayton, Missouri and Helsinki, Finland. The small team provides video production, broadcast video, corporate photography, and social media marketing. The firm was established in 2002.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    No Frames produced a brand video for a business consultancy company's end client. They were in charge of directing and producing the project based on the client's initial brief and the overall brand strategy.

    "They were down-to-earth, flexible, friendly, and visionary."

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  • 24
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Sofia, Bulgaria

    HandPlayed Productions is a Bulgaria-based production company that specializes in pre-production, production, post-production, commercials, films, music videos, creative direction, concept development, and casting. Founded in 2015 and with a team of fewer than 10 employees, HandPlayed Productions helps clients tell meaningful stories that attract customers, drive sales, and generate traffic. 

    Clients

    • LIDL
    • Devin
    • WWF
    • Telenor

    Industries

    Notable Project

    handplayed produced an explainer video for an online payment platform. After obtaining a legal clearance for the project, they worked on the storyboards, visualizations, shooting, processing, and feedbacking.

    "Everyone involved was highly responsive."

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  • 25
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Ottawa, Canada

    Ajax Creative is a video production firm in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2016, the team of around 10 also has an office in Toronto and creates a variety of video and graphics and provides marketing strategy services for their midmarket, small business, and enterprise clients. 

     

    Clients

    • Air Canada
    • Microsoft
    • Unilever
    • Coors Organic

    Notable Project

    Ajax Creative managed full-scale production of six videos to promote a campaign for a nonprofit organization. They produced three videos in English and three in French and integrated accessibility measures.

    "Ajax Creative's energy and passion most impressed our team."

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  • 26
    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Miller/Datri Entertainment is a video production company based in New York, with a secondary location in Los Angeles. Founded in 2017, this company has seven employees. Miller/Datri Entertainment focuses exclusively on video producton for businesses on varying sizes.

    Clients

    • Forbes
    • Gore-Tex
    • WeatherBug
    • Inman

    Notable Project

    Miller/Datri Entertainment produced three co-branded videos for weather platform and product company.

    "They delivered brand-focused short videos that represented both our brands as integrated content."

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  • 27
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Doleep Studios is a video production company located in Dubai. Founded in 2007, they have since expanded their team to 32 employees. They provide many services to their clients, including advertising, branding, and market strategy.
     

    Clients

    • Amazon
    • Rotana
    • FLIR
    • ADNOC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A tile and grout restoration and protection company hired Doleep Studios for video production. The team primarily worked on brand activation videos and social media marketing. 

    "The speed of their delivery was impressive."

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  • 28
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Austin, TX

    Headlands Studio is a video production company with a team of fewer than 10 employees based in Austin, Texas. Since its inception in 2019, Headlands Studio has provided video production services to enterprise, mid-market, and small businesses in the advertising, arts, and education sectors. 

    Industries

    Notable Project

    To help a creative agency capture local footage, Headlands Studio conducted interviews and shot B-roll drone footage for a documentary. Some of the interviews were also directed by the client via video call.

    "We were all incredibly pleased with how the Headlands crew framed the footage."

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  • 29
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    Video production agency Prodigium Pictures LLC was founded in 2011. Located in Los Angeles, California, their small team focuses on video production and marketing strategy.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Prodigium Pictures produced a video for a live-captioning company’s app launch. The team collaborated on scriptwriting and did the casting. They edited a shorter and more extended version of the final product.

    “We had a really good partnership that led to absolutely outstanding results.”

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  • 30
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Prahran, Australia

    Dream Engine is a video production and marketing strategy firm based in St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2001, their team of 5 serves clients in the advertising, and education sectors. Services include corporate video, motion graphics, and filming.

    Clients

    • The Good Guys
    • IBM
    • Infosys
    • BBC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A dementia research organization hired Dream Engine to create a video that communicates information about their goals and research. They were involved in all aspects of production.

    "I found the editing process quite extraordinary."

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