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Top 100 Documentary Production Companies

May 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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    • $1,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Inglewood, CA

    Lemonlight is a video productions agency headquartered in Marina Del Ray, Calif. It also has offices in Miami, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, and Austin, Texas. Its team of 39 employees specializes in video production, content marketing, and broadcast video. It was founded in 2010 and works mostly with mid-market firms. 

    Clients

    • Lemonlight works with brands of all sizes. Notable clients include Hyatt
    • Audi
    • Accenture
    • Uber

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Lemonlight was hired by a software development company for their video production services. Their main task was to lead the production of two promotional videos highlighting the client's key services.

    "We were very satisfied with how smooth the whole process was."

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  • 2
    • $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

    A tourism agency hired Signature Video Group to provide video production. They created a series of videos to demonstrate available career opportunities within the hospitality and tourism industry as a whole.

    "They were communicative throughout the process and were on the ball with everything they did."

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  • 3
    • $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

    Notable Project

    Bottle Rocket Media produced five product videos for a healthcare software company. They used the client’s script while handling the animation, editing, and voice-over. 

    "Their team took our in-house concepts and pushed them in more engaging directions."

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  • 4
    • 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 provides video production services for a commercial bakery. Their team has produced three commercials featuring the partner's cake bite brand for social media, television, and online viewership.

    “Storyfarm is very easy and fun to work with.”

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  • 5
    • 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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    • 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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  • 7
    • $5,000+
    • 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

    As a pressing deadline approaches, a creative production agency hired Chase a cloud to develop an animated film on short notice. The vendor's creativity and enthusiasm drew the client to them.

    "I was very happy with the enthusiasm in making sure the content was well-polished despite the tight deadlines."

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  • 8
    • $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

    After collaborating with the client on the script, Prosper Digital TV produced prerecorded videos for an event. It includes interviews and montages. Then, they also filmed and livestreamed the event itself.

    "The quality of their work was fantastic. Our internal team really noticed how professional the videos were."

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  • 9
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Bainbridge Island, WA

    Video production company Vignette Creative was launched in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value]. Based in Bainbridge Island, Washington, their small team offers video production and corporate photography.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Vignette Creative was hired by a technology company to produce photo and video assets for their programs' launch. They were tasked with coordinating with the client's customers and shooting footage.

    "They were a small but incredibly efficient group."

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  • 10
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Geronimo Boy Film is a London-based studio founded in 2017 with fewer than 10 members. They specialize in video production solutions for small businesses in the fields of advertising, arts, and health care.

    Clients

    • Toyota
    • Shiseido
    • Johnson's
    • Cath Kidson

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Geronimo Boy Film supports film production for third-party music and commercial clients. This has involved talent networking and crew building in projects ranging from a music video to an orchestra commercial.

    "I'm impressed by their original and bold approach to creative work and their cost-saving ability."

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    • 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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  • 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
    • $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 documentary that would detail an organization's work alongside the government of Ghana. The team met with the client, developed a brief, and then traveled internationally to film on location. The client praised the final cut of the video and cited improved online metrics.

    “First of all, they produced a beautiful video that was very visually appealing–we've posted it with pride on our website and social media channels. We believe that also led to an increase in online traffic and engagement.” — Deputy Chief, International Organization

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  • 14
    • $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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    • 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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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Randburg, South Africa

    Oliver Karstel - Video Production Company is a small Randburg, South Africa-based video production company. They specialize in video production, corporate photography, content marketing, and web design and were founded in 2012.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Oliver Karstel - Video Production Company provides photography and video production services for an engineering company. They’ve filmed and edited a health and safety video and two corporate videos.

    "Oliver brings positive energy to any project."

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  • 17
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Culver City, CA

    Founded in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value], FS MEDIA | FOOD STEEZ is a video production agency. They are in Culver City, California and have a small team. The company specializes in 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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  • 18
    • $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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  • 19
    • 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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  • 20
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    ALCHEMYcreative is a San Francisco-based video production company that started in 2010. Equipped with 9 employees, this firm provides video production and content marketing services to mainly mid-market and enterprise companies. They focus on commercial video, corporate video, and documentaries, with skills in 2D animation and motion graphics.

    Clients

    • Adobe
    • Salesforce
    • Advance Auto Parts
    • Walmart

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ALCHEMYcreative produced a short sizzle film for the annual kickoff event of a software company. They drafted the script, sourced and created the graphics, and tied everything together into a video.

    "Huge praise to the team for embedding themselves in the Salesforce brand!"

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  • 21
    • 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

    A holding company partnered with handplayed to produce a 32-second commercial. After helping with the script, storyboard, and casting, the team managed the entire production to postproduction process.

    "They made things happen. They were not afraid to tell us when an idea wasn’t great."

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  • 22
    • $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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  • 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 is a video production agency established in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value]. The small Brooklyn, New York-based team offers video production, broadcast video, corporate photography, and social media marketing.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    No Frames helps a global creative production agency with video production. After discussing the client’s budget and needs, they've ideated accordingly, made a quotation, and managed the production processes.

    "They're intelligent, kind, and super assertive."

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  • 24
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Darlinghurst, Australia

    SIXTYFOUR FILMS is a video production company in Sydney. Founded in 2012, they have less than 10 employees who serve clients in the advertising and arts and entertainment industries. 

    Clients

    • Afterpay
    • Loreal
    • Software
    • TMGM

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Story Machine was hired by a personal care company to produce videos and stills content for their local media campaign. They developed the creative concept and managed the entire production process.

    "We were impressed with the team's creativity, vision, and the high quality of the content they produced."

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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
    • $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 an announcement video to declare the winners at a literary organization's festival. The team created shorter-length videos for Instagram and is now working on a different project.

    "They know exactly what they need to have and do to deliver our needs."

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  • 28
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Collinsville, IL

    24Frames, Inc. is a video production company based in Collinsville, Ill. Founded in 2014, this company has 15 employees. 24Frames, Inc. specializes in video production services for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients

    • Anheuser-Busch
    • American Cancer Society
    • YMCA of USA
    • Miler-Coors

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A commercial real estate firm employed 24Frames, Inc. to produce branding and marketing videos. They created videos to showcase the company's property management and brokerage services.

    "They always find a way to tell our story in an interesting way."

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  • 29
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    By The Booth is a video design agency based in Toronto, Canada. With a small team of 5 members, they specialize in video production and primarily serve clients in the advertising and marketing, consumer products & services and healthcare and medical industries. 

    Clients

    • Coca-Cola
    • Samsung
    • Uber
    • Onlia Insurance

    Industries

    Notable Project

    By The Booth produced a video for a brewery chain. The team created storyboards, cleaned these up dramatically, and illustrated video frames (animatic, line work, animating, coloring).

    "They were super speedy and were able to deliver such a high-quality video."

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  • 30
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Bnei Brak, Israel

    Highlight Films Israel is a production services house established in 1998 based in Bnei Brak, Israel. With a 12-person team, the company provides assistance with video production, broadcast videos, and corporate photography to the advertising and entertainment industries. They specialize in documentaries, brand videos, and commercial videos.

    Clients

    • Netflix
    • BBC
    • National Geographic
    • History Channel

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Highlight Films Israel was commissioned by a film company to execute a film shoot. Highlight Films Israel aided in the logistics and equipment for production, complete with fixers for handling permits and any issues that may arise. 

    "Highlight Films Israel exhibits excellent communication skills. There was no language barrier. They were knowledgeable about the happenings within Israel." - Head of Production, Film Company

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