The Best Documentary Production Services in LA

Looking for a top documentary video production company in Los Angeles?

The main benefits of hiring a documentary filmmaker are expertise and resources. A documentary company will have the equipment and trained video producers to create a stellar documentary. They also will have knowledge and experience of documentary storyboarding and production. Some documentary production companies even help you market your documentary using their connections in the industry.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top documentary companies in Los Angeles. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Los Angeles Documentary Production Services

  • 1

    Miller/Datri Entertainment

    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.

    Notable Project

    Miller/Datri Entertainment was tasked with creating a promotional video for a gaming company. The video served as an explainer for potential investors, and the client reported significant growth as a result of Miller/Datri Entertainment's work.

    "They accommodated all our requests and needs and went above and beyond." CEO, Gaming Company

    Former clients
    Forbes
    Gore-Tex
    WeatherBug
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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    Lemonlight

    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. 

    Notable Project

    An independent school hired Lemonlight to produce branding videos to show prospective families.  Lemonlight scripted, produced, and gave feedback on the final, 90-second product. The client was so impressed by the video that they have asked the team at Lemonlight to film and create additional content. The client was impressed with the team at Lemonlight's professionalism. 

    "We were happy they were really easy to work with. The two onsite crew members that came the day of the shoot were fantastic. They were really considerate and thoughtful but also engaged with the people they were shooting. They knew all the right questions to ask which made everything easy and seamless." – Head of School, Independent School

    Former clients
    Hyatt
    Audi
    Uber
    Accenture
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Inglewood, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2018 FORBES Best Entrepreneurial Companies in the United States

  • 3

    King Toledo

    King Toledo is a full-service production company based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2011, this company has three employees and specializes in video production and broadcast video for businesses of various sizes.

    Notable Project

    King Toledo was responsible for creating a video for a biotechnology company. The project involved creating storyboards, conducting interviews, filming the video, and editing the footage. The client reported that the resulting video helped to bring satisfying levels of traffic to their site, exceeding their expectations and getting over 40,000 views.

    "King Toledo's delivery was ALWAYS on time and eloquent in its delivery. From the original treatment to our project plans, communication strategy and production schedule everything was perfectly timed and delivered." Marketing Strategist, Biotechnology Company

    Former clients
    Amgen Living Spaces
    Mashable
    Cadillac
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Mane Co

    Mane Co. is a digital creative agency based in San Clemente, Calif. The agency, founded in 2016, is a team of less than ten that provides video production services to various companies. 

    Notable Project

    Mane Co was hired by a Sports Club to produce a series of marketing videos for advertising purposes. The videos, used in the Sports Club's Facebook and Instagram ads, produced good numbers. 

    "Just looking at the work that they do and the quality of their footage alone, you can tell that they offer the whole package." - Head of Production, Sports Club 

    Former clients
    Apple
    LG
    Nike
    Starbucks
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Left Productions

    Left Productions is an media production company headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Paris and London. Left Productions' team of 23 employees offer video production, advertising, and content marketing services. The firm was founded in 2012. 

    Notable Project

    Left Productions produced educational videos to increase brand awareness for a SaaS video company. Left Productions created a variety of videos for the client including testimonials, company overviews, and conference coverage.  Left Productions offered a high level of customer service and responsiveness.

    "Their level of service is great and they’re very responsive. As a B2B startup, their cost effectiveness is very important to us, as is the high level and quality of their customer service." – Product Marketing, SaaS Video Company

    Former clients
    Grant's Whiskey
    Planet Photo
    Saint Laurent
    Nutella
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    17 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 W3 Awards- Gold (3) , Silver (1)

  • 6

    Fluid Films Productions Inc

    Fluid Films Productions Inc is a video production and marketing agency located in L.A. They have about one employee. Since 1998, they have provided video production and branding services to a wide array of clients. 

    Notable Project

    Fluid Films Productions Inc provided full scale production services, creating a video that highlighted the standard of education, research, and community service for university division. They filmed, conducted interviews, and edited the content. They offered valuable creative direction and delivered a final product that impressed internal stakeholders. 

    "All of their work was conducted with the highest level of professionalism."— Public Relations Manager, University Division

    Former clients
    Toyota
    Subaru
    Red Bull
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    New York Festivals , X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival , Newport Beach Film Festival

  • 7

    Highline Studios

    Founded in 2004, Highline Studios is a video production company based in Los Angeles. Their team of two employees provides video production, broadcast video, and branding services.

    Notable Project

    Highline Studios produced a video for a construction client. The video has been posted to the company website and Youtube and has received positive feedback from consumers.

    "Everything from the pre-production, filming, editing was handled with strong attention to detail." –Project Manager, Construction Company

    Former clients
    Vanity Fair
    Aecom
    Speedo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Journeymen Studios

    Journeymen Studios is a Los Angeles-based freelance studio. Since 2012, they have provided video production solutions to clients ranging from small companies to large businesses in the industries of advertising, manufacturing, and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Journeymen Studios produced videos for a culinary cannabis company. The company was looking to create a template that would be used for more than 120 recipe videos. The videos were made successfully and reflected the brand’s image well.

    “We couldn't have asked for a better partner to handle video for us.” - CEO, Culinary Cannabis Company

    Former clients
    Watts Water Technologies
    Master Control Systems
    GHA Autism Supports
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Column Five

    Column Five is a creative agency founded in 2009. They are based in Irvine, Calif., and have an office in Brooklyn, N.Y. Their 57-person team provides content marketing, public relations, and video production services to their clients in the advertising & marketing and business services industries. 

    Notable Project

    Column Five designed a full-service campaign to market an update for a popular web browser. They build a site and carried out SEM, email marketing, and social media marketing to drive awareness for the campaign. Their efforts brought positive impressions for the commonly ridiculed browser, which earn laud from the client. 

    "One of the things that makes them so strong as an agency is the fact that they pride themselves on being client-led. They are an extension of your team. There is no ego and no attitude to the way that they work." – Creative Technologist, Web Browswer

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    A&E
    Nike
    LinkedIn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Costa Mesa, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Xpedition Media

    Video production and consulting agency Xpedition Media was founded in 2016. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Mountain View, Calif. they have a team of 23. They specialize in video production and marketing.

    Notable Project

    Xpedition Media worked with a search engine to produce a video and implement this video into a campaign. They worked on editing and sourcing throughout the production process. The client appreciated their positive attitude and flexibility.

    “From initial production to final strategy, Xpedition Media capably handled every step of the process.” – Associate Product Marketing Manager, Search Engine

    Former clients
    Google
    YouTube
    Android
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 11

    ALTO Visuals

    Founded in 2016, ALTO Visuals is a video production agency. Their team of around 10 employees is based in Los Angeles. The team focuses solely on video production.

    Notable Project

    ALTO Visuals produced multiple videos for a clothing company. They helped with 3 campaigns over the course of a few years. The team was responsible for film photography, studio and lifestyle photography, and video direction. 

    "Every single time we’ve done a promotion with ALTO Visuals, it’s driven sales by at least 200%." – Creative Director, Clothing Company

    Former clients
    Based Inc.
    Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle
    Footlocker
    Republic Records
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 12

    VISIONSOUND FILMS

    VISIONSOUND FILMS is a video production firm based in Anaheim, Calif. Founded in 1995, their team of 8 serves clients in the advertising, hospitality, and consumer services sectors. Services include web and social media campaigns.

    Notable Project

    “VISIONSOUND FILMS filmed a law school’s graduation ceremony. The team delivered high quality work and has a quick turnaround time.” – Assistant Director, University

    Southern California Edison, UCLA, The Marvin Group, Verizon, CalOptima, State of California

    Former clients
    Southern California Edison
    UCLA
    The Marvin Group
    Verizon, CalOptima
    State of California
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 13
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    Rightlane Productions

    Rightlane Productions is a creative media agency based in Burbank, Calif., with an office in Kings Cross, UK. The agency, founded in 2018, has a team of less than ten that provides video production and content marketing services to various companies and institutions.  

    Notable Project

    A business acceleration platform hired Rightlane Productions to provide videography and photography services of an event the former is hosting. While the outcomes of the event and the photography and videography services have yet to be determined, Rightlane Productions went the extra mile in producing an additional video to honor the late founder of the platform who passed away shortly after the event.

    "It didn't feel like it was between 'their team' and 'ours.' It felt like we were one team working together on the same dream." - Executive Producer & VP, business acceleration platform

    Former clients
    Under Armour
    Children's Institute
    Will Smith
    Nike
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place BURBANK, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    The Human Expansion Co.

    The Human Expansion Co. is a full-service commercial film and photo content studio based in Santa Monic, Calif. The company was founded in 2016 and now has a team of 3 that works on video production, broadcast video, branding, and AR/VR development for mostly large and mid-size companies.

    Notable Project

    The Human Expansion Co. produced two promotional videos for a bicycle company’s Kickstarter campaign. To help the client launch their new product, the team created scripts and storyboards and coordinated with an animation studio to produce engaging content.

    "We've posted the videos on Instagram and YouTube, and the quality has been great. The shots were pretty wide-ranging from drone work to very macro and close shots of the bike. People loved the dynamic shots of our bike, and they really captured what it's like to ride through the city." — General Manager, Bicycle Company

    Former clients
    Marriott
    American Express
    Marie Claire
    Ford
    Urban Decay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Santa Monica, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    VideoFresh | Video Production Services

    VideoFresh | Video Production Services is a video production agency in Pasadena, Calif. Their employees serve mostly midmarket and small-business clients in the consumer products, e-commerce, and business sectors. They specialize in video production.

    Notable Project

    VideoFresh | Video Production Services handled video production efforts for a landscape plants manufacturer. They produced 12 videos interviewing craftsmen, internal team members, and gardening designers. The videos were well-received and boast high quality.

    "All-in-all, they executed everything really well." –Digital Marketing Director, Landscape Plants Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Vanity Planet
    Kaiser Permanente
    Habitat for Humanity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Pasadena, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    7 Wonders Cinema

    7 Wonders Cinema is a digital video partner founded in 2015 in Ardmore, Pa., with a secondary location in West Hollywood, Calif. With nearly 10 team members on board, they mainly offer video production services but also content marketing, advertising, corporate photography, and more. Their main clients consist of medium-sized businesses across healthcare, IT, and advertising industries, among others.

    Notable Project

    7 Wonders Cinema produced several graphics and video clips for a wellness company that needed ads for TV and more. Through a smooth process and several rounds of drafts, the team delivered ads that performed really well for the client. Their communication and organization stood out.

    "The final product came out exactly as we hoped - actually, it came out better." – CEO, Wellness Company

    Former clients
    Comcast
    The Atlantic
    Blue Shield of California
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place West Hollywood, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Tiny Giants Co

    Tiny Giants Co is a creative branding company based in Los Angeles with offices in Baulkham Hills, Australia, and in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company, founded in 2006, has a team of around ten that provides, among others, branding, video production, and digital strategy services to small and midmarket companies and institutions.

    Notable Project

    A pharmaceutical company hired Tiny Giants Co to create compelling digital assets -- a three-minute video and a two-minute 2D animated video -- that tell patients' stories and how the company is patient-centric. Tiny Giants Co delivered the digital assets within three-week timeframe and exceeded the company's expectations in terms of the quality.

    "They are always highly creative, very organized, respond well to the brief and are empathetic and caring when working with patients and their families." - External Relations Manager, Pharmaceutical Company 

    Former clients
    Hillsong
    AACO
    Baxter Health Care
    87 North
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 19

    The Blue Agency

    Since 2019, The Blue Agency has served as the formal business of its owner, Louis Anastas and his wealth of video production, content marketing, and web design experience. His team of around 2–10 is based out of headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and largely focuses on the aerospace and tech industries.

    Notable Project

    The Blue Agency team provided video consultation and production services to a contracting company, helping them to write, storyboard, and manage the shoots of various informational and promotional videos. The relationship is almost completely seamless, and the client has been consistently satisfied with the results of the projects.

    "Louis is even able to put our executive team at ease and is able to get great material out of just a regular conversation with a person. I’ve gotten an incredible number of compliments from people who love working with him." — Creative Director, Contracting Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Sauvage Productions

    Sauvage Productions is a video production company founded in 2017 and headquartered in Los Angeles. The team consists of less than 10 employees who specialize in video production.

    Notable Project

    Sauvage Productions partnered with a hospitality firm. They provided videos advertising events their client was planning. The team helped increase event attendance for their partner. 

    “They're very creative. We haven't had an opportunity to use their creativity to full extent, but I'd like to leverage that strength in the future.” – Director of Marketing and Partnerships, Hospitality Company
     

    Former clients
    Reel
    Bissell
    Break-Up
    Pantene
    WeWork
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Seal Media

    Seal Media is a studio founded in 2007 with fewer than 10 professionals. They offer video production, digital strategy, and content marketing solution from their office in Costa Mesa, Calif. They mainly work with small and mid-market businesses.

    Notable Project

    Seal Media provided social media and digital marketing solutions for a deli restaurant. The restaurant has Seal Media manage their social media accounts and newsletters. The campaigns run by Seal Media have been met with positive feedback.

    “I like that they take it upon themselves to call and tell me about doing photos and other things.” - Manager, Deli Restaurant

    Former clients
    Benjies NY Deli
    Dr. Paul Nassif
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Costa Mesa, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    MINIM

    MINIM is a video production agency in Costa Mesa, Calif. Founded in 2017, the team of 30+ provides a range of production and video services to small, midmarket, and enterprise clients. 

    Notable Project

    MINIM produced a series of internal training videos for a sales and marketing company. They owned the project from end-to-end – creating a script, filming, and postproduction. They also provided creative advice for the client and produced a client-facing video after a core product launch. The client was impressed with their committment to quality service. 

    "They were personable and passionate about their work. Their team makes sure that people like them and their quality of work. That will always stick in my mind." – Director of Training, Sales & Marketing Company

    Former clients
    AT&T
    Microsoft
    BDS Marketing
    Gorjana
    Harley Davidson
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Costa Mesa, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Production M

    Production M is a Los Angeles based video production company. They were founded in 2018 and have a team of four employees. They specialize in video production.

    Notable Project

    Production M made a short form show for a children’s media company. They produced the show to be aired on Facebook Watch. They provided the materials and talent, filmed the show, and edited it for the client. The client was impressed with the quality of their service.

    “The series has more than a million views. We were quite happy with that and our Facebook marketing efforts.” – Marketing Director, Children’s Media Company
     

    Former clients
    Trophy Smack
    Soul Pancake
    Firework
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Studio City, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Nomad Endeavors

    Nomad Endeavors is a Los Angeles-based media and marketing agency founded in 2020 with fewer than 10 members. They specialize in video production, branding, and digital strategy for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of IT and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Nomad Endeavors provided digital marketing services for a hair salon. The salon wanted to increase signups for their annual international club. Nomad Endeavors helped generate 25% more signups through marketing efforts.

    “Everything from start to finish was seamless, their team was very professional, they always came on time, and the outcome was amazing.” - President of Marketing, Hair Salon

    Former clients
    Apex.AI
    Ortiz World Wealth
    Sony PlayStation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    Kaizen Sigma LLC

    Founded in 2018, Kaizen Sigma LLC is located in Los Angeles. With nearly 10 employees, they provide content marketing, social media marketing, and business consulting to midmarket and small businesses. They focus on media, arts, entertainment, music, advertising, and marketing industries. 

    Notable Project

    Kaizen Sigma LLC designed the inside of a book for an author. Everything worked out great for the client.

    "Everything was great." –Author, Generational Book

    Former clients
    Optimal Life Medical Center
    Family Legal Firm LLP
    Gals N' Gowns
    Fit4Life
    BMW of San Francisco
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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