Looking for a top documentary video production company in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Francisco Documentary Production Services

  • 1
    $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
    PayPal
    Seagate
    Advance Auto Parts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ALCHEMYcreative produced a short video to support branding efforts for an auto part supplier. After collecting the requirements, they led the filming, performed still photography, and led multiple rounds of edits. After being presented internally, the video received great acclaim from the client’s employees and board of directors for its ability to capture the client’s aesthetic.

    “We appreciated that they were down to earth despite their creative talent. Although they listened to our input, they were innovative and were able to create a fantastic product.  We were lucky to connect with them.” – VP of Professional & Product Marketing, Auto Parts Retailer

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Berkeley CA

    Studio B Films Inc. is a creative and video production agency based in Berkeley, Calif. With a team of 20 employees, they have provided video production, broadcast video, and advertising for midmarket and enterprise businesses since 1992. They work with clients in the IT, consumer products, and advertising industries.
     

    Clients
    Facebook
    Adobe
    Grammarly
    Publicis Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Studio B Films Inc. created a video series for a public science center. They created drafts of the project during pre-production, filmed the video, and finished all of the editing and graphics work. Internal stakeholders were pleased with the final project, and the video series has already been used by over a million children across the United States.

    “We got a lot of positive feedback internally from the publisher; they were so happy with the work. We also got a lot of positive feedback from review panels and school districts on the quality of the videos and what they brought to the curriculum. The level of polish and engagement in the videos helped the curriculum stand out and sell as well as it has.” – Senior Producer, Science Center
     

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Most Likely To is an advertising agency from San Francisco. It was founded in 2017 and now has a team of 6 that works on advertising, branding, digital strategy, media planning & buying, content marketing, and video production for companies of varying sizes.

    Clients
    City of San Francisco
    HBO
    airbnb
    Domino's
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A law firm needed help filling open positions and Most Likely To worked on the brand and online image in order to attract the right candidates. After that project, Most Likely To now conducts out of home advertising campaigns as well as managing their social media presence.

    "They keep us well-informed of all the metrics involved—from click rates to the number of impressions our outdoor advertising has seen. We have been very pleased with their results." — HR Generalist, Law Firm

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Cut Canvas Creative is a creative agency based in San Francisco. The agency, founded in 2012, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, digital strategy, social media marketing, and content marketing services. Cut Canvass Creative serves small and larger-sized companies in various industries that include health care & medical, business services, and consumer products & services. 

    Clients
    TEDx
    Rodan and Fields
    Juventus
    Aspen Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A yoga studio hired Cut Canvas Creative to produce a short video about the studio's main teacher, her teaching approach, and her personal story. The engagement was later expanded to producing virtual courses and promo videos for albums and events. In all of these, Cut Canvas Creative met all of the studio's expectations.

    "We were most impressed by the quality of the footage and the creative editing." - Events and Training Coordinator, Yoga Studio

  • 5
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Gold Front is a brand studio based in San Francisco. Founded in 2013, their team of fewer than 10 employees provides web design, marketing strategy, advertising, branding, and video production services to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses.

    Clients
    Uber
    Slack
    Google
    Jawbone
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Gold Front sharpened the client's brand and positioning. They worked on creating a new landing page, exploring brand position statements, designing a new logo, fonts, sales pitch decks, and other website elements. The client's brand video received more shares than anything else it had ever posted.

    "They are more than designers; they guide you through how you should think about a brand or positioning problem, and then deliver above expectations." – Marketing Department, Instructional Content Platform

  • 6
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Siege Inc. is a creative agency based in San Francisco and founded in 2019 with over two members. They offer video production and social media marketing solutions to clients in the industries of arts, entertainment, and advertising.

    Clients
    Union Bank
    Yelp
    YMCA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Siege Inc. produced videos for a sports firm. The firm worked with Siege Inc. on various video-related projects. Internal stakeholders are so far pleased with the results provided by Siege Inc.

    “Very smooth and efficient. They are always available via email, phone or text.” - Athletic Director, Sports Firm

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    School of Thought is an advertising firm based in San Francisco. Founded in 2008, their team of 25 serves clients in the nonprofit sector. Services include marketing strategy and SMM.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    School of Thought executed a multi-channel campaign for an anti-pollution nonprofit. The team delivered high-quality work. Their research skills were a highlight of the engagement.

    “Their creativity and stakeholder management stands out.” – Director, Anti-Pollution Nonprofit

  • 8
    Undisclosed
    Freelancer
    Santa Rosa CA

    Video Spark Productions is a freelance studio based in Santa Rosa, Calif. Since 2010, they have offered video production and corporate photography solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of arts, advertising, and business services.

    Clients
    Sally Christian Music
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Video Spark Productions produced videos for a music company. The company wanted to educational and performance videos to promote their YouTube channel. The videos have helped generate digital purchases and revenue for the company.

    “Apart from handling all the filming and editing, Video Spark Productions also helps us develop the script and story of each video.” - Business Manager, Music Company

  • 9
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Idea2Form is a full-service collaborative design studio founded in 2018 and based in Oakland, Calif. Their team of more than 10 offers branding, social media marketing, and web design solutions to clients that work in industries such as nonprofit, education, and arts.

    Clients
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    California Community Foundation
    Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Idea2Form provided branding solutions for an entrepreneur social organization. The organization tasked Idea2Form with developing a design and communications strategy for their brand. Idea2Form helped secure funding for the organization for multiple years.

    “Idea2Form appears a values-driven firm that delivers fresh work for contemporary initiatives.” - Director of Partnership Mnagement, Entrepreneur Social Organization

  • 10
    $5,000+
    Freelancer
    Daly City CA

    HUVIDEOS, an advertising company, was established in 2018. Their small team is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt and London, United Kingdom. The agency provides advertising, broadcast video, video production, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    HUVIDEOS was hired by a news channel to provide video production services. This involves capturing the client’s vision through the video editing of short documentaries, news stories, and other video content.

    ‘‘They’re great at understanding the work and the client’s vision to implement it on the deliverables.’’

  • 11
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Based in San Francisco, California, Bonfire Labs is a video production company. The small company was launched in 1991. Their team provides video production, broadcast video, branding, and marketing strategy.
  • 12
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Advertising company Across the Pond was founded in 2008. Their small team is located in London, United Kingdom; San Francisco, California and Singapore, Singapore. Their services include advertising, branding, video production, content marketing, and more.
    Industries
  • 17
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Vibrant Films is a video production agency headquartered in San Francisco, California. They specialize in video production and were established in 2010.
  • 19
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    Still N Motion is a video production company launched in 1982. Their small team is based in San Jose, California and provides video production, digital strategy, and content marketing.
    Industries
  • 20
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Clara CA
    Located in Santa Clara, California, Spiral Moon Media is a video production agency. The small team specializes in video production. The firm was founded in 2010.
    Industries
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Richmond CA
    Skycar Creative is a small graphic design company and video production company launched in 2014. Their team provides graphic design and video production. The company is headquartered in Richmond, California.
  • 22
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA
    IMediaBay is a midsize video production agency. Based in San Jose, California and Chennai, India, the company was established in 2013. Their team offers video production, ux/ui design, graphic design, print design, and more.
  • 23
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Antioch CA
    Mike & Mike Media is a content marketing company. Founded in 2000, the small firm is based in Antioch, California. Their services include content marketing, video production, and social media marketing.
  • 24
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    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA
    Where Media Meets Studio is an advertising company in Oakland, California. The small firm was founded in 2010. Their services include advertising, graphic design, video production, and web design.
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Form & Fiction is a small advertising company. The San Francisco, California-based company was established in 2013. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, and video production.
  • 26
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    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Rafael CA
    Belmondo Studios is a San Rafael, California-based UX design company. The small team provides ux/ui design, video production, branding, graphic design, and more. The agency was established in 2012.
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  • 27
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Clara CA
    Accounting company AScaleX is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The small team focuses on accounting, branding, email marketing, and video production. The company was established in 2019.
  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    IStudios Media is a video production company launched in 2015. They are headquartered in San Jose, California and Phoenix, Arizona and have a small team. Their services include video production, web design, search engine optimization, digital strategy, and more.
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  • 29
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Livermore CA
    NIA Creative is a Livermore, California-based social media marketing firm. The small team offers social media marketing, video production, advertising, branding, and more. The company was launched in 1996.
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