List of the Best Documentary Companies

  • 1
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 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
    D.C. United
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Early Light Media recently worked on video production for an internet marketplace. They created short-form reputational videos for that client.

    “We've gotten great feedback, as far as it being well produced and professional looking. It was very good movie-grade material and very compelling with how it all came together.” — Senior Content Creator, Internet Marketplace

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    Blue Chalk Media is a New York-based production company. They were founded in 2013 and have a team of 48 employees who specialize in video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography. 

    Clients
    Food Network
    Freedom House
    The Weather Channel
    Notable Project

    Blue Chalk Media created 4 videos for a medical charity foundation. They filmed, edited, and produced documentaries detailing the process of caring for different medical issues in a developing country. The client reported that the videos have been extremely successful at raising awareness of their organization’s efforts and that one of the videos has more than 21 million views.

    “They brought a tremendous amount of awareness to our organization. Viewers noted that the videos were impactful, emotional, and beautifully filmed.” – Former Director of Strategic Projects, Medical Charity Foundation
     

  • 3
    $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
    AARP
    United Nations
    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

  • 4
    $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
    Fallsview Casino
    Boston Pizza
    Ontario Tourism
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Signature Video Group took on a video production project for a home insurance company. The project involved planning shoots, filming, editing, and publishing the final videos. 

    "Their support for our team has had a huge impact on my staff’s stress levels just by being consistent and providing a vendor we can always count on for really high-quality work. They also go out of their way to source really cutting-edge camera technologies for our shoots, which helps make us look incredibly professional." Digital Product Analyst, Home Insurance Company

  • 5
    $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

  • 6
    $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
    Google
    McDonald’s
    Starbucks
    ADIDAS
    Notable Project

    Bottle Rocket Media produced video testimonials for an advertising software agency. They met with the client before filming to discuss goals and strategy, and then delivered a complete project on-time and on-budget. The finished project was well-received by viewers and provides credibility for the client.

    “The Bottle Rocket team was very quick to respond, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. Scheduling was easy and flexible.” – Product Marketing Manager, Advertising Software Agency
     

  • 7
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Umault is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2010, this company has six employees. Umault exclusively specializes in video production services for small, mid-sized, and larger businesses.

    Clients
    Dell
    MassMutual
    Deloitte
    APA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Umault produced an 8-part video series for a management consulting firm. The project involve pre and post-production processes, including the creation of teaser trailers. The final videos were viewed hundreds of thousands of times, triggering a great increase in site views and inquiries for the client as well.

    "They created a masterpiece that I’m personally proud of. More importantly, it’s had a dramatic impact on our audiences, substantially more views than the platform we launched it on usually sees." - Research Director, Management Consulting Firm

  • 8
    $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
    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

  • 9
    $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
    Microsoft
    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

  • 10
    $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
    Westinghouse
    The Ellis School
    Yelp
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Covalent produced two animated videos for a third-party client of an advertising and marketing company. They prioritized clarity and storytelling in their work to convey the value of a new healthcare brand. Working closely with their partner on revisions, they demonstrated a commitment to quality and a strong understanding of the end client’s needs.

    “In the world of technology, one of their greatest strengths is their people skills. They’re honest and willing to have hard talks with us without hiding information. The team is full of engaging artists, always thinking about the process, not the product.” – Owner & Chief Creative Officer, Advertising & Marketing Company

  • 11
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Leesburg VA

    Distant Moon is a video production studio founded in Leesburg, Va. in 2014 with no more than 10 professionals. They provide video production, branding, and marketing strategy services to small and medium-sized businesses alike.

    Clients
    Google
    Stella Artois
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Distant Moon produced videos for a policy advocacy nonprofit. The nonprofit was in need of media to communicate better with their community online. The nonprofit’s internal staff are happy with the videos.

    “They’ve built a strong relationship over the years, so they generally understand our needs from the start.” - Marketing, Policy Advocacy Nonprofit

  • 12
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    St Kilda 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

    Dream Engine created a video for a dementia research organization. It created a sense of emotional engagement and the team was considerate throughout the process.

    “Everything surprised me in a lovely way.” – Communications Manager, Dementia Organization,

  • 13
    $10,000+
    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
    Real Estate Arts
    National Retail Federation
    DC Education Fund
    NRF Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LAI Video helped an education nonprofit partner recognize educational professionals at an awards ceremony by creating tribute videos for each recipient. The partnership began two years ago and requires producing eight, two-minute videos for the ceremony. To keep the videos unique, LAI Video used its trademark approach to gathering information: They interviewed each award recipient, pieced the information together to create a storyboard, held multiple video shoots, and wove the stories together. They orchestrated a surprise moment to capture each recipient being notified to show the real emotion and impact of the award. It created an unpredictable story with an authentic feel.

    "Their project manager will reach out to us months ahead of filming to start intro conversations. LAI is flexible and they always bring new ideas to the table. They’re customer-oriented and do a great job of implementing our insights into the final vision." – Development Manager, Education Nonprofit Partner

  • 14
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Austin TX

    Digital agency Subvrsive was founded in 2015. Based in Austin, Texas, Subvrsive and their team of 17 specializes in AR/VR development, video production, and custom software development. 

    Clients
    Lionsgate Entertainment
    Showtime
    Google
    Ford
    Notable Project

    Subvrsive designed a 360 AR/VR application for an advertising agency. The app allows users to interact with the business owners. The client was extremely impressed with Subvrsive's dedication.

    "One of the most exciting parts of working with them is that they took our pre-existing concepts and ideas, and pushed them out of the box." — Senior Strategist, Global Advertising Agency 

  • 15
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom
    RD Content, a video production agency, is headquartered in London, United Kingdom; Downtown Core, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They provide video production, digital strategy, and marketing strategy and were launched in 2009.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An interior design company partnered with RD Content in order to produce a video that showcased who they were as well as their services on offer.

    "The on the spot engagement was very impressive and we were made to feel very relaxed when interviewing."

  • 16
    $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
    Association of Fundraising Professionals
    Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
    George Mason University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    5:00 Films & Media did marketing films for a trade association. The client puts on a large conference each year, and they wanted to create video content to market the conference. The client provided content to the company, and they produced and filmed the video for the client. The video included a variety of interviews, and the client was happy with the company’s work, and they received positive feedback. 

    “Their work is really good. We're getting very high marks for the new program. It’s completely different and better than what we’d done before.” — Director of Communications, Trade Association
     

  • 17
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    West Hollywood CA

    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.

    Clients
    Amgen Living Spaces
    Mashable
    Cadillac
    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

  • 18
    $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
    Egyptian Super Cup
    Emaar
    Pepsico
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Doleep Studios produces videos for a fitness company. They crafted these videos and provided professional photography services. They then helped the client distribute the video materials on social media, generating frequent leads for the company.

    “The system of getting the video content and rating it, and the lead generation part was very sophisticated and had great impact on our sales.” – Marketing Manager, Fitness Company
     

  • 19
    $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
     

  • 20
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Poznań Poland

    Craftoon is a video production company headquartered in Poznan, Polan, with an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Founded in 2017, Craftoon's team of more than 10 employees offer video production services. 

    Clients
    Archdesk
    Microsoft
    Eurovision
    Biz Bank
    Notable Project

    Craftoon worked with a grain silos company to produce five videos. The videos featured 3D animation and live action footage. The client reported an increase in sales and brand recognition due to Craftoon's videos. It appreciated the levels of quality and personalized offered by Craftoon. 

    "The products they delivered were of remarkable quality. Our customers understand the content Craftoon produced and that’s the most important factor. They provided a customized solution to meet our needs." - Head of Growth, Grain Silos Company 

  • 21
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    Founded in 2012 as a video production company, Good Brother has a small team of about 15 employees. They work out of an office in Brooklyn, N.Y., serving clients in numerous industries, including advertising and marketing, arts and entertainment, consumer products, transportation, and nonprofits. Their specialization in video production spans creative development, copywriting, production, and post-production for commercials, marketing campaigns, virtual reality, and social media.

    Clients
    CitiBike
    NBC Universal
    Oxygen Media
    Panasonic
    Notable Project

    A youth mentorship nonprofit hired Good Brother to create a video for an upcoming event. The nonprofit had images to include and a tight budget and timeline. But, Good Brother was able to develop a creative video that met all the client's demands.

    "I appreciated their response time and how willing they were to deliver on short notice. We needed to submit the presentation to our event venue within the hour." – Administrator, Youth Mentorship Nonprofit

  • 22
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 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
    Hyatt
    Audi
    Uber
    Accenture
    Industries
    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

  • 23
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Worcester MA

    Votary Films is a studio founded in Worcester, Mass. in 2007 with no more than 50 professionals. They specialize in video production and digital strategy solutions for small and mid-market agencies in the fields of business services, nonprofit, and education.

    Clients
    US Army
    MIT
    Fidelity Investments
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Votary Films produced a video for a carpentry shop. The video was a testimonial that was designed to gain the trust of potential customers. The video has made a positive impact on the overall business.

    “They traveled a lot as a team, and it showed in their relationship dynamic.” - Owner, Carpentry Shop

  • 24
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 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
    American Cancer Society
    Anheuser-Busch
    YMCA of USA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    24Frames, Inc. created a promotional video for an electronics company. The video was created to market a new product. 24Frames, Inc. was responsible for filming and editing the entire video. The client reported satisfaction with the video and didn't need to request any changes with the final product.

    "I was thoroughly impressed with the quality, the timing and how he was able to generate exactly what we (or better than) envisioned from one short meeting." Marketing Director, Electronics Company

  • 25
    $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
    Telenor
    EVN
    KitKat
    Absolut Vodka
    Industries
    Notable Project

    handplayed provided video production services for a grocery store retailer. Their team produced six videos featuring a luxury beef meat. The videos were a huge success, and handplayed's passion comes across their work.

    "They think outside the brief and try to bring additional value to the work." –Marketing Consultant, Lidl

  • 26
    $1,000+
    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
    Johnson&Johnson
    National Geographic
    Nat Geo Kids
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Chase A Cloud provides ongoing full-cycle video production services for a creative platform. They created both live action and animated videos. Some of their videos have attracted tens of millions of views and high levels of engagement.

    "The reason we have worked with them over and over again is that they're very dependable, they put everything into the project, always meet deadlines, and are very responsive to feedback." Executive Producer, Creative Platform

  • 27
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Wollongong Australia

    Why Documentaries is an independent video production house based out of West Wollongong, Australia. Founded in 2000 and with a team of about 10 employees, they provide multicultural marketing through video content for small businesses across government, education, and other sectors. Their main services include video production, digital strategy, and transcription services.

    Clients
    NSW Government - Department of Education
    NSW Office of Gaming and Liquor
    National Ageing Research Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Why Documentaries produced 8 short videos as part of a series for an education management organization that had the goal of showcasing the benefits of their school program. They took charge of selecting students and staff to interview and helped to create a storyline, resulting in a series of 3-minute videos that sparked positive comments across all shareholders. 

    "Communication was very effective." –Former Senior Policy Officer, Education Department

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Clemente CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Apple
    LG
    Nike
    Starbucks
    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 

  • 29
    $10,000+
    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
    MTM
    Amalgamated Bank
    Accelerate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prosper Digital TV was once tasked by a legal services firm to create a video that showcased their work. The resulting commercial produced by Prosper Digital TV ended up getting over 100,000 views on YouTube, with greatly increased demand for the product in the commercial and more conversions overall.

    "I was very impressed by the caliber of the actors and the crew. Their prices were also very reasonable, and the other companies in our award category paid much more to other agencies." - Vice President of International Digital Marketing, Legal Services Firm

  • 30
    $5,000+
    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.

    Clients
    Uber
    American Standard
    Under Armour
    American University
    Notable Project

    Storyfarm produced around 30 different videos for a healthcare company, dealing with informational, marketing, and sales focuses. Storyfarm also provides extensive editing services to the videos they produce. The client has developed a lot of trust in the team at Storyfarm. 

    "The level of trust I have with them doesn’t require me to reach out for RFPs anymore. I can’t put a price tag on the amount of trust I have for the team." – EVP, Sales and Marketing, Healthcare Company 

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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. This video format is best for educating your audience, which is why you often watch documentaries in school – especially to teach history.

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