List of the Best Documentary Companies

  • 31
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Dallas TX

    Lonely Lane is a creative agency that is headquartered in Dallas. The company is made up of less than 10 employees and specializes in video production, finance and accounting outsourcing, and business consulting.

    Clients
    G-Eazy
    Aspire
    #OneDream
    We Can Be Heroes
    Notable Project

    Lonely Lane offered consulting services to a business in their early start-up period. Specifically, they helped their partner start their financial activity and plan their early stages of media development and implementation. The client was pleased with the team's work.

    “Everything is running really smoothly. We're very happy with their work and we hope to continue working with them.” – Producer, Media Company
     

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  • 32
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Start Motion Media Fundraising Video is a video production studio based in San Francisco founded in 2009. Their team of fewer than 10 experts provides video production, corporate photography, and branding assistance to clients, with videos ranging from commercials and corporate videos to documentaries and explainers.

    Clients
    Stanford University
    Track3t
    Wanderlust
    Notable Project

    Start Motion Media Fundraising Video worked with a storytelling project to create an explainer video with the goal of soliciting potential patrons of the project. The video improved the brand's identity and was able to solicit patronage from individuals.

    "[Start Motion Media Fundraising Video] really guided the process from start to finish. [Start Motion Media Fundraising Video]'s questionnaire was pointed and effective in gleaning my exact objectives. The value that [Start Motion Media Fundraising Video] offers their tremendous because he specializes in making crowdfunding videos." - Founder, Storytelling Project

  • 33
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Englewood CO

    VP Legacies is a marketing and advertising firm that is located in Englewood, CO. Founded in 2015, VP Legacies currently has 5 employees who specialize in both video production and marketing strategy. The firm also offers branding services to its clients. VP Legacies primarily works with clients from the education, healthcare, and IT industries. 

    Clients
    HomeAdvisor
    Hairy Mammal
    Sansal
    KC
    Industries
  • 34
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Mission + Theory is a video production company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2019, their team of approximately 5 employees serves small and midmarket clients across a variety of industries. They offer branding videos, documentary-style films, commercial videos, and explainer videos.

    Clients
    Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
    SoGal Foundation
    Montreal Vegan Festival
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mission + Theory produced a video campaign for a community-focused muralist. They shot footage of their client working on a large art piece over a three-week period. Their work was received exceptionally well by the client, who was able to promote her GoFundMe campaign.

    "The video has already succeeded in generating significant funds for my project." — Community Muralist

     

  • 35
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Grant's Whiskey
    Planet Photo
    Saint Laurent
    Nutella
    Industries
    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

  • 36
    $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
    Coca-Cola
    HomeAdvisor
    Bell Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Simple Story Videos created two explanatory videos for a medical device company. Both of the videos featured animation. Since launch, both videos have received hundreds of views and have been prominently featured in the client's digital campaigns. The client was impressed with Simple Story Videos' organization and project management skills. 

    "They did a very good job with project management. That’s one of the things they have done best. They have a good understanding of how to lead companies and customers through the process in order to get what they need." - VP Sales, Medical Device Company 

  • 37
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Hull United Kingdom

    Northern Visuals is a video production agency founded in 2015. Based in Kingston upon Hull, the company has a team of 2 employees. They specialize in video production and broadcast video. 

    Clients
    Silo Studio
    LGBT50
    Paragon Arcade
    Notable Project

    Northern Visuals served an entertainment company by filming and editing 35-45 videos over the course of a year. The scope included promotional content, interviews and interactive graphics. The team’s level of organization and openness to advice made them an ideal partner for long-term engagements.

    "They were organized, quick to ask questions, and always delivered projects on time. If things were running behind schedule, they put in extra time to make sure things were complete for us." –  Visual Coordinator, Entertainment Comapny 

  • 38
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Atlanta GA

    Blue Marble Media is a video production agency located in Atlanta. Founded in 1995, the 8-person team serves midmarket and enterprise clients in the advertising and marketing, government, and financial services sectors. They offer video production, graphic design, and broadcast video services.

    Clients
    CenturyLink
    Georgia-Pacific
    Verizon
    McKesson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Marble Media produced video for a state government entity. The videos were used in paid advertising campaigns or targeted prospect meetings to attract large enterprise brands to the state. The client was impressed with Blue Marble Media’s efficiency and professionalism.

    “Their project management process has always been highly efficient. Everything is systematic in order to achieve the best results. They’ve also been very deliberate and thoughtful in how they write a script, capture video, or edit content.” – Director, Government Administration

  • 39
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    København Denmark

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

    Clients
    Danmarks Radio
    Blu
    Freeport Media
    Citizens of the World Charter Schools.
    Notable Project

    Fluid helped an entertainment company with the production of a travel show. The team gathered information for the research phase of the project, conducted interviews, and provided feedback on planning and strategy elements. They also assisted the client in producing the show.

    "We’re very happy with them; in fact, we’ll be working with them again for another research project the year after." — Executive Producer, Entertainment Company

  • 40
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Seattle WA

    BigHouse Productions is a video production company based in Seattle. They were founded in 2011 and have a team of 5 employees who specialize in video production. 

    Clients
    Boeing
    Starbucks
    Sprint
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BigHouse Productions created videos for a marketing agency. They created a number of corporate videos and TV spots for the client, who were running a campaign for a client in Washington state. They were very happy with the videos produced.

    “I appreciate how they’re not just tactically aligned with me, but strategically aligned and knowledgeable about the objectives too.” – President, Marketing Agency
     

  • 41
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Furnace FPS is a Chicago-based video production firm founded in 2011. Their roughly 2 employees mostly serve small businesses from a variety of industries. They specialize in commercials and documentaries, and they handle all aspects of production.

    Clients
    Northwestern University
    National Suicide Prevention
    Vox Media
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Furnace FPS created a video for a data analytics company. They collaborated with the client on concept creation and scripting before actual execution. Their work enabled the client to build robust awareness campaigns.

    "Their team struck a great balance between conforming to our vision and incorporating their suggestions. They were a very trusted partner in this entire process, acting as a consultant." — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Data Analytics Company

  • 42
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Baltimore MD
    Rock Shore, a video production company, was established in 2012. Their small team is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Their services include video production and broadcast video.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rock Shore was engaged by a nonprofit for the production of a motion graphics reveal video. The deliverable was a necessary touch to announcing the client's new project to its workforce in a more exciting way.

    "They were extremely knowledgeable and obviously experienced."

     
  • 43
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    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.

    Clients
    Vanity Fair
    Aecom
    Speedo
    Industries
    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

  • 44
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Toyota
    Subaru
    Red Bull
    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

  • 45
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Pluck. is a video agency headquartered in Los Angeles, with an additional office in New York City. Their team of around 5 employees provides video production, advertising, and broadcast video services.

    Clients
    CapitalOne
    Indiegogo
    Apartments.com
    DealDash
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A transportation company hired Pluck. to create a brand video showcasing its services. They created a storyboard and filmed original content featuring the transportation company's customers. They had full control over the creative direction of the video, and the client appreciated that the video was delivered on time.

    “The quality of the video is excellent, and the feedback we’ve received has been very positive. We’re a small business and the video helps us stand out from our competitors.” - Owner, Transportation Company

  • 46
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Founded in 2013, Great Things Studio is a Canadian video production agency that works with small, mid market, and enterprise companies in the business services, education, health care, manufacturing, advertising, marketing, financial services, information technology, and retail industries. Headquartered in Montreal, the team of 10 provide video production, digital strategy, social media marketing, and email marketing services to client.

    Clients
    Amcor McGill University
    Montreal General Hospital
    MUHC - GLEN CiMa-Pak
    Decoraport Whistle Sports
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A wine product manufacturer enlisted Great Things Studios to film and edit a series of customer testimonials for the company. The impressions of the social channels the videos are posted on have a positive correlation.

    “Video production is their passion, and it is visible in the work they do. It is work that has been done with passion. They care about every single detail. I've never felt any unnecessary pressure from their side on the number of comments or feedback, they've always been extremely helpful.”– Communications & Trade Marketing Manager, Manufacturer

  • 47
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Crown Point IN

    Real Video Production Co. is a full-service production company headquartered in Crown Point, IN. The company, founded in 2010, has a team of 3 people who exclusively provide video production services. In particular, they deliver branded videos, commercial videos, and corporate videos to their clients.

    Clients
    Faith Church
    Fair Oaks Farms
    Krause Construction
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Real Video Production Co. created a marketing film for a home restoration company. The client wanted to increase their sales and distinguish themselves from their competitors. Real Video Production Co. created scenarios and a script to develop a one-minute promotional film. They used voice-over technology in the video as well. The client received positive feedback about the video.

    “...everyone that views the video is as impressed as we are. ... I’m very impressed with them. I plan on working with them again and recommending them to my colleagues.” — Operations Manager, Home Restoration Company
     

  • 48
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    TalkingTree Creative is an event production company based in Halethorpe, Md., with an office in Washington, DC. Founded in 1993, TalkingTree Creative's team of 4 employees provides video production and AR/VR development services.

    Clients
    The Washington Times
    GSK
    Cal Ripken
    Sr. Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TalkingTree Creative was hired by a pharmaceutical company to produce video highlights of a medical conference. TalkingTree sourced all production equipment, crew, studio sets, and lighting, supplied innovative ideas for settings, and shot a series of 20 videos displaying interviews and panels with various experts. Within 24 hours of shooting, TalkingTree was able to edit, produce, and deliver the videos so that the client could distribute them over the next few days.

    "Thanks to their videos, we were able to reach a substantial number of external audience members in each respective market...We’ve worked with TalkingTree Creative for a few projects, now, and they’ve only continued to improve and evolve." – Medical Affairs Manager, Pharmaceutical Company

  • 49
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Houston TX

    Ctrl Shift VFX is a video production studio based in Houston. Founded in 2017, this company has three employees. Ctrl Shift VFX focuses exclusively on video production services for businesses of various sizes.

    Clients
    OtterBox
    LifeProof
    Liviri
    Notable Project

    Ctrl Shift VFX was responsible for the creation of several animated videos for a phone case manufacturer. They made use of existing scripts to create the animated content for each video. The client reported positive responses to the videos from internal teams and consumers.

    "Because of how engaging and fun those videos are we getting more and more request for those. Those videos create excitement about the product and help push product off the shelves." Creative Project Manager, Phone Case Manufacturer

  • 50
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Minneapolis MN

    Storyboard Films is a Minneapolis-based video production company that provides video production services. Founded in 2012, Storyboard Films specializes in corporate videos, commercial videos and documentaries. A team of fewer than 10 employees, Storyboard Films provides video services to a wide variety of companies.

    Clients
    AARP
    Avionte
    Cargill
    Contactually
    Notable Project

    Storyboard Films helped a money management firm engage its target audience and stand out from competitors by producing appealing videos that combined live action and animation. As a result of the partnership with Storyboard Films, the money management firm received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and competitors alike. 

    "What makes Storyboard Films so important to us is that they've put in the time to really get to know us." - Senior Portfolio Manager, Money Management Firm 

  • 51
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Cloud in the Sky Studios is a media production firm located in Ottowa, Canada. Founded in 2010, Cloud in the Sky Studios' small team of 4 employees specializes in video production. 

    Clients
    NBA
    Blackberry;QNX
    Bank of Canada
    NAV Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cloud in the Sky Studios was hired by a computer software company to produce a series of videos for the organization. They provided storyboard, creative, and production services for each video. The videos featured live action and animation shots that client uses for both trade shows and features on its website and social channels. The client was impressed with the team at Cloud in the Sky Studios flexibility and ability to meet complex deadlines. 

    "We have challenging deadlines and a rigorous approval process. Cloud in the Sky has been very flexible and adaptive to our process and timeline. I'll let them know when I need something for review and approval, and they’re always able to work within those confines." – Marketing and Communications Manager, Computer Software Company 

  • 52
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Newtown PA

    Redd Pen Media is a creative digital agency located in Burlington, N.J. Founded in 2011, they have eight employees specializing in brand building through social media content, corporate photography, and video production. They work with small, midmarket, and global companies, primarily in retail, real estate, and media.

    Clients
    Puma
    Foot Locker
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Redd Pen Media provided comprehensive video production services to an education institution. They created a series of short films to highlight alumni success, including scripted portions, interview segments, and b-roll in each video. Redd Pen Media's videos were essential assets for the client’s email and social media campaigns, receiving 10,000 views and impressing other institutions.

    “Videos produced by Redd Pen media have been a great asset to our story-telling strategies. They have been viewed more than 10,000 times and have been used both on our websites and email campaigns. There is no doubt in my mind that they have added tremendous value to our recruitment process.” – Market Research Analyst, Education Institution

  • 53
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sheffield United Kingdom

    Open House Pictures is a video production agency based in Sheffield, U.K. They were founded in 2018 and work with businesses of all sizes from a variety of industries. 

    Clients
    University of Sheffield
    Volvo
    Stoneacre Motorgroup
    Tramlines Music Festival
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Open House Pictures was hired by an outdoor floor cleaning company, and they produced a video advertisement for Facebook Ads. Their work resulted in new customers. 

    "The service they provided was very personal." – Director, Cleaning Company

  • 54
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Black Box Productions Ltd. is a full service commercial production company based in Montreal, Canada, and founded in 2008. Their team of four employees specializes in video production, advertising, and market strategy.

    Clients
    Baileys
    Microsoft
    Under Armour
    Notable Project

    Black Box Productions worked on several videos for a toy company. They produced each of the videos in stages, incorporating feedback from the client at each point and then modifying their approach as necessary. The client was impressed with the videos and the quality of their work.

    “Black Box Productions prioritizes taking care of the customer. They’re easy to work with and are dedicated to delivering the best possible work” – Manager of Creative Studios, Toy Company
     

  • 55
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Costa Mesa CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Microsoft
    A&E
    Nike
    LinkedIn
    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

  • 56
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Panoptica Films is a full-service creative video production company based in New York City. It was founded in 2011 and employs a team of 3 expert resources.  Panoptica Films provides both video production and broadcast video services. 

    Clients
    L'Oréal
    Instagram
    Lexus
    Nike
    Notable Project

    An educational non-profit wanted to create videos celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding. They hired Panoptica Films to facilitate this process. The team conducted interviews, configured sound and lighting, and then  filmed, edited, and produced short documentary films showcasing the company's expansion and growth over the years.

    "Panoptica Films' documentary films are a great fundraising tool for us. They showcase the impact of our work well to our donors and have significantly increased our fundraising." — Associate Director of Communications, Educational Non-Profit

  • 57
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    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.

    Clients
    Google
    YouTube
    Android
    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

  • 58
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Zürich Switzerland

    VIVEN GmbH is a video agency founded in 2017 run by a team of fewer than 10 experts. Based in Zurich, the studio provides video production, advertising, and broadcast video services to clients ranging from startups to enterprises from various industries such as advertising, arts, and others. They produce videos such as branded videos, commercials, and documentaries.

    Clients
    Swarovski
    Philips
    SIGG
    Industries
    Notable Project

    VIVEN GmbH was hired by a battery company to showcase their latest product. The video is an explainer that features instructions on how to install their solar battery, as well as interviews with the company's product manager. The video will be used everywhere from websites and social media to customer events.

    "Creativity, speed, solution-orientated, open-minded, flexible" - Communication Consultant, Battery Company

  • 59
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brookfield WI

    Pixelbox Visual Design is a media production company based in Brookfield, Wis. The company, founded in 2003, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, broadcast production, and corporate photography services to small and midmarket companies and organizations in the non-profit, retail, and other industries.

    Clients
    NAMI Waukesha
    SC Johnson & Son
    Dalton Agency
    Foundation for Government Accountability
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A family services nonprofit hired Pixelbox to produce multiple videos that show the impact the nonprofit makes in the lives of the families they serve. The videos received a lot of positive feedback. 

    "They had a quick turnaround, very responsive, organized and produced a high impact quality video." - CEO, Family Services Nonprofit

  • 60
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Picture This Productions is a video production company, founded in 1996 and based in Montreal, Canada. They have 11 employees experienced with creating corporate videos, documentaries, and fictional films for small, midmarket, and global companies. Services include concept development, scriptwriting, video production, film crew, and filming equipment.

    Clients
    Concordia University
    Rogers Communications
    NVIDIA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Picture This Productions created an animated video with bilingual voice-overs for an education company. Their video provided step-by-step instructions for teachers and students in emergency situations. The video was of a high quality and provided clear instructions that were helpful to teachers.

    “I’m really happy with the final product and the teachers have really appreciated it. The graphics and designs they incorporated stand out as high quality. Overall, Picture this Production was very creative and I am very pleased with the material that they created.” – Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness, Education Company

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Looking for a Top Documentary Company?

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.

As you search for a video production company that specializes in documentaries, look for an ability to tell an interesting, emotionally story grounded in facts. For example, if your business is participating in a conference and wants a branded video about its founding story, a documentary production company is a good fit for the project.

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