we tell stories
At 590films, we have a passion for storytelling. Our films and radio pieces have aired on PBS, NPR, all over the web, and in theaters throughout the country.
In addition to producing high quality documentaries, we also create marketing, branding and educational videos, as well as PSAs and commercials. We believe that the heart of a good film is a story about people, a story we tell through beautiful images, thoughtful interviews, strong research, writing and editing.
If you are interested in creating a video, we'd love to make it with you. You can get in touch with us here.
who we are
Scott Elliott is founder and creative director of 590films. He directs, shoots, edits 590films' projects. His documentary Slumming It: Myth and Culture on the Bowery, about the history of the Bowery in New York City, aired on PBS in July 2005 on the series Reel New York. Scott’s most recent documentary, Into the Gyre, about plastic pollution in the Atlantic Ocean, has won numerous awards at international film festivals, including Best Picture at the 2012 Scinema Festival of Science Film. He is currently in production on The Trees, a film about the National September 11th Memorial.
Julia Elliott is producer and writer at 590films. Her first film project was as co-writer and co-producer of the award-winning feature film Windhorse, which tells the story of one Tibetan family’s struggle under Chinese occupation. She also brings to 590films experience working on several nationally broadcast PBS documentaries: This Far by Faith: African American Spiritual Journeys, Race: The Power of an Illusion, The Supreme Court, and The Old Man and the Storm. Her favorite 590films project was “Dreams,” produced for the National Down Syndrome Society.
Producer and sound recordist Matt Ozug comes to 590films from the world of public radio. You may have heard his stories, if not his voice, on programs such as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and The World. In 2003, Matt helped launch the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps project in a recording booth in Grand Central Terminal. Matt has also reported internationally from countries such as Pakistan, South Sudan, and Cambodia. Along with Julia Elliott, he is a recipient of a Knight Foundation Grant for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life and a co-creator of Faith in the Five Boroughs.