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Helping good people tell Great stories

 

What We Do

 

At 590films, we create the stories that help organizations and companies do great things. Whether you want to raise a million dollars, reach more people, or simply educate the world, we’ve got your back. We’ll help you hone your message and tell your story in a way that grabs the heart and engages the mind. Digital storytelling to make the world a better place.

We would love to work with you. You can get in touch with us here, or go here to learn more about our process. 

 

Our Work

Nonprofit Advocacy

 The Biden Foundation

The Biden Foundation

 Empire State Pride Agenda

Empire State Pride Agenda

 The Bowery Mission

The Bowery Mission

 Foundation Fighting Blindness

Foundation Fighting Blindness

 Counter Extremism Project

Counter Extremism Project

 Don't Walk By

Don't Walk By

 WIN (Women in Need)

WIN (Women in Need)

 WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International

 The National Down Syndrome Society

The National Down Syndrome Society

Education

 Deerfield Academy Admissions

Deerfield Academy Admissions

 iMentor

iMentor

 Hotchkiss

Hotchkiss

 Girls Inc. of New York City

Girls Inc. of New York City

 Story Corps

Story Corps

 The Experimentory

The Experimentory

For Profit

 Amalgamated Bank

Amalgamated Bank

 Ketel One Vodka

Ketel One Vodka

 TEDx live event production

TEDx live event production

Healthcare

 Healthcare Education Project

Healthcare Education Project

 The Floating Hospital

The Floating Hospital

 Physicians for Reproductive Health

Physicians for Reproductive Health

 

Our Team

We are a brother-sister team, collaborating with a talented crew of filmmakers, writers, editors, graphic designers, motion graphics artists, animators and photographers.

 
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Scott Elliott

Scott Elliott is founder and creative director of 590films. He directs, shoots, and 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 2005. His documentary, Into the Gyre, about plastic pollution in the Atlantic Ocean, won numerous awards at international film festivals.  His latest film The Trees, about the National September 11th Memorial, premiered on PBS on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

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Julia Elliott

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.

A powerful story can change the world

 

590films is a full-service video production company, soup to nuts. We come up with visual and storytelling concepts, organize shoots, conduct interviews and gather beautiful footage. We write compelling scripts and edit moving pieces that we’ll deliver to you in whatever format best suits your needs and provides you with the greatest impact. 

Why hire us? To start, we’ve produced and directed award-winning documentaries and we bring that sensibility to every single project we do. We know how to digest huge amounts of complicated information and tease out a heart-tugging story. 

Over our 15 years in business, we’ve collaborated with some topnotch marketing companies. In the process, we’ve learned a thing or two about branding. We know to read everything we can get our hands on, interview key stakeholders, research the market, and listen, listen, listen. Then we write up a treatment proposing our creative concepts. Not to brag (okay, we’ll brag a little), but often our ideas drive an entire project across assets — web and print. 

Out in the field, we can make even the most reluctant participant pour their heart out in an interview. We have technical bonafides and a creative eye that we bring to both filming and editing. We work with an amazing team of freelancers, including kickass photographers, that we bring onto our projects depending on the scope. From every angle, we know how to tell a good story—one that will change minds and inspire action.

But these are just words. Take a look at our videos and decide for yourself.

our Documentaries

Our films have shown on PBS, the New York Times, National Geographic and across the internet. Producing documentaries is our passion, and it gives us the skills to tell your story in the best way possible. 

 

The Trees

Into The Gyre

 A PBS documentary about life after tragedy in NYC.   Learn more

A PBS documentary about life after tragedy in NYC.

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 A documentary about plastic pollution in our oceans.   Learn more

A documentary about plastic pollution in our oceans.

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Faith in the Five Boroughs

 A documentary series about the religious life of NYC immigrants.   Learn more

A documentary series about the religious life of NYC immigrants.

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Slumming It

 A PBS documentary about the history of NYC's notorious Bowery.   Learn more

A PBS documentary about the history of NYC's notorious Bowery.

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Drop us a line!

We'd love to hear from you. For inquiries, please fill out our contact form.