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. 

Filmed over five years and with unprecedented access, The Trees documents the creation of the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza in New York City. The film examines our fundamental need for healing and rebirth after tragedy, and the fundamental role that nature plays in our journey toward solace.

The Trees premiered on PBS on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11.

Producer/Director/Editor: Scott Elliott
Writer: Julia Elliott

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Into the Gyre is a 44-minute documentary about a groundbreaking expedition to study the location, extent and effect of plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre. Thirty-four volunteer researchers, scientists and sailors participated in this five-week expedition to the Sargasso Sea, east of Bermuda. 

Producer/Director/Writer: Scott Elliott
Co-Writer: Julia Elliott

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Screenings and Awards:
Scinema 2012, Winner, Best Film
2012 Vancouver International Film Festival
2012 Blue Ocean Film Festival, Honorable Mention, Issue Film
2012 Woods Hole Film Festival, Runner Up, Best Documentary
Buzzards Bay Film Festival, Winner, Best Documentary
American Conservation Film Festival
Silicon Valley Film Festival
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, Winner, Best Environmental Film
2012 Film Festival of Colorado, Winner, Best Environmental Film

Faith in the Five Boroughs

New York has always been a city of immigrants. They find their footing in various ways, but for many the first step is one of faith.

Although immigration to New York is slowing, roughly 37% of the population remains foreign-born. They bring with them their culture, traditions and faith. Religion often eases their transition to America by providing social services, a sense of community, cultural continuity and spiritual guidance. Faith can help immigrants to flourish in their new city; occasionally, it can be a source of alienation.

Faith in the Five Boroughs documents the role that faith and religious communities play in the lives of immigrants and their children. We take you inside New York's churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and spaces for private prayer. We examine how the city shapes these religious communities and how, in turn, faith shapes the city.

The project was made possible by a Knight Foundation Grant for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life.

Producer: Julia Elliott and Matt Ozug
Camera/Editing: Scott Elliott

Slumming It: Myth and Culture on the Bowery

Slumming It: Myth and Culture on the Bowery traces the rich, 200-year history of New York City's Bowery, examining the myriad ways in which the street and its denizens were instrumental in New York's evolution as an archetypal modern-day metropolis. Featuring interviews with historians and present-day residents, as well as artfully interwoven archival images and motion pictures, the documentary juxtaposes today's Bowery with the characters, locations, and stories that, more than a century ago, formed the extraordinary fabric of this influential--and infamous--boulevard.

Slumming It premiered on PBS in 2003.

Produced By: Greenhouse Pictures
Producer: Lisa Guidetti
Director/Writer: Scott Elliott
Co-Writer: Julia Elliott