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Alita Films is a documentary production company that promotes empathy, understanding, and awareness through nonfiction visual storytelling. Led by principal filmmaker Jessica Sherry, we work with brands, nonprofits, and news organizations to find the heart of your story and create engaging documentary-driven content, from conception to completion. Our clients include GE, Bank of America, lululemon, PBS, Pew Charitable Trusts, The Nature Conservancy, MSNBC and National Geographic, among others, and our films span from educational to commercial, branded to journalistic. We have filmed in far-flung locations, exploring stories of success and hardship, history and new frontiers. At Alita Films, we believe in approaching subjects with respect, leading with emotion, and exploring the universalities in the human experience. We are based in upstate New York.
With over 20 years in the documentary field, Jessica has created compelling content for brands, nonprofits, and news organizations as well as produced and directed nonfiction television. With experience living and filming internationally, Jessica has directed viral videos, ethnographic documentaries, and poignant pieces that help change policy. She has worked in remote areas, on delicate subjects, with vulnerable communities, and in complex conditions. Producing for television, Jessica worked with talented teams around the world on shows that explored baboon love, the first DNA testing of King Tut, and our healthcare system today. Her feature documentary Waiting for John, about an extraordinary religion in the South Pacific, aired in the award-winning PBS Pacific Heartbeat series and screened in film festivals worldwide. She has interviewed religious leaders, DNA scientists, DEA agents, and piano playing cats, hoping to glimpse into new worlds. Jessica is inspired by untold perspectives, counterintuitive notions, and the beauty found in the everyday. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree concentrating in film production and creative writing for the media.
Alita Films specializes in brand storytelling, nonprofit video campaigns, and video journalism. We work with you to determine how docu-style video can help you reach your goals, what stories can best engage your audience, and who can be the voice to tell these stories. Starting with big concepts or a kernel of an idea, we sift through the noise and find the story and visuals that will make your content the most powerful. With production partners and experience worldwide, we produce complex shoots internationally and throughout the United States, making sure things stay on schedule and on budget. With skilled editors and post-production facilities, we find the most emotional moments and eye-catching visuals in the edit room and deliver high quality films. From start to finish, we develop, produce, direct, and edit nonfiction films of any length, on any topic. Contact us now to learn mroe about our process and how we can help you engage your audience.
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