Big Mouth Productions

Big Mouth Productions At Big Mouth we have something to say. We create films that tell compelling stories and support the efforts of those who want to make their voices heard.

At Big Mouth Productions we have something to say. We're a team of seasoned filmmakers (Marilyn Ness and Katy Chevigny) who can help get your story told. From our independent documentary features to commissions for non-profits and foundations, we believe (well told,) every day stories can have a big impact on the world around us. We know how to make movies and we can help you make yours. We also offer consultancies to filmmakers on everything from budgeting to fundraising to production and post.

Catapult Film Fund
03/09/2019

Catapult Film Fund

Happy International Women's Day! Proud to support these talented filmmakers.

Charm City
02/05/2019
Charm City

Charm City

"Charm City sets itself apart from thousands of documentaries released each year...It considers two camps that are locked in tension with each other, and discovers that they might have more in common than they thought." - Washington Post

#ICYMI: Two Big Mouth Productions' films were part of the Nonfictionfilm.com panel celebrating this year's Oscar shortli...
01/08/2019

#ICYMI: Two Big Mouth Productions' films were part of the Nonfictionfilm.com panel celebrating this year's Oscar shortlisted films — congratulations to Dark Money (Kimberly Reed) and Charm City (Marilyn Ness)!

Charm City
12/28/2018
Charm City

Charm City

"Making excellent use of her cinéma vérité style, [Marilyn Ness] introduces the human faces of the city’s hopes—the everyday heroes so often obscured by the hype and the headlines." via CityLab

Charm City is one of 15 films advancing!
12/17/2018
Charm City

Charm City is one of 15 films advancing!

Baltimore, this story continues to be yours ... and Hollywood is watching. 😊

Dark Money
12/17/2018
Dark Money

Dark Money

Today, the Academy shined a light on the 15 documentaries that its voters ranked as the year’s best. We’re honored to be included, and will continue to shine a light on the issue of campaign financing, which affects EVERY U.S. voter.

[Kimberly Reed/Montana Free Press]

Thanksgiving came early for Big Mouth Productions co-founder Katy Chevigny, who celebrated her recent move to the Nether...
11/20/2018

Thanksgiving came early for Big Mouth Productions co-founder Katy Chevigny, who celebrated her recent move to the Netherlands with doc friends who were in town for IDFA. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, including Steve James, Cara Mertes, Roger Ross Williams, Simon Kilmurry et al.

Show up. Make your voice heard. And take an active role in our democracy.
11/05/2018

Show up. Make your voice heard. And take an active role in our democracy.

Central to building strong communities is voting for leaders who share your vision for what's important, and holding them accountable. No matter who you vote for, make sure you vote tomorrow.

(For all of our Baltimore fans, local election info is here: boe.baltimorecity.gov)

Charm City
10/19/2018

Charm City

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday — Charm City director Marilyn Ness.

Happy Birthday to Big Mouth Productions' fearless co-leader, Katy Chevigny! Your artistry, wit and kindness are known to...
10/11/2018

Happy Birthday to Big Mouth Productions' fearless co-leader, Katy Chevigny! Your artistry, wit and kindness are known to many, so today we celebrate YOU!

Charm City
09/21/2018

Charm City

Today is International Day of Peace — a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. We hope for peace on the streets of Baltimore and every city. #PeaceDay

08/29/2018
Charm City

Every day, in every neighborhood, there are unsung heroes who are leading with love. Their stories are rarely told. Charm City, from Big Mouth Productions, features a few who shine bright against all the corrosive forces they are up against. This powerful film that critics are calling a “must-see” comes to select theaters this fall. charmcitydoc.com

Watch our newly released trailer! Charm City comes to select theaters this fall: charmcitydoc.com/screenings

We couldn't be prouder! Two Big Mouth Productions films — Cameraperson and Dark Money — are included on this great l...
08/15/2018
These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

We couldn't be prouder! Two Big Mouth Productions films — Cameraperson and Dark Money — are included on this great list.

From films by Erroll Morris to Orson Welles, Laura Poitras to Les Blank, the Maysles to Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog, here are the best documentaries ever made.

Our own Charm City received one of International Documentary Association's inaugural grants. Please share the open call ...
07/25/2018
International Documentary Association

Our own Charm City received one of International Documentary Association's inaugural grants. Please share the open call with filmmakers who know who may have eligible projects!

The wait is over. 2018 cycle of #PareLorentz #Documentary Fund + #EnterpriseDocFund Development Grants is NOW OPEN! We are awarding grants totaling $245,000. Applications are due 9/1/18.

Tickets now on sale for Dark Money's NYC theatrical premiere at IFC Center. Join us for a special Q&A this weekend!
07/10/2018
IFC Center - Dark Money

Tickets now on sale for Dark Money's NYC theatrical premiere at IFC Center. Join us for a special Q&A this weekend!

Showtimes and tickets will be available on Monday, July 9 by 6pm. Friday, July 13 Introduction by Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Director for the Democratic Practice–United States program, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Moderated by David Bornstein, Co-founder & CEO of Solutions Journalism Network and Columnis...

Earlier this week Big Mouth Productions co-founder and filmmaker extraordinaire Katy Chevigny was invited to join The Ac...
06/29/2018
Congratulations, Katy Chevigny!

Earlier this week Big Mouth Productions co-founder and filmmaker extraordinaire Katy Chevigny was invited to join The Academy. Join us in congratulating Katy on this special recognition of her film career.

Welcome to the Academy

06/28/2018
Dark Money

Dark Money (produced by Big Mouth Productions' Katy Chevigny) opens in NYC at IFC Center July 13: ifccenter.com/films/dark-money

It's true. No matter what issue(s) decide how you cast your ballot, Dark Money affects them all. #FollowTheMoney — see our film when it comes to theaters in July: darkmoneyfilm.com

Charm City
06/25/2018
Charm City

Charm City

Big news! Charm City comes to theaters this fall, courtesy of PBS Distribution.

Read more in this exclusive from Deadline Hollywood.

06/24/2018
Dark Money

A new clip from Dark Money — coming to theaters next month! Find a screening near you and #FollowTheMoney: darkmoneyfilm.com

Funding for Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices is determined by the SAME legislators that the office investigates for campaign finance and disclosure violations. #FollowTheMoney

Dark Money comes to theaters this July: darkmoneyfilm.com

05/16/2018
Dark Money

Check out the newly released theatrical trailer for Dark Money, produced by Big Mouth Productions' own Katy Chevigny.

Look for a screening near you this summer: darkmoneyfilm.com

Who just bought your democracy?

See the political thriller taking viewers to the frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide. See Dark Money in theaters NOW, from PBS: darkmoneyfilm.com #FollowTheMoney

05/14/2018
Dark Money

After Citizens United, dark money floods elections nationwide.

Discover the remarkable story of one state that's standing up to stop it. Dark Money comes to theaters this July: darkmoneyfilm.com #FollowTheMoney

If democracy is a marketplace of ideas, how do billions in secret corporate donations stack up against ‘we, the people’?

Charm City
05/04/2018
Charm City

Charm City

Thanks to Lori Sacher Marquis for catching Charm City on the local news. Come check us out at the 2018 The SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival this weekend. More information: mdfilmfest.com/film/charm-city

04/24/2018
Charm City

Charm City is a cautiously optimistic portrait of a city ready to re-write its history of violence and racism.

Read more: https://goo.gl/eB3GMN (via The Hollywood Reporter)

The Hollywood Reporter calls Charm City "a semblance of hope in the generosity, good humor and tenacious sangfroid of the people it portrays." Read more: https://goo.gl/eB3GMN

Charm City
04/18/2018
Charm City

Charm City

"Directed by documentary powerhouse Marilyn Ness — she recently produced Kirsten Johnson's Cameraperson — [Charm City] feels like an excellent addition to a recent string of strong political docs." - No Film School | Erik Luers

Big Mouth Productions
03/31/2018

Big Mouth Productions

Charm City
03/26/2018
Charm City

Charm City

Tickets to see Charm City​ at the 2018 Tribeca​ Film Festival go on sale soon — available beginning at 11am ET Tuesday, Mar. 27: https://goo.gl/LnMscJ

From director Marilyn Ness and producer Katy Chevigny.
03/07/2018
Charm City

From director Marilyn Ness and producer Katy Chevigny.

We're premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival!

"Charm City takes viewers beyond the television headlines and over the front lines of violence in Baltimore; in doing so, it reveals the grit and compassion of the city’s citizens, police, and government officials trying to reclaim their future."

Big Mouth Productions, Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny, Simon Mendes

Our friends at International Documentary Association are accepting applications for IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund prod...
02/26/2018
IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund Production Grant Application Guidelines

Our friends at International Documentary Association are accepting applications for IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund production grants, up to $100,000! As an inaugural grantee of the fund for our film CHARM CITY, we here at Big Mouth appreciate everything the fund has done to support contemporary nonfiction stories. Check out the application below to see if your latest project is eligible!

https://www.documentary.org/enterprise-documentary-fund/production-grant-application-guidelines

Mission and Objective The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund provides production funds to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. In addition to funds, grantees will receive add...

On the occasion of his 75th birthday, pay tribute to the inimitable documentary filmmaker and activist St. Clair Bourne ...
02/14/2018
Innocent Until Proven Guilty | Metrograph

On the occasion of his 75th birthday, pay tribute to the inimitable documentary filmmaker and activist St. Clair Bourne with the Metrograph series exploring his legacy. The series features INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY directed by Kirsten Johnson, produced by our very own Katy Chevigny, and Executive Produced by Bourne. Catch the look at an alternative high school for juvenile ex-offenders on Monday, February 19th at 4pm at Metrograph.

http://metrograph.com/film/film/1250/innocent-until-proven-guilty

Metrograph is a new Manhattan movie theater devoted to screening archive-quality 35mm prints and new films in state-of-the-art digital projection.

Dark Money
01/22/2018
Dark Money

Dark Money

Here's your sneak peek! Deadline Hollywood shares an exclusive clip from Dark Money ahead of tomorrow's premiere at Sundance Film Festival.

Big Mouth Productions receives the Producers Award presented by Amazon Studios at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Congr...
01/21/2018

Big Mouth Productions receives the Producers Award presented by Amazon Studios at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Congrats Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny and Big Mouth Productions!!

01/20/2018
Dark Money

Dark Money premieres next week at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival!

The citizens of Big Sky Country won't allow democracy to be dismantled without putting up a fight.

Dark Money premieres at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Learn more at darkmoneyfilm.com.

WE ALSO HAVE OFFICE & DESK SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT. Rent individual desks at $400 per month or the full space for $1,20...
01/05/2018

WE ALSO HAVE OFFICE & DESK SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT. Rent individual desks at $400 per month or the full space for $1,200. Desks are fully stocked with office supplies including a printer and high-speed internet. It's a wonderful space that values a creative, community vibe, and is part of a larger shared suite with friendly filmmakers including premiere documentary film companies. Rent also includes utilities and a shared kitchen space. The neighborhood is a great place to work in, with the waterfront park a few minutes walk away, and plenty of lunch and coffee options. Marilyn Ness Katy Chevigny

COME WORK WITH US! Available now -- A large, beautiful, sunlit, fully furnished office in Dumbo. The office has large wi...
01/05/2018

COME WORK WITH US! Available now -- A large, beautiful, sunlit, fully furnished office in Dumbo. The office has large windows that look out onto the Manhattan Bridge and has a great feel with brick covered walls and ceilings and plenty of light. It is a wonderful space that values a creative, community vibe, and is part of a larger shared suite with friendly filmmakers including premiere documentary film companies. Rent includes wifi, utilities, and a shared kitchen space. Marilyn Ness Katy Chevigny

As the lucky recipients of the inaugural IDA Enterprise Production Grant, we know first hand the IDA's incredible willin...
12/19/2017
IDA Makes the Difference

As the lucky recipients of the inaugural IDA Enterprise Production Grant, we know first hand the IDA's incredible willingness to advocate for unrestricted grant funding for film projects -- and that's just one of the many things we're thankful for. The International Documentary Association is always there for filmmakers, at every stage of their career, and helps ensure that essential documentaries can continue to shed light on the world. Please take a moment to watch this video, featuring our very own Marilyn Ness -- and please also consider supporting the absolutely crucial work of the IDA today #IDAishome https://give.documentary.org/campaign/ida-makes-the-difference/c160303

Building a career in any field is challenging—and documentary film is no exception. The IDA funds, educates, and advocates for documentary filmmakers every step of the way. Whether you are a storyteller, educator, or film enthusiast, your gift helps filmmakers tell stories that make a difference.

Searching for a beautiful office space? Come be a part of the Big Mouth community in the trendy, exciting DUMBO, BK neig...
12/05/2017

Searching for a beautiful office space? Come be a part of the Big Mouth community in the trendy, exciting DUMBO, BK neighborhood - we're looking for a sublet!

A large, beautiful, sunlit, fully furnished office is available for rent in our office suite starting in January (move in date also flexible) for $2,000 a month. The office has large windows that look out onto the Manhattan Bridge and has a great feel with brick covered walls and ceilings and plenty of light. It is a wonderful space that values a creative, community vibe, and is part of a larger shared suite with friendly filmmakers including premiere documentary film companies. Rent includes wifi, utilities, and a shared kitchen space.

The neighborhood is a great place to work in, with the waterfront park a few minutes walk away, and plenty of lunch and coffee options. The office can easily fit between 3 and 5 people.

If interested, please send along information about your company or business to [email protected] and we will also need you to provide two professional reference contacts. Marilyn Ness Katy Chevigny Kristi Jacobson Simon Mendes

A large, beautiful, sunlit, fully furnished office is available for rent in our office suite starting in January (move i...
11/16/2017

A large, beautiful, sunlit, fully furnished office is available for rent in our office suite starting in January (move in date also flexible) for $2,000 a month. The office has large windows that look out onto the Manhattan Bridge, and has a great feel with brick covered walls and ceilings and plenty of light. It is a wonderful space that values a creative, community vibe, and is part of a larger shared suite with friendly filmmakers including premiere documentary film companies. Rent includes wifi, utilities, and a shared kitchen space.

The neighborhood is a great place to work in, with the waterfront park a few minutes walk away, and plenty of lunch and coffee options. The office can easily fit between 3 and 5 people.

If interested, please send along information about your company or business to [email protected] and we will also need you to provide two professional reference contacts.

Thanks Vogue for including Cameraperson as part of this incredible list!
11/09/2017
These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

Thanks Vogue for including Cameraperson as part of this incredible list!

From films by Erroll Morris to Orson Welles, Laura Poitras to Les Blank, the Maysles to Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog, here are the best documentaries ever made.

10/23/2017
POV

TONIGHT! Watch Cameraperson on PBS's POV.

Learn more and check local listings → www.pbs.org/pov/cameraperson

We are entangled together in this world.

Cameraperson calls on us to stop and take a look. See the world through a kaleidoscope on October 23 (Check local PBS listings): http://to.pbs.org/2xVken9

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