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The brainchild of filmmaker Danny Lee, CALICO is a 100% BIPOC-owned, award-winning production company + branded agency dedicated to authentic + impactful storytelling through inventive filmmaking. In TV + film, CALICO has produced projects for Hulu, Netflix, Showtime, ESPN, PBS, Spotify, Red Bull TV, Fuse, and Uninterrupted. In branded, CALICO has produced content for Nike, Nissan, Head & Shoulder

The brainchild of filmmaker Danny Lee, CALICO is a 100% BIPOC-owned, award-winning production company + branded agency dedicated to authentic + impactful storytelling through inventive filmmaking. In TV + film, CALICO has produced projects for Hulu, Netflix, Showtime, ESPN, PBS, Spotify, Red Bull TV, Fuse, and Uninterrupted. In branded, CALICO has produced content for Nike, Nissan, Head & Shoulder

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Calico's First We Feast series , is now live on YouTube.  These amazing stories really hit home and remind us of the pow...
09/29/2022

Calico's First We Feast series , is now live on YouTube. These amazing stories really hit home and remind us of the power + social impact of food!

Check out two episodes available now.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hungry+for+mor

"The Fight to Protect Street Vendors"
"The Movement to Save New York's Chinatown"

09/15/2022

Weโ€™re cooking up some change here at CALICO โœŠ Hereโ€™s the trailer for our new limited run for the Emmy-nominated First We Feast series , about the power + social impact of food! So much love went into this project. And our crew, led by director Sharlene Chiu, brought the positive vibes that you can see and feel on-screen ๐Ÿ’š

We worked with PnB Rock back in 2018 on a music x comedy series for Spotify x Hulu. His episode was him connecting with ...
09/15/2022
"STREAM YOURSELF OUT TOUR" / 106 PnB Rock

We worked with PnB Rock back in 2018 on a music x comedy series for Spotify x Hulu. His episode was him connecting with college kids who were just starting out on their music journey. The whole time, he was incredibly humble and generous. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family ๐Ÿ™

This is ""STREAM YOURSELF OUT TOUR" / 106 PnB Rock" by CALICO on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Yes, we do design shows! Peep our new HGTV series FREESTYLED, featuring our sister + DIY designer Adar Kirkham. Premiere...
07/21/2022
Introducing Freestyled, With Adar Kirkham | Freestyled

Yes, we do design shows! Peep our new HGTV series FREESTYLED, featuring our sister + DIY designer Adar Kirkham. Premieres 7/24!

DIY designer Adar Kirkham brings her interior design skills to this new series, Freestyled! With a small budget and just 24 hours, Adar completely revamps ro...

Happy Air Max Day! Taking it back to our seminal documentary on this seminal sneaker in global culture  ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ
03/26/2022

Happy Air Max Day! Taking it back to our seminal documentary on this seminal sneaker in global culture ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Congrats to NBA legend Chris Bosh  who was recently inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame . CALICO just dro...
09/13/2021

Congrats to NBA legend Chris Bosh who was recently inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame . CALICO just dropped this inspirational piece with Chris and his son Jackson, as they take a trip around LA to drop jewels + valuable life lessons to kids in the inner-city. Produced in partnership with SLAM and Lexus . Click link to watch https://youtu.be/e8ADZg3O1xE.

Many thanks to Crete Academy Watts Skills Academy Danny Lee Janice Chen, Columbia Tatone, Chris Saul, Kyle Wright, James Little, Monique Jackson, Malik Aziz, Gene Lee and Cal Laird

As an Asian American owned company, Calico is passionate to bring you , a new doc series spotlighting diverse Asian Amer...
05/31/2021
Snap Orders Original Series Spotlighting Asian-American Stories From Barcroft & CALICO

As an Asian American owned company, Calico is passionate to bring you , a new doc series spotlighting diverse Asian Americans for Snap Originals. Each episode follows a central character as they share their culture and history, and open up about their efforts to challenge and break down stereotypes, address ongoing discrimination, hate crimes, and terrorism. The series features Sherry Cola, China Mac Shibo Bruce Wang, Dino Ray, Eva Young, Jenna Dupuy and more. Much love to our director Alice Gu and our production partners Barcroft Studios. The series premieres May 28th, only on Snapchat ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ป

EXCLUSIVE: Snapchatโ€™s parent company Snap has commissioned UK producer Barcroft Studios and BIPOC-owned CALICO to make As I Am, an original series spotlighting the stories of Asian Americans.โ€ฆ

03/18/2021
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12/03/2020
Collabs (E4) | SNKRS: The Story of Dunk | Nike

Episode 4 or ! ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

The Story of Dunk: "Collabs" highlights how the Dunk was the perfect canvas for artists, musicians, and influencers to create unique and eventually highly so...

Our new Nike 6-part doc series "The Story of Dunk" has arrived ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ›น๐Ÿ‘Ÿ
10/20/2020
ORIGINS (E1) | SNKRS: The Story of Dunk | Nike

Our new Nike 6-part doc series "The Story of Dunk" has arrived ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ›น๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

The Story of Dunk: "Origins" sheds light on Dunkโ€™s performance origins on the court and what led it to becoming an icon coveted by sneakerheads everywhere. D...

Filming in the age of COVID. Thatโ€™s Jonathan Higgins on the right, our COVID officer in Chicago, who was on point, showe...
08/26/2020

Filming in the age of COVID. Thatโ€™s Jonathan Higgins on the right, our COVID officer in Chicago, who was on point, showered us with hand sanitizer, and ultimately kept us safe AF ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฆ 

06/12/2020

Jason Collins didn't come out until he was 34 years old. That's a long time to live a lie. He's the subject of the new episode of our series "Defining Moments" on Hulu. Calico is a proud ally to all underrepresented voices and committed to supporting everyone's truth, and we hope each story like this gets you closer to your own truth ๐Ÿ™Œ

Here's an interesting read on what the near future of the entertainment business may look like  ๐ŸŽž
05/14/2020
Prepare For The Death & Rebirth of Hollywood

Here's an interesting read on what the near future of the entertainment business may look like ๐ŸŽž

Production, exhibition, and good old fashion power are all being violently uprooted in tinsel town and where we land twelve months fromโ€ฆ

04/16/2020
"Defining Moments" | Amy Purdy Teaser

Episode 2 of our Hulu Originals series, "Defining Moments" is now streaming. This one is on the extraordinary story of Amy Purdy. Like Amy's story, we will get through these challenging times stronger than ever ๐Ÿ™

03/26/2020
"The Story of Air Max: 20 to 2090" | Official Trailer

The trailer for our new documentary, "The Story of Air Max: 20 to 2090", exploring the legacy of the beloved Air Max, and how the sneaker and subcultures around the world are forever enmeshed โ›…๏ธ

01/09/2020

We do this for you ๐Ÿ•ฏ

12/18/2019

Process is half of the art. Featuring Sophia Chang ๐Ÿ™Œ

HIRING: Editors, Story Producers, and AP's for a new premium documentary series for Hulu. Please send note/credits to: c...
11/18/2019

HIRING: Editors, Story Producers, and AP's for a new premium documentary series for Hulu. Please send note/credits to: [email protected] ๐Ÿ’ก

Need a minority-owned production company? CALICO is proud to have been certified by the National Minority Supplier Devel...
10/28/2019

Need a minority-owned production company? CALICO is proud to have been certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) as a minority business enterprise (MBE). In simple terms, this positions CALICO in front of Fortune 100 companies looking to contract and work with diverse vendors. From day one, weโ€™ve been committed to empowering underrepresented POCโ€™s and underserved POVโ€™s. All of our voices matter and empowerment is everything โœŠโœŠ๐ŸปโœŠ๐ŸผโœŠ๐ŸฝโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿฟ

New episode of our doc series  for Complex + Zen. We explore how trainers (sneakers) were an integral part of various su...
08/13/2019
How Football and Grime Music Inspired the UK's Sneaker Culture I Sole Origins

New episode of our doc series for Complex + Zen. We explore how trainers (sneakers) were an integral part of various subcultures in the UK, from football casuals to grime music. Another piece of culture history brought to you by Calico โœŠ

The UK is divided both geographically and trend wise when it comes to sneakers (trainers). In the north football culture reigns supreme, while London is insp...

We're humbled that our PBS series "Breaking Big" just won Best Informational Program at the Imagen Awards. Kudos to Dann...
08/13/2019
Imagen Awards Winners: โ€˜Poseโ€™, โ€˜One Day At A Timeโ€™, โ€˜Monsters and Menโ€™ Among Honorees

We're humbled that our PBS series "Breaking Big" just won Best Informational Program at the Imagen Awards. Kudos to Danny Lee for directing the doc on Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and her Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico ๐Ÿ™ Also Ari Hyman on producing, David Okolo + Brian Beckwith on cinematography, and Javier Alvarez + Chris Lee on editing.

The winners of the 2019 Imagen Awards were unveiled on Saturday night with FXโ€™s groundbreaking series Pose, acclaimed comedy One Day at a Time and Sundance favorite Monsters and Men receivingโ€ฆ

We ๐Ÿ–ค Atlanta on FX. Bold, innovative, and fresh as hell.
08/06/2019
'Atlanta' Scores Early Season 4 Renewal at FX

We ๐Ÿ–ค Atlanta on FX. Bold, innovative, and fresh as hell.

Production on seasons three and four will begin in the spring; there's currently no time frame for the return of Donald Glover's Emmy-winning comedy.

The music community is collectively mourning the death of Ras G, a pillar of the LA underground hip hop and experimental...
08/02/2019
Los Angeles: The New Tinseltown

The music community is collectively mourning the death of Ras G, a pillar of the LA underground hip hop and experimental scene. Ras' fundraiser memorial is this Sunday 8/4 @ Lodge Room Highland Park. Ras was a huge part of the pioneering music collective Low End Theory. Calico featured the movement as part of the larger musical tapestry in our electronic music series . Ras even has a quick cameo. Watch below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฟ

DJ Tommie Sunshine visits Dirty South, 12th Planet and The Gaslamp Killer in Los Angeles.

This new episode of  is a piece of true history! The doc includes the story of the famed Dassler brothers who started ad...
07/31/2019
How the Berlin Wall Gave Birth to Germany's Sneaker Culture I Sole Origins

This new episode of is a piece of true history! The doc includes the story of the famed Dassler brothers who started adidas and PUMA respectively and became bitter rivals and divided their home town, as well as how the Cold War split Berlin in half and gave birth to two distinct sneaker subcultures in one city. The theme is division but unity through sneakers ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Sole Origins heads to Germany to go inside the global headquarters of sneaker companies Adidas and Puma and uncovers the long-time rivalry between both brand...

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The brain child of filmmaker Danny Lee, CALICO is an award-winning, filmmaker-driven production company consisting of diverse voices who create original and engaging content for all platforms. In television + digital, CALICO has produced projects for Showtime, Hulu, ESPN, Facebook, PBS, Spotify, MTV, Red Bull TV, E!, Fusion, Spike, Uninterrupted, and Fuse. In branded content, CALICO has produced content for Gatorade, adidas, Nissan, Red Bull, Jaguar, Intel, American Express, Vitamin Water, and McDonaldโ€™s. CALICO prides itself on smart and emotional storytelling combined with a distinct cinematic and energetic style.

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