Insignia Films

Insignia Films The Films of Stephen Ives and Amanda Pollak http://insigniafilms.com/home/ @InsigniaFilms
For more than twenty years, Insignia Films has been creating documentaries that explore America's past, engage with its present, and illuminate who we are as a nation and what we believe. Dedicated to dynamic storytelling that entertains and inspires even as it informs, our work has garnered consistent critical acclaim and has been honored with recognition from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Director's and Writer's Guilds of America, and film festivals nationwide. Insignia Films has earned a particular reputation as one of the country's foremost producers of historical documentaries. From America's conquest of the West to the controversial role of the press in wartime to the amazing career of the Depression-era thoroughbred Seabiscuit, the nation's history has been repeatedly and vividly brought to life by Insignia's innovative approach to filmmaking.

03/26/2019
Pete McBride Photography

Pete McBride Photography

There are more people that have stood on the moon than walked continuously through the length of the Grand Canyon -- because it is long, hard and there is no trail. Along with Kevin Fedarko, I undertook the challenge of traversing the length of this natural wonder to document the place before it potentially changed by the hand of growing developments surrounding it.

Watch my film now on Nat Geo: bit.ly/Into-The-Canyon.
Also available on Hulu. #IntoTheCanyon | Insignia Films

New York Botanical Garden
03/15/2019
New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential and innovative garden designers of the early 20th century. This Friday, March 15, join us for a world premiere screening and discussion of the new documentary film highlighting her incredible career, as well as her contributions to NYBG. #WomensHistoryMonth

Very excited to pitch our upcoming feature documentary about visionary choreographer Alivn Ailey at this year's Hot Docs...
03/13/2019

Very excited to pitch our upcoming feature documentary about visionary choreographer Alivn Ailey at this year's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Forum!

We're thrilled to announce the 20 projects that will be presented at #HotDocs19 as part of the Hot Docs Forum! Selected from over 325 submissions, these projects represent 18 different countries and are eligible for prizes totalling more than $100K.

This year's Forum will take over Hart House on April 30 and May 1.
Read more: http://ow.ly/sO1s30o1TiG

Insignia Films's cover photo
03/12/2019

Insignia Films's cover photo

02/26/2019
American Experience | PBS

Watch the first chapter of ROADS TO MEMPHIS. See the full film tonight, Tuesday, February 26 at 9/8c, on PBS → to.pbs.org/2H6EaZ3

“The assassination speaks to what a dangerous time it was for the country, particularly for those who tried to give voice to our difficulties and the hope for a better day.”

Watch the first chapter of ROADS TO MEMPHIS. See the full film tonight, Tuesday, February 26 at 9/8c, on PBS → to.pbs.org/2H6EaZ3

02/26/2019
INTO THE CANYON

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Canyon National Park becoming a National Park! Watch INTO THE CANYON to see more of this natural wonder on National Geographic https://on.natgeo.com/2EyaxOz or stream on Hulu starting March 23. #GrandCanyon100 #100YearsOfGrand #GoGrand

02/22/2019
Into the Grand Canyon Trailer

In one hour, our new feature film, directed by Pete McBride Photography will air on National Geographic! You can watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/318802091 #GrandCanyon #Hike #Uranium #Tram

This is "Into the Grand Canyon Trailer" by Insignia Films on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

02/21/2019

Tonight at 8/7c. on National Geographic, tune in as we unveil our latest film directed by Pete McBride Photography, INTO THE GRAND CANYON!

02/21/2019
National Geographic TV

We're excited for our new film with Pete McBride, INTO THE GRAND CANYON, which will air tonight at 8/7c. on National Geographic!

Did you know that the Grand Canyon is home to a huge deposit of Uranium?
Learn more about the history of the Grand Canyon in Into The Grand Canyon on February 21st at 8/7c.

02/12/2019

Tonight at 9/8c, get ready to dive deep with us and American Experience PBS as we traverse the oceans in SEALAB, a story about pushing the boundaries of human capability, exploration, espionage, and pop culture! #SealabPBS #SubmergeYourself

Insignia Films's cover photo
02/11/2019

Insignia Films's cover photo

02/11/2019

Everybody gathering around the TV tomorrow night at 9/8c to watch SEALAB on American Experience like

#SealabPBS #SubmergeYourself #PBS

02/06/2019

February is an exciting month for Insignia Films, with two films premiering and one film re-airing! Join us for:

SEALAB - Feb. 12 at 9/8c on PBS's American Experience
INTO THE GRAND CANYON - Feb. 21 on National Geographic
ROADS TO MEMPHIS - Feb. 26 at 9/8c on PBS's American Experience

#SealabPBS #SubmergeYourself #IntoTheGrandCanyon #RoadsToMemphis #AmericanExperience

02/01/2019

It's almost feeding time! Tune in on February 12 to see SEALAB on American Experience! #SubmergeYourself #SEALAB #FeedingTime #AmericanExperience #PBS

Check out our new update about one of our current projects, the first film to ever profile the legendary dancer and chor...
07/11/2018
Insignia Films | Alvin Ailey: The Dancer and the Legend

Check out our new update about one of our current projects, the first film to ever profile the legendary dancer and choreographer, Alvin Ailey.

July 11, 2018 In Updates By Alana Herlands Alvin Ailey: The Dancer and the Legend “I want to help show my people how beautiful they are. I want to hold up the mirror to my audience that says this is the way people can be, this is how open people can be.” – Alvin Ailey   Our feature-length doc...

08/26/2017
American Experience | PBS

Insignia Films Director/Producer Amanda Pollak explains the radical legacy of Alice Paul.

"It is a victory which has been won not by an individual or group, but by all those women who since the time of the Revolution have suffered and protested against the humiliation of disenfranchisement and proclaimed the equality of men and women."
-- Alice Paul, 1920

This weekend marks the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment going into effect, granting American women the right to vote.

04/04/2017
American Experience | PBS

Dir. Stephen Ives discusses how Woodrow Wilson was his own worst enemy.

"He was his own worst enemy."

Watch an interview with "The Great War" series producer Stephen Ives about President Woodrow Wilson.

04/04/2017
American Experience | PBS

American Experience | PBS

We're LIVE from the Newseum for a panel discussion with experts from our documentary The Great War! Send in your questions for our experts and moderator Lisa Desjardins of PBS NewsHour.

03/29/2017
American Experience | PBS

American Experience | PBS

WWI was a time of great change in America.

Our three-part series, "The Great War" begins April 10 at 9/8c on PBS.

03/29/2017
American Experience | PBS

The Great War begins April 10th on PBS!

Alan Seeger was an American poet living in Paris when war broke out in 1914. He joined the French Foreign Legion and wrote to his mother that he hoped she would “see the thing as I do and think that I have done well . . . doing my share for the side that I think right . . .”

Today’s #WarLetterWednesday theme is “The Art of War.” Join us in telling the history of wartime correspondence by tagging your poems, songs, sketches or other art from the front using #WarLetterWednesday!

12/30/2016
American Experience | PBS

Airing April 2017!

"World War One showed Americans the best and worst that the country is capable of."

Our three-part series, "The Great War" begins April 10, 2017 on PBS.

American Experience | PBS
12/30/2016

American Experience | PBS

Woodrow Wilson, born on this day in 1856, had many firsts as President. He is the first, and to date only, U.S. President to hold a PhD. In 1913, Wilson was the first president to deliver his State of the Union address aloud and in person to Congress since John Adams' address in 1800. When he sailed to France for post-WWI peace talks in 1918, Wilson became the first U.S. President to travel to Europe while in office. Wilson was also the first President to attend a World Series game. In October 1915, the New York Times reported that Wilson attended Game Two of the Red Sox vs. Phillies World Series "with the true spirit of a boy on a holiday."

(Image: Library of Congress)

11/14/2016
American Experience | PBS

Our series, "The Great War" will air on American Experience in April 2017.

Coming to American Experience in April 2017.

An especially timely Retro Report piece we produced is on The New York Times today. Explore the legacy of Bush v. Gore, ...
02/22/2016
Video: After Bush v. Gore

An especially timely Retro Report piece we produced is on The New York Times today. Explore the legacy of Bush v. Gore, 16 years later: http://nyti.ms/1oXuLX2

The dramatic controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election led to sweeping voting reforms, but opened the door to a new set of problems that continue to impact elections today.

01/25/2016
Runaway Plane | Retro Report

The ultimate stealth weapon? Or the most expensive & overambitious weapons project in our history? Check out our latest production for Retro Report and decide for yourself.

http://www.retroreport.org/video/runaway-plane/

For decades the United States has been on a quest to perfect stealth technology, but development of the F-35 fighter jet shows just how complicated dreams ca...

Archival preservation at its finest! New slides have arrived. The Aeronauts are coming to life.
03/09/2015

Archival preservation at its finest! New slides have arrived. The Aeronauts are coming to life.

We had the opportunity to visit the Imperial War Museum and check out their amazing World War I exhibit while we were fi...
03/04/2015

We had the opportunity to visit the Imperial War Museum and check out their amazing World War I exhibit while we were filming interviews for "The Aeronauts" in London. Insignia is gearing up to begin our next adventure with the American Experience as we dive into pre-production on, "America and The Great War."

American Experience | PBS
02/02/2015

American Experience | PBS

During the Big Burn in 1910, members of the 25th Infantry, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, helped save the town of Avery, Idaho from being consumed by the inferno. After the fire, one townsperson told newspaper reporters, "My whole attitude about the black race has changed as a result of what I’ve seen and witnessed from these fellows."

Insignia Films
01/29/2015

Insignia Films

01/27/2015

Edison premieres on PBS in 2 hours! Be sure to tune in.

01/23/2015
American Experience | PBS

American Experience | PBS

You superfans may have noticed we don't have a new episode airing tonight. Never fear! Our new doc, "Edison" will be premiering next Tuesday, January 27 at 9/8c on PBS. Watch a sneak peek of the doc.

Working on our newest film, The Aeronauts, and today we finally get to listen to the digitized audio recordings from the...
01/23/2015

Working on our newest film, The Aeronauts, and today we finally get to listen to the digitized audio recordings from the 1957 Air Force Manhigh Project. Excited is an understatement.

Mark your calendars for Edison.Directed by Michelle Ferrari and produced by Insignia Films in collaboration with 42nd Pa...
01/06/2015

Mark your calendars for Edison.

Directed by Michelle Ferrari and produced by Insignia Films in collaboration with 42nd Parallel Films.

Premieres January 27th at 9pm.

Check your local PBS station. http://www.thirteen.org/schedule/

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