Shearwater Films

Shearwater Films We create content; We strive for the highest possible aesthetic; We believe that a story worth telling is worth telling well. We are a documentary film company based in Manhattan, New York - but our passion for telling stories that illuminate social issues takes us around the globe.

Our films give voice to people who would otherwise have none, and our ultimate goal is always to bring positive change to the communities we cover.

We enjoyed watching this excerpt from "Blood on the Mountain", a documentary about the tension in West Virginia between ...
11/18/2016
A Portrait of the Tensions in Coal Country

We enjoyed watching this excerpt from "Blood on the Mountain", a documentary about the tension in West Virginia between climate change reform and its residents’ economic dependency on fossil fuel. Seems especially relevant today, and we're curious about the impact this piece will have. Definitely worth a watch!

The documentary "Blood on the Mountain" explores the war over West Virginia's past and future.

We really hope that our film can inspire people to think about the possibility of being an #OrganDonor and give someone ...
10/25/2016
The Atlantic

We really hope that our film can inspire people to think about the possibility of being an #OrganDonor and give someone else a second chance at life.

Take a watch, and if you're touched by Tim's story, consider signing up to be a donor today: http://bit.ly/2eBO2bM

In a short documentary, a man relies on his family for support as he waits for a kidney transplant.

10/13/2016
Waiting List Trailer

We have some exciting news. A project we've been working on for almost two years is coming out in a week. Here's a little sneak peek. We're incredibly proud of this one, and we hope everyone else likes it as much as we do.

This is "Waiting List Trailer" by shearwater on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

09/29/2016
REAL DESTINATION

This is a remarkable short documentary. Every aspect of production has been done to near perfection, but we've been talking about the sound design in particular.

Spanning four continents, this short documentary takes you on a journey into the hardships of truckers and their families. Directed by Patrick Fileti A Collider…

09/08/2016
Venezia

The restrained color palette in this video is just one of many amazing stylistic choices the creators have made.

Directed by Oliver Astrologo & Nils Astrologo - fb.com/oliver.astrologo Much has been made about the wonders of Venice, but few ever venture deep enough across…

09/01/2016
This is me – My other life as a photographer

We've been watching this amazing video, shot against an absolutely stunning backdrop, all week in the office. We've been drawing inspiration from it for our upcoming project about Inner Mongolia.

This is a short and personal piece about my life as a photographer, when I am not on assignment, shooting for clients in the outdoor, travel or lifestyle industry.…

About two years ago we went out to a remote farm in Western Massachusetts and shot a piece for the Creator's Project abo...
06/06/2016
Creating Cutting-Edge Sci-Fi with Analog Effects | The Process | The Creators Project

About two years ago we went out to a remote farm in Western Massachusetts and shot a piece for the Creator's Project about Doug Trumbull, the special effects pioneer who worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey. Check it out!

The Red Planet gets a hyperrealistic depiction that combines old school VFX with newfangled techniques in 'Approaching The Unknown.'

Happy Earth Day!! We are celebrating the release of the trailer for "Time to Choose", a climate change documentary that ...
04/22/2016
'Time to Choose' Trailer: The Oscar Winner Behind ‘Inside Job’ Tackles Climate Change (Exclusive)

Happy Earth Day!! We are celebrating the release of the trailer for "Time to Choose", a climate change documentary that our co-founder and creative director, Yuanchen Liu, co-produced and was a director of photography for! Can't wait for the theatrical experience on June 3rd! #EarthDay #TimeToChoose

Documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson won an Oscar for his last feature, 2010’s Inside Job, a deep — and deeply disturbing — dive into the 2008 financial crash. Time to Choose hits select theaters on June 3.

04/05/2016
NB 997

We braved the rainiest day of the year to shoot this New Balance story! A "sneakerhead" goes cold turkey on shoe collecting for a full year. See what he learns, and let us know what you think! https://vimeo.com/158091771

This is "NB 997" by shearwater on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

01/12/2016
Internship | Documentary production internship | Shearwater Films

We need a summer intern. Wanna work with us making cool content? Follow this link.

Search and find your next internship in the largest database of college internships online. Then use our internship resources including our resume samples, cover letter samples, and tips to help get prepared.

Our co-founder and creative director, Yuanchen Liu, has just been announced as one of the recipients of a fellowship fro...
07/22/2015
NYFA ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS AND FINALISTS FOR 2015 ARTISTS’ FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Our co-founder and creative director, Yuanchen Liu, has just been announced as one of the recipients of a fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts!

$642,000 Awarded To 95 New York State ArtistsThe New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists’ Fellowship Program. The organization has awarded a...

01/01/2015

We've had a fantastic 2014 at Shearwater Films. We were lucky to work with some great people on some exciting projects. We have some really incredible stuff in the pipeline for next year and we can't wait to show it to you all. Stay tuned! Happy New Year!!!

01/01/2014
Corporate Reel 2013

Happy New Year! This is our 2013 corporate reel, a compilation of the best bits of our commercial works in the past year. It's far from perfect, and we know that we still have so many things to learn, but we're proud that we've been making progress. And for 2014, the momentum won't stop.

05/16/2013
The Brit Pack - Just

Here's another short video we made for The BritPack USA.

A video we made for the British Invasion cover band based in NYC, the Brit Pack. It was shot in Terminus Studios in Times Square.

The latest blog is up! Find out how we made the Shed My Skin video and check out some outtakes.
02/15/2013
Manufacturing Danger - Shearwater Films

The latest blog is up! Find out how we made the Shed My Skin video and check out some outtakes.

I’ve waited a bit to write this blog entry because I wanted to give a little behind-the-scenes look at our latest music video that we did for Emily Danger, Shed My Skin, which was launched last week. The video is only four and a half minutes long, but it really has taken up a lot of time for myself…

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