590films

590films A Full Service Documentary Production Company A POWERFUL STORY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD 590films is a full-service video production company, soup to nuts.
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We come up with visual and storytelling concepts, organize shoots, conduct interviews and gather beautiful footage. We write compelling scripts and edit moving pieces that we’ll deliver to you in whatever format best suits your needs and provides you with the greatest impact. Why hire us? To start, we’ve produced and directed award-winning documentaries and we bring that sensibility to every single project we do. We know how to digest huge amounts of complicated information and tease out a heart-tugging story. Over our 15 years in business, we’ve collaborated with some topnotch marketing companies. In the process, we’ve learned a thing or two about branding. We know to read everything we can get our hands on, interview key stakeholders, research the market, and listen, listen, listen. Then we write up a treatment proposing our creative concepts. Not to brag (okay, we’ll brag a little), but often our ideas drive an entire project across assets — web and print. Out in the field, we can make even the most reluctant participant pour their heart out in an interview. We have technical bonafides and a creative eye that we bring to both filming and editing. We work with an amazing team of freelancers, including kickass photographers, that we bring onto our projects depending on the scope. From every angle, we know how to tell a good story—one that will change minds and inspire action.

We come up with visual and storytelling concepts, organize shoots, conduct interviews and gather beautiful footage. We write compelling scripts and edit moving pieces that we’ll deliver to you in whatever format best suits your needs and provides you with the greatest impact. Why hire us? To start, we’ve produced and directed award-winning documentaries and we bring that sensibility to every single project we do. We know how to digest huge amounts of complicated information and tease out a heart-tugging story. Over our 15 years in business, we’ve collaborated with some topnotch marketing companies. In the process, we’ve learned a thing or two about branding. We know to read everything we can get our hands on, interview key stakeholders, research the market, and listen, listen, listen. Then we write up a treatment proposing our creative concepts. Not to brag (okay, we’ll brag a little), but often our ideas drive an entire project across assets — web and print. Out in the field, we can make even the most reluctant participant pour their heart out in an interview. We have technical bonafides and a creative eye that we bring to both filming and editing. We work with an amazing team of freelancers, including kickass photographers, that we bring onto our projects depending on the scope. From every angle, we know how to tell a good story—one that will change minds and inspire action.

Mission: HELPING GOOD PEOPLE TELL GREAT STORIES At 590films, we create the stories that help organizations and companies do great things. Whether you want to raise a million dollars, reach more people, or simply educate the world, we’ve got your back. We’ll help you hone your message and tell your story in a way that grabs the heart and engages the mind. Digital storytelling to make the world a better place.

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Proud to be producing the videos for iMentor's COVID response fund. It's an incredibly important program to raise money ...
09/15/2020
Collective Response Fund

Proud to be producing the videos for iMentor's COVID response fund. It's an incredibly important program to raise money to support their students in the coming year.

iMentor matches every student in our partner high schools with a college-educated mentor—a personal champion to help them on their college journey.

07/31/2020
Talking Feds

590films is proud to have worked with this amazing group of #sistersinlaw speaking out about the deployment of federal officers to Portland. #WeDeserveBetter

Talking Feds #Sistersinlaw speak out against the use of federal homeland security agents for policing our cities and intimidating protesters. Here’s why what’s happening is wrong. Share our message and spread the word. #wedeservebetter Watch the full video here: https://bit.ly/tfsisters

07/09/2020
590films's cover photo
07/08/2020

590films's cover photo

07/08/2020
A Night with Glasswing

Over the past months, 590films has been super busy producing "virtual galas" for clients old and new. Our most recent event for the amazing organization Glasswing International was particularly successful. We produced and edited a number of new videos documenting Glasswing's work during the pandemic, which included coordinating an eight-country shoot in Latin America. We then edited together a full hour-long program and produced a Livestream of the event. Oh, and they raised a lot of money!

With fall fundraising events around the corner, please get in touch if you need help producing a virtual event for your organization.

Join us as we thank our supporters, highlight our ongoing response efforts, and speak with leaders from the front lines. Donate here: https://anightwithglasswing.funraise.org THE…

Our first Zoom interview directing for our client The Bowery Mission! We worked with two wonderful people, acting CEO Ja...
04/14/2020

Our first Zoom interview directing for our client The Bowery Mission! We worked with two wonderful people, acting CEO James Winans and the inimitable Jeannie Gaffigan, author, comedian.

The Bowery is doing heroic work helping homeless #newyorkers during the pandemic.

Editing away and will post the final video soon.

03/26/2020
Business Insider Today

We are so honored to have field produced and filmed this piece for Business Insider Today about Eight Oaks Farm Distillery, who has quickly switched from making spirits to hand sanitizer. Chad's a vet, it's a family owned company and the entire staff is pitching in to do the work, all through donations and community support.

The coronavirus has caused shortages of essential supplies like hand sanitizer. One distillery in Pennsylvania is making sanitizer instead of spirits and donating it to the local community.

01/31/2020

Here’s a short infographic social media video we produced for our amazing client the 130 year-old @bowerymission These are some scary and sad facts about homelessness in NYC...

#nyc #homelessness #endhomelessness #infographic #motiongraphics #videoproductions #nonprofit

SUPER fun shoot today!
12/04/2019

SUPER fun shoot today!

This image makes the @590films team very happy
11/21/2019

This image makes the @590films team very happy

09/03/2019
The Trees

Very honored and excited that PBS is re-broadcasting our film The Trees in September. If you haven't seen it yet, the film follows the design and construction of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum landscape. Check it out Sunday, September 8th at 7PM on Channel 13. Playing again on 9/11 at 8pm on NJTV, then a few other times around the 9/11 anniversary.

Filmed over five years, "The Trees" is the untold story of the construction of the World Trade Center Plaza. Through the stories of the men and women who…

Fun shoot with our client @amalgamated_bank interviewing CEO Keith Mestrich about the bank signing on to the @unitednati...
08/19/2019

Fun shoot with our client @amalgamated_bank interviewing CEO Keith Mestrich about the bank signing on to the @unitednations Principles for Responsible Banking. 590films likes working with a bank that actually cares about the environment and does things to show it! If only we could not bring so many darn black bags... #onset #videoproduction #sociallyresponsible #sociallyresponsibleinvesting @ Amalgamated Bank

First shoot on a sound stage using an @eyedirect “interrotron.” It’s a tricky yet simple mirror system that allows natur...
08/12/2019

First shoot on a sound stage using an @eyedirect “interrotron.” It’s a tricky yet simple mirror system that allows natural and comfortable interviews looking directly into the camera. Super intimate, and the perfect style given our subject matter. Can’t wait to share our video for @imentororg 20th anniversary! @ Bravo Studios

07/17/2019

Always a slightly stressful way to begin a video shoot in the #woods 😳

Great to be working with one of our favorite clients, @imentororg creating a video to celebrate their 20th anniversary! ...
06/30/2019

Great to be working with one of our favorite clients, @imentororg creating a video to celebrate their 20th anniversary! Stay tuned for video from our shoot with Crystal, Yvonne and Yvonne’s adorable son Noah. #nyc #storytelling #mentor #mentorship #mentoring

We had an amazing day yesterday, interviewing advocates for increased clemency in New York State. #criminaljusticereform...
06/11/2019

We had an amazing day yesterday, interviewing advocates for increased clemency in New York State. #criminaljusticereformnow #criminaljustice #nyuj #governorcuomo

05/15/2019
Alabama's Brave Clinic Escorts

Earlier this year, we travelled to Alabama to document the work of abortion clinic escorts. Thinking today of the many women and girls who will be affected by #AlabamaAbortionBan and all the brave volunteers who work so hard to protect them.

Spent a completely humbling and inspiring day filming abortion clinic escorts in Alabama today. They help to protect the...
04/11/2019

Spent a completely humbling and inspiring day filming abortion clinic escorts in Alabama today. They help to protect the privacy of patients from completely deranged and hostile protestors. #prochoice #abortionrights

Back at it again this year with Girls, Inc. NYC, this year with the inspiring Keisha Smith-Jeremie of Tory Burch and san...
04/05/2019

Back at it again this year with Girls, Inc. NYC, this year with the inspiring Keisha Smith-Jeremie of Tory Burch and sanaia.

03/08/2019
Saving Mothers’ and Babies’ Lives

In honor or International Women's Day, we wanted to share a video we produced for WomenStrong International. WomenStrong is a global community of organizations working with women and girls to end extreme urban poverty. They start and end by listening to urban women and girls, who know best what they need in order to thrive. WomenStrong finds, funds, nurtures, and shares women-driven solutions that can transform lives.

We produced a seriese of 12 videos for them and this one focuses on their work in Ghana and Haiti around neonatal healthcare. Consider donating to support their life-changing work.

And visit www.590films.org to see more of our videos for women's health and rights organizations.

02/21/2019
New Yorkers United for Justice

New Yorkers United for Justice

Michael Morton was wrongfully incarcerated for 25 years after TX discovery laws allowed prosecutors to inappropriately withhold evidence that would have proven his innocence. The real person who committed the crime was allowed to go free and killed again.

Conservative TX changed their laws—it’s time for NY to do the same.

Criminal justice reform in New York includes fixing NYS's flawed discovery laws that permit prosecutors to withhold evidence - leading to wrongful convictions where innocent people go to prison, and dangerous people go free. This harms public safety and leads to great injustices across our state. Visit https://nyuj.org for more information – join us! #Justice4NYers

The commercial we produced for New Yorkers United for Justice with Skdknickerbocker was written up by the Daily News. $5...
02/20/2019
NY criminal justice reform advocates want same evidence disclosure laws as Texas

The commercial we produced for New Yorkers United for Justice with Skdknickerbocker was written up by the Daily News. $500,000 ad buy to try to pass important criminal justice reform in New York State!

A group advocating for criminal justice reform and open discovery in New York wants lawmakers in the Empire State to take a cue from Texas.

After spending 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Michael Morton has dedicated his life to passing laws t...
02/14/2019

After spending 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Michael Morton has dedicated his life to passing laws that ensure that criminal prosecutions are transparent and fair. Working with him and his wife Cynthia this week to push for prosecutorial reform in New York was an inspiration. New Yorkers United for Justice

01/17/2019
Sidwell Friends School

We are thrilled to be working with Sidwell Friends School. Take a look at our first collaboration here:

We welcome 2019 with a message of optimism and invite you to watch "Lead in the Light: Empowering Students to Let Their Lives Speak." Read about our strategic action plan at www.sidwell.edu/strategicplan.

12/17/2018

A super fun shoot today with artist Camille Utterback at the National Portrait Gallery. Check out the exhibition, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. It’s interesting and smart.

11/08/2018
Monica R. Martinez for State Senate

Another amazing win to celebrate! On Tuesday, Mónica Martinez flipped the New York State 3rd Senate District from red to blue. She is the first Salvadoran American elected to the NYS Senate, and is part of the wave of Dems that finally broke Republican control of the Senate. As a former teacher and a Suffolk County legislator, she has proven herself to be a hard worker, a fierce protector of the underserved, and a strong, independent voice. We can’t wait to see what she does at the state level.

Working with The People PAC and Eleanor’s Legacy, we are so proud to have created videos for Mónica Martinez’s campaign. Go, Mónica!!

Mónica Martinez elected as New York State Senator

Anna Kaplan won!! The New York State Senate is now controlled by the Democrats for the first time in decades!  With a un...
11/07/2018

Anna Kaplan won!! The New York State Senate is now controlled by the Democrats for the first time in decades! With a unified government, we can finally get some truly progressive legislation passed.

Anna Kaplan for State Senate ran a great race against a tough opponent who had huge financial support from shady Republican PACs.

And 590films was part of the team that produced Anna's ad, along with The People and Eleanor's Legacy. We can't begin to describe how overjoyed we are to have played a small part in this victory.

It is truly a great day in New York State. Anna, we love you!

A sincere thank you to everyone who knocked on doors, made calls or simply gave me an opportunity to explain my vision of how we can improve our community.

I make this promise to the residents of District 7 - as your representative in the state Senate I will continue our fight for a New York that works for everyone: holding down taxes, strengthening gun violence prevention laws, protecting women’s reproductive rights and preserving our environment.

Thank you,
Anna

11/06/2018

Thinking today about all the incredible candidates we worked with this election season and wishing them all the best of luck! 🌊🌊🌊 #ALDems #NYSSenate

11/05/2018
Vote to Protect Transgender Rights

We want to share this video we produced a few years ago for the Empire State Pride Agenda. This is the story of Joanne Borden, who is transgender and has been fighting for years to get New York State to pass the Gender Non Discrimination Act (GENDA) bill protecting the rights of transgender New Yorkers. Since 2009, the Republican New York State Senate has refused to pass this important bill. And with the Trump administration now threatening to deny the very existence of transgendered Americans, now is the time to act.

This is one of a thousand reasons why tomorrow we must flip the New York State Senate and this is one of a thousand reasons why tomorrow we must flip the US House and Senate.

Do it for people like Joanne. Vote.

10/22/2018
J. B. King

It's the last day to register to vote in Alabama! And if you live in HD 10, Vote for JB King! He's got excellent, innovative ideas about how to improve education in Alabama -- and he's a lovely person to work with.

J. B. King believes that Alabama would benefit greatly from an education lottery dedicated to funding education.

10/19/2018
Vote Jenn Gray

Jenn Gray wants to bring health care to 300,000 Alabamians and jobs to 30,000. How will she do this? She will vote to expand Medicaid when she gets to Montgomery. Plus, she's an awesome person to work with. Vote Jenn Gray, Alabama!

Your life can change in the blink of an eye. Every Alabamian needs to have quality, affordable insurance to protect their lives and their livelihood. Saving Alabamian’s lives is a great return on our investment.

10/16/2018
Joe Siegelman

Excited to share this video we produced for Joe Siegelman's campaign for Attorney General of Alabama! Joe's running a positive campaign as a uniter who will focus his work on Alabama and not frivolous out of state lawsuits seeking to dismantle the ACA. What a fun project to have worked on - our shoot took us to Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham. Go Joe!

The Attorney General's office shouldn't be about partisan politics. It's the one office where politics must be left at the door. That's why I'm running: to apply the law fairly, equally, and impartially--independent of a political agenda.

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At 590films, we create the stories that help organizations and companies do great things. Whether you want to raise a million dollars, reach more people, or simply educate the world, we’ve got your back. We’ll help you hone your message and tell your story in a way that grabs the heart and engages the mind.

Digital storytelling to make the world a better place.

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