C41 Media

C41 Media C41 MEDIA is a full service production company specializing in commercials, long form branded content and documentary films.

Launched in 2011 by Pete Sillen and Brendan Doyle, C41 Media has worked with many innovative brands and clients: including Apple, Brizo, Heath Ceramics, Herman Miller, and J. Crew. Sillen has spent 15 years as both an award winning documentary filmmaker and commercial director. Doyle has served as Sillen’s producer and collaborator. The duo teamed up to create a boutique shop focused on real people storytelling. The name C41 Media is a nod to the color negative film developing process (C41). This analogue process was the precursor to the digital revolution. The rolls of color negative film that were developed at drug stores across the US democratized photography in the 20th Century. It transformed average Americans into documentarians, historians, and artists. Color 35mm became the way people told stories with pictures. As the world has gone digital, that original love of storytelling first experienced with color film is still the spark that runs C41 Media. And yes… every once in a blue moon, they still break out their film cameras.

Congratulations all the new 2019 Academy Members, but especially the one we love most, C41's Matt Wolf!
07/02/2019

Congratulations all the new 2019 Academy Members, but especially the one we love most, C41's Matt Wolf!

#ICYMI C41 director Matt Wolf is premiering his latest feature film, RECORDER: The Marion Stokes Project this weekend at...
04/24/2019
Tribeca Film Festival - The New Yorker

#ICYMI C41 director Matt Wolf is premiering his latest feature film, RECORDER: The Marion Stokes Project this weekend at Tribeca! Check out this review in The New Yorker by Richard Brody, who calls Stokes "an information revolutionary."

One outstanding offering in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (April 24–May 5) is “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project,” which reveals the secret greatness of a reclusive activist. A black female librarian fired from her job, around 1960, for being a Communist, Marion Metelits considered pol...

THIS THURSDAY at  The Town Hall, catch the incredible live cinema experience that is Sam Green's A THOUSAND THOUGHTS wit...
04/23/2019

THIS THURSDAY at The Town Hall, catch the incredible live cinema experience that is Sam Green's A THOUSAND THOUGHTS with the inimitable Kronos Quartet. Get your tix here: http://thetownhall.org/event/kronos-quartet

04/18/2019
Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

We can't wait! A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary Experience makes its New York debut in just one week on April 25 at The Town Hall. Written and directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini, this "joyous" (Slate.com), "magical" (Los Angeles Times), and "mind-blowing" (Newsweek) multimedia performance piece becomes a meditation on music itself as it explores Kronos' 45-year history.

ℹ️ / 🎟: http://thetownhall.org/event/kronos-quartet

Listen to Thom Powers interview Sam and Kronos artistic director, founder and violinist David Harrington for Pure Nonfiction: http://www.purenonfiction.net/105-sam-green-david-harrington-on-kronos-quartet/

Listen to some of the music that we play live on stage during "A Thousand Thoughts:" Spotify—https://open.spotify.com/user/kronos_quartet/playlist/16JILAQw4iIVXw1jO5TFm6?si=P69JAcc0S1e0HadCwFlDZg / YouTube—https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9mbbbef6noqINnEzkyl3WdirHC-psTl

You can also hear David on Tom Needham's "The Sounds of Film" on WUSB TODAY (Thursday, April 18) at 6PM ET.

04/03/2019
Shine Global Inc.

C41 director Kristi Jacobson's project #TheElectionEffect has been nominated for The Webby Awards! Visit the link below to vote for the film in the Best Public Service & Activism category.

#webbys #peopleschoice #webbys2019 #activism

#TheElectionEffect has been nominated for The Webby Awards in the Best Public Service & Activism Video category! Which means we are also eligible for the PEOPLE's CHOICE AWARD which is where you come in - please VOTE FOR US! wbby.co/vote-vid32

Shine's digital series looks at students from an array of backgrounds and political beliefs across the nation -- and documents the effect of political rhetoric on each of them.

#Activism #Politics #CivilDiscourse #Webbys #Webbys2019 #MoreThanMovies #Awards #DigitalSeries

We're so proud of C41 director Matt Wolf!  Matt Wolf has been named one of the guest curators for the film program at th...
02/27/2019
Artists Announced for the 2019 Whitney Biennial, Opening on May 17 - Arte Fuse

We're so proud of C41 director Matt Wolf!
Matt Wolf has been named one of the guest curators for the film program at this year's Whitney Biennial. He will be presenting work by Barbara Hammer, the prolific lesbian filmmaker whose films explore the bodies, relationships, and narratives of queer women in particular who have been absent from both cinema and history; Sam Green, whose documentaries fearlessly probe complex ideas and fraught historical events; and FIERCE/Paper Tiger Television, two groups who banded together to examine the conflict over the Christopher Street Pier, gentrification, and the erasure of queer histories and spaces.

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that seventy-five artists have been selected to present their work in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, co-organized by two Whitney curators, Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley. This will be the seventy-ninth in the long-running series of exhibitions launched...

TONIGHT/ONE NIGHT ONLY Sam Green + Yo La Tengo reprise The Lovesong of R. Buckminster Fuller at Thalia Hall in Chicago. ...
02/26/2019

TONIGHT/ONE NIGHT ONLY Sam Green + Yo La Tengo reprise The Lovesong of R. Buckminster Fuller at Thalia Hall in Chicago. Late show tix are still available at www.thaliahallchicago.com

Just in time for #Halloween, Sam Green's short film "Julius Caesar was Buried in a Pet Cemetery" (complete with an origi...
10/30/2018
The Pet Cemetery

Just in time for #Halloween, Sam Green's short film "Julius Caesar was Buried in a Pet Cemetery" (complete with an original score by Yo La Tengo!) is featured on The Atlantic. 🐕 👻

A tour of a graveyard for beloved animals.

10/25/2018
Joshua Carroll: Reaching for the stars

With a passion for space, a cell phone, and YouTube, veteran Josh Carroll goes from high school janitor to physicist in director Matt Wolf's new film for YouTube, Josh Carroll: Reaching for the stars.

https://youtu.be/z1zxj-axCEo

Joshua is a veteran who realized his dream of becoming a physicist by teaching himself advanced mathematics from YouTube. Find something new to learn at yout...

Congratulations to C41's Kristi Jacobson, whose HBO film SOLITARY won an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Documentary!
10/02/2018

Congratulations to C41's Kristi Jacobson, whose HBO film SOLITARY won an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Documentary!

"Like an anthropologist exhuming the bones and broken plates of lost cultures, Green discovers his movies through resear...
09/18/2018
The Utopian Cinema of Sam Green | Create

"Like an anthropologist exhuming the bones and broken plates of lost cultures, Green discovers his movies through research, digging through boxes and combing through drawers to better understand his culture." Check out C41's Sam Green in this video profile by Electric Park Films for Adobe Create Magazine.

The documentary filmmaker’s subjects include R. Buckminster Fuller, the Weather Underground, and Esperanto.

09/07/2018
Emanuel Nine Memorial

The Emanuel Nine Memorial is a new space dedicated to the lives and sacrifices of the Emanuel Nine, the clergy and church members who were murdered in 2015 at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This short film was made to present the memorial plans to the survivors, families, church members and Charleston community.

To help keep the memory of the Emanuel Nine alive and honor the resilience of the families, survivors and church members. Visit the Emanuel Nine Memorial: https://www.emanuelnine.org

Gorgeous weather is here! Kick off spring by checking out Rooftop Films opening night at Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday,...
05/11/2018
This is What We Mean by Short Films

Gorgeous weather is here! Kick off spring by checking out Rooftop Films opening night at Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday, 5/19. They will be featuring Sam Green's short "JULIUS CAESAR WAS BURIED IN A PET CEMETERY" about the greatest pet cemetery in the world. And Matt Wolf's film "THE TOWN I LIVE IN" about the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, where art and activism clash.

For 22 years, Rooftop Films has kicked off our Summer Series with an explosive program of amazing new short films from all over the world--films that express the power of new beginnings, highly entertaining films that tear apart tired old structures and display the creative potential of the cinemati...

Hey San Francisco! We are excited for Sam Green’s live cinema presentation of “A Thousand Thoughts” with the Krono...
04/09/2018

Hey San Francisco! We are excited for Sam Green’s live cinema presentation of “A Thousand Thoughts” with the Kronos Quartet tomorrow night at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

We're proud of the webby nomination for Matt Wolf's film "Bayard & Me." Head over to the website to watch and vote for i...
04/04/2018
The Webby Awards People's Voice needs YOU

We're proud of the webby nomination for Matt Wolf's film "Bayard & Me." Head over to the website to watch and vote for it!

I just voted in The Webby Awards People’s Voice Awards. You should too.

In our recent iMac Apple series we filmed Luigi Honorat, a French 3D artist based in Tokyo, as he gave form to his visio...
04/02/2018
iMac Pro - Films

In our recent iMac Apple series we filmed Luigi Honorat, a French 3D artist based in Tokyo, as he gave form to his vision in Houdini. See the visionary life and spaces he creates in this video.

See how six visionary artists pushed iMac Pro to the limit. Watch the films and how they were made.

When we saw the worlds that ManvsMachine could create we were blown away. In our Apple iMac series, they use code and al...
03/22/2018
iMac Pro - Films

When we saw the worlds that ManvsMachine could create we were blown away. In our Apple iMac series, they use code and algorithms to create a kaleidoscope world of CGI architectural structures. It's amazing!

See how six visionary artists pushed iMac Pro to the limit. Watch the films and how they were made.

We loved working with Buck. They are one of the out-of-this-world creators in the series of iMac Apple videos we produce...
03/19/2018
iMac Pro - Films

We loved working with Buck. They are one of the out-of-this-world creators in the series of iMac Apple videos we produced. Their collective of designers, artists, and storytellers develop groundbreaking work for clients. See how they make this rad work happen.

See how six visionary artists pushed iMac Pro to the limit. Watch the films and how they were made.

C41 is proud of the iMac Pro films we produced for Apple. Six amazing creators around the world were given the iMac Pro ...
03/16/2018
iMac Pro — Artist Films Trailer — Apple

C41 is proud of the iMac Pro films we produced for Apple. Six amazing creators around the world were given the iMac Pro to make something awesome. We will be posting a series of these short films, but for now, check out the series trailer.

Apple invited a group of renowned filmmakers, CG artists, and motion graphics designers to create a personal piece of work using iMac Pro. The project was an...

This week at CPH:DOX, The xx is curating a program that will feature Matt Wolf's documentary "Wild Combination," about m...
03/12/2018
Programme 2018

This week at CPH:DOX, The xx is curating a program that will feature Matt Wolf's documentary "Wild Combination," about musician Arthur Russell. The "I See You" events will explore identity, gender, performance, and LGBTIQ issues.

http://bit.ly/2FO9USq

Here you can see the programme for CPH:DOX 2018 divided by series and themes. The programme offers more than 200 films, a curated programme by guest stars The xx, premieres followed by Q&As with directors, a special focus on justice, science and the world 2030, as well as a major theme of social exp...

03/08/2018
On Purpose

"I am the heroine of my own story." In honor of #internationalwomensday here's a teaser from our project with kate spade new york. Shot by Mai Iskander about the women in Masora, Rwanda, who create the #on_purpose label for #katespade. Happy International Women's Day!

It's an exciting weekend for talented cinematographers and friends of C41, Sam Levy and Alan Jacobsen. Their films, "Lad...
03/02/2018

It's an exciting weekend for talented cinematographers and friends of C41, Sam Levy and Alan Jacobsen. Their films, "Lady Bird" and "Strong Island" are nominated for Best Picture and Best Documentary. Both films have made Oscar history with their nominations. Congratulations Sam and Alan!

"Work for Good" is what we love to do. Being honored as Best of, by Ad Age, is the cherry on top. Mai Iskander’s Whirl...
03/01/2018
See the Finalists for Ad Age's Creativity Awards

"Work for Good" is what we love to do. Being honored as Best of, by Ad Age, is the cherry on top. Mai Iskander’s Whirlpool ‘Care Counts’ campaign is an AdAge’s Creativity Awards Finalists, in the “Best Work for Good” category. The story follows an initiative developed by DigitasLBi North America that installed washing machines and dryers at schools around America to provide clean clothes for students.

Ad Age presents the finalists in the second annual Creativity Awards. Winners will be announced at the A-List & Creativity Awards Gala in New York on April 19.

We are psyched about our autographed photo of the fierce Misty Copeland and the amazing week at University of Nebraska-L...
02/28/2018

We are psyched about our autographed photo of the fierce Misty Copeland and the amazing week at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, filming the historic collaboration between the American Ballet Theatre and the St Louis Symphony Orchestra. Huge thanks to the Lied Center for Performing Arts for the opportunity! And a great job done by Frank Martin and Tara Kutz.

We are so proud to work with Sam Green. In his live documentary with the Kronos Quartet, he pushes the boundaries of sto...
02/15/2018
Documentary A Thousand Thoughts reviewed

We are so proud to work with Sam Green. In his live documentary with the Kronos Quartet, he pushes the boundaries of storytelling, creating a profound and memorable collective experience for his audience. Check out this video review by the BBC on Sam's latest work, "A Thousand Thoughts."

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-42807820/a-thousand-thoughts-inspires-sundance-film-festival

Tom Brook looks at the "live" documentary A Thousand Thoughts.

02/06/2018
Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics

Where we are, and where we're going. A great video on Heath SF by our friends at C41 Media!

01/26/2018
Dirty Money | Netflix Official Site

Here at C41, we're huge fans of director Kristi Jacobson. She directed CARTEL BANK, an episode in the series "Dirty Money" that exposes the greed and corruption of big business. Binge watch it this weekend on Netflix, and find out how HSBC laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80118100

From crippling payday loans to cars that cheat emissions tests, this investigative series exposes brazen acts of corporate greed and corruption.

Today at #Sundance Sam Green's short doc "Julius Caesar Was Buried in a Pet Cemetery" is screening in the shorts program...
01/25/2018

Today at #Sundance Sam Green's short doc "Julius Caesar Was Buried in a Pet Cemetery" is screening in the shorts program. This 3 and 1/2 minute portrait of the greatest pet cemetery in the world was called one of the top 10 shorts to see this year! RIP Barfy.

Our friend, the incredibly talented documentary DP, Kirsten Johnson talked to Filmmaker Magazine about working with Sam ...
01/23/2018
DP Kirsten Johnson on Filming the Kronos Quartet Documentary A Thousand Thoughts | Filmmaker Magazine

Our friend, the incredibly talented documentary DP, Kirsten Johnson talked to Filmmaker Magazine about working with Sam Green on his film "A Thousand Thoughts."

"I really wanted to shoot with Sam because I wanted to be in the relationship of creating with him. It meant a lot to me that he wanted to work with me, because he was already working with spectacular people like the wonderfully talented Pete Sillen and his great crew at C41."

Congratulations Sam, Kirsten, and the Kronos Quartet on your Sundance premiere!

http://bit.ly/KJATT

Kirsten Johnson was among the most in-demand documentary DPs even before her much-celebrated 2016 film Cameraperson. Johnson has shot more than 50 films for such directors as Laura Poitras, Alex Gibney and Kirby Dick. Her latest film, A Thousand Thoughts, is a doc on the Kronos Quartet from director...

12/07/2017
"2018 Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier: Crossroads of Film, Art and Technology"

Big news! A THOUSAND THOUGHTS – A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet will be premiering in January 2018 at the Sundance Film Festival at the famous Egyptian Theater!

http://www.sundance.org/blogs/news/2018-festival-new-frontier

"Innovative Independent and Experimental Work to Premiere, Including Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Storytelling, Site-Specific Installations, Films and Live Performances"

Please join us as we welcome our new Head of Communications, Kristin Stick and celebrate the screening of her short film...
11/10/2017

Please join us as we welcome our new Head of Communications, Kristin Stick and celebrate the screening of her short film RAUL this weekend at DOC NYC! We’re excited to add yet another accomplished filmmaker to our staff, and excited to see you at the IFC Center this Sunday, November 11.

Get your tix here: http://www.docnyc.net/film/shorts-dream-weavers/raul/

Pretty awesome that Pete Sillen's film I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN: The Jesse Bernstein Documentary won Communication...
10/13/2017
FACTORY 25 - I Am Secretly an Important Man

Pretty awesome that Pete Sillen's film I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN: The Jesse Bernstein Documentary won Communication Arts design award for best packaging.

Congratulations Pete Sillen, Matt Grady, Factory 25, Loyalkaspar, David Herbruck, and Daniel Dörnemann!

If you don't have it yet, editions are still available!
http://www.factorytwentyfive.com/iamsecretlyanimportantman/

High and low concept films and music docs have a home at FACTORY 25, the new Brooklyn-based independent film and music label. Beginning in September 2009, FACTORY 25 will release films, theatrically, digitally, and on DVD, and will curate provocative limited edition DVD, Vinyl combination packages.…

In honor of #LGBTHistoryMonth, Super Deluxe and International Documentary Association present a special screening of Mat...
10/10/2017

In honor of #LGBTHistoryMonth, Super Deluxe and International Documentary Association present a special screening of Matt Wolf's film BAYARD & ME. Thursday, Oct 19 @ 7pm at the Vista Theater in Los Angeles

To mark its 100th year, ARRI has launched an interactive timeline with video interviews with world-famous filmmakers and...
10/06/2017
100 years of ARRI - Interactive Timeline and Interviews

To mark its 100th year, ARRI has launched an interactive timeline with video interviews with world-famous filmmakers and commentators, including C41's Mai Iskander!

See her interview here:

♥ Browse 100 years of ARRI's history and enjoy international filmmakers sharing their stories. ♥

10/05/2017
Senator Portrait Project

We helped make this film for the Senator Portrait Project after the 2016 shooting in Orlando. When will this violence end?

Get involved:
csgv.org
everytown.org
bradycampaign.org

This is "Senator Portrait Project" by C41 Media on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

09/29/2017
Field of Vision

We're so excited to share this piece with you!

Activists and art gallery owners clash in Boyle Heights, a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Watch THE TOWN I LIVE IN, directed by Guadalupe Rosales and Matt Wolf

Join us Friday, July 21st for an evening at Metrograph for a shorts program curated by C41's own Matt Wolf. Matt will be...
07/13/2017
BAYARD & ME: A SHORTS PROGRAM WITH MATT WOLF | Metrograph

Join us Friday, July 21st for an evening at Metrograph for a shorts program curated by C41's own Matt Wolf. Matt will be screening his latest short, BAYARD & ME, along with a collection of short films that inspired him to make this film. Including a 1962 debate between Rustin and Malcolm X, two comedic documentaries about a 1994 Jewish lesbian wedding and an overzealous teenage ACT UP activist named Marta, and a 1947 home movie by the amateur queer filmmaker Harold T. O’Neal. Q&A to follow.

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

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