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.
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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.

Sam Green  + JD Samson present a new, live sound piece titled “7 Sounds” this week  for Headlands Center for the Arts. I...
07/13/2020
7 Sounds: Sam Green and JD Samson, Live.

Sam Green + JD Samson present a new, live sound piece titled “7 Sounds” this week for Headlands Center for the Arts. It’s a sketch of a longer live cinema piece they are working on – a cross between a live radio show and audio documentary titled 32 Sounds – whose subject is sound itself. Catch 7 Sounds this Thursday, July 16. This is a one-time-only, online live audiovisual experience, reserve your spot ASAP!

Headlands Center for the Arts

Matt Wolf's 'Recorder' will be airing on PBS's Independent Lens on June 15 at 10/9c"I want audiences to encounter a radi...
06/10/2020
Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT

Matt Wolf's 'Recorder' will be airing on PBS's Independent Lens on June 15 at 10/9c

"I want audiences to encounter a radical woman who dedicated her life to a visionary project, but at great personal cost. I hope that Marion’s singular story will emotionally impact people, but I expect that the film will compel people to think critically about the ways in which public opinion is molded by the media and the predilections of the people who produce it." —Matt Wolf, AFI Docs

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT

Director Matt Wolf's 'On Film' article for Criterion, reflecting on the power of seeing a moment of pure joy—the defeat ...
05/11/2020
The Sweet Taste of Queer Victory in The Times of Harvey Milk

Director Matt Wolf's 'On Film' article for Criterion, reflecting on the power of seeing a moment of pure joy—the defeat of California’s homophobic Proposition 6 in 1978—in Robert Epstein’s classic portrait of Harvey Milk.

One Scene The Sweet Taste of Queer Victory in The Times of Harvey Milk By Matt Wolf On Film / Features — May 11, 2020 Over the course of four features and several shorts, Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker Matt Wolf has mined the histories hidden in archives, stitching together a rich and compli...

Today, C41 Director Matt Wolf is doing a virtual screening and Q&A for his film Recorder at 8:35 PM EST with BAM on thei...
04/09/2020
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Today, C41 Director Matt Wolf is doing a virtual screening and Q&A for his film Recorder at 8:35 PM EST with BAM on their YouTube live channel, link below. Tune in 👀

Director Matt Wolf is joined in conversation with BAM’s Ashley Clark following a screening of his 2019 documentary Recorder, a moving and revelatory portrait of unconventional archivist Marion Stokes.

Untitled Pizza Movie is NOT to be missed!!!!!  We have touched down in Park City, bring it on Sundance...
01/24/2020
14 Films Not to Miss at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival | Filmmaker Magazine

Untitled Pizza Movie is NOT to be missed!!!!! We have touched down in Park City, bring it on Sundance...

Always a bellweather for the health — artistic as well as business — of the American independent film scene, the Sundance Film Festival began yesterday in Park City, Utah, preceded by more than the usual amount of pre-fest news and drama. On the positive front, Sundance 2020 is something of a la...

01/15/2020
Untitled Pizza Party

We present to you "Meet the Artist: David Shapiro" for Sundance Film Festival !! Untitled Pizza Movie premieres on Monday, January 27th 6:00 PM Temple Theatre, Park City!

01/09/2020

Very proud of C41's Matt Wolf and his Sundance selection!

“Can one become a historian merely by pressing a button? The documentary “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project” says yes....
11/14/2019
‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’ Review: A VCR Obsession

“Can one become a historian merely by pressing a button? The documentary “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project” says yes.”

See The New York Times Critic's Pick Matt Wolf's RECORDER at Metrograph this weekend!

Matt Wolf’s documentary shows how one woman captured history by recording television news. The results are compelling.

11/11/2019
Recorder The Marion Stokes Project | The New Yorker

The New Yorker write up on Matt Wolf's Recorder -- at Metrograph this Friday, 11/15!

MoviesRecorder: The Marion Stokes ProjectMatt Wolf’s documentary 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 political injustices inseparable from media misrepresentations. She bec...

C41 Director Matt Wolf's film, Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project, is on the list and will be out 11/15!
11/04/2019
Holiday Movies 2019: Here’s What’s Coming Soon to Theaters

C41 Director Matt Wolf's film, Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project, is on the list and will be out 11/15!

The “Star Wars” Skywalker saga is coming to an end, “Frozen” is getting a sequel and “The Shining” characters are baaaaaack. Here’s what you need to know about the season in cinema.

C41 Director, Sam Green, was in Australia this week delivering another inspiring live performance with the Kronos Quarte...
10/18/2019
Review: ‘A Thousand Thoughts’ is a poignant reminder to live in the moment

C41 Director, Sam Green, was in Australia this week delivering another inspiring live performance with the Kronos Quartet.

This week the Kronos Quartet — David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello) — revisited their career through a collection of songs designed to evoke happiness and remind us to grasp each moment. The two A Thousand Thoughts concerts at Melbourne Recita...

10/09/2019

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CLIENT | Verizon
DIRECTOR | Matt Boyd
PRODUCTION CO | C41 Media
DP | Hayden Mason
AGENCY | Verizon
AGENCY PRODUCER | Scott Welch, Lizzie Haberman Maggie Tripp Miller
AGENCY CREATIVE | Tofer Moran, Melissa Avery, Viktor Angwald, April Lauderdale
EDITORIAL | Uppercut
EDITOR | Paul La Calandra
PRODUCER | Nick Crane
EP | Julia Williams
COLOR | Kath Raisch
AUDIO | Sonic Union, Steve Rosen
MUSIC | Racket Club

Great article on C41 Director Matt Wolf's new film, Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project!
10/08/2019
'Ahead of her time': the woman who recorded the news for 30 years

Great article on C41 Director Matt Wolf's new film, Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project!

Marion Stokes built up an archive of 70,000 tapes that range from local news oddities to world-changing events – and make for a compelling narrative of our times

#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...

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...

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...

"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.

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