C41 Media

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

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...

C41 Director Matt Wolf's Spaceship Earth premieres on streaming platforms THIS FRIDAY 5/8!! Available on Hulu, Apple, Fa...
05/06/2020

C41 Director Matt Wolf's Spaceship Earth premieres on streaming platforms THIS FRIDAY 5/8!! Available on Hulu, Apple, Fandango, Amazon and Virtual Cinema.

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world. It’s an eerily prescient and telling film for the world of today.

https://www.spaceshipearthmovie.com/

"Tells a story too strange not to be true. The story of 'Spaceship Earth' sounds like the premise of a sci-fi movie, but in true stranger-than-fiction manner, this Sundance premiere is truly out of this world”
- The Wrap

"A lovely, engrossing documentary flashback. 'Spaceship Earth' reclaims Biosphere 2… from the pop-culture-footnote dustbin, capturing the spirit of genuine idealism and earnest scientific inquiry.”
- Variety

"Fascinating as a case study in turning big ideas into reality… It's fascinating to see such a staggering project come together…”
- Hollywood Reporter

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.

Haven't seen RECORDER yet? Catch it Monday, Feb 10 at 1 PMKellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth AveScreening and Q&A with Matt Wol...
02/04/2020

Haven't seen RECORDER yet?
Catch it Monday, Feb 10 at 1 PM
Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave

Screening and Q&A with Matt Wolf, hosted and moderated by Amir Husak, Director of Documentary Studies and Assistant Professor in the School of Media Studies.

Presented by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies

C41 Director Matt Wolf's film 'Wild Combination' will appear at Ontario's Paradise Theatre in their Queerly Beloved Prog...
01/31/2020
Queerly Beloved | Paradise

C41 Director Matt Wolf's film 'Wild Combination' will appear at Ontario's Paradise Theatre in their Queerly Beloved Program--18 independent and influential films which have played an important role in shaping the history and narrative of queer cinema.

#Sundance2020
01/28/2020

#Sundance2020

From last night's Sundance premiere at Temple Theatre. A handsome squad, if we do say so ourselves...

TOMORROW!! For a limited time, famous pie man Andrew Bellucci will be cooking up some of his legendary pizzas for FREE a...
01/26/2020

TOMORROW!! For a limited time, famous pie man Andrew Bellucci will be cooking up some of his legendary pizzas for FREE at Red Banjo Pizza preceding our 6pm premiere at Temple Theatre!! Don’t miss out on the man, the myth, the BELLUCCI🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 Untitled Pizza Movie

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

Come join C41 at the Whitney Biennial! Our very own Matt Wolf  has curated this year's film program Invisible Monuments ...
07/22/2019

Come join C41 at the Whitney Biennial! Our very own Matt Wolf has curated this year's film program Invisible Monuments and it features a new live documentary performance by Sam Green! Tickets are going fast. Whitney Biennial on Aug 2nd and 3rd. #whitneybiennial2019

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

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