Nonfiction Unlimited is a commercial production company producing spots and branded with some of the
Nonfiction Unlimited is a commercial production company working with some of the best documentary directors on the planet. We produce spots, branded content, short films and features for ad agencies and advertisers, for screens large and small.
Operating as usual
Nonfiction’s own Tracy Droz Tragos is heading back to Sundance to world premiere her latest feature docu, Plan C, at the 2023 fest. Another powerful and poignant look at issues in the US as a hidden grassroots organization doggedly fights to expand access to abortion pills across the States keeping hope alive during a global pandemic and the fall of Roe v. Wade.
A director whose visuals and sentiments are as delectable as her subjects. Be sure to catch Abby Fuller’s delicious storytelling episode in the latest season of Chef’s Table: Pizza on
Reminiscing about my time in Japan during the month of November last year. Can’t believe it’s been one year. What a total dream it was to be in Kyoto during the peak fall colors. I’m missing the complete attention to detail and beauty, the extraordinary gardens, the incredible flavors of persimmon, yuzu, herbs, rice and pizza dough. The humble, simple perfection of Kyoto and monk!
Be inspired by entrepreneurs across the globe in our latest from Director Nico Carbonaro, season two of Business Class, with host Suneel Gupta featuring David Chang, Issa Rae, and many others.
Missing Main St again this year as Sundance 2022 kicks off in virtual fashion, but that means cozy screenings at home, like the world premiere of Rory Kennedy’s latest docu Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, as we reminisce 15+ years of Nonfiction directors honored at the festival.
Director Abby Fuller getting some love from SourceCreative and Shots in the Female Directors Showcase. A filmmaker who loves storytelling, character studies and food, Abby directs with a cinematic eye for capturing humanity and cuisine, a passion she brings to her commercial work.
Welcome to January's Female Directors Showcase. Each month, Source and shots will spotlight some of the incredible work being made by directors from around the globe. We hope that these monthly showcases will highlight not only their great talent and the work they create, but the importance of diver...
Nonfiction’s own Jessica Yu has been keeping good company across the pond directing the upcoming spy drama series for Amazon Prime. Streaming April 2022.
It’s a wrap on
Phew.. a whole year of doing the most intense work during the most intense time. It could not have been possible without this incredible lot of people. Some you see here some you don’t.
It’s been hard but when you all see it.. it will be worth it! ❤️
Onwards and upwards
Dynamic duo Director Rory Kennedy and DP Maryse Alberti set the scene as the sun shone brightly on this week’s shoot with the incredible creative team from Y&R and incomparable crew.
Nonfiction’s own Steve James in spectacular company amongst 2021 Primetime Emmy nominees for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, and Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program for his monumental five-part docuseries City So Real. You can watch his gripping exploration of race and equality on Hulu.
Sunday, 9/19 @ 5:00 Pacific, and the award goes to…
Check out the most recent work from director Nico Carbonaro, “Life Unfolds | An Origami Story”, for Google (co Director Tuesday McGowan). A whimsical & colorful story about Nobuyuki Yamaga, a man with vision loss and a passion for the traditional Japanese art of origami. Utilizing Android’s TalkBack technology he is able to learn new designs and share his amazing creations with others. “Whatever I love, I always want to share with the world."
Documentary The Smartest Kids in the World from Nonfiction’s own Tracy Droz Tragos launched exclusively on Discovery+ this week as many US students head back to school. Tracy transports us with the four American teens to four countries and gives voice to the students’ discoveries, struggles and triumphs, and insights as to how we can reform our system. Poignant, relevant, balanced. Tracy chronicles authentic stories with heart and soul, themes of education, culture, open-mindedness, hard work, happiness and humanity in films and for brands alike.
We just can't wait for the premiere of Showtime Networks “UFO” 4-part docu-series from JJ Abrams, exploring extraterrestrial phenomena, co-directed by Nonfiction’s own Paul Crowder. Tune in Sunday, 8/8, and keep an eye on the sky. Killer music docs, thrilling skate, big wave surf, and Formula 1 features, and now a dive into the mysterious things that can’t be explained…until now, Paul’s films captivate our hearts, souls, and minds.
UFO is a four-part docu-series from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Glen Zipper exploring our fascination with unidentified flying objects, and what clandestine i...
Emmy noms announced! More well-deserved recognition for Nonfiction’s own Steve James and his gripping docuseries City So Real (NatGeo/Hulu) with nominations in 2 categories: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, and Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program.
From Indiewire to Rolling Stone, Vulture to Vogue, All These Sons is being called one of the most anticipated films of the 2021 Tribeca Film Fest. Watch as Nonfiction's own Bing Liu, in his second collaboration with editor/co-director Joshua Altman since Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentary Minding the Gap, explore the unfiltered stories of masculinity through young men at risk of gun violence in Chicago with vulnerable authenticity. Virtual screening available June 13-23.
Spotted in NYC, director Marcus Ubungen’s latest with Edelman for AOA with pro surfer Caroline Marks. It’s not every day that we get to see our work in Times Square!
We’re tuning in to tonight’s Film Independent Spirit Awards to root for Nonfiction’s own Steve James’s City So Real in Best New Non-scripted or Documentary Series category, keeping incredible company with this year’s nominees.
Abby Fuller’s visually stunning short, Shepherd’s Song, getting some love as part of Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Closing Night, Apr 10, for audiences to “take away a greater understanding of why animals are hugely beneficial to our ecosystems and how California can use livestock as a tool to create a more sustainable future for both people and wildlife,” Abby shared with the Santa Barbara Independent.
Surf’s up for national champ pro surfer Caroline Marks in director Marcus Ubungen’s latest to capture beauty, strength and the importance of eye health on location with American Optometric Association and Edelman..
Empathetic storytelling defines Steve James’s filmmaking from the seminal docu Hoop Dreams to docuseries City So Real for Hulu and NatGeo. Honored with Oscar and Emmy nominations, acclaimed by Sundance, IDA, DGA, Independent Spirit Awards and more, Steve brings to audiences a mosaic of honest and often underrepresented voices in features, series, commercials and branded alike. Please get to know Steve.
Seemlessly intertwining lyrical sequences with intimate portraits is why director Bing Liu is called the “real deal” for his vérité storytelling. Bing brings an honest, fresh visual aesthetic to projects from his Oscar-nominated, Sundance-awarded feature Minding the Gap, to docu-series, spots and branded. We invite you to get to know Bing.
Meet The Director / Bing Liu
High praise for Nonfiction’s own Bing Liu on the A24 Podcast as author and poet Ocean Vuong discusses Bing adapting for the screen and directing his novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.
“Bing is a genius in himself. That was the beauty of it… that invitation to play. To play and to bring Bing’s larger, expansive political gaze behind the camera was really exciting to me. So it’s really great also because we just talk almost every three, four weeks, we just talk about our lives and our theories on narrative art and our politics. And it’s been really incredible.”
Bing brings his fresh visual aesthetic and rich storytelling to docu, narrative, spots and branded.
So much to be thankful for. Much appreciation and gratitude for our Nonfiction family near and far
Blown away by Director Nico Carbonaro’s latest films that are a gorgeous hybrid of animated real people storytelling for Android’s new docuseries, Being Human Is, which highlights and celebrates the sensational accomplishments of real people around the world in five extraordinary stories, with co-director Tuesday McGowan. We did not know just how much we needed this!
Rory Kennedy brings gravitas to her commercial and documentary projects in the family tradition of activism and compassion, using her voice to tell compelling and emotional stories. Please get to know Rory.
In , Nonfiction’s own Steve James offers a kaleidoscope portrait, a fascinating and complex dive into contemporary Chicago that delivers a deep, multifaceted look into the souls of a quintessentially American city as it prepares for the 2019 mayoral election. Tune in for the premiere of this monumental five-part documentary series Thurs, 10/29, starting 7/6c on CitySoReal.film
Typically found with a film camera in hand, director, cinematographer and photographer Marcus Ubungen follows his strong passion for visual storytelling into both ad and documentary worlds capturing the authentic in a cinematic vérité aesthetic. Please get to know Marcus.
Director Nico Carbonaro’s blend of fiction and nonfiction embodies a humanistic and stylish documentary approach with a unique filmic language and visual signature. A commercial and branded director, documentary filmmaker, creative director, and showrunner, Nico is a creative force whose talent intersects a passion for doing good, collaborating with organizations like Equal Justice Initiative, GLAAD and National Parks Foundation, and in branded for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Google, LinkedIn, and more. Please meet Nico.
Capturing the unexpected and authentic moments that connect us all. Director David Freid is a prolific filmmaker and journalist who always brings charm, humor, authenticity and eccentricity to his projects - film, series, commercial and branded alike. From the upcoming PeacockTV series True Colors, to Sonic Drive-in’s real people re-brand, his 2019 Emmy-nominated short Guns Found Here, to so much more, we invite you to get to know David Freid.
Weekend watchlist: we’re streaming Netflix’s Ratched with eps directed by Nonfiction’s own Jessica Yu. Ryan Murphy’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel giving the backstory of Nurse Mildred Ratched debuts Friday, 9/18. Loving the range of our directors!
You deserve someone to show you mercy. From the creator of American Horror Story, witness the origin of one of the world's most iconic characters, Nurse Ratc...
Culture, Food, Equality, Feminism, Farming. Just a few of Director Abby Fuller’s passions that are celebrated in her documentary and commercial projects. From her deliciously gorgeous work on Netflix’s Chef’s Table or her episode of AppleTV+’s Dear... with Oprah, please allow us to make the introduction to Abby in Nonfiction’s new series: Meet the Director.
A little Nonfiction inspired by AICP - We’re proud to have captured Ghetto Film School’s story with Director Steve James for Google back in 2012. We’ll be tuning in to AICP ’s Commitment to Change to listen and learn from Ghetto Film School and Black Girl Film School leaders in bringing awareness and offering opportunities in production and post on Wed, 9/16.
Founded in 2000, Ghetto Film School is a non-profit that teaches the art of cinematic storytelling to young filmmakers from the South Bronx and beyond. Using...
Director Marcus Ubungen celebrating educators shaping countless futures in latest spots for Equitable Financial with FIG agency https://wdrv.it/aae841376
When not lending her brilliant eye to commercials, director Jessica Yu’s work can be seen all over TV/streaming. Jessica recently sat down with Deadline to discuss Netflix’s Hollywood, and appeared on a DGA panel to discuss “How Inspiration Fuels the Art of Director” with notable Directors. Get inspired by viewing the articles below.
Get ready, West Coast, Nonfiction is teaming up with creative artist management firm Safeword Creative Mgmt - we’re thrilled to announce our new partnership - Here’s to creative collaborations with The Erikas!
Little Black Book, The creative artist management firm joins forces with Nonfiction’s award-winning roster for commercials and branded.
Always an honor for Nonfiction to work with such incredible like Abby Fuller. Her new docu series “Dear...” is now streaming on Apple TV+
Nonfiction Unlimited is a commercial production company producing spots and branded with some of the most notable documentary directors on the planet.
We’re all about bringing the filmmaker’s creative talents to nonfiction and scripted projects alike and a holistic approach that informs the work from casting, to production, to post.
Our collective personality is unlike any other production company in the world. We began, in 1995, with one idea: a roster of elite award-winning documentary directors supported by an innovative production staff, formed in order to take a revolutionary approach to commercial documentary projects. In the years since, Nonfiction’s directors have created uniquely compelling commercials, complex branding campaigns, episodic series, branded content, narrative features and, of course, creative documentaries.
The filmmakers at Nonfiction are undisputedly some of the most respected documentary filmmakers in the world. And Nonfiction is the premiere production company bringing their considerable talents to projects for advertisers.
The filmmakers at Nonfiction have won a plethora of awards and accolades including multiple Academy Awards and nominations, numerous awards from the Sundance Film Festival and the Directors Guild of America, hundreds of National and International Best Films of the Year Critics Lists, and hundreds of other awards for their documentary film work including those from: American Film Institute, American Society of Cinematographers, Aspen Film Festival, Boston Society of Film Critics, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Cracow Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago Film Critics, Denver International Film Festival, Detroit Film Critic Society, Directors View Film Festival, Double Take Documentary Film Festival, Emmy Awards, Gracie Allen Awards, Grammy Awards, Gotham Independent Film, Hamptons Film Festival, Humanitas Prize, Image Awards, Hot Docs, Independent Spirit Awards, International Documentary Association, Kansas City Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Critics, MTV Movie Awards, Nantucket Film Festival, National Board of Review, Newport Film Festival, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Peabody Awards, Philadelphia Film Festival, Prix Italia Awards, Sarasota Film Festival, Satellite Awards, Shorts International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival and the Writers Guild of America.
Learn how Nobuyuki uses origami to share what he loves.
Executive Producer, WTBR: Tim Pries
Co-Directors: Nico Carbonaro, (Nonfiction Unlimited) & Tuesday Mcgowan, WTBR
Producer: Jon Campbell
Associate Producer: Eden Cooney
Editor: Mahoko Kuramasu
Live action production Japan: JKD Collective Inc.
Animation House: Statedesign.tv
Music & Sound Design: J.r. Narrows (Spacelute Music)
Story Producers: Mitra Bonshahi, Nathalie Stucky, Makiko Segawa
“When someone dies by su***de, research shows that at least 6 people are intimately traumatized by the death.” (source: ) In the 2nd episode of TRUE. TALK. DOCS. learn how Shania was deeply affected by the su***de of her friend, Christopher. Premiering in two days.
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