We make films that put a human face on the most important issues of our time. We develop, produce and direct highly crafted, narrative documentaries that intimately connect audiences to the unique stories and characters we follow.
Our films have been commissioned by the BBC, PBS and many other international broadcasters; they’ve screened on more than 100 leading global channels; and they’ve won major honors, including a Peabody and the Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary award.
We make short films, concert films and promos for a range of clients including Nonesuch Records, Carnegie Hall, Vanity Fair, Sony Classics, eOne Music, The Artists Den, Q Prime, and Lincoln Center. We are the current record holder of “Most Bill Frisell EPKs”.
We work regularly with corporations, non-profits, and agencies to design and produce campaigns and videos. We are an end-to-end, full service production company, and have made videos for clients in 13 countries and over 15 locations in the US. For more on our production services, please visit www.normallifeworks.tv.
An award-winning director and producer of documentaries and television programs.
Hugo’s directing credits include: Land Rush, a film for the Why Poverty? series about industrial vs. small-scale farming in Africa; The Market Maker for PBS/WNET about agricultural development in Ethiopia; and A Normal Life, winner of the Tribeca Best Documentary award, about a group of young friends in post-war Kosovo. He co-produced the theatrical documentary Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love. Hugo also works as a producer, director, and editor of television documentaries for channels including CNN, MTV, VH1, and Bravo. Passionate about harnessing media for social change, his work has been supported by Ford, MacArthur and Rockefeller Brothers Foundations and he has been recognized with a UN appointment. Hugo lives in London.
For more info, please see hugoberkeley.co.uk.
Delivering on time, in tune, and under budget.
Eli’s film producer credits include: On a Knife Edge, a film for PBS about growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; Land Rush, a film for the Why Poverty? series about industrial vs. small-scale farming in Africa; and The Market Maker for PBS/WNET about agricultural development in Ethiopia. On the music side, Eli partnered with the late, great jazz producer/arranger Bob Belden to executive produce Miles Español for eOne Music. He worked for seven formative years at Nonesuch Records, where he Executive Produced jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s Into the Blue and oversaw production of over 150 albums, including a dozen or so Grammy-winners. He regularly produces episodes of the PBS show Live from the Artists Den. Eli lives in Brooklyn with his wife Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, and until recently, their pet crawfish Cinderella Herman.