Founded by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Firelight Films produces documentary films and develops strategies, partnerships, and materials to reach and engage diverse audiences.
Firelight Films productions have garnered multiple Primetime Emmy, Peabody, IDA, and Sundance awards. Among them, the Academy Award®-nominated Attica, for Showtime; Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre for the History Channel; Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy for Netflix; Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool; The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution; and Freedom Riders. Upcoming Firelight Films productions include Becoming Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom for Maryland Public Television/PBS and Creating the New World: The Transatlantic Slave Trade, a four-part documentary series for PBS.
We are committed to reach and engage diverse audiences around the world through documentary films.
Firelight Films is a premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color.
Critically-acclaimed filmmakers and creators.