What impact will your short films have?

Thoughtful filmmaking + strategic distribution can deliver exciting results

Social innovators understand that producing beautiful films is just the beginning of compelling storytelling. Leveraging the films to engage audiences and grow movements is just as important. We help you do both at once.

Founders Natasha Deganello Giraudie and Ben Henretig met over a casual lunch at a friend’s home and soon they formed a common dream.

An alternative to your typical video production services

As social innovators, you have the best stories to tell. You understand the power of short films. But films are tough to do well and expensive to execute, especially with traditional video production companies.
At Micro-Documentaries we set out to figure out how to make beautiful, cinematic films accessible to everyone who is on a mission to make this world a better place for all of us. Adapting the best documentary techniques to the specific needs of purposeful businesses and nonprofits, we produce and distribute compelling short films at a fraction of the price of a commercial video production company.

Authentic

Cinematic quality & documentary style portray your mission through real stories of real people

Affordable

Accessible pricing & timeframes make it easy to leverage short films on a regular basis

Actionable

Clear triggers & strategic distribution ensure that inspiration is converted into action

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A process you can count on

We have taken the cinematic quality and resourcefulness of documentary production companies and adapted the process specifically to inspire social change at a price you can afford. Our streamlined process allows our clients to maintain an ongoing stream of productions and include short films in their regular communications plans.
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Moving your mission forward through short films

Founded in San Francisco Bay Area and deeply influenced by the culture of innovation at Stanford University, we set out to pioneer a new film genre that opens a world of possibility for social innovators.
Each month we produce dozens of films around the world for respected social and environmental innovators— from purposeful businesses like Plum Organics and Seventh Generation to small nonprofits like READ Global and Living Goods to celebrated changemakers like the Clinton Global Initiative and eBay Social Innovation.
We have no office or office hours and champion extreme flexibility from day one, allowing our team members to pursue personal and professional passions side by side. The fulfillment that comes from this gets injected into every one of your films.

We film compelling documentaries in every corner of the planet — affordably and efficiently.


Thanks to our global team of documentary filmmakers we’re one of the only short film production companies capable of affordably filming anywhere, anytime. Each month we publish where our filmmakers are headed so that organizations can notify us of nearby projects. We distribute airfare and hotel costs among participating organizations. The result: reduced prices and carbon emissions for everyone.
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