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about us corra films is a full-service real-people storytelling studio based in nyc the studio was established in 1994 by director henry corra after collaborating with cinema verité pioneers david and albert maysles for over a decade it draws on the complementary talents of some of new york s most innovative and original creatives editors artists musicians and designers who share a commitment to exploring and expanding new narratives in non-fiction filmmaking henry corra has directed 8 feature films and dozens of shorts his features have screened at the louvre paris the museum of modern art new york the national gallery washington d.c and the pacific film archives san francisco his work has played at major festivals berlinale woodstock doc nyc silverdocs and broadcast on hbo showtime arte channel 4 pbs and more corra films have produced numerous work-for-hire projects for major networks including mtv true life i m ex-amish vh1 ny77 the coolest year in hell rock doc pbs change of heart nova and pilots for sundance bravo and others.
the vast majority of our campaigns begin with one specific deliverable and evolve to include a vast array of previously un-imagined additional pieces the sheer volume of footage we capture allows us this dexterity our cameras are always rolling looking for off moments layering elements and the little gestures that become important parts of every story our business is living cinema no false notes included we work with natural and comfortable situations where the subjects reach out through the lens and directly connect with the viewers working from the inside out we forge real relationships with our subjects connecting in ways our audiences though not aware can directly sense 06
services real people casting we work with an academy-award nominated casting director who brings in and engages the best possible people to represent our clients location scouting every shoot begins with a conversation with our subjects in locations that will speak to who they are and what they do providing a warmth and intimacy that cannot be art-directed we complete our footage with stunning visuals of the iconic places around them production director henry corra creates the spine of every piece with a direct-to-camera conversation if a client writes it he gets it often in the subject s voice in ways we could never have predicted or written he then captures verite day in the life and follow-doc footage to fill out the story post-production we ve established an in-house four-suite post-production studio team of top non-fiction and unscripted editors which means we begin the offline editing process as soon as the first frame is captured we tend to shoot hours instead of frames and consider the process of whittling these hours down to their very essence to be writing in the edit room
music we regularly work with a team of cutting-edge original composers and musicians from john zorn to set fire to flames classical to indie and every imaginable instrument and voice photography our producer jeremy amar is a highly skilled and recognized still photographer on every production he shoots stills that can be used in a myriad of ways from print ads to billboards to behind-the-scenes shots for social media our clients don t miss a moment 08
the numbers 500m 17 overall views of work flights taken 100 film festivals years in business happy clients dozens 200 1,000 of awards won 100,000 cinema seats filled networks screened on 6 11 min average time spent on our project sites 100 films made this year
our client actually sent us an email saying it was the best shoot ever the entire corra films team was amazing tricia lentini producer bbdo
what people say about us i ve worked with a lot of creative people in my day but none can match henry corra s ability to capture the real essence of something or someone on film ted waitt ceo/founder gateway computers we loved your work it was better than we even expected vic gundotra senior vice president of social google corra s work is natural intelligent artful and authentic scott zacaroli senior creative merkley partners a serious talent he tries it nine other ways and his way is always the one you fall in love with and end up airing alison gragnano saatchi saatchi ny exquisite unusual great josh sapan ceo rainbow media new school trustee nobody gets performances out of real people the way henry corra does mark dimassimo president creative director dimassimo goldstein 14