Corra Films is the birthplace of “living cinema” – collapsing the boundaries between art and life.
Our company was founded in 1994 by filmmaker Henry Corra, a protégé of documentary pioneer David Maysles. Corra’s work has inspired a generation of non-fiction filmmakers. Under his direction, we are a passionate ensemble of New York’s most innovative talent.
Our films are seen by millions around the world: in theaters, on television, and across the web. They provoke profound engagement and dialogue. We make groundbreaking and award-winning non-fiction features. We help the top global brands define themselves with real people tv commercials and branded content. We lead the charge on the most urgent advocacy campaigns. And, always, we help powerfully unique individuals leave lasting and timeless legacies.
We forge real relationships with our subjects and their stories, connecting in ways our audience can directly sense. We are on a mission to do work that transforms ourselves, our subjects, and our audience.
- Exploratory Filming
- Creative Concepting
- Advertising Decks
- Pitch and Treatment Writing
- Transmedia Development
- Grant Writing
- Feature Films
- Episodic Television
- Global Advocacy
- Broadcast Advertising
- Branded Content
- Web Films
- Transmedia Content
- Editing (Avid, Premiere, Final Cut)
- DaVinci Color Correction
- Pro Tools Sound Design and Mix
- Original Music Scoring & Record
- Motion Graphics, Titles & EFX
Marketing & Distribution
- Festival Planning, Strategy, & Execution
- Branding & Messaging
- Independent & Self Distribution
- Social Media
“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.”
“Corra’s work is natural, intelligent, artful and authentic.”
“The more you know, the more you care. The more you care, the more your heart will break.”
“Whether it’s a factory worker in Iowa or a Fortune 500 CEO, nobody gets performances out of real people the way Henry Corra does.”
“Our client actually sent us an email, saying it was the best shoot ever. The entire Corra Films team was amazing.”
“Henry Corra pans for gold and finds the nuggets.”
“Henry does great work, is easy to work with, and has a special talent for revealing the true humanity of the person.”
“Instantly one of the most moving and utterly compelling documentaries of recent years.”
“Exquisite, unusual, great.”
“Filmmaker Henry Corra followed me through one of the most important transitions of my life. Right from the start I trusted him and that trust is conveyed in the very moving film he created.”
“The film has been a huge hit. We showed it to all of our communications firms, and these pros were literally bowled over.”
“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.”
“We loved your work. It was better than we even expected!”
“A highly original and structurally flawless collaboration…An ambitious documentary about an ambitious environmentalist arts project, “Umbrellas“ unfolds as an increasingly suspenseful drama.”
10TopDOCS special event: McKinley Nolan screening & reception Picture House, Pelham NY at 7:00 PM Followed by conversation with Henry Corra & critic Michael Atkinson. Tickets available here, free admission for all college students with ID.
12McKinley Nolan screening Magic Lantern Theater in Spokane, WA at 1:00 PM More info & tickets via the theater site.
20McKinley Nolan screening Frontline Club, London UK at 4:00 PM Tickets available online, to be followed by a discussion film representative.