“Corra’s work is searingly brave and beautiful … he has an uncanny ability to connect with people – any kind of person – on film.” Filmmaker Magazine

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.

It’s personal.

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.


  • Casting
  • 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
  • Licensing
  • Original Music Scoring & Record
  • Motion Graphics, Titles & EFX

Marketing & Distribution

  • Festival Planning, Strategy, & Execution
  • Branding & Messaging
  • Design
  • 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.”

Ted Waitt, CEO/Founder, Gateway Computers

“Corra’s work is natural, intelligent, artful and authentic.”

Scott Zacaroli, Senior Creative, Merkley + Partners

“Magic happens on camera with Corra Films.”

Sherry Matthews, Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing

“The more you know, the more you care. The more you care, the more your heart will break.”

Ron Wertheimer on George, The New York Times

“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.”

Mark Dimassimo, President / Creative Director, Dimassimo Goldstein

“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

“Henry Corra pans for gold and finds the nuggets.”

Senator Bill Bradley

“Henry does great work, is easy to work with, and has a special talent for revealing the true humanity of the person.”

Bobby Luckie, CEO, Luckie&Co

“Instantly one of the most moving and utterly compelling documentaries of recent years.”

Collin Parker on The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan, Examiner

“Exquisite, unusual, great.”

Josh Sapan, President/CEO, AMC Networks and New School Trustee

“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.”

Sam Johnson, Chairman, SC Johnson

Farewell to Hollywood is searingly brave and beautiful.”

Pamela Cohn, Filmmaker Magazine

“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

“We loved your work. It was better than we even expected!”

Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Social, Google

“A highly original and structurally flawless collaboration…An ambitious documentary about an ambitious environmentalist arts project, “Umbrellas“ unfolds as an increasingly suspenseful drama.”

Howard Feinstein, Variety

Request a screening

  • November
  • 10
    TopDOCS 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.
  • 12
    McKinley Nolan screening Magic Lantern Theater in Spokane, WA at 1:00 PM More info & tickets via the theater site.
  • 20
    McKinley Nolan screening Frontline Club, London UK at 4:00 PM Tickets available online, to be followed by a discussion film representative.
Events Pending
Events Pending








For all agency inquiries, please email Sarah at the link above. For all other inquiries, including documentary-related, please email Annmarie or send a note through the form on the left. You can also reach us by phone on the main office number.