Corra Films is an acclaimed creative nonfiction studio based in the heart of downtown New York City.
A full-service production company established in 1994, Corra Films is a passionate ensemble of New York’s most innovative talent, under the direction of filmmaker and living cinema pioneer Henry Corra. We’re storytellers at heart who believe in the power of individual experience and remain committed to exploring new narratives in nonfiction filmmaking.
We have produced eight feature films and dozens of shorts that have screened at prestigious film festivals and venues including Berlin, IDFA, SXSW, Silverdocs, Full Frame, DOCNYC, Tribeca, the Louvre, MOMA, and IFC Cinema. Many works have also aired on networks including HBO, Showtime, PBS, Arte and Channel 4, among others. We were honored to be nominated for two Emmy Awards and shortlisted for the Independent Spirit Award. Having produced countless work-for-hire projects and collaborated with the top agencies and brands throughout the advertising world, we take pride in our proven ability to produce groundbreaking and timeless content.
It’s personal. Telling other people’s stories is a responsibility,
so we don’t stop until we get it just right.
Our work is living cinema, no false notes included. Our cameras are always rolling,
looking for off moments, layering elements, and the little gestures that become
important parts of every story. We work in 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 viewers, though not aware, can directly sense. We’re on a mission to do work
that transforms ourselves, our subjects, and our audiences.
- Exploratory Filming and Creative Concepting
- Pitch and Treatment Writing
- Transmedia Development
- Grant Writing
- Budgeting, Planning
- Location Scouting
- Subject Background and Clearances
- Archival Sourcing
- Travel, Permissions, and Logistics
- Engaged Conversations
- Interstitial Image Capture
- Online and Offline Editing
- Color Correction
- Pro Tools Audio Design and Mix
- Archival Clearances
- Music Composing and Licensing
- Motion Graphics, Titles and EFX
“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.”
“Coalesces into a moving study of the boy, his family and his condition.
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.”
“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.
Jeremy Amar, Producer
Annmarie Pisano, Assoc. Producer
For all inquiries (agency, documentary & other) please message Annmarie Pisano using the form to the left, or email her at annmarie(at)corrafilms.com. You can also reach her by phone on the main office number.
We offer an ongoing internship program (college credit available). Interested? Fill in this google questionnaire then shoot us a note using the form to the left so we know to look out for it.