Corra Films is an award winning full-service NYC storytelling studio that creates branded content & feature documentaries about real people. View our work.

Days in the Valley (COMING SOON)

“A beautiful film about the joy of being a child amid the anguish of adults.” – Eric Miles Williamson, author of East Bay Grease and Welcome to Oakland.

Farewell to Hollywood (2015)

Oscar List for Best Feature Documentary 2016. “Moving. Impressionistic. Unsettling.” New York Times. “Searingly brave and beautiful.” Filmmaker Magazine. “Bizarre and wonderful.” Village Voice. (farewelltohollywood.com)

The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan (2010, Smithsonian Collection)

“Instantly one of the most moving and utterly compelling documentaries of recent years.” – Collin Parker, NY Examiner
(mckinleynolan.com)

NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell (VH1, 2007, Emmy-nominated)

“[A] wild love letter to the city… watch it again and again.” – Linda Stasi, the New York Post

Same Sex America (Showtime, 2005, GLAAD Award Nom)

“Henry Corra’s Same Sex America sets a standard that will be hard to match.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety (SameSexAmerica.com)

Jack (2011)

“Jack” is a poetic road movie that challenges conventional ideas about addiction.

“I love this film, I just wish it wasn’t about me.” -Jack Elkjer

George (HBO, 2000)

“A moving study of a boy, his family and his condition. The more you know, the more you care. The more you care, the more your heart will break.” Ron Wertheimer – The New York Times

Umbrellas (Oscar Archive, PBS, Arte, 1995)

“Highly original and structurally flawless…an ambitious documentary about an ambitious project.” – Howard Feinstein, Variety (umbrellasfilm.com)

Special 50th anniversary project for Rolling Stones

In the winter of 2012, Mick Jagger summoned Henry Corra to his penthouse hotel suite in Los Angeles to discuss a special project. Jagger calls the work-in-progress “highly evocative and original”.

We Were Not Orphans (in development)

Over 25 million children in The U.S are living in poverty today – more than during the Great Depression. Corra’s seminal feature doc uncovers the stories of dozens of what are known as “America’s Throwaway Kids.”

“Magic happens on camera with Corra Films.” -Sherry Matthews, Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing

Ted & Mike: The New American Family (Bravo, 2010)

True Life: I’m Ex-Amish (MTV, 2010)

“The struggle between family and identity defined the lives of the three twentysomethings…all united in their quest to balance antiquated upbringings and their ‘real world’ dreams.” Gawker

Wild Blue Yonder (2007, directed by Celia Maysles)

‘”Bound to raise debate in the industry about who owns the life of someone else.” Danielle Beverly, Variety Watch on Amazon Instant!

Frames

A documentary feature by Corra and Charlene Rule about legendary media artist Grahame Weinbren. In FRAMES. Corra captures the complexity, mystery and excitement of the creative process.

World premier at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival

MBUSA: Joe Torre (d)

“Corra Films’ work with Merkley + Partners is the emotional crescendo of our brand.” – Steve Cannon, CEO, Mercedes Benz USA

MBUSA: Nick Saban (d)

“Corra Films’ work with Merkley + Partners is the emotional crescendo of our brand.” – Steve Cannon, CEO, Mercedes Benz USA

MBUSA E-Class: A Car Above

“Corra’s work is natural, intelligent, artful and authentic.” Scott Zacaroli, Senior Creative Director, Merkley + Partners

Starbucks

“Terrific message. Loved it.” – Sue Dietrich, Group Marketing Manager, Starbucks

JetBlue

“Spectacular! Corra Films did a really nice job, honored to be a part of it. “ – Dave Barger, CEO

Columbia University: Fabiola

“Thanks for the fantastic job Corra Films did in capturing the spirit of Columbia and our residence halls. The films are beautiful but, more importantly, highlight the fantastic students we have in a special way.” Joyce Jackson, Columbia University

MBUSA: The Way

“Natural, intelligent, artful, and authentic.” – Scott Zacaroli, Creative Director

MBUSA: WOW Stories (d)

“Corra Films’ work with Merkley + Partners is the emotional crescendo of our brand.” – Steve Cannon, CEO, Mercedes Benz USA

MBUSA: Technicians (d)

“Corra’s work is natural, intelligent, artful and authentic.” Scott Zacaroli, Senior Creative Director, Merkley + Partners

Safeway: Rainier Fruit

“We can’t thank you enough for all the amazing work you all have done for us and Safeway.” – Jean Batthany, Global Creative Director, SVP, DDB

MBUSA: Impact (Stuntman)

“Corra’s work is natural, intelligent, artful and authentic.” Scott Zacaroli, Senior Creative Director, Merkley + Partners

MBUSA: The Coulthard Family

“Corra Films’ work with Merkley + Partners is the emotional crescendo of our brand.” – Steve Cannon, CEO, Mercedes Benz USA

MBUSA: The Kennedy Family

“Corra Films’ work with Merkley + Partners is the emotional crescendo of our brand.” – Steve Cannon, CEO, Mercedes Benz USA

MBUSA: Pursuit

“Corra’s work is natural, intelligent, artful and authentic.” Scott Zacaroli, Senior Creative Director, Merkley + Partners

MBUSA: the Elf-Driving Car

“Who would have thought we could make a renowned documentary filmmaker into a comedy director.” -Andy Hirsch, Executive Creative Director Merkley+Partners

Generated over 4 million views within the first week online.

Hellmann’s: Sutter Family (d)

pH Premiere Hotel Condo

Vons: Crain Ranch

“Your team’s passion and enthusiasm for the work is nothing short of ridiculous.” Parry Metz, DDB

Are You New School? I Love NYC

“Exquisite, unusual, great.”

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

Are You New School? Ariana

“Exquisite, unusual, great.”

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

The Alejandro Berti Project

New York Institute of Technology: Aynaz

Kodak: Film. No Compromise.

2010 ADDY Award

“These were testimonials that truly elevated the importance of choosing film. It’s not just a medium, it’s the voice, the fingerprint, the lifeblood of an industry. It had to be seen as more than essential.” — Jeremy Schwartz, Partners + Napier

S.C. Johnson: Portrait of Sam

“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

MBUSA: Impact (:60)

“Corra Films’ work with Merkley + Partners is the emotional crescendo of our brand.” – Steve Cannon, CEO, Mercedes Benz USA

American Cancer Society: Lauren

Jay Chiat Award: Gold winner

MBUSA E-Class: A Car Above

The 3% Conference

“Four years ago, only 3% of Creative Directors were women. Now women make up 11%. We have a long way to go.” – Jean Batthany, Executive Creative Director of DDB Chicago

Texas WIC: Asia

This TexasWIC campaign increased participation in the first year by more than 350,000 families.

MBUSA: Vic Gundotra, Google

2nd most viewed/rated car spot of any car commercial for any brand.

Starbucks

“Terrific message. loved it.” – Sue Dietrich, Group Marketing Manager, Starbucks

Laureus Foundation (d)

“The Laureus Foundation is all about using sport as a vehicle for social change.” – Steven Canon, CEO MBUSA

JetBlue

“Spectacular! Corra Films did a really nice job, honored to be a part of it. “ – Dave Barger, CEO

Taboo for Nike

Johnny Mac Soldier’s Fund (d)

“Those who were featured in the video were overwhelmed…early this morning board members were still talking about it at the airport.” -Steven Canon, CEO Atlanta Falcons

Ad Council: Add This To the List

“Approximately 1.4 million homes have firearms stored in a way that makes them accessible to the wrong hands.” the RAND Corporation

Accenture: Skills to Succeed Campaign with Marge Magner

Hellmann’s: Where Does Hellmann’s Come From?

CaroMont Health: New Life

“The work you did has grabbed the attention of the people in our community in a way that has never been accomplished before.” -Douglas R. Luckett, President and CEO, CaroMont Health

NYIT Anthem (d :30)

Safeway: Greatest Hits (:60)

“… a stroke of genius. it absolutely sets the ball in motion, sets the course for our entire campaign.” – Parry Metz, Creative Director, DDB Chicago

St. Baldrick’s Foundation: Maddox (d :30)

SNAP Education: Sarah (:30)

TxDSHS: Speak Your Mind: Cinthya

“This work radically changed our client’s understanding of the emotional power of real people storytelling.” – Sherry Matthews, Founder/CEO, Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing.

Campaign won ADDY and TELLY Awards and NAGC First Place. Calls to help line increased 68% during campaign; teen awareness was raised by 95%.

TxDOT (d :30)

“Oil and gas activity has created unprecedented volumes of traffic in many parts of our state,” said TxDOT Director Joe Weber. In an effort to reduce crashes in these increasingly busy areas, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to “Be Safe. Drive Smart.”

TX DFPS: Testimonial

“They grip your emotions, allow parents to see themselves in the experiences of these women, and then show parents the way back from the darkness of child abuse to a place of hope and love. I believe these are works of art that will inspire real change.” Darrell Azar, Texas DFPS

Addy and Telly award wining; reached 1 million in earned media.

NYC Dept. of Health: Marie, Maimed

Most effective anti-smoking campaign in the history of the New York City Department of Health.

Memorial Sloan Kettering: Dr. Chi

“When you sense the passion of our staff and understand the ways they collaborate in caring for patients, you can better appreciate what makes this such an incredible institution,” Ellen Sonet, VP Marketing, MSKCC

Memorial Sloan Kettering: Dr. Healey (d :30)

“Dr. Healey saved me and my quality of life. I have been cancer free for eight years now and because of him you wouldn’t even know I had issues to begin with.” Brian Lydell, MSKCC patient

Faces of Drunk Driving: Sean (:30)

Campaign received 6 ADDY Awards and a Webby Award nomination. Reached nearly 1billion people worldwide

Faces of Drunk Driving: Aaron (:30)

Campaign reached every high school student in Texas for 10 years.

Live Tobacco Free Austin: Multi

“This is a real gold mine of stories. I think this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on.” Philip Huang, MD, Austin Health Department

3x Addy, Webby, and Telly award winning, it is now on permanent collection at the CDC library. The campaign generated $1 million in its first six months.

SAC Credit Union: Terry

“Think globally and act locally. Corra really got our brand’s objective and captured it in the most authentic way, with real Nebraskans.” – Mary Ann O’Brien, OBI

Fatz Cafe: Meatballs

“Henry Corra’s films are real and that’s what we are.” – Richie Cannon, VP of Operations, Fatz Cafe

Blue Cross Blue Shield: Randall

“For 14 years straight, Henry’s work was honored as the best BCBS advertising in the country.” – Jim Brown, SVP Advertising, BCBS of Alabama

Gateway – Why Spots?

“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

Walmart: Darlene

“Walmart is giving a personal touch to a new television advertising campaign by featuring actual employees for the first time in its commercials.” Stuart Elliot, New York Times

Texas Lottery – Cash, TX

Texas DSHS: Cinthya (d)

Campaign won ADDY and TELLY Awards and NAGC First Place. Calls to help line increased 68% during campaign; teen awareness was raised by 95%.

“This work radically changed our client’s understanding of the emotional power of real people storytelling.” – Sherry Matthews, Founder/CEO, Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing.

We Were Not Orphans: Buddy

“Magic happens on camera with Corra Films.” -Sherry Matthews, Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing

Faces of Drunk Driving: Aaron’s Story

In Texas, drunk driving fatalities have declined nearly 20%.

Faces of Drunk Driving: Chilli’s Story

Campaign reached 1 billion people worldwide.

Horton’s Kids

“Thank you all so much for your incredible dedication, generosity, and TALENT! The children of Horton’s Kids are very lucky to have you in their corner.” – Brenda K. Chamberlain, Executive Director, Horton’s Kids

Rare Art

This film is a deep exploration into the work and minds of some of the world’s greatest living contemporary artists; featuring Mark Dion, Ann Hamilton, and Matthew Ritchie.

Texas DFPS: Traci

“They grip your emotions, allow parents to see themselves in the experiences of these women, and then show parents the way back from the darkness of child abuse to a place of hope and love. I believe these are works of art that will inspire real change.” Darrell Azar, Texas DFPS

Addy and Telly award winning; reached 1 million in earned media.

Breast Milk Counts: Latosha

3x ADDY Awards winner, Webby and Telly award winner. Campaign achieved 84% breastfeeding initiation rate and reached all fifty states and 173 countries around the world.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Marcom Awards, Platinum winner
W3 Awards, Gold Award recipient