This is Firelight Films.

Founded by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Firelight Films produces documentary films and develops strategies, partnerships, and materials to reach and engage diverse audiences.

Our Work

Firelight Films productions have garnered multiple Primetime Emmys, Peabodys, and Sundance awards. Among them, Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre for the HISTORY Channel; Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy for Netflix; and Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, and Freedom Riders, all for PBS. Recent and upcoming Firelight Films productions include Attica, about the 1971 prison rebellion in upstate New York, for Showtime, currently nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, and Becoming Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom forthcoming in fall 2022 for PBS.

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Firelight Films is committed to reach and engage diverse audiences around the world through documentary films.


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