Hillbilly drag races, college basketball rivalries, radioactive oil fields, and the Boston hardcore music scene are just a few of the subjects that we have documented to date. It’s eclectic documentary film for eclectic niche audiences.
As a result of the success of Netflix, HBO, and ESPN, Documentary Film has exploded in popularity, becoming a source for both entertainment and news for audiences. At Man Bites Dog Films we take this charge seriously. To us, nothing is more important than creating unique content for unique audiences. That’s why we call ourselves Man Bites Dog Films!
The phrase “man bites dog” describes how an unusual event is more likely to be reported as news than an ordinary occurrence. The expression originates with New York journalist John B. Bogart, who observed, “When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.”
In 2012, our short documentary “Virtual Iraq Redux” was named one of 100 semifinalists in the Focus Forward Documentary Film challenge. The film spotlights the work of the USC Center for Creative Technologies in developing virtual reality therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans.
Our movies have played and received awards at film festivals around the world, but we didn’t get into Documentary Film for the accolades. Documentary Film is what we love, and Documentary film is how we are changing on the world — one movie at a time.
Currently, MBD Films is producing “Red V Blue,” a feature doc about the college basketball rivalry between the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats. Also in production is a short doc about the post-hardcore band Never Got Caught and the Boston hardcore music scene. Additionally, we have branched into reality TV with our show “Hillbilly Drags” about the Arm Drop Drag Races in eastern Kentucky.
Our clients include director Christina Voros, Jon Reiss, MovieMaker Magazine, the International Documentary Association, and the Pico Union Housing Corporation, among others. For more information, visit our documentary film contact page.