Follow today's "country doctors" as they fight addiction and life-threatening illness in a world far from bucolic small-town America.
From acclaimed independent films to groundbreaking interactive stories. See the projects we help drive and create.
We fund untold stories that reach millions of people on public television and beyond. Our award-winning films premiere on Independent Lens, POV, American Masters, and FRONTLINE.
Recent film Projects
Exiled to a private prison deep in the Arizona desert, native Hawaiian inmates discover culture and community behind bars.
In a New Jersey casket shop, a pair of Muslim morticians use the rituals of death to teach two troubled teenagers how to live better lives.
Meet ITVS Filmmakers
Jacqueline Olive is an award-winning filmmaker with artist grants from Chicken & Egg Pictures, Catapult Film Fund, ITVS, and more. Olive co-directed and produced the award-winning documentary, Black to Our Roots, which broadcast on PBS WORLD. After receiving a master’s degree from the University of Florida Documentary Institute in 2007, Olive… Show more interned with MacArthur “Genius” Fellow director, Stanley Nelson. She then worked on the production team of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens, and the PBS WORLD series, Global Voices. Olive founded Tell It Media to create documentaries that tell nuanced stories of the people, places, and cultures that make up our diverse world. She learned multimedia production as a fellow with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). Always in Season is her first independent documentary feature as solo director. Show less
Bing Liu moved from China to Alabama to California to Illinois before he was eight. He received a B.A. in English literature from UIC in May of 2011. Since July 2011, Bing has been a member of the International Cinematographer's Guild, working on projects including Shameless, Empire, and Chiraq to fund his documentaries. In 2015, his short film about two… Show more Vietnamese immigrants, Nuoc, won Best Directed Documentary at the Collected Voices Film Festival. Since September 2015, Bing has been a Story Director and DP for a documentary mini-series on race and education directed by Steve James. He has taken his directorial feature, Minding the Gap, through Kartemquin’s Diverse Voices in Documentary, Tribeca All Access, Firelight Media’s Producer Lab, and Chicago Media Project’s DOC10 pitch session. Show less
Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez
Miguel M.i.G. Martinez moved to the U.S. from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico at the age of ten. After graduating from high school in Virginia, he began his career by hosting and producing the first Spanish/English bilingual radio show in the region. In 2008, Miguel began production on his first feature film, Farewell Ferris Wheel with fellow… Show more Virginian, Jamie Sisley. Two years later, the film won the TAA Creative Promise Award from the Tribeca Film Institute, and was selected for Film Independent's Documentary Lab and the Firelight Media Producers’ Lab. Miguel is currently collaborating with the Grammy Award-winning group Ozomatli on a series of music videos, as well as continuing to pursue his passion for photography with clients such as Carlos Santana and Barco's Nightingales Foundation. Show less
Digital & Interactive
We’re creating new ways to share stories.
Recent Digital & Interactive Projects
Watch the stories of undocumented young people as they sit in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship.
Two Taco Journalists explore tradition, food culture, and the difference between each "Iconic Tacos of Texas".
alter-NATIVE follows a year in the life of Native American fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail.