Our Stories Change The World

The Ivory Game

Follow the illegal ivory trade from Africa to China through the under-cover stories of four dedicated activists for Africa’s elephants.

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STEP celebrates the unquenchable spirit of an all-female step team as they train, compete and work to be the first in their family to attend college.

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Telling climate stories from around the world through the Film4Climate Global Video Competition.

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Unseen Enemy

A call-to-action documentary about a danger we all face: the increasing occurrence of epidemics and the threat of a worldwide pandemic

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Connect the Dots

Our stories connect the dots between important global themes. Together they allow people to recognize the complex nature of the problems we face, and expose real-world solutions that tie us all together.

Discovery is just a click away. Use the thematic dots to explore how our stories tie the world together - how the ocean floor can affect the air you breath, how the education of a girl in Africa can impact global economics, and how the poaching of endangered species can affect local business.

  • Earth Under Siege
  • Spreading Survival
  • Pushing the Limits
  • Truth Seekers
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  • Educating & Inspiring
  • Human Condition
  • Call to Action
  • Joy & Wonder

Stories + Action = Impact

We create great stories, but inspiring change with lasting impact is what sets us apart. Through our films, television programs, and engaging digital series we introduce audiences to the most critical issues of our time.

Founded by Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen, Vulcan Productions creates content across all platforms, and spotlights Mr. Allen's work in wildlife, science, climate, oceans, education, technology, current social issues, history and the arts.

We shepherd ideas from development to production and campaigns that resonate long after the final frame leaves the screen.

Our award-winning projects include The Ivory GameRacing ExtinctionNaledi: A Baby Elephants Tale, Academy Award®-nominated Body Team 12Mind of a Giant, We the Economy,  We the VotersOcean Warriors,  #ISurvivedEbolaGirl Rising and The Blues. Upcoming releases include STEP and Unseen Enemy.

Our films entertain. They electrify. They transform audiences from passive viewers into active participants who engage on issues that affect us all.

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  • Great storytelling about the real issues of our time
  • Innovative, large-scale campaigns that turn action into impact
  • Meaningful engagement with audiences to drive change

Making stories with measurable impact

Extraordinary resources, committed partnerships

Driven by Paul G. Allen's desire to make a measurable impact, Vulcan works to tackle our planet's hard problems by exploring innovative ideas and implementing creative solutions. At Vulcan Productions, our efforts are tethered to a simple principle; if a story has the potential to do good, then we should tell it.
This is who we are

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Vulcan Productions initiates, develops and supports projects of substance and enduring significance. We believe in the power of stories to change minds and ignite action. Through our collaborative partnerships, Vulcan Productions tells powerful stories that help audiences understand the world around them, respond to challenges, and bring about lasting change.

Meet our Team

Great films—those that not only entertain but challenge, provoke, and inspire—are rare. The talents of the team behind them must be of equal greatness.

Meet The Team Paul-Allen