Great Stories Inspire Change

Body Team 12

Told through the eyes of the only female member of a body team at the peak of the Ebola outbreak this film captures her brave and life-saving work.

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We The Economy

Bubbles and recessions. Main Street and Wall Street. Think there’s no sense to it? Strap on your money belt, and prepare to be financially schooled.

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Transforming the Ebola narrative from despair to hope through a multi-platform campaign that uses entertainment media to inform and inspire audiences.

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Girl Rising

The stories of nine girls from developing countries who overcome great obstacles to strive for a better future. Educate girls, change the world.

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


A shocking journey into the depths of the human heart- a place where vengeance and passion reign supreme.

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Far From Heaven

A seductive story of a seemingly perfect family, and the forbidden desires that threaten to tear them apart.

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Black Sky

Black Sky is a two-part documentary series that premiered on the Discovery Channel in October 2004.

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Designed to encourage intellectual discourse and provide rich educational opportunities, the film illuminates evolution’s relevance for us all.

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Oral Histories

For more than ten years, Vulcan Productions has been filming interviews with veterans involved in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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Midsummer in Newtown

A powerful film that encompasses two stories: a community that refused to be defined by tragedy, and the transformative power of the arts.​​

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Lost Giant

By virtually raising the sunken battleship Musashi to the surface of the ocean, Vulcan Productions brings a historical saga to the silver screen.

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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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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.

From climate change and wildlife, to global health, science and technology, current issues and entertainment — we have one goal: to create compelling stories that spark thought and ignite action.

Founded by Paul G. Allen, Vulcan Productions is committed to becoming the world leader in impact storytelling.

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

Our award-winning projects include We the Economy, Racing Extinction, This Emotional Life, Girl Rising, Body Team 12, The Blues and Far from Heaven.

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