Stories that created lasting change

Hunger Ward

HUNGER WARD documents two Yemeni female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war.

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21 young Americans sue the world’s most powerful government to protect their constitutional rights to a stable climate.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.

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School of Hope

SCHOOL OF HOPE is an intimate and charming portrait of optimism in the harshest of environments.

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Connect the Dots

Our stories connected the dots between important global themes.

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
  • Vulcan Productions
  • Educating & Inspiring
  • Human Condition
  • Call to Action
  • Joy & Wonder

Stories + Action = Impact

Founded by the late Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen, Vulcan Productions created content across all platforms, with a focus on inspiring change with lasting impact. The team’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed projects include Ghost Fleet, X-Ray Fashion, The Cold Blue, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress – The Restoration, Ballet Now, Going to War, USS Indianapolis: Live from the Deep, STEP, The Ivory Game, Unseen Enemy, Racing Extinction, News & Documentary Emmy Nominee Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale, News & Documentary Emmy winner and Academy Award®-nominated Body Team 12, Mind of a Giant, We the Economy, We the Voters, Ocean Warriors, #ISurvivedEbola, and Girl Rising. In February 2021, Vulcan Productions closed its doors. If you have questions regarding the status of past or current projects, please contact [email protected] for more information.

  • 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

Vulcan Productions has closed its doors.

Twenty-three years ago, Vulcan Productions was started with the idea that storytelling can drive real impact. We’ve been nominated for Academy Awards, won Emmys, and screened content for world leaders. Our films both entertained and activated audiences, educating us all about some of the world’s most pressing issues. It’s been an incredible storytelling journey, and while that journey is coming to an end, filmmakers around the world continue to empower audiences to take action and help make the world a better place.

Thank you to all of our partners through the decades.

If you have questions regarding the status of past or current projects, please contact [email protected] for more information.

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.

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