Stories that create 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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YOUTH V GOV

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 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 the late 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.

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.

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

  • 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 the late 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