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.

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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

Global Complexity

Our Passions

Wildlife & Conservation

We tell the stories that provide solutions and incentives that enable people, species and ecosystems to thrive on a verdant and habitable planet.

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Global Health

Whether we’re documenting the courageous efforts to fight Ebola or the prevention of pandemics, we act on the premise that were in it together.

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Science & Technology

From exploring the human brain, to clean energy solutions, to outer space - our stories document tech and science as tools for global change.

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Current Issues

From climate change, to economic downturns, to female empowerment, look for the most pressing issues on the planet, and we'll be there.

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History & Exploration

We seek out stories that play out at the bottom of the deep blue sea, at the fringes of outer space and even in the recesses of the human mind.

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Arts & Entertainment

Sometimes it's just about joy and wonder. These stories allow our experiences to foster empathy and ultimately broaden our sense of humanity.

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Impact First

Impact Partners

Action & Impact

Martin Scorsese's The Blues

Outcomes:

“Our goal never was to produce the definitive work on the blues. It was, from the start, to create highly personal and impressionistic films as seen through the eyes of the most creative directors around." Martin Scorsese

Awards:

2004 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Long Form Music Video

Awards:

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming: Soul of a Man

Awards:

2003 Grammy Awards Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

Outcomes:

“I've always felt an affinity for blues music—the culture of storytelling through music is incredibly fascinating and appealing to me." Martin Scorsese

Meet the Team