Producing films

to provoke action

to invoke questions

to shift policy

to cross generations

to artistically inspire

The Front Corner is an American producer of non-fiction films. We’re a boutique production house who partners with directors who lead and inspire in their craft. We choose to collaborate with directors who are influencing a new wave of thought and action on issues such as whistleblowing, asymmetrical warfare, and protections of civil liberties in a digital era.

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We’re producers that have studied cinema of the past and stay rooted in the integrity of the medium. We remain true to journalistic practices that continue to be the bedrock of non-fiction filmmaking. At the same time we explore the edges of where cinema can take the viewer and create with directors, editors, and cinematographers that are instigating this evolution.

Our films

The MouseThat Roared

From Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning to Edward Snowden, the world’s most controversial leakers of secrets have all turned to the same woman for help. Former Parliamentarian and ex-Wikileaks member, Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a global leader in the online civil rights movement. An unconventional leader from the small island country of Iceland, her mission is clear: to legalize truth-telling and defend those who do it.

How To BuildA Truth Engine

While political polarization and COVID rage across the world unleashing even wilder conspiracy theories, misinformation, and fake news, several teams of experts have set out to fightback against the rise of information warfare that threatens our democracies. We follow award winning investigative journalists, scientists and engineers in their efforts to develop ground breaking technology and understanding of the human psyche to help bring societies back to a common understanding of reality.

Team

Amina Bayou

AboutAmina

Founder | Producer

Amina Bayou’s work has been at the intersection of the Arts and the Internet for the past twenty years, championing the leadership role of artists in society. In the wake of the Internet age Amina worked for cultural icon Sir George Martin, heading business development of music start up, Garageband.com, helping to engineer this vanguard organization within the music industry. Now based in France, her background in building socially responsible and culturally impactful Internet startups heavily influences each documentary project she takes on. Her current mission is to produce films that offer viewers an insider’s lens on modern day social issues in the context of a digital age.

Judith Ehrlich

AboutJudith

Director | Producer

Judith Ehrlich has directed prize-winning films focused on the protection of civil liberties over the past 20 years. Ehrlich co-produced and co-directed the 2009 Academy Award © Nominated film, The Most Dangerous Man in America, Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had a very successful theatrical run making 1⁄2 million at the box office and opening in over 100 cities. It won the George Foster Peabody Award and 13 international festival awards including: the Special Jury Award at IDFA, (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) and DocAviv (Tel Aviv), Best Documentary at “It’s all True” (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and audience awards at Sydney International (Australia), Traverse City, Pt. Townsend, Mill Valley and Mendocino Film Festivals; Best of Fest at San Luis Obispo Film Festival. The Most Dangerous Man was awarded the Freedom of Expression Award by the National Board of Review and represented the U.S. at Input in Seoul, Korea and is part of the State Department Documentary Showcase. It won all major history film awards: The John O’Connor, Eric Barnouw and History Makers awards. Ehrlich is the only filmmaker to win the John O’Connor Award of the American Historical Association and the Eric Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians twice.

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
The Mouse That Roared

Robert Rippberger

AboutRobert

Director | Producer

Robert Rippberger is an American film director and producer, Founder of production company Social Impact Entertainment (SIE). Across animation, documentaries and features, Robert has extensive experience from development to delivery throughout North America and Europe. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and is on the PGA’s Social Impact Entertainment Task Force. In addition to SIE Films, Robert is also president of FinalMation Studios, an animation studio founded with Ice-T and others.  He is the director | producer of Strive with Danny Glover and the Hulu released documentary 7 Days in Syria. The film was championed by Angelina Jolie, screened at Britain’s House of Lords and for senior members of the U.N. Robert executive produced with Jason Blum the feature documentary Alive and Kicking. The film was sold to Magnolia Pictures and Netflix after its debut at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, where it received a Grand Jury nomination.

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
The Mouse That Roared
How to Build a Truth Engine

Friedrich Moser

AboutFriedrich

Director | Producer | Cinematographer

Vienna, Austria, based filmmaker Friedrich Moser has been writing, directing, shooting and producing award-winning documentaries since 1999. In 2001 he founded his production company blue+green communication. His films have been exhibited in festivals around the world, streamed on Netflix, Prime, iTunes and other platforms and have had TV broadcast all over Europe, several also being theatrically released. Friedrich is most known for his Oliver Stone backed NSA docu thriller A Good American (2015) which was invited to screen at the EU Parliament and the UK House of Lords. Friedrich’s professional career also includes lecturing on history and documentaries at the University of Vienna.

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
How to Build a Truth Engine

Melody London

AboutMelody

Editor | Producer

Melody London began her editing career in 1984 with Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise, which won festival awards at both Cannes and Sundance. She continued collaborating with Jarmusch on his next two features, Down by Law and  Mystery Train as well as two segments of Coffee and Cigarettes.  In these works, London employed a minimalist editing style that emphasized long cuts in order to emphasize the films’ visuals. In addition to editing many award-winning feature films, she has edited several documentary films connected to her New York underground roots, like Mandy Stein’s Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB and on Heart of a Dog by Laurie Anderson, with whom she has collaborated since 1992. London has also edited documentaries for Sande Zeig Apache 8 and Sister Jaguar’s Journey, was the co-producer and editor on Laura Poitras’ film Risk, and is the co-writer and editor of Yelena Demikovsky’s documentary, Black Russians.

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
The Mouse That Roared

 

Natalie Haft

AboutNatalie

Story Producer

Barcelona, Spain, based filmmaker Natalie Haft produces films that drive positive social change and shape global policy, such as the critically acclaimed climate change feature film, Paris to Pittsburgh (NatGeo) and The Rockefeller Foundation’s SDG Initiative, Solvable. She has also worked on the Emmy-Award nominated documentaries: The Fourth Estate (Showtime), Bobby Kennedy for President (Netflix) and My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix).

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
The Mouse That Roared
How to Build a Truth Engine

AboutAmina

Founder | Producer

Amina Bayou’s work has been at the intersection of the Arts and the Internet for the past twenty years, championing the leadership role of artists in society. In the wake of the Internet age Amina worked for cultural icon Sir George Martin, heading business development of music start up, Garageband.com, helping to engineer this vanguard organization within the music industry. Now based in France, her background in building socially responsible and culturally impactful Internet startups heavily influences each documentary project she takes on. Her current mission is to produce films that offer viewers an insider’s lens on modern day social issues in the context of a digital age.

AboutJudith

Director | Producer

Judith Ehrlich has directed prize-winning films focused on the protection of civil liberties over the past 20 years. Ehrlich co-produced and co-directed the 2009 Academy Award © Nominated film, The Most Dangerous Man in America, Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had a very successful theatrical run making 1⁄2 million at the box office and opening in over 100 cities. It won the George Foster Peabody Award and 13 international festival awards including: the Special Jury Award at IDFA, (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) and DocAviv (Tel Aviv), Best Documentary at “It’s all True” (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and audience awards at Sydney International (Australia), Traverse City, Pt. Townsend, Mill Valley and Mendocino Film Festivals; Best of Fest at San Luis Obispo Film Festival. The Most Dangerous Man was awarded the Freedom of Expression Award by the National Board of Review and represented the U.S. at Input in Seoul, Korea and is part of the State Department Documentary Showcase. It won all major history film awards: The John O’Connor, Eric Barnouw and History Makers awards. Ehrlich is the only filmmaker to win the John O’Connor Award of the American Historical Association and the Eric Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians twice.

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
The Mouse That Roared

AboutRobert

Director | Producer

Robert Rippberger is an American film director and producer, Founder of production company Social Impact Entertainment (SIE). Across animation, documentaries and features, Robert has extensive experience from development to delivery throughout North America and Europe. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and is on the PGA’s Social Impact Entertainment Task Force. In addition to SIE Films, Robert is also president of FinalMation Studios, an animation studio founded with Ice-T and others.  He is the director | producer of Strive with Danny Glover and the Hulu released documentary 7 Days in Syria. The film was championed by Angelina Jolie, screened at Britain’s House of Lords and for senior members of the U.N. Robert executive produced with Jason Blum the feature documentary Alive and Kicking. The film was sold to Magnolia Pictures and Netflix after its debut at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, where it received a Grand Jury nomination.

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
The Mouse That Roared
How to Build a Truth Engine

AboutFriedrich

Director | Producer | Cinematographer

Vienna, Austria, based filmmaker Friedrich Moser has been writing, directing, shooting and producing award-winning documentaries since 1999. In 2001 he founded his production company blue+green communication. His films have been exhibited in festivals around the world, streamed on Netflix, Prime, iTunes and other platforms and have had TV broadcast all over Europe, several also being theatrically released. Friedrich is most known for his Oliver Stone backed NSA docu thriller A Good American (2015) which was invited to screen at the EU Parliament and the UK House of Lords. Friedrich’s professional career also includes lecturing on history and documentaries at the University of Vienna.

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
How to Build a Truth Engine

AboutMelody

Editor | Producer

Melody London began her editing career in 1984 with Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise, which won festival awards at both Cannes and Sundance. She continued collaborating with Jarmusch on his next two features, Down by Law and  Mystery Train as well as two segments of Coffee and Cigarettes.  In these works, London employed a minimalist editing style that emphasized long cuts in order to emphasize the films’ visuals. In addition to editing many award-winning feature films, she has edited several documentary films connected to her New York underground roots, like Mandy Stein’s Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB and on Heart of a Dog by Laurie Anderson, with whom she has collaborated since 1992. London has also edited documentaries for Sande Zeig Apache 8 and Sister Jaguar’s Journey, was the co-producer and editor on Laura Poitras’ film Risk, and is the co-writer and editor of Yelena Demikovsky’s documentary, Black Russians.

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
The Mouse That Roared

 

AboutNatalie

Story Producer

Barcelona, Spain, based filmmaker Natalie Haft produces films that drive positive social change and shape global policy, such as the critically acclaimed climate change feature film, Paris to Pittsburgh (NatGeo) and The Rockefeller Foundation’s SDG Initiative, Solvable. She has also worked on the Emmy-Award nominated documentaries: The Fourth Estate (Showtime), Bobby Kennedy for President (Netflix) and My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix).

Films in Collaboration with The Front Corner:
The Mouse That Roared
How to Build a Truth Engine

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Emailcontact@thefrontcorner.com

AvailabilityOpen to enquiries

LocationsParis, San Francisco

AvailabilityOpen to enquiries

LocationsParis, San Francisco