Big Mouth Productions is an award-winning, independent documentary film production company based out of New York City and Nashville. Founded in 1997 to produce thought-provoking and engaging media, Big Mouth has since become a leading creator in independent documentary.
Our work is known for its deep integrity, highly skilled craft, ability to push boundaries, entertain and inspire. Feature docs CHARM CITY and DARK MONEY are slated for release in 2018. In 2016, Big Mouth produced feature docs CAMERAPERSON and TRAPPED, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received accolades and jury awards from festivals around the world. TRAPPED won a Peabody Award in 2017 and CAMERAPERSON won Best Feature Documentary at Cinema Eye and Sheffield Film Festival, and was on the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary.
In 2014, our film E-TEAM, about human rights investigators, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for two Emmys and was acquired as a Netflix Original. Big Mouth’s other 2014 hit, 1971, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for a 2016 Emmy. In 2018, our film CHARM CITY premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and would go on to be shortlisted for the 2018 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. Also in 2018, Big Mouth produced DARK MONEY, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was also shortlisted in the Feature Documentary category.
Our other films, which include DEADLINE and ELECTION DAY, have been theatrically distributed and broadcast on HBO, PBS, Independent Lens, NBC and Arte/ZDF amongst others. Our work has played at top film festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW, Full Frame, Tribeca, Berlin and Sheffield.
Today, Big Mouth Productions is run by award-winning filmmakers Katy Chevigny and Marilyn Ness.