Are you a hard-hitting, savvy Private Investigator with a knack for finding intriguing cases?
If so, consider broadening your horizons and giving your cases a new wide audience by adding a documentary film team to your current list of contacts. We’re the Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning documentary film team Chain Camera Pictures, and, for our next film, we’re looking to work with and/or follow a private investigator with our cameras as they break open a case.
We are especially interested in stories that involve abuses of power by corporations, government, or powerful individuals, that may involve cover-up and retaliation against whistleblowers, victims, law enforcement, investigators or journalists.
Our films have a long history of exposing wrongdoing—and we have successfully worked with PIs before, both on screen and as part of the team.
For Director Kirby Dick’s 2006 Sundance Film Festival hit, “This Film Is Not Yet Rated,” the filmmakers teamed up with a female PI and followed her as she exposed the Motion Picture of America’s secretive film rating system.
And if that film gives you the idea that working with a documentary film team is worthwhile, well, it is. Just ask Lisa Reed of LSR Investigations, a noted New Jersey private investigator (she recently worked on the Liam McAtasney case) who has assisted the film team on our last two films and says our unique requests add a welcome twist to her day.
“I find it very interesting and I love the topics that you work on,” Reed told me, “so it’s gratifying for me to be a part of that.”
And what kind of work do we do? Our most recent film, “The Bleeding Edge” (produced for Netflix) about malfeasance and corruption in the medical device industry, forced a billion-dollar medical company to take their dangerous product off the market.
Our previous film, “The Hunting Ground,” about campus sexual assault, ignited a national discussion and led to policy changes in thousands of colleges and universities. Before that, “The Invisible War” which exposed the issue of sexual assault in the military, resulted in 35 reforms being passed through Congress and signed into law. We worked closely with PIs on all those films.
Our films have shown on NETFLIX, HBO, CNN, PBS, and BBC and other TV networks around the world.
Just think, one day you could look up at a big screen and see yourself breaking open a case of national importance.
So if there is a case or an issue or a story that you think might make a great film, please contact us at email@example.com. As the email address implies, we honor confidentiality and would be happy to have an off-the-record conversation to answer any questions you may have.
See you at the movies!