BEHINDTHELINE is a production agency amplifying original voices and visions. Collaborating with our clients, we craft exceptional content that goes deep to uncover compelling narratives that open eyes, minds and hearts. Cleverly planned and realised from our London, LA and New York studios, we work with clients big and small who want to make an enduring impact through storytelling.
Friki – Documentary (In Development)
A collision of music, politics and the rise of a major global public health issue, Friki narrates the story of Cuba’s forgotten punk subculture, Los Frikis, through interviews, personal mementos and archival footage. Faced with unimaginable conditions, the documentary explores the shocking decisions many made in order to live on their own terms and play the music they love. Directed by Neil Berkeley.
Die Laughing – Documentary (In Development)
Exploring the complicated relationship between comedy and the limits of free speech, Die Laughing follows three comedy troupes in Cairo – a street clowning group, a satirical sketch show and “Saturday Night Live bil Arabi” – a local language SNL broadcast. The documentary celebrates the universality of comedy and examines what lengths these artists are willing to go to express themselves. Directed by Tom Broecker.
Behind the Seams – Documentary Series
An in-depth look into the creative relationship that develops between costume designers, actors and directors when bringing characters and stories to life. This series is a masterclass in costume design – exploring the psychology behind developing characters and the integral role designers play in the creative process.
Documentario Disaronno – Brand Storytelling
Debuted at the world’s premier cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail, Documentario Disaronno is a verité short film weaving together intimate interviews with leading mixologists in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, capturing their passion for creatively imagined cocktails and how they connect with people through their craft. Directed by Bao Nguyen.
Cinderella – Short Film
A part of the Walt Disney Archives “Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume” exhibition, Cinderella details the history, nuances and various modern-day interpretations of costumes worn by the story’s characters by venerable designers Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell, Eduardo Castro and Ellen Mirojnick.
LIVE FROM NEW YORK!
Saturday Night Live has been reflecting and influencing the American story for 40 years. Live! From New York explores the show’s early years as an experiment, from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, to its evolution into a comedy institution. Created and produced by JL Pomeroy and Tom Broecker, directed by Bao Nguyen.
At this pivotal time for our planet we all need, more than ever, stories that champion the voices and visions building a radically better future. Bringing these stories to life, however, shouldn’t cost the planet. As creatives, we are not daunted by this challenge but energised by it. The action we take today will build a better industry and benefit our communities, our economies and our societies in ways previously unimaginable.
We’re committed to this change and are always searching for new ways to collaborate and make a positive impact.