Are there any startups or marketplaces that specialise in creating documentary style videos about everyday peoples lives?
I looked for startups and marketplaces that specialize in documentary-style videos of “everyday” people. The definition of "startup" used included any company younger than 10 years. I found five startups (Eaton Intermedia, FinPix, Original Six Media, A Films, and Basecamp Entertainment) and three marketplaces (ICX Media, Twine, and Storyrocket). Each company is listed below along with a brief description and link(s).
Founded in 2014, this startup “specializes in creating documentary-style videos for the web.” Samples of their video portraits and legacy videos are available on the Eaton Intermedia website.
FinPix was founded in 2016 and reports to work with various industries to create content that includes mini-documentaries. A sample of one of their documentaries is available here.
This Chicago-based startup was created in 2013. The company specializes in documentary, editing, branded content, video production, and online video. Samples of their branded documentary work are available here.
4. A Films
A Films is a production company that was started in 2012 with a mission to offer full-service specialization in documentary projects as well as commercial concept creative services, storyboard creation, advertising, and new media. Their samples are available here.
Basecamp Entertainment is a full-service production company, founded in 2011, to help clients “tell stories, whether in a TV series, a commercial, viral or branded content, educational video, or documentary.”
1. ICX Media
ICX Media is a comprehensive platform created by a startup based out of Washington, DC. This video-creator marketplace uses its platform to serve amateurs and professional video producers who create documentaries educational films, and more.
Twine is a marketplace of freelance creatives that started in 2013. Their goal is to connect companies with the freelance creative talent required for “music, design, and film.” It is free to post on their marketplace but they charge a 20% commission once a project is completed.
Storyrocket is a marketplace that connects the “global production community” to audiences they might not have had contact with otherwise. Samples of their documentary work are available here.
In conclusion, the eight companies listed above are startups and marketplaces that specialize in documentary production of everyday people.