Founded by Amy Berg in 2006, Disarming Films is a full service film and documentary production company that creates films focusing on issues of social importance. Since its inception, Disarming Films has produced a long list of films – having collaborated with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Peter Jackson, Fran Walsch, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Jon Krakauer, Ron Howard, Erica Huggins, Cat Power, Francis McDormand, Noriko Shinohara, Johnny Depp, Eddie Vetter, Working Title Films, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Jigsaw Productions, SONY Music, SONY Classics, Netflix, HBO, and Showtime. With a wide international scope, all of Disarming Films productions have been critically acclaimed and have garnered both theatrical and broadcast distribution.
Amy Berg is a critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. She was nominated for an Academy Award® for her documentary DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2006) before she went on to direct WEST OF MEMPHIS, a documentary about the failure of the justice system in the West Memphis Three case. She worked in collaboration with producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, and the film premiered to rave reviews at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was BAFTA nominated. Sony Pictures Classics released the film in Fall 2012. Read More
Originally from the UK, Paul made the move to the States in the late nineties. He began his US career as a location manager for independent film and then segued into producing for television. In 2005, he began writing and directing as well and has been responsible for multiple specials and series across networks including Discovery, National Geographic and and A & E Networks. Read More
In 2014, Ruchi produced the feature documentary, WE COULD BE KING, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary, as well as the follow up short doc series, HELL WEEK [ESPN]. Her next production, SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Her experimental short films have screened at festivals from NYC to the UK. Read More
Born in Georgia (the country), Nino and her family relocated to the United States in 1990. She is an actor based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2014, Nino played the leading role in the foreign short film INVISIBLE SPACES, directed by female Georgian filmmaker Dea Kulumbegashvili, which was nominated in the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival. Read More
Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Iram Parveen Bilal is a Physics Olympian turned filmmaker. She just directed her 6th film, EXTINCTION, a dystopian near future where the #Muslimban is a reality taken to its extremes. Iram is a core committee member for iWe, a coalition looking to change female representation in Hollywood and is a co-chair on the Asian American Writer’s Committee at the Writer’s Guild of America. Read More
Born & raised in France , Mathieu moved to New York in 2013. Since 2015, Mathieu has been a fashion film editor for prominent designer Marc Bouwer based in New York City. He is also editor and producer for Black Petunia, a feature film by Director Spencer King, which entered the competition at the Sarasota Film Festival. Read More
Jeromy Hunt is a production manager and designer with a varied background in arts and management. From working as an off broadway stage manager, regional scenic designer, interior designer, non profit production manager, to operations manager. Read More
AKA ‘Disco Doni’, Redon was born in Albania before advising his parents to move to New York at the ripe age of five. Now, twenty years later, Doni is an up and coming Director/Producer with a piece of paper and a few short films to back his studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Notorious for selling himself short, Doni has put his midas touch to work on productions across the board in Television, Feature Film, and Photography. He is, however, most excited to bring his disco ways to the world of Documentary. Doni is the newest member of Disarming Films, and this photo is an accurate depiction of him (not to scale).
Thorsten is a NYC based Cinematographer and Director working on Documentary feature films and Commercials. He was born and raised in southern Germany. He started a job on set at age sixteen and studied the craft of both, editing and cinematography, learning from some of the most accomplished documentary filmmakers in the country. Read More