Small Footprint Films is a news and documentary company in Washington, DC dedicated to telling stories about issues around the world that matter.
Small Footprint Films provides directing, producing, writing, development and crewing services for feature length and short documentaries. It recently collaborated with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center to produce The New Barbarianism, a 58-minute film about attacks on medical and humanitarian workers in armed conflicts. SFF owner Justin Kenny was the film's director (along with J Stephen Morrison) and writer. SFF provided camera crewing for the film in Washington, New York, Chicago, Yemen, Afghanistan and Turkey in addition to footage acquisition in Syria and elsewhere.
The film, which made its PBS premiere in March 2018, has won numerous awards including Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Best 1st Time Director at the Oniros Film Awards and two Awards of Excellence (Feature Documentary & Script/Writer) at the Impact Docs Awards.
Small Footprint Films develops and produces feature documentaries on international justice and humanitarian issues.
SFF is currently in production on The Boy from Serniki a film about Holocaust survivor Nathan Bobrov who escaped execution when he was 9 years-old, witnessed the slaughter of his community and watched his former neighbor – an accused Nazi collaborator and killer – walk free. Bobrov confronts his painful past as he returns to Ukrainian village for the first time in 60 years.
SFF owner Justin Kenny is the film’s director, writer and lead cinematographer. The film, which is being shot in Israel, Ukraine, the United States and Australia is expected to be released in 2019.
Small Footprint Films also provides producing, writing, camera and editing services to major television news outlets. In 2017, SFF and collaborating partners produced an investigative feature for the PBS NewsHour on Bangladesh's toxic tannery industry. You can watch SFF owner Justin Kenny describe his experiences working on the project here.