GRAiNEY PICTURES was founded by independent filmmakers Colin Keith Gray and Megan Raney Aarons. Better known as The Sibs, the award winning brother/sister writing, directing and producing team are cross-platform storytellers and filmmakers.
OUR TEAM: GRAiNEY PICTURES is an international group of creatives with a long track record in film, TV, and digital unscripted content. As a production company, GRAiNEY’s founding principal is to offer like-minded filmmakers a home base for their storytelling, and its creative collaborators range from writers to producers, directors to cinematographers, editors to digital specialists. The team is equipped to handle everything from ideation & scripting, interactive experiential design, production & post production, to online video optimization & distribution. With years of international co-production & production services experience, GRAiNEY PICTURES has forged strong bonds with high quality film distribution, co-production financing and production teams around North America & the world. Core affiliates & strategic partners are based in New York, Toronto, Sydney, London, Paris, Budapest & Mumbai.
ORIGINAL CONTENT - UNSCRIPTED: GRAiNEY PICTURES has an award-winning track record as unscripted storytellers in feature docs and TV & digital series. Current credits include the feature doc Being Canadian for eOne (2014), directed by Rob Cohen, featuring comedy legends like Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, Martin Short & Ben Stiller; Godfather of Pittsburgh a new TV series debuting on A&E produced with Mario Signore & Renegade 83 (2014); Atari: Game Over about Atari's buried E.T. video game, produced with Fuel Entertainment for XBox (2014). Others include Redlight, a TV doc for Showtime about child sex trafficking in Cambodia; and internationally acclaimed feature doc Freedom’s Fury (HBO), about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the infamous “Blood in the Water” Olympic water polo match. The Sibs and Executive Producers Quentin Tarantino & Lucy Liu were knighted by the Hungarian Government for the film. Early work includes Killer Weather for TBS, Jackpot for TLC, and feature rock-doc Static X for Warner Bros. On the digital unscripted side, credits include SELF’s recent Burn 100 and 5 Ways To web series, and the recent season of GLAMOUR's Why Do Guys (Conde Nast Entertainment - 2014); the mini-doc series Unnumbered Sparks about Janet Echelman & Google Creative Labs interactive art installation (2014); the rock-doc series for Beck / Lincoln Hello, Again (2013 Cannes Cyber Lion winner); and Clean Break for Schick on SONY Crackle, picked up for multiple seasons by Fuel TV (2011-13) and voted “best branded web series” by Fast Company (2010).
ORIGINAL CONTENT - SCRIPTED: GRAiNEY PICTURES develops dramatic and comedic TV series, films and digital content. Recent credits include the short film Meena, written & directed by The Sibs with Lucy Liu, based on Nicolas Kristoff’s novel “Half The Sky”; and the interactive scripted digital awareness campaign for Google, ThinkB4U. Projects in development include Savage Lands, a revisionist take on the Lewis & Clark expedition; and Re-In, a futuristic thriller set in post apocalyptic England. GRAiNEY is also developing comedic properties with Spencer Jones out of the UK, and Canada’s Maple Gravy.
BRANDED CONTENT : GRAiNEY PICTURES is an industry leader in creating customized branded content for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies & NGO’s. We specialize in Interactive, Sports, Advocacy, Lifestyle & Comedy. Clients include Redbull, Lincoln, Google, Nike, Schick, Subway, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Levis, Sony, UNICEF & USAID.
In addition to multiple Conde Naste Entertainment series and the award-winning mini-doc series Unnumbered Sparks for Janet Echelman & Google Creative Lab’s interactive art installation at the TED Talks (2014), recent credits include the rock doc web series Hello, Again for Beck / Lincoln Motor Company (2013 Cannes Cyber Lion winner); the online commercial campaign Hair IQ with Jennifer Aniston for Living Proof; the branded feature doc Kaz – Pushing The Virtual Divide for Gran Tursimo 6 (Sony Playstation); the digital campaign for Dogswell’s Jerky Bars; an online doc series for Dr. Pepper’s recent /1 One of a Kind national ad campaign (Deutsch/Radical); the Biore commercial campaign for the 2012 Billboard Awards (Guggenheim); and Baz Luhrmann's commercial spots with GRAiNEY's Tim Flattery, rebranding a nation for Tourism Australia. Interactive credits include the Always Compete program for Coach Pete Carroll’s Win Forever Media; the online app “Ask The Magic Mirror” for ABC’s hit show Once Upon a Time; a mini-doc about This Exquisite Forest, a Google Labs interactive installation at The Tate Modern by Chris Milk (Punk & Butler); an IMAX 3D short film & accompanying web series for Subway’s “Fresh Take” on the USC / Notre Dame college football rivalry. In comedy, GRAiNEY PICTURES partners with a range of comedians & comic writers including Spencer Jones out of the UK, and Maple Gravy's Rob Cohen. Credits include the music video smash FUPA for College Humor.
In Advocacy, GRAiNEY PICTURES’ commitment to social action includes PSAs for Myanmar and Katrina relief, UNICEF’s TAP water project, and filming the Palestinian Presidential elections for Israeli/Palestinian democracy movement One Voice.
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