creating images that move people to action.

At Handrawn Pictures we are driven by that mission. In everything we do, we strive to motivate, activate, and inspire viewers on a personal level. Our documentary films succeed when people take action.

  • there are no rules in filmmaking, only sins. and the cardinal sin is dullness.
    Frank Capra
  • all that your hand finds to do, do with your very power
    Solomon
  • I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
    Edward Zwick
  • the enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
    Orson Welles
  • photography is truth. the cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
    Jean-Luc Godard
  • I always believe it’s better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do.
    Trevor Nunn
  • a style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it’s an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
    Karel Reisz

story telling is in our dna.

Actually, it’s in all of our DNA ... it’s one of the unique attributes of Humankind. Telling stories, regardless of the medium, is something that all cultures treasure, and we at Handrawn Pictures are no different. Below are some of our stories.

Immigration Documentary Citizens

Citizens*

An Unbiased Look At Illegal Immigration

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With the illegal immigration debate constantly in the headlines, it becomes increasingly difficult to determine what is true and what is false. Many …

Civil war documentary the brass vanguard

The Brass Vanguard

Civil War reenactor and The Antebellum Marine Band leader, Ken Serfass, talks about his passion for music, reenacting, and Civil War history. The title “The Brass Vanguard” is a testament to Ken’s brass band leading the …

2013 Show Reel

2013 show reel

Our current production reel showcasing Handrawn Pictures past projects.

sweet!

sweet!

sweet! is a micro doc about a talented and enterprising confectioner, Minas Zuniga. Minas demonstrates his skill and passion for making custom, unique, and creative candies. Featuring music by renowned musician Reynold D. Philipsek.

The Surfer Artist

The Surfer Artist

The Surfer Artist, a micro doc, profiles what inspires local San Diego artist and surfer Micaiah Hardison to paint seascapes. Micaiah is an award winning artist and his work is regularly shown in solo and group …

Leonesse Cellars

Leonesse Cellars

A few years back, Leonesse Cellars, a winery in Temecula Valley, California, hired us to create a promotional short film about their winery history and achievements. They used the film to show to their VIP …

  • there are no rules in filmmaking, only sins. and the cardinal sin is dullness.
    Frank Capra
  • all that your hand finds to do, do with your very power
    Solomon
  • I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
    Edward Zwick
  • the enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
    Orson Welles
  • photography is truth. the cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
    Jean-Luc Godard
  • I always believe it’s better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do.
    Trevor Nunn
  • a style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it’s an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
    Karel Reisz

our team.

  • there are no rules in filmmaking, only sins. and the cardinal sin is dullness.
    Frank Capra
  • all that your hand finds to do, do with your very power
    Solomon
  • I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
    Edward Zwick
  • the enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
    Orson Welles
  • photography is truth. the cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
    Jean-Luc Godard
  • I always believe it’s better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do.
    Trevor Nunn
  • a style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it’s an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
    Karel Reisz

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