BMP Films was started to create documentaries and narrative films which tell intimate human stories; compelling and emotional accounts of real-life events.
Our most recent film TRANSHOOD, is an intimate look at four trans kids living in the bible belt and followed over the course of five years. The documentary won the audience award at AFI Docs and will premiere on HBO in November 2020. AUTISM: The Sequel, (a follow up to the multiple Emmy winning documentary AUTISM: The Musical) also premiered on HBO in April.
Prior to that, THEY CALL US MONSTERS which followed three violent juvenile offenders being tried as adults in California premiered on Independent Lens and garnered the audience award.
In 2013, BMP produced VALENTINE ROAD, a documentary that unravels a well-publicized and complex story of a shooting in a middle school classroom of a 15-year old gay teen by a fellow student. The documentary premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in the documentary competition and has been acquired by HBO.
In 2009 BMP produced BILLIONAIRE, the story of DHL founder and tycoon Larry Hillblom, who disappeared mysteriously in a small plane crash leaving his unacknowledged children to fight for their share of his vast fortune. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and first aired on CNBC and is now available on Netflix and On-demand.
In 2007 we released our first documentary, AUTISM: THE MUSICAL, which premiered on HBO and later played on OWN. The film won two prime-time Emmy’s – one for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special and the other for Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Special – and five Emmy nominations as well as numerous audience and jury awards at festivals worldwide.
In 2007 BMP Films also produced PEDRO, the story of Pedro Zamora who was the first openly gay, HIV positive person on prime-time TV. The feature premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, aired on MTV and is now out on DVD.