Pureland Pictures

PURELAND PICTURES is a Brooklyn-based production company founded in 2000 by award-winning filmmaker Emily Abt. Our documentary features have aired on networks such as Showtime, PBS and the Sundance Channel.

Our first feature narrative "Toe to Toe" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and was later released theatrically by Strand.

During its 15-year tenure, Pureland has built a strong reputation for taking on delicate subject matter with skill and diplomacy.

OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

 

SELECTED WORKS

BREAKING THE SILENCE: VOICES OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
17 MINUTE DOCUMENTARY

Client: Johnson & Johnson

A 25 minute documentary on Hepatitis-C that Emily recently directed for Johnson & Johnson. The film was shot in Chicago and follows the stories of 3 patients and their doctor.

 

 

"WAYNE'S STORY" - TESTIMONIAL FROM JANSSEN CONNECT CAMPAIGN

Client: Janssen Pharmaceuticals


This testimonial was part of an on-line campaign Emily directed for Janssen. The shoot took place over 2 days in the Dallas area and was shot on the Canon C500.

 

"LIVING WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA" - TEASER FROM 30-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY

Client: Janssen Pharmaceuticals


This trailer is for "Living with Schizophrenia", an award-winning 30-minute documentary Emily directed for Janssen.

 

"LAURA'S STORY" - 60 SECOND TOPAMAX SPOT

Client: Johnson & Johnson

This is one of twelve vignettes Emily directed for Johnson & Johnson's online campaign for Topamax, a leading migraine medication.

 

UNFAITHFUL - TEASER

Client: OWN Network


"Unfaithful" is a one hour docu-drama about infidelity that is currently airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Emily wrote and directed this episode.

 

LOVE/LUST - TEASER

Client: Sundance Channel


"Love/Lust" is a one hour documentary series about trends that is currently airing on the Sundance Channel. Emily wrote and directed this episode about secret societies.

 

"RECESSION SPECIAL" - SHORT FILM

Client: Bloomingdale's


This is a narrative short film that Emily Abt wrote and directed for a Bloomingdale's campaign that showcased young, independent filmmakers. Other selected filmmakers included Anthony Campos and Barry Jenkins.