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.


Captured over two years, “Daddy Don’t Go” is a feature length documentary about four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they struggle to beat the odds and defy the deadbeat dad stereotype. 

FEATURING: Alexander Charles, Omar Kennedy, Nelson Serrano, Roy Puntervold


CO- DIRECTOR: Andrew Nam Chul Osborne

PRODUCERS : Keryn Thompson, Emily Abt, Andrew Nam Chul Osborne, Suzette Burton

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Omar Epps, Malik Yoba, Jennifer Fox

TIMELINE:  “Daddy Don’t Go” is currently airing on the STARZ Network and STARZ Streaming. You can order the film through New Days films here. Please fill out our "Host a Screening" form for educational/institutional screening inquiries. 


“Audrey’s Run” is a narrative feature film about an African-American woman who runs for mayor in Boston. 


ATTACHED TO STAR:  Jurnee Smollett, Pablo Shreiber and Lili Taylor

PRODUCERS: Blythe Robertson, Mike Bowes

CASTING: Paul Schnee

TIMELINE: Slated for production in Boston in 2018