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Founded by award-winning filmmaker Emily Abt in 2000, Pureland Pictures is a Bay Area based production company dedicated to creating character-driven fiction and documentary projects both large and small. Our films have premiered at Sundance and aired on Showtime, Starz, PBS, OWN, MTV and the Sundance channel.  During its 18-year tenure, Pureland has built a strong reputation with clients for taking on delicate subject matter with skill and diplomacy. Our most recent feature "Beyond the Opposite Sex" premieres in March on Showtime.  

 

Beyond the Opposite Sex

AIRING on SHOWTIME MARCH 2018

 

 
 

Toe to Toe

Sundance Dramatic Competition, Distributed by Strand

Ms. Abt provides an unusually honest, compassionate and challenging view of contemporary youth, neither sugarcoated nor prurient. “Toe to Toe”s observations about race, class and friendship are clear and accessible without being overly didactic.
— A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Daddy Don't Go

AIRING NOW ON STARZ 

Daddy Don’t Go” is a stirring film that derives much of its power from its non-judgmental perspective on its subjects…a nuanced and heartrending work.
— Nick Schager, VARIETY

All of Us

SHOWTIME WORLD AIDS DAY FILM

All of Us” is a powerful, conceptually sure film that is a model of documentary method and a striking feminist inquiry.
— Nathan Lee, THE NEW YORK TIMES
 
 

Take It From Me

PBS POV SERIES

With sympathy but without condescension, “Take It From Me” illuminates the complexity of poverty and the erroneous simplicity of much government policy… a powerful, heartfelt documentary.
— Julie Salamon, THE NEW YORK TIMES