Tom Bergmann


Life, Animated was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary this Year! Earlier the film won the Best Directing Award at the SUNDANCE 2016 Festival for our director Roger Ross Williams.

My latest documentary directed by Steve James, Abacus - small enough to jail had its theatrical Premiere in NYC on May 19th. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto Filmfestival and has been screened at about 30 other festivals so far.

Promised Land by Eugene Jarecki premiered at the Cannes Film Festival! Shot in Cinemascope, the film juxtaposes contemporary American socio-political history with the biography of Elvis Presley.

David France's new Documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson had its World Premiere at the TRIBECA Film Festival this year.

We are still working on The Punch (AT) on Chicago's South Side. The film tells the story of a fateful relationship of a father and his son and their shared fragile dream. It is a tale of failure and hope – and what it means to live with dignity. Filming will continue until the end of this year.

In 2009 our short-documentary Father's Prayer gave the initial starting point for this long term documentary.

Please read about my other past and ongoing films and feel free to contact me with new projects and ideas!