photo: Eleazar Castillo


Jubilee Films is the creation of New York-based documentary filmmakers Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick. Our mission is to tell smart, nuanced, entertaining stories that transcend borders, engage audiences from all walks of life, and challenge popular assumptions. Our projects have received support from major funders like the Sundance Institute and the Ford Foundation, and won awards at festivals around the world. Our latest feature, The Hand That Feeds, opened theatrically to critical acclaim in 2015, was broadcast on PBS, and nominated for an Emmy in 2017. 


When we're not working on our own documentaries, Jubilee Films creates customized film and video content for brands and nonprofits. We also provide creative services (editing, cinematography, production, consulting) to other independent filmmakers and artists.