Illuminating the human experience.

Change begins with the most powerful tool that we possess: narrative.

Stories shift perspectives, igniting a chain reaction that can quickly transcend communities, cultures and borders. SideXSide creates original films and brand-commissioned content that has raised millions of dollars for worthy causes, educated generations of students, and even altered federal policy.

Born out of the tenacity of America’s top newsrooms, SideXSide’s documentary and factual content illuminates the human experience through impactful narratives. The studio’s production hubs in Washington, D.C. and Vienna, Austria anchor its reach in producing internationally-renowned projects with leading companies, nonprofits, museum design firms, and film distributors.

SideXSide’s award-winning original films, like SXSW’s Audience Award winner TransMilitary and forthcoming documentary short Finding Us play on Amazon Prime, PBS, LogoTV and international broadcasters. Brand-commissioned and mission-oriented content drives the studio’s commercial arm, partnering with brands such as Hilton, Starbucks, USO, and The New York Times.

There is an immeasurable power in sharing the human experience. SideXSide’s work is underpinned by the enduring truth that narratives can provoke curiosity and inspire action.



Jamie Coughlin Silverman

Executive Producer, Co-Founder

Gabriel Silverman

Director, Co-Founder

Kathryn Carlson

Creative Director

Max Richards

Director, Business Development

Deanna Del Ciello

Senior Producer

Fernando Tovar


Ahmad Samara

Associate Creative Director

L Cedeño Miller



SXSW 2018 | Audience AwardTransMilitary
News and Documentary EmmysTwo-time nominees
Capital EmmysFour-time winner
Edward R. Murrow Award 2015Investigative Reporting
White House News Photographer Association1st place, Documentary
Vimeo Staff PickTransgender, at War and in Love
Florida Film Festival 2018Grand Jury award | TransMilitary
FramelineOfficial Selection | TransMilitary
2019 Special Recognition Award, 2016 Nominee Outstanding Digital Journalism
Human Rights Watch Film FestivalOfficial Selection | TransMilitary
AFI DocsOfficial selection | TransMilitary
HUMANITASNominee, Best Documentary | TransMilitary
OutfestOfficial Selection | TransMilitary
Q filmsAudience Award | TransMilitary
Napa Valley Film FestivalGrand Jury Award | TransMilitary
Napa Valley Film FestivalAudience Award | TransMilitary
NCGLFFJury Award Winner | TransMilitary
Do GooderNominee | Best Nonprofit Video
Minneapolis St Paul Film FestivalOfficial Selection | TransMilitary
SIMA AwardsJury Prize | TransMilitary