Stories change us forever. You can’t unsee what you saw, unhear what you heard, or unfeel what you felt.

SideXSide Studios is a film and creative video production company that makes original and commissioned content that uplifts, inspires, and gives human context to the most important issues of our time.

Founded and led by award-winning journalists, our roots grew out of the top newsrooms in America. That story-finding, human-connecting, make-it-happen-any-way-you-can reporter’s tenacity is our backbone. But we needed to stretch our creative legs and find new ways to tell stories – tell them deeper, tell them bolder, and with a clear perspective.

We care deeply about creating strong and trusting relationships – with each other, with our partners, and with our subjects. It’s so central to our identity, it’s in our name.

We believe in keeping this great world spinning forward. SideXSide is a woman-owned small business committed to promoting and fostering gender equality and diversity in film and media.


Jamie Coughlin Silverman

Executive Producer, Co-Founder

Gabriel Silverman

Director, Co-Founder

Kathryn Carlson

Creative Director

Deanna Del Ciello

Lead Producer

Rooj Alwazir



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