Bullfrog Films is the oldest and largest publisher of videos and films about the environment in the United States. Founded in 1973, it has been honored with a retrospective screening at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and with a special award from Medikinale International in Parma, Italy.
We define "environment" broadly and our collection includes programs on ecology, energy, agriculture, indigenous peoples, women's issues, sustainability, community regeneration, economics, social justice, conflict resolution, architecture, and the arts. In recent years, we have released many films about globalization, gender, climate change, and human rights. There are films suitable for all ages in the Bullfrog collection, produced by outstanding, prize-winning filmmakers.
To help people create community advocacy events—using the power of film to raise awareness and funds for their efforts—we created Bullfrog Communities to enhance the public performance of films providing discussion guides and publicity materials with the films.
In partnership with Icarus Films we established Docuseek, an educational streaming service, providing exclusive access to essential independent, social-issue and environmental films to academic institutions.
The company principals are partners Winifred Scherrer and John Hoskyns-Abrahall, and their son Alex Hoskyns-Abrahall. The dedicated Bullfrog team knows the films, the issues, and is eager to help people find the films they need.
Seats At The Table
Directed by Chris Farina • Documentary • 2020 • 87 minutes
SEATS AT THE TABLE portrays a remarkable college class which connects university students with prisoners of a maximum security juvenile facility as they discuss classic works of Russian Literature.
University of Virginia Lecturer Andrew...
We Are The Radical Monarchs
Directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton • Documentary • 2018 • 86 minutes
Set in Oakland, a city with a deep history of social justice movements, WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS documents the Radical Monarchs - an alternative to the Scout movement for girls of color, aged 8-13. Its members earn badges ...
No Time To Waste
Directed by Carl Bidleman • Documentary • 2020 • 52 minutes
NO TIME TO WASTE celebrates legendary 98-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America's story. The film follows her journey as an African American woman...
Directed by Charles Wilkinson • Documentary • 2020 • 80 minutes
Haida artist Robert Davidson is one of the foremost cultural icons of the age. HAIDA MODERN features candid and revealing conversations with the artist himself, along with commentary from art historians, politicians, musicians and f...
Directed by Lori Miller • Documentary • 2019 • 82 minutes
DAY ONE follows a group of teenage refugees from war-torn countries who are enrolled at a unique public school for refugees and immigrants-only in St. Louis, MO, where they are guided through an inspirational program of education, healing...
Directed by Raul O. Paz Pastrana • Documentary • 2020 • 82 minutes
To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate to crack down on migrants, forcing them into ever more dangerous territory.
Every year hundreds of thousands of migrants make their way along the trail running from s...
Directed by Kim Beamish • Documentary • 2019 • 80 minutes
OYSTER captures the daily routines, chaos and drama in the lives of Dom and Pip Boyton, a lively and hard-working second generation oyster farming family on Merimbula Lake on the southeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.
The film wa...
Directed by Shaena Mallett • Documentary • 2020 • 52 minutes
FARMSTEADERS is a love story, a farm story, and a story of contemporary rural America. Nick Nolan, his wife Celeste, and their young family are on a journey to resurrect his grandfather's dairy farm - fighting to keep this homeland fro...
From Seed to Seed
Directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer • Documentary • 2019 • 87 minutes
When Terry and Monique left the opera to pursue their true passion—ecological, small-scale farming—their story of community and resilience took center stage. FROM SEED TO SEED follows their young family and a diverse group of ...
Directed by David Goodman • Documentary • 2020 • 49 minutes
ELDER VOICES is a meditation about the destructiveness of hatred and the power of love, as told by Japanese-Americans, European Jews and conscientious objectors (COs) who came of age during the perilous times of the Great Depression and...
Once Was Water
Directed by Christopher Beaver • Documentary • 2019 • 55 minutes
Las Vegas, in the middle of the Mojave Desert, is the driest city in America, yet it leads the United States in sustainable water conservation. The efforts of Las Vegas, in its search for sustainability, have produced promising sol...
Celling Your Soul
Directed by Joni Siani • Documentary • 2017 • 48 minutes
In one short decade, we have totally changed the way we interact with one another. The millennial generation, the first to be socialized in a digital world, is now feeling the unintended consequences.
CELLING YOUR SOUL is a powerful and i...
My Country No More
Directed by Rita Baghdadi, Jeremiah Hammerling • Documentary • 2019 • 70 minutes
Between 2011 and 2016, drilling for oil in America reached an unprecedented peak, setting off a modern day gold rush in one of the most rural communities in the country: Trenton, North Dakota. Kalie Rider and her ol...
Catching Sight of Thelma and Louise
Directed by Jennifer Townsend • Documentary • 2019 • 86 minutes
Powerful, authentic, and timely, CATCHING SIGHT OF THELMA and LOUISE dives off the edge into the truth of women's experience in the world. It revisits the journey of Thelma and Louise through the lens of viewers who saw that iconic ...
A Silent Transformation
Directed by Simon Brothers, Luke Mistruzzi, Anton Smolski, Mark Preston • Documentary • 2019 • 70 minutes
The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective well-being in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination...
Directed by Anna Moot-Levin, Laura Green • Documentary • 2019 • 82 minutes
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, THE PROVIDERS follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that ...
Directed by Nancy Cooperstein Charney • Documentary • 2019 • 88 minutes
WHO'S NEXT? examines how the lives of Muslim-Americans have been affected in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. It focuses on six Muslim families — citizens and long-time legal residents — from diverse co...
A Bold Peace
Directed by Matthew Eddy, Michael Dreiling • Documentary • 2017 • 89 minutes
In his famous 'Cross of Iron' speech in 1953, President Eisenhower critiqued the military-industrial complex while asking, 'Is there no other way the world may live?' In Costa Rica today, we glimpse another way to live....
A Concerned Citizen
Directed by Bo Boudart • Documentary • 2019 • 41 minutes
A CONCERNED CITIZEN documents the work of Dr. Riki Ott, a citizen activist who predicted the Exxon Valdez oil spill hours before it happened and came to the aid of her Alaskan community in their battle to get fair compensation for their lo...
A Quest for Meaning
Directed by Nathanael Coste, Marc de la Menardiere • Documentary • 2018 • 87 minutes
A QUEST FOR MEANING tells the story of Marc and Nathanael, two childhood friends who take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and to discover a way to bring about...
A Snowmobile For George
Directed by Todd Darling • Documentary • 2008 • 94 minutes
A Snowmobile for George is a rambunctious road trip that collects the stories of fishermen, cowboys and firemen who have had to face the consequences of environmental deregulation by the Bush Administration. Started by a question about t...
Directed by John de Graaf and Vivia Boe • Documentary • 1997 • 56 minutes
AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease—caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism—that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment....
After the Spill
Directed by Jon Bowermaster • Documentary • 2016 • 62 minutes
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American hist...
Directed by Martha Shane & Lana Wilson • Documentary • 2014 • 88 minutes
Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. AFTER TILLER paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these phys...