Reel Works Productions

Reel Works Productions is a youth-run production company specializing in high quality, low-cost media.

Reel Works Productions is a program that bridges art and commerce in an innovative 21st century model.  As a training ground for young professionals, most of whom come from "at risk" backgrounds, Reel Works Productions hires professional teams to work side by side with young media makers interested in working in the film and television industry. We are research driven, and work closely with our clients to powerfully communicate their message.

We are an EMMY award nominated company, who has worked with American Express, CUNY, HASBRO Toy Company, PBS, the Mayor's Office, Time Warner, The NYC District Attorney's office and many gala videos for small and large non-profits.
Most recently, Reel Works has produced a series of narrative short films, including an animated short series revolving around Gang Life in NYC.

Featured

American Express Volunteers In Parks VIPs
American Express Volunteers In Parks VIPs
2:31

American Express Volunteers In Parks VIPs

Simon Swipe Game Tutorial
Simon Swipe Game Tutorial
7:48

Simon Swipe Game Tutorial

Watch the Simon Swipe Game Tutorial, produced for Hasbro.

Partnership with Children - Opening Video
Partnership with Children - Opening Video
0:40

Partnership with Children - Opening Video

Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship
Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship
5:39

Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship

American Dropout
American Dropout
22:30
American Express Partners in Preservation Promo
American Express Partners in Preservation Promo
0:48

American Express Partners in Preservation Promo

American Express Partners in Preservation | Guggenheim Museum
American Express Partners in Preservation | Guggenheim Museum
3:05

American Express Partners in Preservation | Guggenheim Museum

American Express Partners in Preservation | Tug Pegasus
American Express Partners in Preservation | Tug Pegasus
3:33

American Express Partners in Preservation | Tug Pegasus

Charli
Charli "Different Kind of Girl" (Music Video)
3:08

Charli "Different Kind of Girl" (Music Video)

Music video for Charli’s “A Different Kind of Girl.”

CUNY Career Path
CUNY Career Path
4:12
Five Questions with Catfish
Five Questions with Catfish
2:45

Five Questions with Catfish

Reel Works filmmakers sit with Nev Schulman and Max Joseph of Catfish: The TV Show. The video was produced for the 2013 Reel Works Gala Benefit.

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance - Washed Ashore
Rockaway Waterfront Alliance - Washed Ashore
7:49

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance - Washed Ashore

Recent

Fantastic Gymnastics
Fantastic Gymnastics
4:02

Fantastic Gymnastics

Learn how to play the Fantastic Gymnastics Game by Hasbro Gaming.

P.S 160 Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts
P.S. 160 Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts
3:13

P.S 160 Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts

Produced for NYC Department of Education.
P.S. 354 The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens
P.S. 354 The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens
3:16

P.S. 354 The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens

Produced for NYC Department of Education.

Magic: Arena of the Planeswalkers
Magic: Arena of the Planeswalkers
15:57

Magic: Arena of the Planeswalkers

Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have teamed up to bring gamers directly into the multiverse of Magic: The Gathering
Summon mighty armies and cast powerful spells in Arena of the Planeswalkers, Magic’s first-ever board game!

Reel Works 2015 Gala Benefit Highlight Reel
Reel Works 2015 Gala Benefit Highlight Reel
3:54

Reel Works 2015 Gala Benefit Highlight Reel

Recap the Reel Works 2015 Gala Benefit in the highlight reel produced by Reel Works Productions.

5 Questions with Alex Gibney
5 Questions with Alex Gibney
2:09

5 Questions with Alex Gibney

Youth Producer Jhovanny Bisono sits down with Academy Award-winning Director Alex Gibney.

Partnership With Children - Closing Video
Partnership With Children - Closing Video
0:54

Partnership With Children - Closing Video

Partnership with Children - Main Video
Partnership with Children - Main Video
3:47

Partnership with Children - Main Video


Hire Reel Works Productions

Let Reel Works Productions create powerful, persuasive media to tell your story. To learn more, contact Reel Works Artistic Director, Stephanie Walter at stephanie@reelworks.org or call (718) 768-9000.

Become a Youth Producer

To become a youth producer, you must be a graduate of The Lab or comparable filmmaking program, be fluent in Final Cut Pro, and video production. Applicants may be asked to submit samples of their work and references.

Classes Meet

Reel Works Productions is not just a class, it's a real job. Youth Producers work 20 hours a week at a schedule they set with the Executive Producer. Team members meet weekly for production meetings, attend workshops to strengthen their skills and work directly with paying clients to manage individual projects. Youth Producers are selected for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

To Apply

Contact Reel Works Productions Associate Producer, Ryan Rivard at ryan@reelworks.org or call (718) 768-9000, to find out about when and how to apply to become a Reel Works Youth Producer.

Clients