Park Pictures is an Academy Award-winning production company founded in 1998 by acclaimed filmmaker and cinematographer Lance Acord and Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee. With offices in the United States and London, Park Pictures is known for nurturing new filmmaking talent and delivering high-quality productions.
The Park Pictures team has created global campaigns for Beats By Dre, Apple, Meta, Playstation, Levi’s, Verizon, and many other diverse clients. In 2015, Terri Timely won a Cannes Lion Grand Prix for their “Unskippable” Geico pre-roll campaign, and in 2023, Jake Schreier won the award for his short film, “We Cry Together,” in collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free.
Acord has been nominated for multiple DGA awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials. Acord was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2013 for Nike’s “Jogger” and won it for Apple’s “Misunderstood” in 2014. Lance’s Nike campaign “Dream Crazy” won an Emmy and the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Lions.
In 2011, Park Pictures Features was founded with producer Sam Bisbee, and it has since produced over 20 feature films and documentaries. Most recently, Savanah Leaf’s “Earth Mama,” produced with A24, premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Described as “jolting and extraordinary,” it was selected as the opening night film at the New Directors/New Films festival and won the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
“Other People,” directed by Chris Kelly and featuring Molly Shannon and Jesse Plemons, premiered at Sundance 2016 and earned four Indie Spirit awards, including Best Supporting Female for Molly Shannon. It was later acquired by Netflix. Park Pictures Features continued its success with several remarkable films, such as “Cop Car,” directed by Jon Watts and starring Kevin Bacon, which premiered at Sundance in 2015 and was distributed by Focus Features.
The Park team has also made a mark in the documentary genre. Rudy Valdez’s “The Sentence” tells the story of Cindy Shank, a mother incarcerated for her involvement in a drug ring in Michigan. As the U.S. Documentary winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary won the Audience Award and was acquired by HBO, winning an Emmy for Documentary Filmmaking in 2019. “Not Going Quietly,” which follows healthcare activist Ady Barkan after a life-altering ALS diagnosis drives him to fix a broken system, was nominated for two Emmys in 2023.