Academy Award winning Park Pictures is a prominent production company founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and acclaimed filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord. With offices in the United States and London, Park Pictures is known for nurturing new filmmaking talent and delivering high-quality productions.

Park Pictures Features was established with producer Sam Bisbee in 2011 and has since produced over 20 feature films and documentaries.  Most recently, Savanah Leaf’s Earth Mama, produced with A24, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2023.  The film, described by the New York Times as “jolting and extraordinary” was selected to be the opening night film of New Directors/ New Films 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, earning four Indie Spirit awards, including Best Supporting Female for Molly Shannon, and later being acquired by Netflix. Park Pictures Features continued its successful streak 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 also made a mark in the documentary genre. Rudy Valdez’s “The Sentence,” a film about Cindy Shank, a mother serving time in federal prison for her involvement with a drug ring in Michigan. The documentary premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, received the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary, and was later acquired by HBO, earning an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking in 2019.  In 2023 “Not Going Quietly,” a film following healthcare activist Ady Barkan as a life-altering ALS diagnosis makes him all the more determined to fix a broken system, received two nominations at the 44th News and Documentary Emmys.

Park Pictures has been commissioned to create global campaigns for a host of diverse clients including Beats By Dre, Apple, Meta, Playstation, Levis, Verizon, and many others.  The company has won two Cannes Lion Grand Prix – in 2015 for Terri Timely’s “Unskippable” Geico pre-roll campaign and again in 2023 for Jake Schreier’s short film “We Cry Together,” in collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free.

Lance Acord has received multiple nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials at the DGA Awards. In 2013, Acord was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial for Nike’s “Jogger” and won the Emmy in 2014 for Apple’s “Misunderstood.” Lance’s Nike campaign “Dream Crazy” won an Emmy, and earned the company the prestigious Palme D’Or at the Cannes Lions in 2019.