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WHO WE ARE

Creativity and respect drive us to produce films that engage and inspire.

Documentary filmmaker Neal Broffman has spent his career filming, editing and producing stories around the world. Based abroad, his early work covering international news stories, led to a keen desire to tell stories that have, at their core, a foundation built upon human interaction – how we live in community.

Neal’s 2015 award-winning feature documentary Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi had its international premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto and subsequently was screened in dozens of film festivals in the US and abroad. The film was broadcast in the United States on Al Jazeera, the CBC in Canada as well as in Israel, Denmark, France and other countries. Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi is available on Amazon Prime.

In 2020 Neal and Elisa completed the feature documentary Welcome to Pine Lake. Neal filmed and edited the documentary and received a Producer’s Guild of America designation for his work on the film as a producer. Welcome to Pine Lake was acquired by ViacomCBS and is available for streaming on Showtime, CBS All Access, and Hulu.

Of the work Neal has done, he is most proud of his extensive experience filming, editing and producing global health stories. Across East Africa, Asia, and South America, filming courageous front line health workers, and their patients, is a source of inspiration that informs the emotional aesthetic at the center of all of Neal’s work.

Elisa brings to bear an extraordinary journalistic foundation to her film productions. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Gulf War in 1990, from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the wars in the former Yugoslavia and Somalia, Elisa was there. Her work in Somalia was recognized with a News and Documentary Emmy Award. Based first in Rome and then in Moscow, Elisa spent 15 years chronicling world events for CNN International. She interviewed Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat, refugees in Bosnia, war criminals in Serbia and South Africans in Johannesburg celebrating their first free vote. Elisa has spent her career committed to telling the stories that matter — stories that bridge divides and bring people together.

WHAT WE DO

Founded in 2002 by two longtime international journalists One Production Place creates films that make a difference.
We tell stories. We bring people together.

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WHAT OTHERS SAY

The Daily Beast

“The search may have been for Tripathi, the movie suggests, but it may be we who are lost.”

Toronto Film Scene

“…a tribute to the human spirit…”

One Movie, Five Views

“Director Neal Broffman crafts the narrative into a gripping real life mystery…Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi is a remarkable film on multiple levels…”

The Desert Sun (Gannett)

“…a textbook for documentary filmmaking.”

NBC News

The Real Story of Sunil Tripathi, The Boston Bomber Who Wasn’t

Our work regularly receives awards and accolades from our peers.

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