We are experienced, no-fuss professionals who get the job done right the first time.
We collaborate with our clients to deliver what they want -- when they want it -- and always on budget.
We offer the personal touch of a boutique with the creativity and quality of a major studio.



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aboutuspicRed Rock Films specializes in science, nature, history and children’s programming for online content providers and major broadcasters. Our regular clients include Discovery Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, The Smithsonian Channel, American Heroes Channel, NG Learning/Cengage, Sesame Studios and others. Red Rock Films is the one of the world’s largest producer of North American based wildlife content, with more than 20 hours of blue-chip natural history programming currently in production.
Our projects, both long and short form, include 4K, 2D, 3D and VR. In 2016 Red Rock Films produced a first-ever virtual reality simulcast for our Shark Week special Isle of Jaws. Viewers could watch the show on cable, and at the same time experience an entire act in VR through Facebook.
Red Rock Films launched in 2010 with three hours for Nat Geo Wild that documented the life-and-death drama of creatures struggling to survive along the Mississippi River during a major flood.  Since that auspicious debut, we have since branched out into a range of programming: from hosted & unhosted, engineering & science, history & animals and much, much more. Red Rock Kids launched in early 2016 and is underway with multiple productions aimed at pre-school and school-aged children. In 2018, our reach expanded to Johannesburg, South Africa with Red Rock International, an office fully dedicated to the needs of the International marketplace. Our HQ, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, is convenient to a range of major broadcasters and content providers. Our clients often pop in for a chat, a drink, or to join in on one of our regular poker nights.
At Red Rock Films, our number one objective is to create great content. We are known for our collaborative no-fuss attitude and we strive to put every dollar on the screen.  We consider each and every one of our shows a calling card – and that’s why our clients call us again and again.
Our 2020 Vision: By 2020 Red Rock Films will be North America’s largest provider of science, nature and history based content – with multiple formats and series across cable, in the classroom, digital and on the big screen.


Red Rock Kids brings the wonder of science, history and the natural world to children’s content. With offerings in digital, linear and educational spaces, we blend imaginative characters and storytelling with spectacular imagery – plus plenty of zany animals – to ignite curiosity…and keep kids giggling!

Our programming is tailored for family-friendly viewing with specialized content for all ages from toddlers to teens.

Red Rock Kids is a division of Red Rock Films. We connect our viewers to the people, places and critters that inspire them to find the magic in their own backyards.

Visit the Red Rock Kids YouTube Channel to view all our videos.


Brian Armstrong
Brian Armstrong
Shannon Malone
Shannon Malone
VP, Development and Production
Kelly Sweet
Kelly Sweet
Executive Producer - Red Rock Kids
Sari Wiener
Sari Wiener
Head of Production
Kevin Krug
Kevin Krug
John Freeburn
John Freeburn
Senior Editor View John's Bio
Alexander Sletten
Alexander Sletten
Director of Production and Development


Red Rock Films provides significant funding for expeditions and research projects that may also be suitable for a television audience. We work with scientists and conservationists from across the globe to feature great stories of science and nature.

Financial awards range from several thousand dollars to well over a hundred thousand dollars, which can directly fund research wages, expedition costs and equipment. Usually these grants complement already-existing funding for work that is naturally of interest to a wide general-public audience.

Successful applicants will typically be qualified to speak with authority in scientific fields such as biology, marine biology, engineering, and archaeology. Projects must have legitimate scientific and/or conservation merit and will ideally reveal a new discovery or behavior, or introduce our audiences to new locations and experiences.

Applicants must be willing to sign an appearance release and a confidentiality agreement. They should expect to be on camera, and for the duration of the production period, they should be willing to partner exclusively with Red Rock Films in creating a documentary or series about their work.

Currently funded Red Rock projects are numerous and include a major shark research initiative in Australia, a tiger shark tracking program in the Bahamas and a conservation group working to protect primates in Nigeria. We are currently seeking more projects along these lines.

We aim to make the review process fast and efficient. To apply, applicants must email an unedited video clip of themselves explaining their project. All video applications should be shot on an i-phone or similar and be of a duration between one and four minutes. Clips should be emailed to

Applicants can expect a response within two weeks of submission.


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Red Rock Films
625 Sligo Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Phone: (240) 396-6567