About Us

Shining Red is a documentary film company started by anthropologist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Graham Townsley in 2008. We make independent films and high-end documentaries for PBS, National Geographic and the Discovery channel. Our films have also been shown on the BBC, Channel 4, ARTE and around the world. Our subjects range from ancient cultures to the modern world, from musicians to great thinkers, from Human Origins to the frontiers of science.

We are currently (2015) making “Naturalist” a 2-hour special documentary for PBS on biologist EO Wilson and “Dawn of Humanity”, a film based on remarkable fossil finds in South Africa for National Geographic/NOVA. We are just starting production on “First Face of America” a film about the first Americans, also for National Geographic/NOVA.

Our aim always: to make original, beautiful, thoughtful films.