Our Films

Sandbox Films supports innovative documentary film projects through a mix of financial and creative support — from full co-productions to direct financing at various stages of development and production.

Fathom Film Poster


Expected 2021

Fathom follows the lives of two whale researchers as they conduct groundbreaking and isolating fieldwork in Alaska and the South Pacific. The feature-length documentary is a deeply intimate portrait of science in action, exploring whale communication and culture as well as the personal toll that research can take.

All Light, Everywhere Film Poster

All Light, Everywhere

Expected 2020

All Light, Everywhere explores the past, present, and future relationships between technology, vision, and power. From arcane theories of sight to the emergence of virtual reality and police body camera programs, the film takes a kaleidoscopic investigation into how the reality of what we see is constructed through the tools that we use to see.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life Film Poster

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Expected 2020

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.

Untitled Meteor Film Film Poster

Untitled Meteor Film

Expected 2020

An upcoming feature-length documentary directed by Werner Herzog and geophysicist Clive Oppenheimer about meteors and comets and their influence on humanity.

Human Nature Film Poster

Human Nature

Expected 2019

From executive producer Dan Rather and director Adam Bolt, co-writer and -editor of the Oscar-winning film Inside Job, comes the story of the biggest tech revolution of the 21st century. A breakthrough called CRISPR challenges us to reconsider what it means to be human. In theaters nationwide fall 2019.

The Most Unknown Film Poster

The Most Unknown

Released 2018

A documentary feature that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions.

The Serengeti Rules Film Poster

The Serengeti Rules

Released 2018

Academy Award-winning Passion Pictures and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios present one of the most important but untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet.

Experiments in Science Storytelling Film Poster

Experiments in Science Storytelling

Released 2015

Centered around our understanding of diabetes, Experiments in Science Storytelling is a series of three films that employ innovative storytelling techniques to challenge misconceptions about the increasingly-common disease.

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