Shutterstock Studios Expands Into Documentary Film Making

Shutterstock, Inc. announced that Shutterstock Studios, the company’s creative and production arm, is broadening its offering to include original documentary films and series. “This is an exciting time for our Studios division, as we expand our content production into longer-form storytelling, aligning with industry trends and the demand we are seeing for this content worldwide,” says  Jamie Elden, Chief Revenue Officer at Shutterstock. “What’s unique to Shutterstock Studios, is that our content is powered by one of the largest archival collections in the world, including exclusive access to the Condé Nast Collection, A+E Networks Archive, the LIFE Collection and more, enabling producers to create compelling content for all platforms and production mediums.”

Led by Aiden Darné, VP and Global Head of Shutterstock Studios, one of the first projects is a docuseries featuring Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR champion and American professional racing driver. This docuseries was produced in partnership with Carvana, a Fortune 500 company that fosters online car buying, selling, and financing experiences. The eight-part series, titled Reinventing The Wheel, gives global viewers an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at Jimmie Johnson as he navigates his second INDYCAR season after an exceptional career in NASCAR racing.

A second show, titled, “The Money Shot” follows celebrity photographer Miles Diggs, aka Diggzy – the man behind famous images like Rihanna’s pregnancy photos. The feature-length documentary will provide an intimate look at the rise of fame and celebrity culture in America from Diggzy’s unique point of view, as well as from the voices of those who know it best – the celebrities.

Other shows in the works include an archival documentary titled “Behind The Lens,” which chronicles Diana, Princess of Wales and other celebrities from the perspective of the photographers who knew them best, and the “History of Boy Bands” – a unique look into the 90s via the rise and fall of the world’s biggest boy bands.