Shorts | Daily Docs

Following are a select few samples of the the mostly 2- to 3-minute short subject videos Colin has produced and written for some businesses and organizations that are doing some really great stuff.

He refers to these short-form corporate and non-profit documentaries as “Daily Docs.” And not just because that’s an obvious brand name associated with his production company. One thing is that these are productions he and his team typically shot in a day (or even a few hours). But mainly it’s because he has gotten the most enjoyment out of telling the stories of people and organizations who are incredibly passionate about what they do on a daily basis, committed to it, thriving with it, moving it ahead, and paying it forward every day.


Visions of Peace – Humanitarian Aid Mission (Middle East)

Shortform documentary Colin and team members shot for a humanitarian aid mission in Israel and the Palestinian territories, September 2010.

This was in conjunction with two United Nations agencies, as well as several local corporate and non-profit partners. It features Dr. Paul Dougherty, who gifted his surgical services to restore vision for 40 indigent refugees.

Key Credits: Steve Robertson, Executive Producer (Project-Peace on Earth); Colin Mangham, Producer; Michael Garcia (Chief Creative Officer of Televisa USA), Director and Camera; Todd Brown and Kenny Fields, Post-Production.


Biomimicry at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Produced by Colin Mangham, then acting Chief Marketing Officer of Biomimicry 3.8 and its Institute. Shot and directed by Paolo Durazzo. Includes promotional footage from the film Second Nature: The Biomimicry Revolution (Guy Lieberman, Matt Rosmarin) which screened on two days of the festival, and was followed by Q&A with Colin and Taryn Mead, as well as a workshop with Taryn. Also includes speaking appearances by Colin Mangham, Taryn, Mead, Catherine Stifter, and Steven Katz (Publisher, Mother Jones Magazine).

Check out more biomimicry shorts he’s done here, plus a web series here.


5DAY Mission – Lebanon

Produced to document a humanitarian aid and development mission in Lebanon that Colin developed with the UN and partially self-funded to bring a team of seven including renowned eye surgeon Dr. Paul Dougherty.

This one was actually shot completely on an iPhone (720p HD) with an Owle Bubo wide angle lens mount as well as directional mic; also used a Steadicam Smoothee. Colin and a light crew including Dariush Khansari (director, camera operator) shot the main footage with a way more capable Panasonic HVX. But there were two things that were great about the iPhone. One was that it drew far less attention to the fact we were shooting video; this was rather helpful when trying to maintain a low profile walking through a refugee camp in Beirut. The other was that it was super easy to load into a Macbook and edit this piece for a banquet (United Nations & US Consolate, with Ambassador Maura Connelly) in the time it took to cross town in rush hour traffic.


CicLAvia 2012

This is a video Colin produced to highlight some of the community engagement aspects of CicLAvia in Los Angeles. Such a great event. Produced by Colin Mangham; directed, shot, and edited by Dariush Khansari.


Meleesa Salon

A short film Colin produced for a Huntington Beach salon pro bono to support this local business. Focus was on their community involvement, including charity fundraisers and other benefits to the locals. Colin loves short subjects like this that feel less commercial, less promotional, that instead spotlight some really great people who are doing good for not only their customers/clients but also their community at large.

Produced by Colin Mangham; Directed by Dariush Khansari, with Mike Nedved as DP/Cinematographer.


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