We believe in the power of film to raise awareness of human rights, social justice, and stories that illuminate, connect, and inspire people's lives. At Important Films Media, our team of talented filmmaking professionals has a passion for storytelling and a commitment to excellence that is reflected in the projects we undertake.
Joseph C. Stillman (Producer/Director) is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, director, cinematographer, writer, and co-founder of Important Films Media. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Stillman brings more than four decades of filmmaking experience to the creation of substantive documentary films, Motion Pictures, Television programming, and other video and film projects to clients from around the world. His feature documentary works include the internationally acclaimed, "Citizen Clark... A Life of Principle", the story of former U.S. Attorney General and Human Rights activist, Ramsey Clark, award winning "Something in the Water", a film about a search for common ground in America, and "Rural Matters: Poverty in the Other America", He wrote, produced and directed the motion picture, "Bear" (2023), and presently has two works-in-progress. A consummate artist, dedicated to human rights and social justice, Stillman's impactful works have been seen around the globe. Stillman is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, Calif., Major - Motion Picture Production.
Jeri Wachter (Producer/Director) is a NYC and Southern-raised filmmaker, producer, director, camerawoman, public speaker, documentarian, equity and victim advocate. With two decades in scientific and scholarly publishing, she has been producing, directing, shooting, and researching compelling films, raising voices from diverse communities to tell critical and unique human stories. Her award-winning feature documentary, "Something in the Water" (2022), is a stunning mosaic of America searching for common ground during unprecedented challenges and change. "Rural Matters: Poverty in the Other America" is a documentary intimate portrait of people living on the edge of economic insecurity. She currently has two works in progress. Wachter cofounded Important Films Media, Workplace Equity Project (WE Survey), and William Andrew Publishing -seminal worldwide publications on materials science, energy, ecology, and toxicology (now an imprint of Elsevier). She graduated from Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY with a Bachelor's in Biology and a minor in Sociology.
Important Films Media is a full-service production company that creates substantive independent films and works. We bring strategic direction and artistic proficiency to create compelling documentary stories, motion pictures, and other film and media products for individuals and clients across industry, education, science, healthcare, the arts, community and social justice organizations. From planning to writing to the final film cut, our team shapes ideas into immersive, informative, dynamic, and stunning film content.