GIGANTIC PICTURES is a New York City-based feature film, documentary and television production company founded in 1996 by producers Brian Devine and Jason Orans.
After more than two decades and nearly forty films, GIGANTIC PICTURES has built a reputation for high quality, intelligent, award winning festival favorites, socially relevant docs and elevated genre films. Some current releases include Boaz Yakin's genre-bending thriller BOARDING SCHOOL (Momentum), Ramin Bahrani's documentary BLOOD KIN (Venice 2018) and recent Tribeca faves FRANK SERPICO (IFC/Sundance Selects) and NIGHT SCHOOL (Oscilloscope/PBS). Some other highlights include SXSW Grand Prize Winner and Emmy-nominated THE GREAT INVISIBLE (Participant Media/RADIUS/TWC), Independent Spirit and Gotham Award nominated, NAACP Image Award winning NIGHT CATCHES US starring Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington (Magnolia), Sundance premiere DARE starring Emmy Rossum and Rooney Mara (Image), and Ramin Bahrani's Independent Spirit nominated GOODBYE SOLO, winner of the Venice Film Festival FIPRESCI International Critics Prize (Roadside Attractions). Recent television productions include the true crime docu-series KILLER LEGENDS (Chiller) and THE KILLING SEASON (A&E).
Prior to forming Gigantic Pictures, Brian Devine worked for Stanley M. Brooks, a producer of movies and television. He then partnered with writer-director Steven Lisberger (TRON). Lisberger and Devine developed projects for Warner Brothers, Sony/Columbia, Francis Coppola and Kushner-Locke. Additionally, Brian is an accomplished singer-songwriter having recorded two albums with his band Spanish Speaking Psychics. After founding Gigantic Pictures, Brian has produced dozens of short and feature length narrative and documentary films. His recent credits include documentaries CHARM CIRCLE (Awarded Best Documentary at the 2021 Sheffield International Documentary Festival) and THE LONELIEST WHALE: THE SEARCH FOR 52 (Bleecker Street release, 2021), and thriller SHUTTLECOCK (2020). Prior highlights include FRANK SERPICO and NIGHT SCHOOL (both featured at the Tribeca Film Festival), HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS REVISITED, WE'RE STILL HERE: JOHNNY CASH'S BITTER TEARS REVISITED, and 99%: THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM. Brian currently has one feature in post-production, CRUMB CATCHER, and his most recent film MAN, premiered at the 2022 Woodstock Film Festival.
Producer Brooke Devine has numerous narrative and documentary films to her credit including CHARM CIRCLE, SHUTTLECOCK, FRANK SERPICO, NIGHT SCHOOL, AWOL, WE’RE STILL HERE: JOHNNY CASH’S BITTER TEARS REVISITED, THE GREAT INVISIBLE, 99% THE OCCUPY WALL STREET FILM COLLABORATIVE, LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR, HAPPY HOUR, THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB, and GOODBYE SOLO. In 2022, she added her first podcast credit with MAFIA TAPES.
Twice nominated for Independent Spirit Awards as well as for a Primetime Emmy and NAACP Image Award, Jason Orans is an active producer of docuseries, documentary and scripted films through his company Gigantic Pictures. His latest projects are MAFIA TAPES, an 8-episode podcast series for ID, and feature doc CHARM CIRCLE, which was on the International Documentary Association short list for Best Feature Doc and will be released in 2023. Recent releases include Boaz Yakin's thriller BOARDING SCHOOL, Ramin Bahrani's BLOOD KIN (Venice Film Festival), and the docs FRANK SERPICO and NIGHT SCHOOL. Prior films include SXSW Grand Prize-winner THE GREAT INVISIBLE, NIGHT CATCHES US starring Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington; DARE starring Emmy Rossum and Rooney Mara; and Ramin Bahrani's GOODBYE SOLO (Venice FIPRESCI Prize) and Plastic Bag for ITVS. Recent docuseries from Gigantic Pictures are SONS OF SAM on Netflix and THE KILLING SEASON ON A&E. Currently, Orans is in production on a documentary about the U.S.' Rural Healthcare crisis, and a film about legendary African American music producer Tom Wilson (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Velvet Underground).
Midwestern native turned New York-based producer Pamela Ryan has partnered with Gigantic Pictures on numerous projects. Her current and upcoming releases include top-10 true crime podcast series MAFIA TAPES (ID), and doc CHARM CIRCLE. Prior, Pamela co-produced Emmy Award nominated, SXSW Grand Jury prize-winning documentary THE GREAT INVISIBLE (Radius-TWC; ITVS) and music doc HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS REVISITED; she also produced NIGHT SCHOOL (Tribeca; Oscilloscope Laboratories) and Ramin Bahrani’s BLOOD KIN (Venice Film Festival). An experienced feature producer, Pamela’s credits include suspense drama SHUTTLECOCK (Director’s Cut), Boaz Yakin’s thriller BOARDING SCHOOL, and award-winning GOODBYE SOLO, DARE and NIGHT CATCHES US. Pamela was selected as one of the inaugural group of Impact Partners’ Emerging Documentary Producing Fellows.
For the past decade, Joshua Zeman has been exploring his own unique brand of “real-life horror.” His critically acclaimed horror documentary CROPSEY, a critic’s pick with The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Roger Ebert, was called “one of the year’s best documentaries” and “one of the scariest films of the year” in 2011. Off the success of CROPSEY, Zeman created the anthology documentary, KILLER LEGENDS, which examines true crimes that have inspired our scariest urban legends. Premiering on the CHILLER network, KILLER LEGENDS went on to become the #1 downloaded documentary and horror film on iTunes in July of 2014. Most recently Zeman executive produced and directed THE KILLING SEASON for A&E, an unscripted docu-series also executive produced by Jigsaw Productions and Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Taxi to the Dark Side). THE KILLING SEASON follows Zeman and filmmaker Rachel Mills as they delve into the terrifying connections between five unsolved serial killer cases, all involving sex workers. Zeman’s producer/co-producer credits include THE STATION AGENT, MYSTERIOUS SKIN, THE HAWK IS DYING, CHOKING MAN, AGAINST THE CURRENT, and CEREMONY.
For the past four years, Caitlin Colford has been producing projects alongside director, Joshua Zeman. Titles include the recently premiered documentary series, The Killing Season, Executive Produced by Oscar-Winning Filmmaker, Alex Gibney, as well as Finding 52, a feature documentary about the 52 Hertz Whale, Executive Produced by Adrian Grenier and Lucy Cooper, which is currently in post-production. In additional to overseeing various projects that are in development, Caitlin has produced a number of documentaries, both short and long-form, for Marvel Entertainment and ESPN, including No Más, curated within ESPN's Emmy award winning series, "30 for 30."
Director of Development
Prior to joining the Gigantic Pictures team, Jeff produced short films KILL GREEN and CORNFLOWER which premiered at the Seattle Asian American Film Fest and Palm Springs International Shortfest respectively, as well as various music videos and short films for Brooklyn based musicians and artists. Jeff also worked as a Producer's Assistant to Scott Lochmus and Josh Crook on the film TO DUST, winner of the audience award at the Tribeca Film Festival. More recently, Jeff associated produced COLEWELL, named one of the 50 most anticipated American films of 2018 by Filmmaker Magazine, and co-produced EL GRAN FELLOVE directed by Matt Dillon. Jeff has extensive on-set experience working as an On-set Production Coordinator for films PIERCING, as well as Gigantic Pictures' very own BOARDING SCHOOL.
Kim Bertrand began her career in commercial music production, with notable clients including Warner Media, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. Since 2018, she has been a stand-up comedian and digital content creator. She continued to work as a creative consultant and new media producer until settling into independent film and television development when she joined Gigantic in 2022.
A recent graduate from Wesleyan University, Lu Robinson was first introduced to Gigantic Pictures as a summer intern in 2019, before joining the team full time in 2022. Lu has interned with several NY-based film production companies and festivals such as Archer Gray, Asbury Shorts, and the Hamptons International Film Festival. She previously worked at Vespucci, a podcast and film production company based in Brooklyn where she was involved with the post production of Ramin Barahni’s film 2ND CHANCE (Sundance 2022). Most recently she was a fellow at the Gotham Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film. She is developing her production skills at Gigantic where she is inspired by the collaborative and intimate approach to storytelling.