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 produced several short and feature length narrative and documentary films. His recent credits include FRANK SERPICO (featured at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival), NIGHT SCHOOL (featured at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, and the Bend Film Festival), HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS REVISITED (2016), WE'RE STILL HERE: JOHNNY CASH'S BITTER TEARS REVISITED (2015), and SUNDAY (2014). Brian is currently writing his first feature-length script.
Producer Brooke Devine has numerous narrative and documentary films to her credit including NIGHT SCHOOL, AWOL, WE’RE STILL HERE: JOHNNY CASH’S BITTER TEARS REVISITED, THE GREAT INVISIBLE, SINS OF A FATHER, 99% THE OCCUPY WALL STREET FILM COLLABORATIVE, LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR, HAPPY HOUR, THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB, and GOODBYE SOLO. She recently produced the feature-length documentary, FRANK SERPICO.
Twice nominated for Independent Spirit Awards as well as for a Primetime Emmy and the NAACP Image Award, Jason Orans has served as producer on numerous feature documentary and narrative films, including Ramin Bahrani’s GOODBYE SOLO (winner of the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at Venice), and Sundance premieres NIGHT CATCHES US (starring Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington), DARE (starring Emmy Rossum and Rooney Mara), YEAR OF THE FISH and FLANNEL PAJAMAS. Orans' documentary THE GREAT INVISIBLE directed by Margaret Brown won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, was nominated for the Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking Primetime Emmy Award, and was released theatrically and broadcast on PBS in 2015. His most recent documentary, NIGHT SCHOOL, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and was released theatrically in June 2017. 2017 also saw the release of his documentary FRANK SERPICO directed by Antonino D'Ambrosio, which premiered earlier in the year at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2018, his feature film BOARDING SCHOOL, directed by Boaz Yakin, will be released.
Pamela Ryan is a Midwestern native turned New York-based producer who has partnered with Gigantic Pictures on numerous projects, including the award-winning films GOODBYE SOLO, DARE and NIGHT CATCHES US. She is currently co-producing the suspense drama SHUTTLECOCK (Director’s Cut). Prior, Pamela co-produced Boaz Yakin’s thriller BOARDING SCHOOL alongside Maven Pictures. Also an experienced documentary producer, Pamela co-produced Emmy Award nominated, SXSW Grand Jury prize-winning documentary THE GREAT INVISIBLE (Radius-TWC and ITVS), and music doc HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS REVISITED. She served as producer on documentaries NIGHT SCHOOL (Tribeca Film Festival; Oscilloscope Laboratories) and Ramin Bahrani’s BLOOD KIN (Venice Film Festival). Outside Gigantic, Pamela produced FLY, which won best short at the Delray Beach Film Festival, as well as CAST SHADOWS IN TECHNICOLOR which screened at a dozen festivals, taking the award for "Best Music Video" at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival. 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.