Ambrica produces documentaries of international scope and interest for broadcast and the web.
Ambrica Productions is an independent production company based in New York City. Ambrica creates documentaries of international scope and interest for broadcast, theaters, and digital platforms.
The company is well known for its award winning documentaries about China. Ambrica’s most recent film, released in 2020, is Denise Ho-Becoming the Song. The documentary profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores her remarkable journey from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, an artist who has put her life and career on the line to support the struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom.
Death By Design (2016) was filmed partly in China and investigates the secretive world of the electronics industry and reveals the unforeseen consequences of our addiction to our digital devices. The film is still playing on television and in festivals around the world and is also in educational distribution.
Earlier films include: the 3-part CHINA – A Century of Revolution; China in the Red; Young & Restless in China. Ambrica has also produced critically acclaimed biographies of iconic American women – Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford – for the PBS series American Experience.
In 2011 Ambrica launched The Story Exchange, a nonprofit digital media project dedicated to telling the personal and professional stories of entrepreneurial women— and to advancing women’s economic independence. To date, 90 short films have been produced in the US, Hong Kong and Singapore and reached viewers in over 100 countries.