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Documentaries for businesses.

Welcome to the Documentarists.

We are a creative studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in story-driven video production for businesses.


Our Films

Who We Are

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The Documentarists is a video production and media company located in San Jose, California, founded by cinematographer Mario Glaviano with the goal of helping businesses connect to their audiences through the power of storytelling.

Our team of creatives are here to help you tell your story in an unforgettable way, and put your business in the best possible light.

Mario Glaviano and his team are available for video production throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and available to travel worldwide.

The Process

Our collaborative process is designed to create a customized end-to-end experience for all of our clients. We work with you from concept, to production, to editing to deliver the most creative and effective video solutions.

Concept / Quote

First we get to know your vision and the scope of the project, at which point we send you a custom online quote. Once we're on board, we collaborate to create the best plan for executing the most effective video/photo content.


Our team brings years of directing and cinematography experience to capture your story using top quality cinema cameras, a variety of fast lenses, and industry standard lighting, grip, and audio equipment. 


We assemble the footage with incredible attention to detail to make your story come to life. We provide licensed music, offer a round of editing changes, and deliver in a variety of online or broadcast optimized formats. 


Our emphasis is always on creating striking visuals and compelling storytelling. Some of the services we offer include:

Brand Stories and Promo Videos

Crowdfunding Videos

Corporate Testimonials/Events 

Real Estate Video Tours

Commercials/Product Videos

Sound Mixing/Recording



Who We've Worked WIth


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We'd love to hear from you!

For all inquiries, please use the contact form and we will respond within 48 hours.

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