About Us

Barewitness Films produces original, improvisation-based narratives that reflect the unique culture of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Barewitness in Downieville 2015We are actors, directors, cinematographers, editors, and other creative collaborators telling stories with immediacy and honesty, using cinema verite techniques.

Barewitness members work on both sides of the camera, teaching and learning every aspect of filmmaking, and invite other artists in the community to join us on our productions.

We document this collaboration with commentary, photos, and video on our interactive website, and share our work and creative process at public screenings to educate and entertain.

Downieville 2016Barewitness Films has nonprofit status.