About sxs


SideXSide Studios roots grew out of America’s top newsrooms. Founded and staffed by journalists, SideXSide creates original & commissioned documentary content that uplifts and inspires, that shines a light into dark corners and that helps explain the most important issues of our time. Our work has even helped change federal policy. 

Our films have played at top festivals across the globe. Last year, our first feature documentary TransMilitary won 14 awards, including the Audience Award at its SXSW premiere. Co-founders Jamie Coughlin and Gabriel Silverman were named to The Independent’s 10 Filmmakers to Watch list for 2018.

SideXSide’s work has been commissioned by Hilton, Starbucks, P&G, and The New York Times. It has screened on Logo TV and Amazon Prime. We’ve been nominated for two Emmy Awards and a Humanitas Award, won a GLAAD Award and a SIMA Award, and have won many other awards for filmmaking, journalism, and social impact in our industry. 

In 2019 thus far, we’ve produced 28 short films shot in 19 countries on six continents. And, we’re developing several original projects.

SideXSide Studios is woman-led, and committed to promoting gender equality in film and media.



Where We've Worked