SideXSide Studios is Gabriel Silverman & Jamie Coughlin's Emmy-nominated production company & video creative agency.
Founded and staffed by journalists, SXS specializes in original & commissioned documentary content. Our first feature documentary, TransMilitary, won the Audience Award at SXSW '18 and received critical acclaim. SXS produces documentary content for companies, nonprofits, museums, editorial and media organizations. A select commercial clients list is below.
Training & education
Gabe began his career as a journalist at The Washington Post, winning more than a dozen awards for his reporting, including an Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative work, a White House News Photographers Award for Best Documentary, & two Emmy nominations. Gabe’s directorial feature debut, TransMilitary, premiered at SXSW 2018 where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary and received critical acclaim. He was named to the 10 Filmmakers to Watch list by The Independent. Gabe is an IFP Documentary Lab Fellow, and a RIAS Fellow. His work has been supported by the International Documentary Association, The Rogovy Foundation, GLAAD Media Institute, Frameline Completion Fund, and many others.
Jamie is the recipient of a White House News Photographers Award for Best Documentary, an Emmy nominee, and is an IFP Documentary Lab Fellow and a RIAS fellow. TransMilitary, Jamie’s feature debut which she produced and wrote, premiered at SXSW 2018, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary and received critical acclaim. She was named to the 10 Filmmakers to Watch list by The Independent. Her work has been supported by the International Documentary Association, The Rogovy Foundation, GLAAD Media Institute, Frameline Completion Fund, and many others. Prior to starting SXS with Gabe in 2015, Jamie worked for USA Today Sports, where she managed the editorial and branded video content.
Kathryn is an award-winning documentary cinematographer and editor. She has traveled to 5 different continents for SXS for original film and short commercial documentaries. Kathryn came to SXS from National Geographic Magazine, where she created short docs. Her work has been honored by the Online Journalism Awards, ASME, Webbys, and the White House New Photographers Association. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. Kathryn is also a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee.
Deanna is an award-winning producer and journalist coming off a festival run with her first festival short, the acclaimed Queens in Training . At SXS, Deanna develops stories both for clients and for SXS original productions. She writes scripts, manages projects, and keeps everyone from SXS team members to clients on task. Previously, she produced videos for Education Week.