OUR WORK

West City Films - Troublesome Creek

West City Films produces acclaimed films and media for theaters, TV networks, streaming services, corporations, nonprofits, and the web.

Filmmakers Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan are creators of award-winning documentaries, dramas, spots and interactive media.

SOME OF OUR WORK

Our Towns Film - poster

OUR TOWNS

Our newest feature documentary for HBO.
“Superb!” – The Washington Post

The Filmmaker's Handbook - cover

THE FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK

Bestselling filmmaking text.
“The bible – updated.” – The Independent

Seduction Theory Poster

SEDUCTION THEORY

Dramatic short.
“So funny, so smart, so ingeniously constructed!” – Guy Maddin, Director

Cory Not Promised film - poster

CORY NOT PROMISED

Documentary short.
Life after a shooting.

Troublesome Creek film - poster

TROUBLESOME CREEK

Feature documentary.
Academy Award nominee & Sundance winner

Raising Renee film poster

RAISING RENEE

Feature documentary broadcast on HBO and worldwide.
Emmy nominee

So Much So Fast film - poster

SO MUCH SO FAST

Feature documentary released theatrically and broadcast worldwide.
Sundance nominee

A woman's place film

A WOMAN’S PLACE

Challenges of women in business as seen through 50 years of women at Harvard Business School.

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EYES ON THE PRIZE

Landmark civil rights series.
Oscar nominee & six Emmy Awards

Lemon Sky film

AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE

Original drama series.

Postcards from Buster

POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER

PBS Children’s series
Emmy nominee – two seasons

IDA logo

DOCUMENTARY MAGAZINE

Our essay for @IDA Magazine about trust and control of story between filmmakers and subjects. A blueprint for our feature documentaries.

Julia Child

CAMBRIDGE OFFICE FOR TOURISM

Web ad featuring Julia Child.

Cisco Systems - West City Films

CISCO SYSTEMS

Dramatic series on their core technologies.

Cyberart

CYBERART

PBS Arts series
Emmy & Clarion Award winner

Blue Diner film poster

THE BLUE DINER

Dramatic feature.
Alma Award winner

Chuck Close

CHUCK CLOSE

PBS Arts series
Emmy nominee

Jesse Jackson campaign button

RUNNING WITH JESSE

FRONTLINE documentary.

Sites Unseen - Shimon Attie

SITES UNSEEN

PBS Arts series.

Health Dialog

HEALTH DIALOG

Award-winning medical series.
Telly Award & Gold Remi Award

PBS Newshour

PBS NEWSHOUR

TV news series.

American Experience series

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Premiere historical series.


Life and Other Anxieties film

LIFE AND OTHER ANXIETIES

Feature documentary.
Silver Hugo Award

Del and Alex film

DEL AND ALEX

Dramatic short broadcast on A&E.

Accounts from the Life of George Wilkins film

ACCOUNTS FROM THE LIFE OF GEORGE WILKINS

Feature documentary.
Ann Arbor Award winner