“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Third Culture Films is an emerging film production company dedicated to creating commercially-driven films that investigate and ultimately challenge our societal ideals, beliefs, norms and prejudices.
The world is a bigger place than we often see. The world is full of mystery, wonder, triumph, injustice and danger. How many fascinating, untold stories are lurking around the world? What “third culture” stories do the people around you hold? Your mother, your neighbour, your work colleague, the person who handles your dry cleaning, the stranger sitting next to you on the bus; everyone has a story.
In cinema, many stories are still left untold. There are still so many different types of people seldom seen on screen. What are their points of view? What is life like for them? If we see the world through their eyes, even if it’s just through the lens of an Arri Alexa for one hour and forty minutes, would that challenge our societal ideals? Our beliefs? Our prejudices? Thus, the aim of Third Culture Films is to tell stories through the eyes of people who are seldom seen in cinema. Each of our stories will have an innovative hook: whether it’s a new world, a unique story that’s never been told or a familiar story told through unlikely characters.