Who we are

Pelham Island Pictures is the documentary film studio of Zander Cowen and Jacob Sussman, a filmmaking duo who believe in the power of digital media to change the world.

We seek to tell stories from a perspective of compassion, illuminating events that otherwise would be untold and forgotten. We have worked with a diverse set of clients and have been recognized for our outstanding video work. During the summers, we also run a two-week summer film school for middle schoolers. 

Our values

As a company, we pride ourselves on our dutifulness and credibility, and always exceed our clients' expectations when the final cut is delivered.

As educators, we aspire to be passionate and lucid, inspiring our students to follow in our footsteps and cultivate their own love for filmmaking.

Above all, we are visual storytellers who explore the world around us through the lens of a camera.