“Stories show us how to bear the unbearable, approach the unapproachable, conceive the inconceiveable. Stories provide meaning, texture, layers and layers of truth.” Joseph Campbell

Third Stage Consulting provides customized wrap around impact production services to social justice documentary film campaigns. Taking on a small number of film campaigns ensures that your project will get the personal and flexible service needed to run a campaign. We are incredibly proud of the films and campaigns we work with and will passionately represent your film with the love and merit it deserves!

Our model is one grounded in the power of RELATIONSHIP.  We are genuinely curious. We believe that listening, respecting and a willingness to learn is an art. We are motivated by what motivated filmmakers to create their film. We will join in that journey and represent it in our work as a core value.

We understand that social justice goals and outreach/promotion services can be in service of each other. Theater goers are often motivated to host screenings and support advocacy in their communities. Partnerships with larger NGO’s are able to engage in creative membership outreach.

We believe that filmmakers are not simply “content providers.” We are advocates for artistic integrity in our work with educators, advocates and activists as we strive to move your film campaign past production and distribution into the “third stage” of long-term IMPACT.


Located in beautiful Ventura, California, we work internationally and in the U.S. Our current international clients are in Australia, China, The Netherlands and Canada. In the U.S. we have a strong presence in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Third Stage Consulting is a recommended impact production service for BritDoc, ITVS, POV, Fledgling Fund, Rippleflix, Peter Broderick, TUGG, Brian Gelden Public Relations, Women Make Movies, Abramarama, Blue Shift Education and the 2050 Group.

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