Artifact Studios launched in 2001 when documentary filmmaker and video artist David Grabias began collaborating with visionary marketers from Sony Pictures Entertainment to create television documentaries that entertained and informed while raising brand awareness.
Since then, Artifact has grown from a boutique documentary production company into a full-service nonfiction content studio that celebrates the diversity of the human spirit, creating commercials, films and digital media for agencies and brands including TBWA, Anomaly, Deutsch, Bethesda Softworks, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company.
Artifact’s documentary directors, cinematographers, editors, researchers, casting specialists and producers are among the most respected in the field, having garnered multiple Academy and Emmy Awards and nominations, as well as support and awards from scores of film festivals and institutions including the Sundance Film Festival, The Tribeca Film Festival, The California Council for the Humanities, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
David’s recent PBS documentary films OPERATION POPCORN and SENTENCED HOME explored the experience of Southeast Asian refugee communities in the U.S. Delving into the roots of fundamentalism, his HBO film KORAN BY HEART portrayed young Muslims who had memorized the entire Koran and were competing at a religious contest in Dubai. David also created CRITICAL PATH, an interactive project documenting the videogame medium, which was featured at the Sonoma Museum of Art.