Dedicated to dynamic storytelling that entertains and inspires even as it informs, our work has garnered consistent critical acclaim and has been honored with recognition from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Director’s and Writer’s Guilds of America, and film festivals nationwide.

Founded in 1988 by Stephen Ives, and joined in 2001 by Amanda Pollak, Insignia Films has earned a particular reputation as one of the country’s foremost producers of historical documentaries. From America’s conquest of the West to the controversial role of the press in wartime to the amazing career of the Depression-era thoroughbred Seabiscuit, the nation’s history has been repeatedly and vividly brought to life by Insignia’s innovative approach to filmmaking.

Our Team


Stephen Ives


Amanda Pollak


Lauren DeFilippo


Kevina Tidwell

Production Associate

Matt Gottesfeld

Assistant Editor

James Stuart


Gene Tempest


Buddy Squires


Andrew Young