Chartreuse Pictures is a unique production company dedicated to telling stories through film and video for individuals, corporations, and nonprofits by creating traditional documentaries and biographical documentary portrait films.

The company is owned by documentary filmmaker Susan E. Brown, M.F.A. (director/producer), who has over twelve years of experience across the independent film landscape. Ms. Brown considers herself an instrument, committed to giving a voice to people and shedding light on stories that need to be told.

Widely recognized by the San Francisco Bay Area’s society players, Ms. Brown offers a distinctive approach to the joy of making artful documentary films, supported by an on call team of cinematographers, writers, editors, and creative artistic entrepreneurs.

Chartreuse Pictures is also the parent company responsible for biographical documentaries we call “Legends,” which have featured a range of personal biographies, roasts, and mockumentaries for some of the Bay Area’s liveliest personalities.

We are equally as capable of shooting on location with large crews, lighting, sound, and complicated schedules – as we are comfortable compiling stills and photos with music in the quiet of the editing studio.

Let us ask the questions that matter most…

Design a story that captures and shares the essence of a person in your life.