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About Diamond Docs
Diamond Docs is an Oscar®-winning film and television production company producing some of the very best documentary feature films and series being made today.
Los Angeles Based Diamond Docs has recently collaborated on a trio of high profile documentary projects; Ron Howard’s Grammy and BAFTA nominated, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, Leonardo DiCaprio’s award winning, Before the Flood, and Steven Spielberg’s award winning, Finding Oscar. Currently in release is ‘Icarus’, short listed for an Academy Award nomination. The Sundance award winner tells the timely story of the Russian doping scandal. Diamond Docs is currently in production on several projects, including a Ron Howard helmed documentary on the life of Pavarotti.
Diamond Docs was founded in 2006 by the multiple award winning team of Mark Monroe, (writer, producer & journalist), Paul Crowder (editor, director and musician) and Morgan Sackett (producer). With the recent addition of award-winning television and film producer, Michael Shevloff, Diamond Docs is building on its success and expanding production.
Diamond Docs has become known for making high quality, stand-out documentaries that have a broad appeal and are commercially successful. Our long experience and expertise in making consistently great documentaries is second to none. We often collaborate with some of the most talented and successful filmmakers in the world while also seeking out those special and unique stories to tell. We work with filmmakers that share our vision and sometimes we work with just ourselves.
Diamond Docs looks to tell captivating stories with great characters that are timely and socially relevant. In addition to the social justice genre, we have produced documentaries that we consider thrillers and comedies as well as sports themed stories and many music documentaries, including films on The Who, Billy Joel and The Beatles.
Over the past 10 years, Diamond Docs has been associated with over 25 films, including the Monroe written documentary The Cove, winner of the Audience Award for Documentary at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival that went on to win the 2010 Oscar® for Best Documentary.
Producer - Director - Editor
Paul Crowder is a former UK musician turned movie editor and director with a unique voice. Following the critical success of Stacy Peralta’s documentary Dogtown and Z Boys (Audience Favorite and Best Director at Sundance 2001, and Best Documentary at the 2002 Independent Spirit Awards), Crowder edited Peralta’s Riding Giants, garnering the 2004 A.C.E. Eddie for Best Edited Documentary.
He made his directorial debut with Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (written by Mark Monroe) and co-directed and edited the Grammy nominated Amazing Journey Story of the WHO. He directed & edited the acclaimed films,
Last Play at Shea (2009) and 1:Life On The Limit (2013). He also edited Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Dave Grohl’s directorial debut Sound City. Most recently he completed Ron Howard’s Eight Days A Week as editor and executive producer and is currently an executive producer and editor of Ron Howard’s latest documentary, Pavarotti.
Producer - Writer
Mark Monroe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose career in storytelling spans two decades. His extensive writing and producing credits include films at Sundance every year for the last 10 years.
His writing credits include BAFTA, DGA and Academy Award-nominated Icarus; The Cove, Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature; Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before The Flood, Steven Spielberg’s Finding Oscar; Grammy and BAFTA nominated The Beatles: Eight Days A Week; and the upcoming Ron Howard film on Luciano Pavarotti.
A journalism graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Monroe began his career as a writer for CNN in Atlanta. Before writing theatrical documentaries, he produced more than 200 hours of biography-style television.
Producer - Director
Morgan Sackett is an Emmy Award-winning producer for HBO’s Veep and nominated producer and director for his work on Seinfeld, Parks & Recreation and the new NBC Comedy The Good Place. He has also produced pilots for Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and Suburgatory.
In addition to his work in television, Sackett produced
the feature documentaries
Morning Light, and Disney’s
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story, and the feature film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping for Apatow productions and Universal.
Sackett also directed, along with Dean Holland, the award-winning My Tales of Whisky commercials for Diageo.
Producer - Director
Michael Shevloff is an award-winning television, film and documentary producer/showrunner. Shevloff began his career in England working on feature films such as Empire of the Sun,and Full Metal Jacket. After moving to Los Angeles, Michael produced a series of independent films including the Sundance hit, Bandwagon, The Big Empty and La Cucaracha.
As EIC of Production for Rocket Science Laboratories, Michael served as a producer on documentaries such as Dial H For Hitchcock, It’s A Wonderful Life, Tripping, a documentary on Ken Kesey, the Emmy nominated Assassinated: Last Days of King & Kennedy, and Images of Life: Photographs That Changed The World, for which he won an Emmy.
Michael served as Executive Producer on the TV series, Temptation Island and Nanny 911, as well as Expedition: Africa and Top Gear USA, and produced the Formula 1 documentary, 1: Life On The Limit.
Michael is currently directing 'Max Vs The World, a documentary on the life of Max Mosley.