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    Above and Beyond

We make movies that matter.

Playmount is the literal translation from German to English of "spiel" and "berg." Playmount Productions has been in the Spielberg family for more than 50 years. Started by Arnold Spielberg in 1962, it was first used by his son, Steven, for his early productions and is now headed by Arnold's daughter, producer Nancy Spielberg. Playmount pursues projects with talented writers, directors, and producers to create meaningful and important documentaries and films.

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Above and Beyond

Now on Netflix and DVD!
Feature Film in Development.



Aulcie Perry, an African American, from
Newark, NJ finds his glory.

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G.I. Jews

Fascinating story of Jewish
Americans in WWII. Now in festivals.

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Closed Circuit

On June 8, 2016, an extraordinary terror
attack took place in downtown Tel Aviv.

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Mimi and Dona

NY Times "Top Ten TV Shows
of 2015." Now on DVD!

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On the Map

A high-stakes game at the
height of the Cold War.

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Picture of His Life

Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest
underwater photographers of all times.

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The Many Worlds
of Roman Vishniac.

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Who Will Write Our History

The most important untold
story of the Holocaust.

what's new at playmount

January 16, 2023 — Nancy Spielberg and Tal Inbar Discuss Their Film CLOSED CIRCUIT Read Article...

January 5, 2023 — Sundial: Filmmaker Nancy Spielberg screening new documentary at Miami Jewish Film Festival Read Article...

September 28, 2017WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY - Katahdin Productions announces Adrien Brody will voice Emanuel Ringelblum in new Spielberg/Grossman documentary, "Who Will Write Our History."

August 22, 2017 — "Federation Lifts Nancy Spielberg Above and Beyond"—Atlanta Jewish Times
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July 21, 2017MIMI AND DONA now available for streaming on Amazon.

March 17, 2016 — "New film spotlights Israel's hoops 'miracle'." —New Jersey Jewish Times
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January 5, 2016 — "Spielberg’s kid sister goes ‘Above and Beyond’ to make her filmmaking mark." —Times of Israel
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December 7, 2015MIMI AND DONA named one of the Best TV Shows of 2015 by New York Times.

July 21, 2015ABOVE AND BEYOND - This spring, we had an amazing run with ABOVE AND BEYOND at film festivals, bringing our award total to 22! Awards include: Audience Award for Best Documentary, Best Documentary and Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary. Complete Awards List.

July 15, 2015WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY - After a five week crowd-funding campaign at Ingiegogo, WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY surpassed the $100,000 goal by almost 8%. The 752 contributors help fund a shoot in Warsaw and Israel in 2016.

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