A Purpose-Driven Creative Agency for

Video and Digital Content

About Us


What we do for you
Northcutt Productions is an Emmy® Award winning creative agency that specializes in video and digital content production. Led by filmmaker Patsy Northcutt and a team of senior-level professionals, we pride ourselves in transformative storytelling to bring forth leading edge solutions. We collaborate with you and your organization to develop creative messaging and branding that speaks to the heart of your audience through video and digital content.

How we are different
We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and work with a range of clients, from startups to Fortune 500s, to authors and thought leaders, non-profits, universities and creative agencies. Our expertise and flexible business structure allows us to give each client royal treatment – quality and client satisfaction are top priorities.



Apple – New Product Marketing Videos
Falling Awake – Branding & Website
Apple, AT&T, IBM & Siemens – Collaborative Marketing Videos
MicrobeDx – Healthcare Startup Branding & Website


Senior Producer / Director / Creative Strategist

Patsy Northcutt founded Northcutt Productions, a purpose-driven creative agency for video and digital content over 25 years ago. Patsy has written, directed, produced and edited many documentaries and case studies for thought leaders and non-profits, and has won awards for marketing and employee engagement videos that she directed and produced for such high profile clients as Apple, AT&T, IBM, Siemens, Intel and the University of Texas, Houston. Journey of the Universe, a film that she co-directed/produced and edited won a regional Emmy® Award for best documentary, and aired primetime on PBS in most major cities.

Custom Teams
Northcutt builds custom teams for each project and draws from a cadre of expert writers, artists, and technicians that she’s worked with for many years. She is known for bringing together fun, energetic and creative teams who share the mission and values of the project, and get the job done on time and on budget.

Northcutt’s lifelong love of filmmaking is coupled with her creativity and commitment to telling engaging stories that inspire humanity towards a positive and sustainable future. She guides projects towards their highest potential purpose, and particularly likes to be the editor on cool film projects.

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  • Patsy Northcutt has rare skills that make her an outstanding film producer for the business world. She consistently translated the gist of the messages that our teams at Apple, AT&T, IBM and Siemens wanted to convey and converted them into stories that exceeded all expectations in terms of clarity, impact, incisiveness, and entertainment value. I highly recommend her and her extraordinary team.

    Phac Le Tuan, Ph.D.
    Former Executive, Apple
  • The beauty and artistry of Patsy Northcutt’s filmmaking is soul stirring. Working with her was one of the greatest experiences of creativity in my life. I was burning with passion to bring forth something beautiful, but did not know how to do it. Patsy and her team worked with me until they intuited what we were after. And then she made it happen — with the pacing, the visuals, the plot, the music. Day by day, she worked her magic and it was mesmerizing to be a part of it. Patsy Northcutt insists on excellence and she knows how to make it happen.

    Brian Thomas Swimme, Ph.D.
    Host & Co-Writer, Journey of the Universe
  • Impeccable is the word I would use to describe Patsy Northcutt’s standard and quality of work. She is a master at what she does, and is unstoppable in her commitment to produce flawless, effective, brilliant videos. The added gift is that she and her team are a total joy to work with.

    Tracy Apple
    Director of Educational Program Content, The Pachamama Alliance
  • Patsy Northcutt’s strategic thinking and creative spirit enabled us to turn an initial small-scale shoot into an international production, leading to a wide use of our video. I’ve known Patsy for over 17 years. Every production that we’ve done with her, she has supported professionally from soup to nuts, with care for detail and quality, always on the lookout for synergies with other organizations. Working with her vastly amplified our ability to promote our message.

    Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.
    President, Global Footprint Network
  • Patsy worked with us at Bioneers for 10 years, and she is a joy to collaborate with. The teams she assembled are skillful, mature and gifted team players, and she adapted styles and approaches that improved our media products year after year. Our team loved working with her, and found her to be consistently creative, professional and responsive to suggestions. If you’re considering working with Northcutt Productions, I’d say go for it!

    Nina Simons
    President and Co-Founder, Bioneers/CHI
  • Patsy Northcutt (director/producer) has two strengths that make her unusually good: First, she knows when to power drive a project with considerable strength and when to have a light hand on the tiller, letting people do their thing but keeping the ship on the right tack just the same. Second, she gets different kinds of people from very different and normally incompatible backgrounds to work together by providing a communication link among them, through her.

    Thomas Schwarcz, Ph.D.
    Former V.P. Alliances, Siemens
  • Working with Patsy Northcutt on EARTH FOCUS: Vanishing Coral reminded me of the top editors when I was at ABC News Primetime–who were some of the best in the business. She has mastery of the technology, a natural sensibility for how to make a powerful sequence without a lot of experimenting, and a great sense for the story arc. Director Stephen Olsson and I felt like we were part of a creative family at her studio. Patsy brings out the best in people, and the high level of respect that she has with her team greatly benefited our project.

    Kim Spencer
    Co-Founder, Link TV & Executive Producer, KCETLink
  • Patsy is the best film producer I have ever worked with! Her ability to bring together and manage a diverse team of very creative and energetic people made the impossible become possible. The impact of the films she has worked on have touched millions, changing minds, hearts and lives in the process. If you are doing a film with a purpose, hire Patsy.

    Jon Love
    Former Director, Strategic Initiatives, The Pachamama Alliance





Video and Film Production – Concept to Completion
We begin with high level strategy sessions and handle everything from scriptwriting to creative production design, casting of talent and content experts, cinematography, editing, original music scoring, graphic design and animation, and all related post-production services. We can work with small, nimble teams or provide larger, more elaborate crews. Some clients are closely involved with the production process, others hand it all over to us.

Content Strategy and Development
Northcutt Productions offers a range of creative video and digital products and services, including:

  • Branding and Messaging Development
  • Broadcast Documentary Storytelling
  • Marketing Tools
  • Corporate Sustainability Videos
  • Case Studies
  • Engagement and Culture Shifting Videos
  • Explainer Videos
  • Values and Product Overview Videos
  • Transformational Educational Products
  • Interactive Website, DVD and Blu-ray Design
  • Distribution & Action Strategy Consulting

Video Post-Production
Because of our expertise, creative sensibilities, and our state-of-the-art facilities, we are often hired to edit projects for other producers. Founder Patsy Northcutt has deep roots as an editor and storyteller, and enjoys working as the editor on select projects and/or directing the entire post-production process. She has a team of top notch editors, motion graphic artists, animators, composers, archival footage researchers, sound designers and colorists.




We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in walking distance from downtown Mill Valley.