Arbuckle Industries is a mixed-media production company in Brooklyn, New York. Although we place a heavy emphasis on documentary film, our work also includes commercial and short films. Arbuckle Industries was the winner of the 2007 Youth Noise Short Film Contest as well as the 2010 Arnold W. Brunner Grant. Some of our notable subjects include President Bill Clinton, Musician David Byrne, and Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne.
Our philosophy is pretty simple, we treat each project like a unique puzzle equipped with its own set of opportunities, challenges and constraints. This way you wind up with the best visual product and we get to play with puzzles. We understand that not all clients are equipped with the same level of involvement or have the same financial backing, so we try to integrate your needs with our experience in order to come up with a very tangible and dynamic solution.
If you are thinking that our company is named after the controversial comedian Fatty Arbuckle you'd be wrong, but if you don't know who he is, you should look him up. The name, Arbuckle, actually comes from the sleepy town of Arbuckle, California. Arbuckle is considered home by more animals than people, but it is also home to Tex's Tavern, a small nondescript bar just off the interstate. Our group of friends use to stop at Tex's on the way to Oregon/Northern California for camping trips and some how wound up naming our company after the town.
David Krantz - Co-Founder
David Krantz is the founding partner of Arbuckle Industries where he is the Co-Director / Producer of the feature length film, 'archiCULTURE.' He is also the winner of the 2007 Youth Noise Short Film Contest and the co-recipient of the 2010 Brunner Grant. As a filmmaker, David's interview subjects include President Bill Clinton, Hip Hop Artist Oneal McKnight, Pritzker Prize Winner Zaha Hadid and Musician David Byrne. David Graduated from Clemson University where he was honored with the 2005 Most Creative Portfolio Award. David generally is the core ideas guy, constantly coming up with wild and sometime innovate concepts to take over the world. He also acts as the key liason to our editing team.
Ian Harris - Co-Founder
Ian runs the business side of the company while also producing/managing most of the projects that we create. A die hard urbanist who is obsessed with cities, he also loves getting dirty, be it gardening with the High Line or laying in dirt to get that perfect shot angle. His love for the built environment led him to a degree in architecture but has since decided to pick up the camera rather than a pencil to help envision others' dreams. He currently balances time between Arbuckle's various projects while occasionally daylighting as a Design Education teacher at local art organizations.