Hudson West Productions makes socially meaningful documentary films about the arts, history, and education. Founded in 1985 by Dave Davidson, Hudson West’s mission is to fill in gaps in the “cultural dial” left by commercial media by preserving, interpreting, and presenting unique but overlooked narratives to a wide audience. Dave Davidson currently serves a President and Amber Edwards as Vice President.
Many of Hudson West’s past documentaries have been broadcast on PBS. Our films have also been seen on television in the UK, Sweden, Norway, and Australia, and have screened at film festivals in New York, Chicago, Paris, Dublin, Montreal, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg, Sydney, and Upsala (Sweden.) Awards have included Emmys, CINE Golden Eagles, A Christopher Award, the ASCAP Deems Taylor Broadcast Award for Outstanding Musical Content, the Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Silver Plaque from the Chicago Film Festival, Director’s Choice at the Black Maria Film Festival, and a CEN Programming Award for Public Affairs.
As a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 production company, Hudson West has received grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Prudential Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, the Lizzie and Jonathan M. Tisch Foundation, the Scherer Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the Hyde-Watson Foundation, PSE&G, the New Jersey Historical Commission, and numerous private foundations and individuals.