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Spy Pond Productions is a film, television and multimedia production company based in Arlington, Massachusetts. Specializing in history and science subjects, our programs have been broadcast on PBS, The Discovery Channel, and National Geographic television. Our films awaken emotions, explore connections, and explain complex issues with clear and compelling stories.

We have produced, written, and directed documentaries on subjects including the French and Indian War, the history of American communism, the 1960s, the work of minority scientists and engineers, the story of a powerful but forgotten hero of The Great Depression, the science of fear, and more. Among our clients for non-broadcast projects are Boston Children's Hospital, the New England Aquarium, the Commonwealth School, and the Carroll School. We have won many awards, including the Emmy and the CINE Golden Eagle.


Now streaming on PBS:THE WALL and AFTER THE WALL

These films explores the end of the Cold War from the inside perspective of world leaders and diplomats. We also tell the stories of ordinary people whose lives were caught up in these turbulent times: families torn apart by the Berlin Wall; student leaders who risked their freedom to agitate for change; and Stasi (East German secret police) officers forced to choose sides.

gets rave reviews

The Wall Street Journal says "takes us where only fine documentary filmmaking can: Into the hearts of everyday people. Don't miss it."

AFTER THE WALL receives kudos from foreign policy experts and critics alike for its exciting telling of the dramatic events that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989-90. See our Facebook page


GOING MOBILE WITH THE NEH! Spy Pond and Untravel Media win National Endowment for the Humanities grant to create “Murder At Harvard Mobile” – an innovative new media project for hand-held devices. Get the iPhone app or see it on the web at parkmanmurder.com.

COLUMBIA-DUPONT AWARD Unnatural Causes; Is Inequality Making Us Sick? wins one of journalism’s most prestigious honors. Eric Stange is proud to have worked with Vital Pictures and California Newsreel on this groundbreaking exploration of health disparities.

COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL celebrates its 50th anniversary with a film by Eric Stange and Spy Pond Productions. See the film at commschool.org


NOBEL PRIZE PROFILES Spy Pond produces profiles of the 2008 Nobel laureates in Physics for Vox Television and Nobel Media. See the profles at Nobelprize.org.


Eric Stange and the production team are interviewed by CHARLIE ROSE about this first-ever TV treatment of the French and Indian War.


See Eric Stange's columns on digital presentations of history, and history in new media, in American Heritage Magazine.

"Shooting Back" on the acclaimed early American history web site Common-Place.

“Splitters vs. Lumpers or How I Learned to Love the History Police”
by Eric Stange on the web site of the Organization of American Historians.


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