INVISIBLE HAND is a full service digital media production company based in downtown Manhattan. We offer a sophisticated approach to video advocacy, content strategy and non-fiction programming that’s centered around the core idea that good storytelling conveys simple emotional truths. Our clients are some of the world’s most innovative NGOs, socially-conscious corporations and forward-thinking individuals. Our tools are the latest in HD video technology and 3D motion graphics. But our greatest skill is connecting with an audience. With backgrounds that span attention-grabbing :30 promos to award-winning feature documentary films, the company’s lead partners have more than 30 years combined experience in making video that moves.
Clients include: AccessNow, Avaaz.org, Green Family Foundation, Open Learning Exchange, PBS “Need to Know,” @radical media (Apple, Qatar 2022), Slow Food USA, Small Planet Media, United Nations World Food Program
We specialize in:
Television Advocacy Spots
Non-Fiction Television Programming
Viral Web Videos
Who we are:
Director Anthony Lappé is an internationally-known pioneer in progressive media. After graduating from Columbia’s J-School, he was a freelance feature writer for The New York Times while a producer for MTV News. In 2000, he helped found the Guerrilla News Network, whose groundbreaking web shorts won numerous awards including the Sundance Online Film Festival. He produced GNN’s award-winning Showtime documentary about Iraq, BattleGround: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge. He also helped launch the music video network Fuse, as a show and promos producer. He has taught documentary video at NYU, Mediabistro and to Palestinian journalists in the West Bank. He has appeared on numerous media outlets around the world, including the BBC, WNYC, NPR, and has been a guest host on Air America Radio and frequent commentator on Sky News. He has lectured at over twenty universities, institutions and conferences, including the Library of Congress and the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), on the state and future of the media. He has written for Details, New York, Paper, Vice and Salon, among many others. He is the co-author of True Lies (Plume) and author of Shooting War (Grand Central), which was called “the Apocalypse Now of the War on Terrorism” by Forbes, “scary smart” by Rolling Stone, one of the best graphic novels of the year by the Village Voice and one of the top graphic novels of all time by Rough Guides. It has been republished in France, Spain, Italy and the UK, where it’s being developed into a TV mini-series. He was the story producer for Brink, a weekly newsmagazine on the Science Channel produced by CBS News Productions. Most recently, he wrote a series of short films produced by @radical.media for Qatar’s historic 2022 FIFA World Cup Bid.
Producer Peter Demas is a human Swiss Army knife. From his studio in downtown Manhattan, he has worked on numerous corporate and independent projects in every facet; editing, directing, shooting and producing. In 2000, he founded Endless Films, where he produced and edited The Third Wave, a feature documentary that follows four volunteers to Sri Lanka after the 2004 Tsunami. Premiering at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, it has been accepted to festivals worldwide including a Presidential Screening at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, championed by Sean Penn. Demas’ current project is War Against The Weak, a documentary feature about the birth of eugenics. The film documents how American corporate philanthropies launched a national campaign of ethnic cleansing in the United States that ended up as the pseudo-scientific basis for Nazi genocide. It has earned numerous awards, critical acclaim and widespread support from civil rights organizations. Demas is currently in development on a feature documentary looking back at the CIA-backed military dictatorship that ruled Greece from 1967-1974.