A Story Can Change a City.
Stories about cities, towns, and neighborhoods
to foster civic pride, build community, and spark imagination.
Our work

what happens When we go to town.

Clients + Screenings

people we've worked for &
places where our work has screened.

John Paget


It all started in a giant convertible Cadillac, rolling across the country on the Mother Road.

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Chris Elisara


I was a “free-range kid” growing up in New Zealand with a walking range of about 3 miles, a biking range of about 5 miles, and a bus range of about 15 miles to downtown. Today’s kids are as flightless as a Kiwi bird. Not cool!

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How A Story Can Change A City

First+Main Films was founded on the belief that a story can change a city. Does that sound overly  idealistic and poetic? We set out to explain how and why it works in an essay for Proud Places.

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During Covid, we launched an original doc series about small town America. Each episode profiles a different community, ideas and inspiration for all places. Follow us on the show's Vimeo channel.

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We've Got Issues

Every couple months we share a few insights an updates. Here's where you can read the current edition and check out back issues.

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