About The Company
Barak Goodman and Rachel Dretzin founded Ark Media in 1996, and were joined by partner John Maggio in 2003. Together, Goodman, Dretzin, and Maggio have grown Ark into a leading producer of non-fiction series, theatrical documentaries and one-off television specials on a wide variety of subjects, along the way nurturing a diverse roster of passionate and talented filmmakers.
Our goal is to create films that engage and provoke viewers with complex stories that unveil the gamut of human experience. Our films challenge conventional wisdom, dig beneath the surface, and indulge the grays of real life. We strive to explore the boundaries, both intellectually and aesthetically. Our combined years of experience and diverse body of expertise allow us to understand and go beyond the state of the art in documentary film, while delivering on-time and on-budget.
Ark films have been honored with the DuPont Columbia baton, three George H. Foster Peabody Awards, four national prime time Emmy Awards, an Academy Award nomination, and many other recognitions.