Following their successful first collaboration, “Outrageous Taxi Stories,” the award winning filmmaking team of Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky formed their own production company, Creative Thinking International, in April 1991.
BROTHER’S KEEPER, their first major collaboration under the CTI banner, enjoyed a successful national theatrical release and was named one of the “Ten Best Films of 1992″ by over 50 major film critics nationwide. A winner at Sundance, the film was also named Best Documentary by the Directors Guild of America, the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Board of Review, and the Boston Society of Film Critics.
Their 1996 collaboration, HBO’s award-winning hit “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills,” about a small southern town coming to grips with a horrifying crime, premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win a Primetime Emmy, the National Board of Review’s Best Documentary Award, a Peabody Award, a DGA, Independent Sprit, and Cable ACE Nominations for Best Documentary. The follow-up, PARADISE LOST 2: REVELATIONS debuted on HBO in 2000 and was released theatrically by Artisan Entertainment.
Berlinger and Sinofsky are currently collaborating on a number of new documentaries, including “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,” a feature documentary about the superstar rock group as it grapples with monumental changes while recording its first album in four years.
“In BROTHER’S KEEPER, or in anything we want to do in the future, we see ourselves as storytellers using nonfiction source material. We’re not journalists after some capital “T” Truth about a situation. We are after a different kind of truth, a truth that’s more important. In a good narrative, be it fiction or nonfiction, hopefully while you’re watching you have this “ah-ha” experience and something is revealed about the human condition, some universal truth about life or something in your own life. That’s the kind of truth we’re after in being good storytellers.”