Who we are...
Rosalini Films is a full-service, motion picture production company.
We mold the idea — the vision, the message — then create the images, choose the words, provide a music score, and assemble all for delivery of the finished product.
What we do...
Over our company's history we have conceived and produced more than 80 projects and employed a variety of artistic approaches to achieve a wide range of objectives in
Public & Shareholder Relations
We specialize in live-action, narrative filmmaking, are engaged generally on a work-for-hire, ‘design-build’ basis, and employ the most advanced image capture technologies and techniques extant. Though our body of work spans a wide variety of subjects, cinematic styles and settings, our films all share three things in common: they have a soul; that soul is a positive, optimistic one; and each film is made with purpose — clear-cut, sharply-defined purpose.
Where we've been...
Our work—on land, in the air, and under the seas—has taken us throughout the contiguous United States and to Hawaii, Puerto Rico and more than 20 countries on five continents, including in the Amazon, East Africa, Indonesia, throughout the Caribbean and across the interior of Iceland.
Our films have been seen by diverse audiences in a variety of formats and media, ranging from 30-second commercials to feature-length documentaries.
In addition to nationwide syndication and broadcast on the Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel and National Public Television, our films are exhibited at special events, visitor centers, and in giant-screen (IMAX®) cinemas.
Who we've worked for...
Our clients and sponsors include Fortune 500 companies and in a variety of industries:
Home & Personal Care Products
Insurance & Financial Services
Outdoor Sports & Recreation
Travel & Leisure
Commercial Real Estate
We’ve also worked with non-profits, including several natural history and technology museums, two nationally-acclaimed zoos and an aquarium, one of the nation’s oldest open-lands conservation organizations, a classical music festival, a ballet academy and various other charitable entities. Over the years, we have assisted these organizations in their efforts to increase public awareness, further their educational and cultural missions, and raise several hundred million dollars in capital campaign funds.
For-profit or philanthropic, most of our clients are repeat customers and we’re proud of our on-time/on-budget track record. We create value for our clients and sponsors.
By honoring the primacy of characterization, story, meaning. That simple.
Then, regardless of technology or technique—or a film’s topic, locations, running time or budget—bringing emotional resonance to strategic content is what matters most.
Artistic orientation & aesthetic…
Are consistent with those of its principal, Dugan Rosalini, which are founded on his earliest on-the-job training—mentored by one of American television’s founding pioneers—and college studies devoted to Liberal Arts, Graphic and Architectural Design, and film under the discipline of Dramatic Art (rather than Fine Art or Journalism) and associated closely with the University of Iowa’s graduate-level, creative writing program—its celebrated Writers’ Workshop. Rosalini’s leadership accountability rests on his Midwestern upbringing and values. His film craft is optimistic, promotes what’s right in the world, and strives to capture the intrinsic romance, poetry, and even the simplest narrative form of the subject at hand.
Three Emmy® awards, a fourth Emmy® nomination, and six first-place awards from major international festivals, such as the Virgin Islands, Chicago, Houston, and American festivals; invitation to the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar; special recognition from the International Wildlife Film Festival; inclusion in the American Library Association’s 'Fabulous Films for Young Adults'; and more than 30 industry-specific honors, including a CINE Golden Eagle, Focus recognition by Women In Film⎟Chicago, two Chicago Film Council Picasso awards, three Addy's, four U.S. Gold Cameras, and the highest recognition for film production awarded by the Public Relations Society of America, the Bronze Anvil.
Rosalini has also been honored as Screen Magazine’s ‘Director of the Year,’ with specific recognition of his innovative work in the giant-screen (IMAX® and IMAX®Dome) medium.
Member Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA)