1895 Films is a Peabody Award and Emmy Winning production company based in Los Angeles, California.  Headed by journalist-turned-filmmaker Tom Jennings, 1895 Films specializes in creating and producing high quality documentary programming for most of the major television cable networks.  The company’s films feature dynamic storytelling on topics ranging from politics and religion to history, crime, sports, mystery and travel. 1895 has produced documentary films around the globe, from major world capitals to some of the most remote places on earth – always s looking for new ways to tell stories that are both informative and entertaining.


Tom Jennings is a Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. He has written, produced and directed more than 400 hours of programming on a variety of topics, including politics, religion, history, crime, sports, mystery and travel. He has produced documentary films all around the globe, always looking for new ways to tell stories that are informative and entertaining. Jennings’ award-nominated and winning body of work includes Smithsonian Channel’s MLK: The Assassination Tapes (George Foster Peabody Award and Cine Golden Eagle Award); National Geographic Documentary Films’ Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes (Royal Television Society nominee New York Film Festival Gold Medal) and National Geographic’s The Lost JFK Tapes (Emmy Award nomination and New York Festival Silver Medal). His other titles include The Fidel Castro Tapes (Emmy Award nomination) and Taking Down the Mob (New York Film Festival Bronze Medal). Tom is currently producing the award-winning series The Lost Tapes for Smithsonian Channel. Tom started his career as a print journalist, writing for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press, and in 1994, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.