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 looking for new ways to tell stories that are both informative and entertaining.


Tom Jennings is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. He has written, produced and directed more than 500 hours of programming on topics including politics, religion, history, crime, sports, mystery and travel. He has produced films all around the globe, always looking for new ways to tell stories that are informative and entertaining.  Tom and his company received The Peabody Award for their Smithsonian Channel film detailing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.  The Emmy, which 1895 Films has received many nominations, was awarded to Tom and his company for their National Geographic film about the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster.  Tom also produced the highly successful profile of Princess Diana, called Diana: In Her Own Words, which became a worldwide phenomenon in 2020 after Netflix paired the documentary with Season 4 of its series, The Crown.  Tom started his career as a print journalist, writing for publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press.  In 1994, he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for investigative reporting. In 2019, Tom was the recipient of The William Taylor Award from his alma mater, Kent State University.  The prestigious award is given each year to an outstanding alumnus of KSU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.