Opendox is film production company based in New York. We are an experienced team of producers, directors, cinematographers, editors and musicians that come together to tell engaging and important stories. Through our close partnership with, Openbox Design & Innovation, we offer a unique combination of research, strategy, design thinking and content development.
Opendox is the manifestation of an ongoing collaboration between Marquise Stillwell and Petter Ringbom that began when Petter was asked to design the identity for Opendox’s parent company, Openbox. When Petter left his design firm, Flat, to focus on film, they quickly made two short documentaries together, and then went on to make the award winning feature documentary, Shield and Spear.
Marquise Stillwell / Executive Producer
Marquise Stillwell is the executive producer for Shield and Spear, Unspoken, and a number of short films. He is the founder of Openbox, a design consultancy that provides talent and resources into ambitious and innovative ventures. Marquise served as an advisor to the filmmaker Paul Devlin (SlamNation, Power Trip, Blast!) and has strategized for the poet Taylor Mali (featured in the film SlamNation). He has contributed to various programs at the Joyce Theatre, the New Museum, and MCA Denver. He currently sits on the board of the Andrew Goodman Foundation and the Lowline Underground Park.
Petter Ringbom / Director, Producer
Petter Ringbom’s debut feature documentary, The Russian Winter, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. His follow up, Shield and Spear, premiered at Toronto’s Hot Docs in 2014, and won the Silver Price at UK’s Passion for Freedom Awards. Petter’s films have also screened at IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Film Society of Lincoln Center, BAM, the Hammer Museum, Miami Art Basel, and the international film festivals of Moscow, Gothenburg, Durban and Stockholm. He has been a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow, a Gotland Film Lab resident at the Ingmar Bergman Estate, a Midpoint Feature Launch participant and a Berlinale Talent.
Alysa Nahmias / Director, Producer
Alysa Nahmias' award-winning debut feature documentary, Unfinished Spaces, appeared on PBS, Netflix, HBO Latin America, and Al-Jazeera. Unfinished Spaces garnered a 2012 Independent Spirit Award, numerous film festival prizes, and was selected for Sundance’s Film Forward. Nahmias’ producing credits also include Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq, Shield and Spear, and No Light and No Land Anywhere. She was consulting producer on Academy Award-nominated director Jennifer Redfearn's film Tocando La Luz. Nahmias’ work has been shown the Venice Biennale, MoMA, Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, and she was a 2013 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow.
Lynn Thomas / Associate Producer
Lynn Thomas has been working in documentary television for the past two years. She helped develop the GLADD award nominated episode “True Life I’m Genderqueer.” She also served as the associate producer on a handful of other episodes including, “True Life: I’ve Been Shot.” She also served as the casting director for Seriously.TV’s social experiment show, “Blissful Thinking.” Prior to working in television she had freelanced for Film Presence, a hybrid publicity, crowdfunding, and distribution agency and interned at the “Goings On About Town” section of The New Yorker.