lindsay blatt

Archerfish is a full-service production company founded by filmmaker Lindsay Blatt. With fifteen years of experience in media, developing long- and short-form stories for domestic and international organizations, Archerfish creates visually engaging films with clarity and emotion for a wide variety of platforms.

Lindsay produced the 2018 feature-length science documentary, The Most Unknown, for VICE/Motherboard, with funding from The Simons Foundation. The film follows nine scientists across the world as they search for answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. Together, the physicists, astronomers, biologists, and neuroscientists explore unknown areas of each other’s work. Along the way, they stumble upon something fundamental about the nature of discovery: Why are seemingly unanswerable questions worth asking? Directed by Peabody Award-winning documentarian Ian Cheney and advised by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog, the film premiered at CPH:DOX and is on Netflix.

Her first documentary film, Herd in Iceland, follows the island nation's annual horse round-up. These unique, half-wild, half-domesticated horses hold a precious place in Icelandic culture, art and tradition; for over 1,000 years Icelandic law has prohibited the importation of horses onto the island. Filmed from land and air, foot and hoof across the vast Icelandic landscape, Herd screened at more than 30 festivals, including DOC NYC, Big Sky, and Byron Bay. It won over 15 festival awards and is currently being shown on PBS stations throughout the United States. Lindsay has worked in the art departments on PBS's Make 'Em Laugh, Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, and the live theater event 1969 by Alarm Will Sound.

She was a 2017 Storyteller in Residence in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, where she filmed the connection sustainable farmers and small-business owners have with one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Most recently, she's been shooting travelogues for Wild Women Expeditions: a 100-mile horse trek through Patagonia, a hiking trip in New Zealand, an equestrian adventure in Mongolia, a cultural tour of Northern Thailand, and a kayaking and snorkeling trip in Baja Mexico. Lindsay is currently co-directing and producing PBS NewsHour's That Moment When and Brief But Spectacular with Steve Goldbloom.

Lindsay graduated with honors from Pratt Institute, and her work has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Lens Blog, PDN, The Boston Globe’s Big Picture, This is the What, Mossless, Capricious, Modern Farmer, and at The Brooklyn Historical Society.

Clients Include:

  • The New York Times
  • The Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Etsy
  • Wild Women Expeditions
  • Bleacher Report
  • Newsweek
  • The Hepworth Wakefield Museum
  • Egg Restaurant
  • Vogue
  • Cutler + Gross
  • Channel 13
  • UNICEF
  • Virgin Unite
  • Instagram
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Part2 Pictures
  • The Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Smartypants
  • Time Inc.
  • Guayakí
  • Fraunhofer
  • Nautilus
  • Bustle
  • VICE / Motherboard