Based in Boulder, Colorado

LA Productions

After 30 years our company is in the forefront of local and national producers
and the recipient of many national and international awards.
WHAT WE DO
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ABOUT LA PRODUCTIONS

LA Productions, Inc. has produced a wide range of films including:

  • Feature Films

  • PBS documentaries

  • Extreme action sports

  • Network TV specials

  • Corporate and skiing promotions

  • TV commercials

Len Aitken (Director)

Since 1976 Len Aitken has produced a wide range of high-quality films including corporate promotions, TV commercials, PBS documentaries, network TV specials and theatrical motion pictures. Aitken’s documentary on the first Trans-Atlantic balloon flight, “The Impossible Dream” won an Emmy for Best Sports Film. The following year ABC asked Aitken to be Director of Photography for a second attempt to cross the Atlantic by balloon. The flight was successful and ABC had an historic first and a prime time special. Aitken has shot over 20 documentary films in Asia, Africa and South America. Educational documentaries such as “Avalanche a Question of Balance”, “River in the Desert” which ran on PBS and “Broadcast Blues” have won top awards in national and international film festivals. Aitken has also worked as a Director of Photography on feature films: “Kid Colter”, “Other Things Not Intended to Hurt”, “The Destroyer” and Disney’s “Aspen Extreme.”

Brook Aitken (DP) CINEMATOGRAPHER & DP- COMMERCIAL, NETWORK TV, DOCS, DRONE. See his resume

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Sample Videos

PRODUCTIONS

CARMELO TV spot featuring Denver Nugget’s Carmelo Anthony and promoting a new sports drink, C1.5.

FRACKING: A BIG RISK
A short film which was made to run with a feature documentary titled Dear Governor Hickenlooper

YES On 2B
A TV spot supporting a change to municipal energy in Boulder Colorado

CROSS COUNTRY EXPERIENCE WITH BILL KOCH
A film made with US Olympian Bill Koch.

CROSS COUNTRY SKI RACING
Produced for the US Cross Country Ski Team and Rossignol Ski Company

MATT DAYTON US CROSS COUNTRY SKIER
A visual essay on Matt Dayton as he skis around a cross country course in Breckenridge Colorado

LOOKOUT! MOUNTAIN, This documentary is a wakeup call for all people living near radio, TV and cell phone antennas. Featured in the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival.

SNOW MONSTERS MEET MOTHER NATUREA
30 minute educational ski film for children featuring Picabo Street, Aretha Franklin and Annie Aitken. Director of Photography

BROADCAST BLUES
60 minute documentary following a citizen effort expose the dangers of electromagnetic radiation and prevent an HDTV tower from being built in their neighborhood. Produced and Directed

HALLMARK ANIMAL WORLD
Animals of North America
Hallmark Entertainment
Director of Photography

INFANT SWIMMING
Six minute documentary on Carol Gnam’s  research program to teach swimming and survival techniques to children from 6 months to 6 years.
Produced and Directed

WINTER PARK SHOUT
30 Second TV spot for Winter Park Resort.
Produced and Directed

OUT – A – LINE
Camera follows two in-line skaters through the streets of Boulder, Colorado for MTV Sports.
Director/ Director of Photography

WINTER PARK SHOUT
Promotional video for Winter Park summer recreation program.
Produced and Directed

PEARL IZUMI
Shot and directed sports promotional video with top US athletes for Pearl Izumi Sportswear.
Director/ Director of Photography

ASPEN EXTREME
Action adventure theatrical film set in Aspen, Colorado.
Produced by Walt Disney Productions
Director of Second Unit Photography

DOOR OF HOPE
Documentary on a project aimed at salvaging homeless women in NYC. Produced by Gleam Productions, NY. Director of Photography

MICHAEL JORDAN JUNIOR JAMMER
30 second TV spot on Michael Jordan’s indoor basketball.
Director/ Director of Photography

WARMTH OF THE SOUTHWEST
Promotional video for Purgatory Ski Resort in Colorado
Produced and Directed

TALES OF A CAT HOUSE
Theatrical comedy feature produced by Patrician films.
Director of Photography

PEARL IZUMI WINTER
Promo video with world class athletes for Pearl Izumi
Produced and Directed

LEGENDS AND LIES
30 minute drama recreating 6 legends in Colorado history. Produced by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Director of Photography

AVALANCHE: A QUESTION OF BALANCE
Avalanche safety film produced by Alliance Productions, sponsored by Gates Foundation and National Forest Service.
Co-producer, Director of Photography

SURVIVORS
30 minute documentary on spinal cord injury and aging. Sponsored by North American Reinsurance Company. Director of Photography.

ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE
30 minute documentary on Colorado Outward Bound School
Produced by Durrance Productions
Director of Photography

THE DESTROYER
Theatrical film produced by Wind River Productions with Anthony Perkins. Distributed by Touchstone Pictures and HBO
Director of Second Unit Photography

STRETCHING, THE VIDEO
60 minute video with Bob Anderson, author of the book, STRETCHING.
Producer/Director

HARMS WAY
Documentary on spinal cord injury.
Produced by Access Inc. Boulder,Colorado
Director of Photography

RUN SISTER RUN
Documentary on Cleo Parker Robinson’s dance portrayal of the drama of Angela Davis and her flight from the law. Produced by Margie Soo Hoo Lee
Director of Photography

KID COLTER
Theatrical film with Jim Stafford and Jerem Shamos. Distributed by CBS Fox and The Movie Store.
Television: HBO.
Director of Photography

NO SIMPLE ROAD
Documentary on children who participate in the Children’s Hospital Handicapped Sports Program in Denver, Colorado
Produced and Directed

RIVER IN THE DESERT
PBS Special focusing on the water crisis in the Southwest and on the use and misuse of technology to control the waters of the Colorado River. Funded by the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, Gates and Colorado Humanities Program.
Produced and Directed

A DIVINE MADNESS
A 30 minute documentary for PBS on the lives of dancer, Portia Mansfield and actress, Charlotte Perry. Narrated by Julie Harris. Produced with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Colorado Arts and Humanities. Distributed by Films Inc.
Produced and Directed

FLIGHT OF THE DOUBLE EAGLE
One hour prime time special documenting the first successful Trans-Atlantic balloon flight from Maine to France for ABC Television. Televised on ABC in October, l979.
Director of Photography

IMPOSSIBLE DREAM – BALLOONS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
A one hour television special produced for CBS Television documenting two attempts to cross the Atlantic by balloon. DREAM-  Televised in November, 1979.
Produced and Directed

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AWARDS

Telly Awards – Semi-Finalist, Lookout! Mountain


International Film and TV Festival of New York l981- Bronze Medal


Telluride Mountain Film Festival l982-First Prize


New York Int’l Film Festival 1981- Silver Medal


American Film Festival 1981 – Blue Ribbon


Chicago Int’l Film Festival 198l – Silver Plaque


Sinking Creek Film Festival l98l – Red Ribbon


EMMY, BEST SPORTS PRODUCTION, 1979

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