About our organization

Upstander Films Inc. is a documentary film production and educational outreach organization based in Boston, Massachusetts formed in 2008. Our purpose is to create and use film and story to teach about opportunities for upstanding. Our flagship film Coexist was created by filmmaker Adam Mazo premiering in 2010 in film festivals around the world. A new version of the film for broadcast premiered on public television in 2014. Mr. Mazo launched the Upstander Project in 2009 in collaboration with Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., an educational consultant specializing in violence prevention and transformational leadership development. Advisory Board members include filmmakers, scholars, peace activists, development strategists, and educators from diverse backgrounds.