HEADLAMP PICTURES specializes in the production of documentaries and non-fiction programming for television, theatrical, home video and web distribution.  Founded by Laurie House and Colin Powers in 2000, the company is based in Brooklyn, NY. The company’s first feature documentary is Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy.

Colin also works on freelance projects and for WNET in New York City. From 2006 to 2012 he was the Director of Production & Programming at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, NY where he produced over 100 hours of episodic and one-off non-fiction PBS productions per year. Currently in release are Small Farm Rising, Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert, Forgotten War: The Struggle for North AmericaDead Reckoning: Champlain in America, and Mountain Lake Journal.

Laurie currently works for TED Conferences in New York City.  Her Directing, Producing, Writing and Editing work has appeared on A&E Biography, ESPN, Fox TV, American Movie Classics, MTV, ABC, NBC, PBS, The History Channel, Animal Planet, Outdoor Life Network, HGTV and has also shown in numerous festivals.

Our Work

View clips from these projects on our Reel Page.

2014 How to Make Chicken Feet Broth
Video feature and article for ideas.ted.com.
Laurie: Director, Editor        Colin: Producer, Camera

2014 & 2013 American Graduate Day
A seven hour live national broadcast for PBS from the Tisch/WNET Studios in New York.
Colin: Broadcast Producer

2012 – Present TED Talks
Over 100 presentations for TED Conferences.
Laurie: Editor, Live Production Consultant

2012 Small Farm Rising
Public television documentary about young farmers practicing sustainable agriculture in the Adirondack Mountains.
Colin: Executive Producer, Post Production Supervisor

2010 Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy
Feature documentary (Netflix and iTunes) that involved embedded the family in an Appalachian skateboard commune for a year.
Laurie: Director, Producer, Editor, Camera Colin: Producer, Director, Camera

2011 Race Car Driver, Teacher
A race car driver uses his track experience to teach science to children. For Need To Know on PBS.
Colin: Director, Writer, Camera Laurie: Editor

2010 Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert
Cirque’s first program with PBS in over a decade includes The Beatles “Love” and “Viva Elvis”.
Colin: Executive Producer Laurie: Editor

2009 Dead Reckoning: Champlain in America
This fully animated public television documentary uncovered new insights into the the life and explorations of Samuel De Champlain.
Colin: Conception, First Treatment, Executive Producer

2009 Forgotten War: The Struggle for North America
The untold story of Native Americans determining the outcome of the French & Indian War. For national public television.
Colin: Executive Producer, Script Supervisor, Camera

Additional work & credits on the About Laurie and About Colin pages.

Our Clients


TED Conferences











History Channel

American Movie Classics (AMC)

Animal Planet


Outdoor Life Network (OLN)

Rainbow Network

Corporate, University
& Non-Profit

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)

Global Health Media Project

Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH)

Educating Children For Parenting (ECP)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Steps Foundation

Federal Express


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