Hidden Cabinet Films, Co. is a nonprofit video production company founded in June 2016 and based in Hamden, Connecticut. Our name is meant to suggest a mystery revealed. It’s also a reference to “Hidden Fortress” and “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” … and to an actual hidden cabinet found during a home rennovation project just below the Hidden Cabinet office.
We produce quiet, humanistic, documentary video essays for educational, scientific, and literary purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The primary subjects of our small-scale, micro-budget films are rare books, historical and humanistic legal topics, and issues of broad historical and humanistic significance that foster individual learning and community instruction on subjects of public intellectual benefit. Our films stand gently outside traditional documentary formats, and are all available at no cost on line.
The founder and president of Hidden Cabinet Films is award-winning non-fiction writer Mark S. Weiner, J.D. (Yale Law School), Ph.D. (Yale University, American Studies). A scholar of legal history and constitutional law, Mark is the author of Black Trials (Knopf, 2004), winner of the Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association; Americans without Law (NYU, 2007), winner of the President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association; and The Rule of the Clan (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is a professor on extended leave from Rutgers Law School; has taught and lectured throughout Germany; and has been a Fulbright Scholar in Akuryeri, Iceland and Salzburg, Austria.
Our Board of Directors.