McCarthy Productions, Inc is an independent, family run video production company. Founded by veteran network news producer Stephen E. McCarthy in 2001, MPI covers all aspects of video production and post-production from the camera to the edit booth and everything in between.
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Backdraft - NBC Dateline

Backdraft – NBC Dateline

Backdraft is a 1994 NBC News Dateline story produced by Steve McCarthy. It told the story of the Watts St. fire which took the lives of three NYC firefighters. It featured Vina Drennan, the wife of Captain John Drennan (Ladder 5), who died because of the fire. It also featured Captain Patrick J. Brown, a friend of McCarthy’s, who stayed with Mrs. Drennan during the 40-day burn center vigil as Captain Drennan clung to life. Winner 1995 Emmy for Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story. Captain “Paddy Brown” would die in the North Tower during the 9/11 attacks.
The Boys of Berkayel - MSNBC

The Boys of Berkayel – MSNBC

In 2005 McCarthy Productions traveled throughout the Middle East to report on Jihadis going to fight American forces in Iraq. This video blog was produced about a story called “The Boys of Berkayel”. It featured a group of young who went to Iraq to help their fellow Arabs. Berkayel is a small town in the hills of northern Lebanon near the Syrian border.
2020 Election Special: Pennsylvania - PBS Washington Week

2020 Election Special: Pennsylvania – PBS Washington Week

On the eve of the 2020 presidential election, McCarthy Productions, Inc produced stories about the vote in Pennsylvania for a special report of PBS’s Washington Week. Featuring Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa, we traveled through the battleground state and reported a very close race. The stories were edited by Ryan McCarthy, with Ken Spooner on camera, Hilary Taylor Associate Producer and Steve McCarthy as Producer and Director of Photography. Click on image above to watch the Special!
A Medical Mystery in Micronesia

A Medical Mystery in Micronesia

McCarthy Productions traveled 8 thousand miles to the South Pacific nation of Micronesia to document a research team to the State of Chuuk Their goal was to discover the cause of a medical mystery – the unprecedented prevalence of microphthalmia, a disorder of the eye that causes blindness, among Chuuk’s population. Findings from the mission could change many lives for the better, not just among the natives to Chuuk, but around the world.
HBO Documentary Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists - 2020 NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD WINNER

HBO Documentary Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists – 2020 NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD WINNER

2020 NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD WINNER Directors Jonathan Alter, John Block and Steve McCarthy bring New York columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s courageous writing to life, celebrating the acclaimed journalists and the city they loved. Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s brilliant, honest and courageous writing defined New York City journalism. For five decades, these colorful columnists and longtime friends spoke for ordinary people and brought passion, wit and literary merit to their reporting on their city and nation. Their writings probed issues of race, class and the practice of journalism that resonate powerfully today. Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists explores the famed writers’ intersecting lives and careers while celebrating New York’s grit and charm during the last great era of print journalism.


Our film Hayatuna is showing in the Montclair Film Festival. Hayatuna – or “Our Lives” documents a program to help disadvantaged youth to express themselves through singing and theater. The film, shot with MSU students in Jordan and Sweden, was produced by Dr. David Sanders and Steve McCarthy. It’s scheduled for: Wednesday, May 2, at 6:00 PM Thursday, May 3 at 6:00 PM At the Claridge Theater, 486 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair NJ, 07042
Samsung Corporate Video - Executive Sleep Over - Covenant House

Samsung Corporate Video – Executive Sleep Over – Covenant House

McCarthy Productions Inc. recently produced this content for Samsung about Samsung North America CEO & President Tim Baxter spending a night sleeping out for a Newark NJ Covenant House fundraiser. The project helps raise money and awareness for the problem of homeless youth.
Attack in Garland - 60 Minutes

Attack in Garland – 60 Minutes

Steve McCarthy co-produced the recent 60 Minutes story “Attack in Garland” with producer Graham Messick and correspondent Anderson Cooper. The story disclosed that an undercover FBI agent was right behind the ISIS inspired terrorists as they attempted an attack in Garland Texas in 2015.
Fiat 500 - Branded Content

Fiat 500 – Branded Content

McCarthy Productions Inc. produced this social media spot for Fiat with our colleague Michael Collins. Shot in Hoboken, NJ the piece features latte artist Michael Breach, one of the top coffee artists in the United States. It’s a great example of “branded content” which is one of the specialties of McCarthy Productions.