Chalice Well Productions was formed in 1992 when Alexandra Isles received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to begin work on her first documentary, Scandalize My Name. The name is taken from the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England which is reported to have healing waters, and which Isles found to be a profoundly peaceful and restorative place.
Her years at New York’s Museum of TV & Radio taught her how to research and edit archival material, and gave her the opportunity to learn from watching the legendary programs in the collection.
Her award winning documentaries are told entirely through the experiences of survivors, and have been praised for their subtlety and integrity. They have been seen on PBS, at the Museum of Modern Art and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and were official selections at film festivals here and abroad including Human Rights Watch, Margaret Mead and Hot Springs Documentary Festivals.