Run a Nonprofit?
Chances are good that you need a video to help share your mission. I recently started making short films to help nonprofits get the word out about their ministry and impact. Here's an example of my work.
There's actually a crazy story behind this film.
In October of 2015, I posted a Facebook status requesting ideas for a documentary I could film over the course of the semester. A friend of mine who was living in Nairobi at the time half-jokingly suggested I fly to Kenya and make a film about the recovered street children she was working with, never suspecting that I would actually do it.
We launched an Indiegogo campaign and successfully raised the funding to cover a plane ticket and other travel expenses. I skipped the week of classes before Thanksgiving break, and spent the next two weeks filming at Made in the Streets (MITS), a nonprofit that ministers to street kids and tries to equip them with the skills and education necessary to build a better life. The kids who live at MITS have incredible stories, and it was an honor to help tell them through this project.
As a filmmaker, I love working on projects that have an immediate and tangible impact. This film fulfilled several roles: it primarily serves as a way for the kids to share their stories with a larger audience, but Made in the Streets can also use it as promotional material, drawing eyes and donations to help fund their work in Nairobi.
After graduating from university, I got the opportunity to move to Nairobi and make more films about Made in the Streets. Here are a few of the stories I've had a chance to tell:
I'm currently looking for more opportunities to use my skills to help spread the word about other nonprofits. If you and your organization need a documentary filmmaker to help tell your story, I would love to talk with you!