Our name comes from the merging of the words 'film' and 'philanthropy.' And it pretty much explains what we do in one word.
FILM + PHILANTHROPY =
To empower individuals, organisations and groups to further their social impact, utilising the creative arts and traditional, digital and social media.
Visual and creative media have the potential to change the world. We're commited to making them accessible tools for the citizens and organisations that have the potential to use it to make a real difference to society. That means increasing media literacy and access to resources.
Filmanthropy is a Community Interest Company. This means that our social purpose is protected.
We have chosen this structure because our social impact really matters to us and we want to ensure that it remains at the centre of what we do.
POWER OF VIDEO
" 1 minute of video is equal to 1.8 million words to an audience. "
- Dr. James McQuivey
And now in words:
When my mum and dad passed away, I was an easy target. People would actually take advantage of me as a person. If I didn't have the support that I'm having now it would have been a disaster.
The way that they support you, there's always someone there at the end of the line to speak
to. I'm able to phone up, call someone, have a laugh, talk about things that are bothering me, any worries, any issues. And when you see people, they've always got a smile on their face. Even the staff down at the reception.
It's like a family, a community. I look at it like Paul being my brother and Jackie being my mum. Having a family that you had before but haven't got anymore is a very nice, nice feeling.
I actually had never had a holiday. Brighton that was a really amazing day. Paul, my Deputy, came with me. We had lunch, had a chat, had a little round and it was just the best days of my life.
I've never never had so much security. It's amazing. It really is. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Let's put Dr. McQuivey's theory to the test.
Watch the video and then have a read of the paragraph below. What struck you most? Which would you rather share with your clients, supporters and staff?