ALMA Rwanda: Integrated Scorecard
Our longstanding client the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) introduced its scorecard system in Rwanda in 2017, to help tackling the challenge of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) that was burdening the country.
Having obtained encouraging results, the charity decided to produce a short film to encourage key decision makers in other African countries to adopt the scorecard.
ALMA had obtained hours of interview and b-roll rushes that were locally shot, and asked us to use our narrative and editing skills to produce this 3-5 minute long film.
Biodiversity: Levelling The Playing Field
As a purpose-driven organisation in service of a thriving future, we jumped on the opportunity to satisfy our curiosity and better understand one of COP’s hottest issues.
With no brief but a fascinating interview, we decided to apply our formula of truth & magic to building a short story from Bupe’s best soundbites and relevant b-roll footage, plus some well-chosen music, to make it relatable and increase its emotional power.
These are the stories the world needs to hear now – and we’re here to tell them.
Digital Jane: Mortgage Originations
The original series created for FICO was so successful, we were commissioned to make a second series, helping script storylines that reflect the opportunities that FICO’s technology provide to customers and their consumers.
Using stock shots, we created a fictitious character, telling her story in a series of 6 chapters that explain how banks, insurance companies and 3rd party retailers can best interact with customers when and where it matters.
This film is featured on the FICO website, and this series was the ‘talk of the town’ at FICO World 2023, has become a great sales tool for FICO and has helped their software engineers appreciate the impact their work is having on the business.
A Romp Through Decades of The Office
In 2018, Marriott International went into a huge renovation of their Fetter Lane office. To engage associates around this hugely exciting development in the company’s story, Marriott’s communication team tasked us with creating a light-hearted teaser.
We wrote a poem, worked with a celebrity Voice Over artist and plundered the archives to create this punchy piece that’s a romp through the decades of office life.
The Age of Applied Intelligence
This film quite literally kicked off FICO World ’22 with a bang (watch it and you’ll understand why!). Telling the story of how revolutions throughout history have been a positive force for change with ‘Applied Intelligence’ (think of it as AI 2.0) being the most recent.
This film was created using voiceover, stock shots, sound design and graphics. The production had an international flavour using a graphics animator and voice over artist in South Africa, script writer in London and editor in the US.
Digital Jane: Consumer Perspective
Understanding how technology works is important, but the impact it has on all of us is possibly its greatest selling point. Digital Jane was a series created for FICO that helps customers understand the capabilities of their technology from the consumer perspective.
Using stock shots, we created a fictitious character, telling her story in a series of 6 chapters that explain how banks, insurance companies and 3rd party retailers can best interact with customers when and where it matters. The response was so positive, FICO have used them to show their own engineers the fruits of their labour.
This series now enjoys pride of place on the FICO website.
The Dance of AI
When the fintech company FICO requested a film that would kick their annual conference off with a bang, they took a leap of faith with this one.
And it paid off.
From commissioning two talented dancers, to bespoke music and a script that tied the evolution of AI to the present day, we created an art-piece that received standing ovations amongst a 1400 strong audience and established the metaphor of AI as a dance that became the central theme for this four day conference in New York.
Stamp Out Onchocerciasis!
Getting people to stand up and take action is at the core of the Mectizan Donation Program‘s remit – especially when the intended audience are Ministers of Health in African countries. This is the first of a series of films intended to get key influencers to commit to putting their name to a 30 year-long elimination programme – ridding Africa of River Blindness or onchocerciasis. If we work together we can stamp out oncho!
We used a local fixer to go in search of stories that were set up in advance of our shooting producer director’s arrival. We then worked with a wonderful local photographer and camera assistant to create a more integrated team and integrate more in to remote and challenging settings.
It started off a relationship with Cameroon and Nigeria that continues to this day, adding to the list of the many African countries that we have ties with.
BA Flying Start: South Africa
In the latest of our ongoing relationship with British Airways and Comic Relief, this time we took our cameras to a baby club in the outskirts of Cape Town, to se how Flying Start helps provide the best start in life for mothers living with HIV and their little ones.
All storyboards go out the window when faced with toddlers on the loose; that energy was manifest in the film!
Leadership Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Sightsavers had originally wanted to invite three community medicine distributors form around Africa to speak at the launch of the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases Declaration, at the Natural History Museum in London, with the WHO and Gates Foundation amongst the delegates they wanted to communicate the success stories on the ground. However getting visas in such a short space of time ruled this out.
Wrangling with customs officers, visas and hugely long car journeys we filmed in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia over 10 days, where we travelled to the remotest regions to hear these people’s stories.
Hosted by Sightsavers and attended by over 200 people from across the pharma, donor and NGO sectors including the Gates Foundation and World Health Organisation, the film was used to launch a discussion on the importance of attaining the WHO 2020 goals for Neglected Tropical Diseases.