Compassion in finance

In a world where people see debt spiralling out of control, this company is helping financial institutions offer their end-users the very best service, to lift them out of poverty.

Travelling out to Ed’s ranch and then to his offices in Fairfax Virginia, we got a great insight in to what makes his leadership style so unique and yet appropriate for the type of service C&R offer. It was a great chance to get under the skin of what really makes Ed tick.


Customer Development

As traditional banks struggle to keep up with digital transformation and the fintech incumbents that offer a faster, more personalised service that we’ve all grown used to, FICO needed a film to set the stall for their comprehensive platform that helps banks retain customers for the journey.

Filmed and directed with crews working remotely in San Diego, Sweden and London we told the story from a personal perspective that sets the bigger picture in a real-world context.

“I’ve been watching this video several times because it makes me really happy. I’m so proud of how it turned out and appreciate the collaboration and partnership with Cloud9” said Helen Yang of FICO.


Insulin 100 Years On: Leaving no one behind

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A short film about a global public health crisis.

When insulin was first discovered in 1921, it turned the diagnosis of diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

However, too many people living in developing countries find it increasingly difficult to access this life-saving treatment.

The commodification of an ever-growing market of people living with diabetes, combined with the inaction of governments, has led to a global health crisis. Not only do patients have to travel for hours to reach insulin, but inflated prices have forced many to ration their supplies in order to afford the drug at all.

With the help of NGOs, developing countries have been able to educate their populations, train their doctors and build public health strategies to improve access to insulin.

Only with global and national systems in place to tackle the problems of insulin availability and affordability can the world hope to bring this public health crisis under control.

This film was made with a diverse range of contributions, including the work of local film crews in Mali, Peru, Mozambique, Geneva and Amsterdam. Cloud9Media Creative Director Steve Maud’s personal experience of living with Type 1 diabetes, as well as the company’s extensive work in the field of global health, has given the production of this film a well-informed and personal insight into the global diabetes crisis.

See more on the World Health Assembly Resolution on diabetes.


Costa Foundation: Champion Stories

The Costa Foundation is the charitable branch of Costa Coffee, but raises all of its money from customer donations to carry out transformative work abroad. This film looks at how this extraordinary work is helping some of the world’s most disadvantaged children to achieve a better foundation in life. Motivated with a desire to give back to the communities that grow our coffee beans, the Foundation’s dedicated Store Champions have developed innovative ways to raise awareness and money for the vital work of the Foundation – building over 90 schools and 750 classrooms in 10 different countries across the world. Despite the strain placed on collecting donations by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Costa Foundation is determined to involve customers even further in its journey, changing children’s education and ultimately their lives for the better.


World Courier: A driver’s story

World Courier specialise in delivering high-value treatments around the world that can’t afford to be late.

The company wanted to capture the unique personality-types that work well in their organisation, so we spent time with Paul who showed us what life is like when you’re got a consignment in the back of your van that can mean the difference between life and death.


Diagnosis At Your Fingertips.

A locally shot film told by locals for the wider world.

Innovation is fundamental to achieving elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases and FIND wanted the drivers of this important project to tell their own story.

With travel restrictions in place we went to our our trusted and incredibly hardworking George Muiruri who followed a day in the life with the team running this prototype test for schistosomiasis in Kwale, Kenya.

 


Neglected Tropical Diseases Showcase

Cloud9Media have been working within global health for more than a decade. This showcase brings together dozens of films that raise awareness for NTDs from projects spanning the globe.


Kebbi State: The Power of Partnership

River blindness is a crippling disease that affects people who live at the margins of society, where they don’t have access to clean water, proper medical care or the preventative treatment Mectizan that is donated by Merck.

The work of non-governmental organisations like Sightsavers is key to helping strengthen national health systems in their response to neglected tropical diseases.

This film looks at the power of a truly symbiotic relationship between NGO and State as the strive to eliminate River Blindness from Nigeria.

Kate McCoy from Sightsavers said of this film: “It’s absolutely brilliant, the footage is stunning and the partnerships and different players in delivering oncho work come across so well – congrats!”


FICO Fraud & Financial Crime Portfolio

For over 25 years, Fintech company FICO has created products that detect and prevent fraud for its client’s customers. FICO came to us to commission a film that explains how they achieve this whilst delivering consumer experiences that are convenient and secure. This particular film uses graphics animation to show, in a simple way, some of the complex processes at play.


Staying Sane While Working From Home

Working from home has become the norm this year as we all work to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. However, not going into the office and staying in the same space all day can have a serious effect on our mental health.

Han has some tips on how to work better and stay happy while working from home.