Task Force For Global Health: 40 Years Of Impact

Distilling the celebrated 40-year history of the Task Force For Global Health – a groundbreaking global organisation – into a short form documentary is no small feat. Doing so involves an assessment of a large archival body of films and the development of a narrative arc that shines a light on the subject’s history, highlights, and achievements.

In 1984 Dr. Bill Foege, Mr. Bill Watson and Ms. Carol Walters (all former colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control) gathered around Watson’s kitchen table to formulate a plan that would change the lives of millions of children by eliminating diseases such as polio, measles and diphtheria. The result was The Task Force For Child Survival, which grew to become the Task Force For Global Health. As the organisation has grown to address the health needs of populations around the world, it has achieved incredible success through the rollout of programmes that have become the gold standard for disease intervention worldwide.

Through a carefully curated selection of historical footage and interviews with the Task Force’s founders, our film distills this impressive 40-year legacy into 7 minutes. The result is a film that details how the organisation has grown to become a leader in global health that has solved some of the toughest health challenges we face, on a scale never accomplished before.

This film was the key presentation at the Task Force For Global Health’s 40th anniversary event, held at their headquarters in Decatur, Georgia, USA.

To see more on our approach to short form documentary films, read this article on how we develop a narrative arc that enables us to incorporate a great deal of detail and history into a short film.


FICO World 2025 Promo

One of the key pieces of content we create for FICO’s annual global event is a FICO World promo for the following year.

Consisting of highlights from the current event (edited on site), the promo showcases the variety and impact of FICO’s technology sessions and seminars in a very short edit that packs a punch. It’s usually the last piece of content attendees watch and a lot rides on its impact – more of that later…

This year we wanted to do something different with the FICO World promo that drew on our creative thinking and was more than just a summary of the event. But that meant planning well in advance so that the edit could be storyboarded and discussed with the client to get their approval – and often get them excited too. Happy clients tend to become more collaborative after all.

Designed to connect all the touch points of the event for viewers, we achieved this by showcasing a customer’s journey. From registration to main stage, to technology sessions and through to the big event parties, the promo used creative transitions to get from one place to the next. Less is often more – and this means every second of the edit has to justify itself.

The promo not only completes the event on a high note, but has a commercial value too. Over the longer term, the promo will continue to provide additional value from being shared out on social media channels, enabling FICO to prolong awareness and engagement. It will also include a registration code for next year’s event whereby early bird registration will provide a discount and help our client forecast attendee numbers for next year. That’s a great way of getting a return on investment!


FICO World 2024 Event Opener

As the film partner for each year’s FICO World – the world’s leading data science and decisioning event – one of our many deliverables is the creation of the event opener. It’s this film that sets the theme, tone and spirit of the event at the start of a busy week.

As a London-based film production company, it was a real feather in our cap when we were brought on board for the first time as film partner at FICO World in San Diego in 2014. Applying our skills at the world’s largest gathering of data analytics and business decisioning experts offered us an opportunity to spread our wings in a host of new ways.

This year was the biggest FICO World yet for us, with a team of 17 crew on the ground for an action-packed week delivering a wide range of assets, including the event opener.

This film, along with ‘The Age Of Applied Intelligence‘ and ‘Be An Intelligence Hero‘, marks the conclusion of a three-year narrative arc for the event opener, which frames attendees as financial empowerment heroes, whose work using the FICO Platform has the potential to revolutionise how consumers are able to access credit. Using this uniting theme in the event opener film has been of great benefit to the client, as it shines a light on the work their customers do whilst highlighting the innovation that drives FICO‘s decisioning software.

This year also marks our 10th anniversary as the nominated film partner to FICO’s flagship event, with this year seeing us return to San Diego, where our role in the event all began for us back in 2014!


A Dream Factory In India

The power of FICO’s technology to transform enterprises worldwide rests on the skill of its world-class innovators.

With over one-third of their workforce found at FICO’s ‘dream factory’ in Bangalore, our film showcases the diversity in their team of 1,200 employees. By showing this workplace diversity in our film, we shine a light on how a sector often associated with strong male leaders is strengthened.

This is a great example of how we use our global network of local crew to applying our skills in remote production management and directing. With the production taking place in three locations and involving the co-ordination of a wide range of contributors, it was all about getting all the moving parts to work together smoothly.

Using our experience with C-suite contributors, we were able to create a celebratory film that showcases a large company’s commitment and faith in their staff in a particular part of the world. The film was shown at their Platform launch event in India earlier this month and put a spotlight on how the talent and innovation of FICO’s workforce play a pivotal role in the success of the company.


FICO World ’24 Event Promo

While an event might only last a day or two, the experience of the attendees is timeless, providing the best proof of success.

Every year, FICO World brings a wide range of business innovation and data science experts together under one roof. As the media partner of choice for the last 10 years, they turned to us when they wanted to showcase the variety and impact of their technology sessions and seminars, and to explain how it informs and benefits their customers, clients and attendees.

Armed with multiple cameras and thought-provoking Q&As throughout the weeklong event, we collated and pieced together this film for them from FICO World ’23, to advertise for their next event in 2024.

Capturing the insights, the spirit and the milestones of an event is the next logical step towards retaining customers and growing interest in future events.

Be An Intelligence Hero

We created our Hero Booth to be set up at FICO World 2023 – a chance to turn the cameras on the attendees themselves to see how they resonated with some of the more personal themes at the event.

The Hero Booth is our own invention, developed over the years at large events to capture the voice of the people: delegates are invited in to an unsuspecting sound-proof space, away from hustle and bustle, and asked unexpected questions provoking a spontaneous response.

We opened this 1500+ event with a theme-setting film on the possibilities of AI to help us be the heroes of change. This film was then shown at the close of the event, to consolidate attendee’s answers to the question of what it mean to be a hero.

It’s a great celebration of all the work attendees do, the businesses they represent and the power in their hands to change the lives of their customers.

This film reflects our ethos of putting the spotlight on the people behind a brand and its products and services. Films like these create connections with viewers and contextualise what can be otherwise complex or technical subject matter. It’s a great example of an unscripted film that gives people the chance to speak from the heart. There’s no greater truth about an event than that of the people who attend it, allowing them to be genuine ambassadors for your brand.

The beauty of this format is we can get several edits / films out of one sitting. By asking all the delegates the same 3-5 questions, we created a series that gave all the dozens of interviewees a chance to make an appearance. A series of films films allows for regular output for social media.

These can be quite emotional films (a seasoned producer is key!) and have the potential to be shared online by the individuals themselves, growing your network and raising engagement in, and the visibility of, your brand across social media channels.

We wish more businesses and networks would use this creation to capture their ecosystem.

The secret is in two areas: our interaction with the individuals, appealing to the person behind the mask and creating an environment that allows this to come forward; our love of the subtleties of humanity comes across in the edit and choice of music.

The Hero Booth, like our Instabooth created for FICO World 2018 at the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami, is a great example of how we like to create our own solutions that maximise on all elements of an event to humanise it and give it longevity, such as making the most of the human capital to create some cute content.

It’s what we’re all about: truth & magic.


Join the Intelligence Revolution

Our event opening film for FICO World 2023 in Florida which put the focus on the visionary changemakers that have driven intelligence revolutions in history.

Created using stock shots, stills, animations and a voice over, the film debuted to a fantastic response from over 1500 delegates gathered at one of the world’s largest gatherings of data science and business innovation experts.

In the words of FICO CMO, Nikhil Behl: “I get chills every time I watch this video!”


The Anatomy of Implementation

Software implementation might not sound exciting, but the people who make it happen certainly are!

We spent a couple of days bedding down with some of the world’s brightest programmers to see what it takes to get complex software that can decide people’s financial outcomes to run flawlessly on multi-million pound financial platforms. The result is this candid look into the world of C&R Software, which reveals how their team’s dedication and use of innovation have enabled an impeccable track record of delivery of software implementation.

As a showcase of company culture, this was a great opportunity to capture the passion of their team when describing this important part of what defines them as a business.


Role of Public Health Informatics

When it comes to making films for our clients, getting to the heart of what makes them tick plays a central role within the narrative, helping us communicate the essence of what they do.

Fronted by the Public Health Informatics Institute‘s Executive Director, Vivian Singletary, this film delves deep into the company’s purpose whilst explaining their role in providing access to health informatics (the study of methods that help process & distribute patient data) so that public health professionals can improve lives.


FICO Q&A chats

Lack of travel during the pandemic forced us to develop new ways of working and with great success: accessibility and speed gave rise to a whole new way of delivering content, redefining the way our clients could communicate.

When using a crew wasn’t feasible, we had to come up with a way of creating content that was more engaging than the typical video call apps. With this in mind, we created these 2-way chats, recorded using Riverside. The result was these FICO Q&A Chats, which brought people together, even when apart.

The platform proved extremely useful in providing great industry insights which served as powerful assets that form part of an employer brand strategy. In fact they’ve become so popular that other clients have started to commission us to make these videos when budgets are tighter and fast turnarounds are needed.