Category Archives: non-profit

Promo video for IDignity

I get asked a lot to produce promo videos for small businesses and non-profits located here in the Orlando area. Through my work with other non-profits, the people at IDignity came to know about the storytelling abilities of Red Eye Film Company. As IDignity has grown, so has it’s need for better storytelling. They asked me if I could help them come up with a really great, professional video to help promote the work that they do. This is what we ended up with.

There were several challenges we faced when making this video. First, we had to find a suitable personal story to tell. Many of the clients that go through the IDignity program are Continue reading Promo video for IDignity

You’ll fall in love with these Guatemalan children

There is a malnutrition center in the mountains of Guatemala with the most adorable children you’ll ever meet. Over 80 children ages from 8 months to 8 years are being restored to perfect health through the efforts of the few staff. Many of the children come to the home so malnourished that they are days away from dying. They come to the home to be fed, held and loved.

It didn’t take me even a couple of hours to make best friends with these kids. Though I wasn’t allowed to have a “favorite”, you might be able to guess otherwise.

For this video we used over 600 still images and shots from our GoPro. We also used the song “Alive” from Empire of the Sun without permission.

Telly Award Winner – Manuel: The Boy Born with a Beak

2013 Telly Award winner.

SHARES International, a division of Florida Hospital, commissioned this award winning film. They asked us to make a promotional video they can use to help raise awareness and fundraise. Their idea was to have a video of similar quality to that of a similar organization, The Smile Train. Their video, Smile Pinky, won an Oscar!

Those are pretty big shoes to fill.

So we went to Mexico to tag along with a team of medical professionals who performed the surgeries. However, we decided not to focus on the volunteers nor SHARES, the organization. Instead the real story was about the child patients. The real story was how the mission would impact children. And so we met little Manuel, the boy who desperately needed a clef palate surgery.

Perhaps we didn’t win an Oscar, but what we came up with did win a prestigious award: a 2013 Telly Award.

Mahima: Day in the Life

The Mahima Home is a non-profit group home in Kolkata, India, whose primary purpose is to serve as a shelter home for girls who have been rescued from sex slavery. Though the story of their slavery is tragic and the story of their rescue is triumphant, we decided to focus on something else: the normalcy of the girls.

It’d be easy to draw out the story of their slavery or rescue. Instead, we decided to show how normal their lives are now that they are in the Mahima Home. By so doing, we’re painting the picture of hope and restoration that the home brings. By so doing, we’re painting the picture of these girls as champions, not merely victims or survivors.

For this short film, we get a glimpse into the average day of these girls: eating, getting ready for school, school, dance, play, and socializing. In it’s very simplistic, almost routine way, it’s a beautiful story.

LoveGrows Launch Promo

Discovery Church asked us to create a promo video for an upcoming large community service event. The goal was to identify the need, provide an opportunity to fill the need, and provide instructions on how to get involved. We decided to use motion graphics to tell a story.

The result was several thousand volunteers signing up to make a difference.