It has been an amazing, soul-satisfying journey. We have worked with purpose-driven organizations in more than 30 countries to tell the stories of people working for a better tomorrow for all of us for generations to come.
Possibility trailers of sorts, our films have inspired audiences to give generously and senators to move legislation forward. They have been shown among the gigantic screens of Times Square, on stage at Carnegie Hall, in the theaters of film festivals, on television and on millions of screens around the world. Celebrated purpose-driven innovators count on us to engage their audiences with visual stories that move hearts and inspire positive action.
READ Global increased donors to its year-end campaign by 54% by landing its short film in blogs and news sites.
Living Goods was invited to meet with President Obama after its inspiring short film was selected to be shown to a meeting of world leaders.
FEED & Clarins raised funds to feed 1 million children when they featured their short films at a concert in Carnegie Hall.
Clinton Global Initiative closed its conference of heads of state, CEOs and executives with a short film that brought the audience to tears.
Tiny non-profit Ripple Effect got exceptional media coverage and viewership by targeting and pitching key bloggers and film festivals.
By producing original content that spoke to their audience's specific interests and aspirations, Cisco became a trusted publisher.
As much as we love our craft of filmmaking, what we're here to do is collaborate with you to move hearts & to inspire people to support your vision for a better world for all of us for generations to come.
Having produced so many films around the world, we have had the opportunity to go through many iterations of our process to make your films more authentic, affordable and actionable. For us this is an ongoing practice of innovating in order to help you advance your missions more successfully.
Our process is designed to ensure clear alignment on project objectives with you and clear direction for our filmmaking team, while leaving just enough space for spontaneity and the unexpected gem we might uncover.
"This was by far the most effective campaign we’ve run. In a tough economic year, we’ve had a significant spike in donor participation. They provided a cost-effective way to produce and refine web video for use in our email solicitations. I’ve recommended them to many other departments on campus."
"A smart production team, a great interview process during filming, seamless editing, and great follow-up getting to the finished product, made working with Micro-Documentaries a really fabulous experience. If you want a professional, very well executed, and brief story told, you should talk to Micro-Documentaries."
"A great team, quick and responsive, resulting in an amazing final product. They have worked hard understand the JCF as a client and in doing so, they have developed a keen sense of exactly what we want to see and are able to execute on that time and again."
Social innovation is happening around the world, so we have set up a global program to go on location wherever you are and tell your story in a number of languages. Our worldwide services sprout from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, although we’ve never had an office nor office hours, relying instead on a culture of extreme flexibility and ongoing innovation to fuel our purposeful mission.
Depending on the project we may deploy filmmakers from San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Santiago, Cape Town or New Delhi.
In order to helps you save costs while reducing travel emissions, we designed our Travelpooling program.
How It Works
When we plan travel, we add the trip to our Travelpool. If you have production, training or nature retreat needs in one of the regions listed, let us know and climb aboard. We can then film several projects or lead different workshops on the single trip and travel fees get split accordingly while reducing the environmental impact of the trip.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to increase their access to field productions, small nonprofits will be encouraged to piggyback on travelpools, meaning that they will cover costs particular to their travel needs, rather than sharing in the common travel costs of the travel pool.