2020 - BBC1 and iplayer
We believe story and purpose are everything.
We harness the power of inspirational storytelling to empower audiences and catalyse change.
Never lecturing, always emotional, our projects champion the most pressing challenges of our time through compelling human stories.
Brought to life by the multi-award winning team at Grain Media, sensitively crafted micro narratives tackle macro subjects which resonate with wide audiences across the globe and beyond the eco-bubble.
Catalytic filmmaking is our 'secret' formula - carefully combining sometimes seemingly small story elements to produce enormously explosive results.
Our films motivate action - we see them as the antidote to Ecoanxiety and Apocalypse Fatigue.
Every one of our major projects is accompanied by a bespoke impact campaign, transforming audiences into active contributors and giving them the tools to have genuine impact.
TIGERS: HUNTING THE TRAFFICKERS
This hard-hitting investigative film featuring royal marine commando, Aldo Kane, highlights the plight of a majestic species on the brink of extinction. from tiger wine breweries, to basement tigers ready for slaughter, frozen tiger cubs in freezers and covert filming of illegal traders, Tigers: Hunting the Traffickers exposes a dark and murky world where tiger farms drive consumer demand for illegal tiger products.
Following the investigation, and with the help of evidence gathered by the film crew, the tiger farm owner in Laos was arrested and sentenced to 6 years in jail. Long-term, the film hopes to achieve a wider reaching legacy through educating and changing policy in the key tiger range countries. The film received extensive press coverage and created a far reaching debate about the moral and legal implications of farming tigers and its impact on wild tiger numbers. Following the Corona pandemic, and the now very real dangers the illegal wildlife trade has on animal, environmental and human health, the film is being used by conservation NGOs such as the EIA to educate and advocate for the closure of all illegal wildlife markets and trade. Through twitter, and other social media outlets the film continues to arouse outrage. In 2021, a number of NGOs will be using the film for events globally advocating for the complete cessation of the trafficking and illegal breeding of tigers.
The documentary was produced like an edge-of-the-seat thriller.The Telegraph
A powerful and unsettling film.The Times, Critic’s Choice
A nature programme like no other.The Daily Mirror
Pick of the WeekTotal TV, Closer, TV Times, What’s on TV, The Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph
Pick of the DayRadio Times, TV Choice, Daily Mail, Daily Star, Daily Mail, The Times, The Guardian
GLOBAL GOALS/UNITED NATIONS - FIGHT BACK
series of short films for the Tribeca/YouTube to inspire action against climate change: you can run from air pollution, but you can't hide. that's the premise of this high-energy sequence, set in a big city under a hazy fog of air pollution. will our heroine escape dangerous pollution, or will she become trapped? it all comes down to the viewer's choices: a skip takes her to danger and uncertainty, while a view results in her finding the air to breathe—and her voice to demand action.
the high-profile campaign was a collaboration with youtube and the un to raise awareness of un sustainability goal 13: climate action in the uk and drive action. the dynamic series of attention-grabbing films exploit youtube sequencing technology for maximum impact and were shown throughout the youtube platform.
2020 - YouTube
The series increased YoY traffic to GlobalGoals.org by 120% and led to an 80% increase in new visitors. The campaign sparked 20+ press articles from around the world.
FROM DEVIL'S BREATH
Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, 40-minute film, FROM DEVIL’S BREATH tells the unlikely story of two remarkable narratives that come crashing together; the extraordinary, inspiring community of survivors of the deadly 2017 wildfires in Portugal, fighting to ensure what they’ve lived through can never happen again; and a revolutionary, world-changing scientific discovery which could help protect us all from the climate emergency.
In collaboration with TIME Studios, Appian Way and Trevor Noah's DAY ZERO, FROM DEVIL'S BREATH was released alongside COP27 in November 2022 on MSNBC peak time and is streaming on Peacock.
2021 - Cinema
2022 - MSNBC peak time and Peacock
A worldwide impact campaign was launched in Autumn 2021 focusing on leading the audience to the RESTOR.ECO platform - a global hub for the restoration movement, aka the Google Maps for restoration, which evolved alongside the film. RESTOR was nominated for the Earthshot prize and, after release of film has more than 120,000 restoration projects signed up to it, who, as a result, now have access to data which could boost the success of their efforts immeasurably.
FROM DEVIL'S BREATH has already been shown at key climate events, including TED Countdown and twice at COP26 in both the NYT climate hub and several times by the UN to help their Decade of Restoration. The film will continue to be a crucial tool for the UNEP. Key press pieces in major publications such as TIME boosted visibility; partnership with Leonardo DiCaprio highlighted the film and potential audience action to millions of his followers; partnership with a Portuguese impact organisation led to showing of the film across major Portuguese cinema chains. The impact campaign will continue until beyond public release.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE - BASTILLE
Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Chloe Leland, this music video for the credit track for From Devil's Breath accompanied and elevated the release of the film and its impact campaign. A call to action at the end of the video directed traffic to the From Devil's Breath website and the opportunity to take action. Exclusively initially released by Rolling Stone, it received extensive coverage and now sits on Bastille's YouTube page with over 2.43m subscribers. The United Nations have used for several global events and campaigns including the biodiversity awards which received over 1.8m views online. Donations to restoration projects via Earth Percent were associated with the release of the track.
title confidential until release 2023
genre-busting, high-profile feature documentary which will explode out of the climate bubble and attract a fresh, global audience.
Title confidential until release 2024
Confidential major feature documentary for the world's largest international streamer.
In Commissioned Development:
Confidential development of biodiversity focussed series for international market.
we welcome ideas from and collaboration with independent filmmakers and production companies.
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