What is Impact Production?

What is Impact Production?

What is Impact Production?

VISUAL STORYTELLING FOR REAL, MEASURABLE CHANGE

Kindling's films have sparked conversation and fostered measurable change on issues from teen pregnancy to faith, from homelessness to public education. 

If you’d like to learn more about working with Kindling Group on your film’s engagement campaign, email us at info@kindlinggroup.org.

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The Calling

The Calling

With a subject matter that reaches broadly and deeply into contemporary American life, The Calling’s companion digital and community engagement campaign, What’s Your Calling? (WYC), explores the notion of “calling” from both religious and secular perspectives.

To learn more, download The Calling case study here. 

Case study

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Over 100 Webisodes exploring unique "callings"
Nationwide Independent Lens broadcast
200,000+ views on YouTube

A Doula Story

A Doula Story

A Doula Story’s national campaign included advocacy that led to federal funding of community-based doula programs and the replication of the community-based doula model featured in the film. In parallel, local cross-sector planning meetings led to community screenings and hands-on trainings for practitioners in communities around the nation. The combined high-level advocacy and grass roots work and led to press attention and sparked new collaborations and public engagement to improve reproductive health care for women around the country.

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70 Television Broadcasts
Nationwide Community Screenings
Hundreds of health practitioners using the film

 

@home

@home

@home’s online and offline engagement campaign has reached thousands— empowering homeless individuals to tell their stories, providing encouragement to those working with the homeless and changing hearts and minds of people about this challenging subject. @home screened across Chicago in partnership with the Chicago Park District, screened at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood with United Way of Greater LA. Homeless service organizations in Los Angeles and Chicago were trained in using social media to strengthen their work to end homelessness. The film will air on PBS stations across the U.S. in 2015.

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60+ Community Screenings (and growing)
Nationwide public television broadcast
200,000+ views on YouTube

 

The School Project

The School Project

The School Project get people talking about the future of public schools, both in Chicago and around the country. The School Project’s interactive website is a home for sharing, comments, and watching stories about people who’ve been affected by changes (or lack thereof) in our school system. The project’s social media campaign will continue to drum up conversation for each event and sustain conversation long after each documentary segment screens.

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Six community screenings in Chicago
Over 2000 attendees from 52 Chicago neighborhoods
Six WTTW broadcasts on education in Chicago

 

Do No Harm

Do No Harm

In the run-up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, when health care was a major area of debate for our country, Do No Harm screened in communities across the country, most notably at Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, The Arts Council, B.B. King Museum, Delta Interpretive Center, USAction, SEIU, and more.

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Nationwide Public Television Broadcast
17 Film Festivals
Nationwide Community Screenings