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    telling the story of climate change

    through the lens of species extinction.

    available now on VOD, Blu-Ray, and DVD

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    an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream abroad

    and restore it in, of all places, America.

    Invading theaters across the country on February 12

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    nurturing youth voices through arts

    education and engagement.

    currently touring film festivals

What We Do

Picture Motion is the leading marketing and advocacy firm for issue driven films. We work with filmmakers and change makers to amplify awareness, expose injustice, and drive activism, with the goal of advancing social change. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C., we provide unmatched experience, services and influence. This powerful combination allows us to seamlessly handle all aspects of a social action campaign, from strategy & planning to project management and activation. Depending on the type of impact our partner is committed to, tactics can include partnership development, grassroots screening tours, digital engagement, policy & government relations, and impact measurement. Films can change the world. We make sure they do.

  • Social Action Strategy

    Through research and discovery we develop a comprehensive strategic plan and budget for your film’s social action campaign.

  • Partnership Development

    We are the experts in finding the experts, and we work with these experts to build and execute the film’s campaign

  • Grassroots Screenings

    We book the film on national and international screening tours, designed to maximize views and impact

  • Online Engagement

    Web, social media, email or mobile – we will build you and online engagement campaigns to meet your goals.

  • Measurement

    We use social media and conversation tracking tools on all our campaigns, and partner with others to measure and analyze the film’s resulting impact.

  • Consulting

    We work on a monthly campaign rate, but also provide consulting in any of the above areas at an hourly rate

Learn More


Film Campaigns

Since 2012, we've had the pleasure of working on over 45 films and impact campaigns. Right now, our projects are focused on creating new avenues for discussing criminal justice reform in U.S., raising awareness around the effects of poverty on our education system, addressing community violence through artistic expression, supporting conversations on feminism with millennials, saving endangered species and curbing climate change, and calling for gun violence prevention solutions in America. Check out these brilliant films and how they are creating lasting social change.

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Meet the Team

Our team has diverse and complimentary backgrounds in film marketing, independent film distribution, production, PR, education, activism and politics.

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    Christie Marchese

    Founder & CEO

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    Wendy Cohen

    President, Los Angeles

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    Heidi Nel

    President, Washington DC

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    Darcy Heusel

    SVP, Impact Campaigns

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    Julie Kohn

    Director, Impact Campaigns

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    Alexandra Pearson

    Director, Impact Campaigns

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    Megan Ryan

    Director, Impact Campaigns

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    Emma Ho

    Manager, Marketing and Campaigns

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    Jule Hall

    Campaign & Operations Coordinator

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    Kait Halibozek

    Campaign Coordinator

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    Charlie Crocker

    Campaign Coordinator

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Read Our Blog

We learn from every campaign we work on, and want to share that knowledge with you. Check out our blog for engagement campaign and distribution tips, as well as case studies from our favorite campaigns.

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What We’re Saying

The impact + film space is an incredible community of storytellers, activists, creators and influencers. We like to do our part by sharing what we’ve learned from our campaigns at conferences, film festivals and via popular film blogs.

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American Promise is a multimedia campaign in which the documentary film serves as a point of entry into a larger conversation about how we can better understand and support African-American boys both academically, socially and emotionally.
– Darcy Heusel, Deadline.com

Don’t waste your time trying to make an audience work when it doesn’t. – Megan Ryan, Sundance.com

Say Hi!

We want to hear from you! Tell us what your working on and how you want to work with us. Just fill out the form on the left. Please include links to any media for your project, as well as any established goals and key dates.

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