Picture Motion Monthly Reel: September 2017

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Summer is over, and so is our time at our current office space. While we’ve loved our little home here, it’s time to move up and out! It’s definitely a season of transition, as our NYC office prepares to join forces with our friends at Human Ventures. Starting October 15th, you can find us at this address: 386 Park Ave South, 5th floor. We’re excited to host you in our new space, so look out for an invitation to an office warming party!

P.S. September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Have any doc recommendations? Send us a tweet.


An in-depth look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal,” FROM THE ASHES showcased the many different voices in the conversation around coal, wrestling with the legacy of the industry and what its future should be. Together with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Picture Motion helped coordinate advance screenings to raise awareness and excitement leading up to the digital and broadcast releases of the film. Now, we are taking FROM THE ASHES back to school – to universities and colleges nationwide. There have been more than 300 screenings of the film nationwide! Picture Motion is currently conducting outreach to hundreds of campuses, all with the goal of supporting coal-impacted communities through the film’s compelling and heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Sign up here to bring this important film to your campus!


345,000 women have deployed since 9/11 in the United States, sacrificing their lives for their country. As women, they face unique challenges both during active duty and afterward. In Remy Auberjonois’ feature debut, BLOOD STRIPE invites audiences into a female Marine veteran’s struggle returning home from her third tour in Afghanistan. We are excited to announce that this must-see drama is “6 Certified,” meaning that it portrays veterans accurately and responsibly, representative of the actual veteran population instead of focusing on extreme tropes. Picture Motion is proud to be collaborating on the theatrical release and screening tour for the film. Find screenings near you and get your tickets now!


The Media For Social Impact Summit is an event that unites representatives of leading media companies, advertising firms, and creative agencies with high-level United Nations representatives and communication experts to highlight the power of media to drive social change and strategize campaigns around pressing global issues. At this year’s event, Picture Motion was represented in multiple ways. Christie joined Liba Rubenstein, 21st Century Fox’s VP of Social Impact to discuss film as a catalyst for change; and Mike was an honoree for the 2017 Media for Social Impact Summit Leadership Council! The room was abuzz with inspiration as industry leaders collaborated and empowered each other. We can’t wait for next year! Learn more about this impactful conference here.

  • 167,000+ people viewed the BLOOD STRIPE trailer on Facebook
  • 550+ house parties took place on the night of EIF Presents: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVE
  • 416 names were added to the S WORD’s Wall of Hope and Wall of Remembrance site

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Watch these films right now:

TIFF ’17: Female filmmakers talk gender barriers in the doc industry

(Jessica Mach, Realscreen)

Viola Davis leads mission to bring diversity to Hollywood

(Lucy Rock, The Guardian)

‘Jane’ First Look: Doc On Jane Goodall’s Early Work With Chimps Culled From 100 Hours Of Unseen Footage

(Pete Hammond, Deadline)

Shonda Rhimes Called Out Hollywood’s LGBTQ Problem

(Christopher Luu, Refinery29)

Watch the beautiful music video for “Best I Can,” Michael Cera’s new song for the DINA soundtrack.

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