Picture Motion Monthly Reel: December 2017

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For you, a Holiday Poem 🎄

Twas a night in the office, when all of PicMo,
Sat down for some wine, in a holiday glow;
Inboxes were sorted, reports finished with flair,
Knowing that winter break soon would be there;
We talked through the year, the good and the bad,
Some employees, like André, were holiday-clad;
LA and New York had a cookie contest,
Emma was winner, her treats tasted best!
Together we shared secret santa presents,
And enjoyed a few festive holiday events;
Giving thanks to amazing clients for making the year shine bright,
Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good night!


Picture Motion is so proud to have worked on the campaign for Bret Morgan’s inspiring documentary on Dr. Jane Goodall, JANE, which opened in theaters in October. We helped bring 5,074 students, science practitioners, and wildlife advocates to 21 theaters in 15 cities nationwide these past two months. By making National Geographic’s powerful documentary accessible, we helped expose students, 5th grade through graduate school, to Dr. Jane Goodall’s work; celebrated the women in science; and championed the need to defend wildlife and protect their habitats.

The audience response was overwhelmingly positive as we received 269 post-screening quotes, Thank You cards, & “Dear Jane” letters. The letters were part of National Geographic’s education initiative with JANE, which you can learn more about here.

Our work was made possible thanks to some amazing organizations that promoted the theatrical release on social media, including The Humane Society, In Defense of Animals, David Bohnett Foundation, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and the Harnisch Foundation. THANK YOU!


Powerful words are powerless unless we the people stand up for them. In honor of Universal Human Rights Month, the cast of DETROIT reminded us of the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a moving video rendition of the powerful words that built its foundation. Inspired by the unforgettable events depicted on the film, Picture Motion was proud to help coordinate a celebration of Human Rights Month in December, with the ideation of this video and with the creation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) pocket-sized booklets. Get inspired by the video and cast of DETROIT here.


Picture Motion is proud to support the impact campaign for 89 BLOCKS, the first film in FOX Sports’ “Magnify” series. As seen in the film, schools provide more than just an education as coaches fill the role of parents, teachers help guide career options, and friendships provide essential support in moments of tragedy. Our campaign partnered the film with DonorsChoose.org in order to support underfunded and much needed programs at American high schools in the areas of grief groups, counseling and after school programs, as well as sports teams. So far over 950 students have directed benefited from this campaign.  Support the DonorsChoose.org campaign here.

89 BLOCKS is directed by Emmy-winner Josh Oshinsky; executively produced by Sports Illustrated with Uninterrupted’s LeBron James and Maverick Carter. The documentary showcases the triumphs and challenges during 2016 season of the East St. Louis High School Flyers’ football team.

  • 77 community screenings of STEP have been confirmed nationwide
  • 52% of screenings for THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES were hosted in Republican states
  • 383 Seattle students participated in December field trip screenings for JANE

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