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A Note from PicMo
As May comes to a close and summer draws nearer, Team PicMo is so thankful for the growth we had this spring. In the past several months, our team has grown to include two new impact campaign coordinators, a new administrative coordinator, and a new VP of impact campaigns. With so many fresh faces and beautiful minds to introduce you all to, here’s how we’re making the process easier: Instagram. That’s right, Picture Motion is now on the ‘gram and we are so excited to share a more personalized and event/lifestyle-focused side of our personality with you all.
Enough about us. What about you? With our ever-growing network of creative working in the tech, media, and non-profit space, Picture Motion is always looking for ideas and opportunities to help foster this brilliant community. This summer, we’ll be hosting a happy hour with our NY+LA teams so keep a look out for those details. And as always, if you have an initiative or event you’d like us to help promote – shoot us a line at email@example.com!
ATOMIC HOMEFRONT’s Upcoming Premiere
We are proud to be working with the filmmakers of ATOMIC HOMEFRONT on engaging elected officials and non-profit organizations and agencies to enhance their premiere at AFI Docs this month. ATOMIC HOMEFRONT reveals St. Louis, Missouri’s past as a uranium processing center for the Atomic bomb and the governmental and corporate negligence that lead to the illegal dumping of Manhattan Project radioactive waste throughout North County neighborhoods. The film, directed and produced by Oscar® nominee, Rebecca Cammisa, is a case study of how citizens are confronting state and federal agencies for the truth about the extent of the contamination and are fighting to keep their families safe. Get your tickets to the AFI screenings TODAY.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL
Picture Motion is excited to be collaborating with THE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL. The festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people. Screening worldwide, Picture Motion is focusing on the upcoming #HRWFF run in New York City, screening from June 9-18th at Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center. With 21 powerful films and discussion panels to attend, it’s undoubtable that audiences will have a lot of quality content to choose from. Our Social Media Coordinator Shadi’s top picks from the festival are Blood Is At The Doorstep and Bill Nye: Science Guy. Blood Is At The Doorstep profiles a family’s experience with loss and the pursuit of justice after their son, an unarmed black man named Dontre Hamilton, was fatally shot by police. Bill Nye: Science Guy is a revealing look at the man behind the lab coat and is the highest funded Kickstarter film in history. Get inspired and spread the word! See you at THE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL in less than two weeks!
Announcing WE GO HIGHER
We rarely get involved in a film before it’s completed, let alone before production has begun. But this project is special. Working with the filmmakers at Women Rising, we knew that the community most important to this film really needed to be engaged far in advance of the film’s production. So, we were tasked with figuring out how to engage 3,051 people around the documentary film, “We Go Higher,” which is the first-ever film about and BY the kids of 9/11. A total of 3,051 young people from the ages of 0-18 lost a parent on Sept. 11, 2001, and their story has always been told for them, until now. 18-year-old Delaney Colaio — who lost her father Mark and two uncles, Stephen and Thomas, at the age of three — leads the project as co-writer and co-director on the project. Read Delaney’s powerful op-ed here and learn more about the film here.
- Request a free screening of LA 92
- Buy a ticket for the HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL in New York
- Stream Season 1 of AMERICA DIVIDED with Common, America Ferrera, Jesse Williams and more
- Watch the new trailer of BIRTHRIGHT – released today!
- 1.3 million people viewed the Facebook trailer for CITY OF GHOSTS
- 552 screenings were confirmed nationwide for GENDER REVOLUTION
- 1 new VP of Impact Campaigns joined the PicMo team – Hi Mike!
- AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL
- ATOMIC HOMEFRONT
- BLOOD ROAD
- CITY OF GHOSTS
- FROM THE ASHES
- HELL ON EARTH
- WHOSE STREETS
(Emma Ho, Picture Motion)
(Marquita Harris, Refinery 29)
(Kate Erbland, Jude Dry, Zack Sharf, Chris O’Falt, IndieWire)
(Lauren Kushner, IDA)
(Delaney Colaio, We Go Higher)