IMPACT PRODUCING

Hartburns Media has experience creating social impact strategy, engaging audiences, developing partnerships, and supporting fundraising efforts for social issue films that tackle everything from Internet privacy to local economies to child sex trafficking.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY*
Scope of Work :: Engagement Strategy & Campaign Management
Project Description :: Coordinated campaign stakeholders, managed NGO partnerships, secured experts for panel discussions and contributed to high-level campaign strategy for this documentary about Internet privacy and surveillance.

Campaign highlights:

  • Garnered 18,000 email actions from citizens to Congress.
  • Screened the film on Capitol Hill for Congress, staffers and the public.
  • Secured partnerships with the ACLU, Free Press, Demand Progress, Common Sense Media and more.
  • Organized expert panels following opening night screenings in 11 markets.
  • Coordinated an online screening with nearly 2,800 viewers followed by a reddit AMA that hit reddit’s front page the following day with over 500 comments.
  • Developed video modules and discussion guide (download here).

FIXING THE FUTURE*
Scope of Work :: Engagement Strategy
Project Description :: Developed engagement strategy, partnerships and screening toolkit for the community campaign for this PBS special on local, sustainable economies starring David Brancaccio.

Campaign highlights:

  • Screened the film in over 50 communities in July 2012 where the film was tied to tailored calls-to-action around local economic initiatives.
  • Secured partnerships with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), 350.org, American Sustainable Business Council, Yes! Magazine, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Transition US and more.
  • Time banks (a model featured in the film) saw a 50% increase in the U.S. immediately following the film’s release. 

IN DEFENSE OF FOOD*
Scope of Work :: Partnership Development & Engagement Strategy
Project Description :: Develop campaign strategy and national and local partners for grassroots support of the PBS broadcast of this best-selling book by Michael Pollan.

CONNECTED*
Scope of Work :: Engagement Strategy
Project Description :: Developed engagement strategy and partnerships for this documentary about systems thinking and the related short film series, Let it Ripple, by Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards.

A PLACE AT THE TABLE*
Scope of Work :: Engagement Strategy
Project Description :: Identified and organized a "braintrust" of cross-sector hunger and obesity experts to inform the campaign strategy as well as developed and facilitated a solutions-driven webinar series featuring thought leaders and practitioners.

ELENA*
Scope of Work :: Partnership Development
Project Description :: Secured national and local partners for grassroots support of the theatrical release in six markets for this artistic film featuring suicide and depression.

SOLD*
Scope of Work :: Engagement Strategy
Project Description :: Identified partners and developed national and global strategy for this narrative film about child sex slavery and human trafficking. 

DRONES
Scope of Work :: Engagement Strategy & Campaign Management
Project Description :: Developed and implemented campaign strategy for DRONES, Rick Rosenthal’s narrative feature film about U.S. military drone strikes.

Campaign highlights:

  • Partnered with Credo and garnered nearly 27,000 signatures on a petition demanding transparency on drone strikes from President Obama.
  • Organized an online screening followed by a Google+ Hangout with the filmmaker and experts from the ACLU, Amnesty International and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
  • Developed a discussion guide with partner organizations (download here).

*As consultant for renowned media strategy firm, Active Voice.