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April 03 2013


New from MediaStorm–480 Votes for Care

MediaStorm is pleased to announce 480 Votes, a new client project for CARE.

This project was produced in collaboration with Ripple Effect Images and support from the Harbers Family Foundation.

The project is a short, character-driven video piece that shows the life-changing impact CARE’s programs have had on the life of a woman in rural Peru. The piece extends beyond the surface of what the organization provided and speaks to the psychological effects of empowerment.

Project Synopsis: Lourdes Pilco is a middle-aged woman who’s spent most of her life working backbreaking jobs for little money. With the help of CARE, Lourdes was able to send her children to school while setting a new standard for women in her community.

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June 01 2011


Refugees United and MediaStorm launch “Lost and Found: The Story of Refugees United”

Refugees United commissioned MediaStorm to create a documentary that both told the story of Refugees United, as well as chronicled the lives of refugees that are currently separated from their family. They wanted to portray the universality of the issue that they deal with and show the heartache and struggle these people face as they are separated from and searching for their lost loved ones.

Following the lives of four refugees and how separation from loved ones has shaped their existence, “Lost and Found: The Story of Refugees United” is a journey into the hardships so many families must endure as they seek to reconnect.

January 11 2011


MediaStorm and The Oil Spill Commission Collaborate on The Gulf Spill

MediaStorm and the Oil Spill Commission recently collaborated on The Gulf Spill. An overview video was launched this morning, corresponding with the release of the full report findings.

The explosion that tore through the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig last April 20, as the rig’s crew completed drilling the exploratory Macondo well deep under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, began a human, economic, and environmental disaster.

Eleven crew members died, and others were seriously injured, as fire engulfed and ultimately destroyed the rig. And, although the nation would not know the full scope of the disaster for weeks, the first of more than four million barrels of oil began gushing uncontrolled into the Gulf—threatening livelihoods, precious habitats, and even a unique way of life. A treasured American landscape, already battered and degraded from years of mismanagement, faced yet another blow as the oil spread and washed ashore. Five years after Hurricane Katrina, the nation was again transfixed, seemingly helpless, as this new tragedy unfolded in the Gulf. The costs from this one industrial accident are not yet fully counted, but it is already clear that the impacts on the region’s natural systems and people were enormous, and that economic losses total tens of billions of dollars.

Along with the informational overview video, the site will be expanding to include interactive timelines, historical information, and more on how industry, government, and the people of the Gulf region will be working to restore and move forward. Check back soon for the full media site launch.

December 28 2010


MediaStorm produces Portraits of Heroes at Home for Sears

MediaStorm and Sears recently collaborated to produce Portraits of Heroes at Home. Sears hired photojournalists, John Moore and Shaul Schwarz, to document the stories of four soldiers. Heroes at Home is an ongoing program to aid military families founded by Sears.

Portraits of Heroes at Home

Portraits of Heroes at Home follows Pulitzer Prize Winning photojournalist John Moore as he creates portraits of four soldiers, and learns of their harrowing injuries on the battlefield and their remarkable stories of physical and mental recovery.

December 08 2010


MediaStorm produces ‘How Will We Feed Them?’ for the International Fund for Agricultural Development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) recently commissioned MediaStorm to create a compelling story titled “How Will We Feed Them” that would accompany their Rural Poverty Report 2011. MediaStorm sent producer Brad Horn to Madagascar to work with an IFAD-funded organization called the Rural Income Promotion Program.

How Will We Feed Them?

We need more food and we need it now. To meet the food needs of the 21st Century the nations of the world must make it easy to live and prosper and rural areas. Moravavy Seraphine and her daughter Maria are examples of what’s at stake.

See the Story: How Will We Feed Them?

October 01 2010


MediaStorm produces Every One for Save the Children

24,000 children under the age of five will die today, many from preventable diseases. In 2009, Save the Children launched the ambitious EVERY ONE campaign to work directly with individuals, communities and government’s to stem this tide of child mortality.

To correspond with the recent UN Summit, Save the Children held a live event in New York City. For the event, MediaStorm produced Every One, a video addressing the high death-rate among children worldwide, but concentrating on the growing movement of people involved in solving the problem.


MediaStorm produces A Lasting Impact for the United Nations Foundation

Ethiopia has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world. In response, the United Nations Foundation (UNF) has established educational programs throughout Ethiopia that put girls and women through school, and challenge traditional thinking on child marriage.

MediaStorm recently produced A Lasting Impact for the United Nations Foundation, focusing on the personal experiences of those who have had their lives changed due to the influence of these UNF sponsored programs.

July 15 2010


MediaStorm projects nominated for three Emmy Awards

MediaStorm is thrilled to announce that three of our 2009 projects have been nominated for the 31st Annual Emmy Awards for News & Documentary.

Driftless: Stories from Iowa, by Danny Wilcox Frazier, was nominated in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries Category.

Once at the center of the U.S. economy, the family farm now drifts at its edges. In Iowa, old-time farmers try to hang on to their way of life, while their young push out to find their futures elsewhere. Driftless tells their stories.

Times of Crisis was nominated in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage Category.

In Times of Crisis, Reuters charts 365 days of global financial upheaval to see how lives have changed as a divergent world embarks on an era of historic challenge.

Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope was also nominated in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage Category.

Combining imagery by Reuters photojournalists with eyewitness testimony and interactive graphics, Surviving the Tsunami reveals the strength of the human spirit in the face of catastrophe.

Winners will be announced on Monday, September 27, in New York City. See the Emmy Award website for a full list of nominees.

January 05 2010


Council on Foreign Relations and MediaStorm launch Oceans, newest chapter in the Global Governance Guide

Screen shot 2010-01-05 at 5.48.16 PMMediaStorm and the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program at the Council on Foreign Relations have collaborated to launch the latest component of the Global Governance Monitor, on Oceans.

Oceans are literally the source of life on earth. They shape the climate, feed the world, and cleanse the air we breathe. But the world’s oceans are being threatened by a dizzying array of dangers, from piracy to climate change. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea offers fundamental legal principles for ocean governance, but suffers several serious limitations, and much work remains in coordinating national actions within and across regions. To be good stewards of the oceans, nations around the world need to embrace more effective multilateral governance.

With a cinematic overview, an interactive timeline, maps, and other resources, Oceans provides a detailed look at multilateral efforts to address global challenges in oceans governance.

This, along with the Monitor’s two previous components on nuclear nonproliferation and finance, can be viewed here: www.cfr.org/ggmonitor.

December 15 2009


Thomson Reuters Foundation, Red Cross and MediaStorm Produce Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope


MediaStorm along with Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announce Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope. The project marks the fifth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Combining imagery by Reuters photojournalists with eyewitness testimony and interactive graphics, the documentary reveals the strength of the human spirit in the face of catastrophe. These are stories of compassion and hope.

Surviving the Tsunami follows two previous productions with Reuters, Bearing Witness about the Iraq war and Times of Crisis about the global financial meltdown.

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