NFTs : Wonder Reality or a Created Imagination?

By Amy Shepherd and Thomas Walsh “Let’s NFT it!” Whenever there’s a shiny new technology, there’s always a crowd wanting in on the action. But while some call them a creative revolution, others swear blind they’re a scam.  Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are incredibly polarising, with strongly-held opinions and few minced …

Can a story stop a war?

When all our hearts are broken, perhaps the story of one grieving mother can move the world to act. In recent months, many Ukrainians unexpectedly found themselves becoming fighters, rescuers, journalists and more, mobilising at home and abroad to protect the people and home they love from the unprovoked and …

1.5 Degrees Of Impact With “The Territory”

Forests are cool. Not only do they literally cool the planet by soaking up gigatons worth of carbon every day, new scientific research has proven that from roots to leaves the sheer physical existence of trees consistently lowers the planet’s temperature by 0.5 to 1.0 degree celsius. It’s alarming, then, …

Impact Roundup Jan – Feb 2022 : New Adventures

With a new year comes new opportunities for impact … FESTIVALS, WORKSHOPS, ROUNDTABLES, JURIES AND MORE! Think Film’s Directors kickstarted the year by leading workshops and labs in person and virtually in rapid succession across Europe, continuing our mission to mentor and support aspiring impact filmmakers: Danielle and Amy led …

How To Make Film & TV Content That Succeeds

By Danielle Turkov & Amy Shepherd WHEN THEY SEE US. CHERNOBYL. STATELESS. HELP. No-one expected these shows to be hits. They are stories that are difficult and painful to watch. But there is a growing audience demand for film content that engages with the real world, that makes us feel angry at the …

Producers vs Impact Producers? It Should Be Both And Together

By Amy Shepherd & Danielle Turkov UNREAL (2015-2018), an Emmy-nominated US TV drama series that slices open the manipulation, provocation and lies driving production of a fictional competitive dating show, describes the role of a Producer as to create conditions for things to happen. Well, it might be said that …