Production for IMPACT
At Philly Philms, we're not just passionate about production for the sake of making creative and entertaining content. We're passionate about Production that can make an IMPACT.
Our company's long-term goal is to develop engaging and powerful documentaries that not only tell amazing, must-see stories to a national audience, but more importantly will aid in raising awarness and funds to charitable causes in need. If a picture is worth a thousand words, than we are dedicated to making our documentaries worth a thousand campaigns.
Some of our current Production for Impact projects include:
Bayler Ball: How a Young Boy's Fight with Cancer Inspired the USC Baseball Team to Win the First College World Series in Program History.
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When the Ice Melted
ALS and the Real Challenge Beyond the Bucket
Thanks to social media and the power of viral videos, the country, and perhaps even the world, knows about the Ice Bucket Challenge. And, now, thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALS has become a familiar part of the American vernacular. While athletes, celebrities, politicians and millions of others around the country were swept up in “challenging” one another to record buckets of ice being poured over their heads, the true story behind the letters A-L-S still remain relatively unknown. As millions of buckets around the world are now empty and the power of the challenge is reaching a critical melting point, it is time to reveal the sobering details of Lou Gehrig’s disease and why finding a cure is the REAL challenge we ALL must fight.
Produced in partnership with the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, When the Ice Melted will tell the story of ALS through the eyes of a handful of people living with and battling the disease. Over the course of a year to a year and a half we will document the progression of this deadly disorder through intimate footage with these courageous people. You will quickly grow to love them, be inspired to fight for them, and watch as ALS slowly robs them of their ability to function, but never their passion to live.
Our inspiration to produce this documentary began more than two years ago when we first met Karen Delaney on assignment for PHL17. After growing up watching her mother battle the disease, Karen was diagnosed with ALS in February 2011, making her victim of Familial ALS - a very rare form accounting for only about 10 percent of all ALS cases. An extremely active advocate for ALS awareness, Karen is one of the most upbeat, enthusiastic and optimistic people we have ever met. On many occasions, she has told us - and brought us to tears in doing so - that she knows she will eventually lose her battle with ALS, but while she's still on this earth, she will do everything in her power to ensure that one day we WILL win the war.
Short Video Series on Inspirational CrossFitters
"My PR" will be an on-going video series that profiles every day athletes with inspirational stories of how the sport of CrossFit has truly changed their lives.
You may know names like Rich Froning and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet who, along with a handful of other high profile CrossFit Games Athletes, have contributed to the massive increase in world-wide popularity of the sport since it was founded in 2000. At the end of the day though, the CrossFit community will continue to grow exponentially because of people like Tiiara Patton - an adaptive athlete who passionately WODs from her wheelchair 4-5 times a week. She will never compete on TV or earn a big sponsor paycheck, but thanks to CrossFit, she can be strong and independent despite the challenges she faces every day... and that is something you can't put a price on.