Big Picture Charity Films is a new Christian organisation working with the voluntary sector to produce short promotional films that will help to give amazing projects a bigger profile.
Nik and Maria, the team behind both Big Picture Charity Films and a commercial media production company, were inspired by a chance encounter with a charity doing amazing work in Romania. Robin Hood Ministries (now ‘People Against Poverty’), supports people living in abject poverty within disused ex-communist buildings that have no heat, running water or electricity. When they heard about this work Nik and Maria were moved to make a film to raise awareness of the need, the work of the team ‘on the ground’ in Romania and those supporting their work back in the UK. They produced a full length documentary, together with a short film promoting the charity’s child sponsorship programme.
From this initial project grew a simple vision. A charitable organisation that can produce short promotional films for other charities doing amazing work on a limited budget that could not afford the services of a professional production company. One compelling story, well told, can be a powerful promotional tool for a small organisation enabling them to raise awareness of their work and potentially increase support.
It’s early days and, as one of their first trustees, I know we’ve got a lot of work to do. But even as we go through the process of setting up the charity Nik and Maria are already making their vision a reality building a growing portfolio of projects. Theirs is already a story worth telling so that in due course others’ stories can be told.